Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A Trip to The Cabin
Our whole family was blessed with the opportunity to spend Memorial Day weekend at a remote cabin up north near Voyagers National Park in northern Minnesota. The only way to get in to the cabin is to take a boat across a large lake, up a river, and through another lake. There it sits, high above the lake on a rock over-looking the wonder of God's amazing creation. It was a wonderful, refreshing time to spend together as a family and in the presence of God. He is so great and mighty!
Mom and Mindy waiting for the guys to return
with the boat so that we can begin our journey in.

A dragon fly drying out his wings.

We caught a lot of small-mouth bass. They are a super fun and amazing fish to catch because they really like to fight and "dance" above the water, putting on quite a show. I think it was the most fun I have ever had catching fish. I am definitely "hooked" now!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

"As the earth bringeth forth her bud
...so the Lord God will cause
righteousness and praise to spring forth."
~Isaiah 61:11

Monday, May 15, 2006

Mother's Day Weekend...

We had a wonderful weekend with Melissa and Sam and the whole crew. On Saturday the guys went fishing and caught a TON of walleye. Dad cooked them up and we feasted in true northern Minnesota style. I have to say that there are very few things as fine as a delectable walleye dinner cooked by my dad. He is amazing.

Then on Sunday, we all headed over to Ben and Mindy's to celebrate Mother's Day. They had a house-full with 32 people total. I think that may be a record for them so far. Karen, Mindy, and I had fun cooking up a Mexican meal so that all of the moms would be able to relax and enjoy the day. It was a wonderful day of just being together and enjoying one another's company.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Lo, children are an heritage from the LORD:
and the fruit of the womb is His reward.
Psalm 127:3

This is Erina Peace, one of my sweet neices. I have been abundantly blessed by my neices and nephews. They are each one so unique and such a joy to be around. We have eight of them coming to visit us tomorrow so this house should be a happening place in about 24 hours!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

A Beautiful Minnesota Morning
"Say among the nations, "The Lord reigns!...
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy"
Psalm 96:10-12