Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This and That

Backing up a bit, we had a "family" birthday party among the relatives and a few friends. 

We scattered around the house with some of the kids playing games.

And the birthday people within those eight days, Mom K. (my mother-in-law), Hosanna, Cilla, and nephew Ben. 

Here's the shower cake Hosanna made.  She hasn't made very many so we thought it was pretty nice!

 Couldn't help but take a picture of this ad in a local paper.  The poor, in-love guy, is being snared by a pretty girl, not realizing how she's tangling him all up.  Reminded me of the verse: 

Proverbs 6:25  "Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids."

Now, I haven't seen this movie, and most likely never will, so I don't really know what it's about.  Never-the-less, I thought it was a great illustration for my sons not to be snared by a lady's beauty like so many young men are.  Not that a godly lady can't be beautiful, but it should be the inner beauty and godliness a man should look for.

Isaac taking Valentine for a walk.  And for those that really care to know, it's a "fixed" male.   I guess in cow terms, we'd call it a steer :)

 We thought you might like to see Valentine close up.  I caught him eating with his mouth open, if you can forgive him for being so rude :)  Someone asked what we do with him and I let them know that he is a lawn ornament!  He really doesn't like anyone to touch him unless they are scratching his neck, otherwise he runs off.
No, Arthur doesn't look good on this picture but he said I should post it anyway because of the cute little grandaughter he's holding.   She has this cute way of "twinking" her eyes when she smiles.  It not really a wink or a flutter so I call it a twink!


  1. Hello! Thanks for the update and pictures. It always feels like we just popped over for a visit. Camille, just want to make sure your saw my email re: banner info. God's Blessings! jep

  2. Enjoyed the post! I want a copy of that last picture sometime...

  3. Can hardly believe how big that baby girl is. The shower cake is AMAZING!
    Love the photo and verse. Just today, I noticed our eleven year old son turning his eye away from the revealing magazines in the check-out line. I praised him for being a man of honor like his father. He said, "I know that a wicked woman can drag a man's soul to hell." I pray that his practice now will help keep him when he is older.
    Too bad there will be no Valentine babies.

  4. I love the pic of Esther and Uncle Arthur!! :) She has the most adorable smiles!!!!! =D And I'm glad you finally figured out what Valentine is. ;) Haha. Oh, I haven't seen "Tangled" either, but I think it's a remake of the old Rapunzel story, if that makes any more sense. Good analogy! :)

  5. Thanks for having us over...a great time as usual. Bruce

  6. I just had to laugh! I love that you named the Llama Valentine. I still love the story!!

  7. That's a really cute picture of Esther!


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