Sunday, October 28, 2012
This time of the year rolled around again--the sheep sacrifice. Here is our neighbor's sheep hanging from their roof.
Posted by Alicia at 1:44 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We were overwhelmed by God's kindness to us this summer. The boys were planning on going to a boy scout camp. Instead of just the boys going and flying, the thought of all going and camping on our way there sounded appealing. With God's provision of a hefty tax return, a trusty car, and a wonderful other family that we travelled with...memories were created that I will relive and savor for a long time. We packed up our camping gear, got on a ferry that took us across the Strait of Gibraltor, and off we went!
Jumping into an Italian lake.
Learning skills at camp.
"I'm on the top of the world looking down on creation."
Summer tobaggan runs
Eating "Mozartkugal" in Salzburg
Enjoying the scenery and anything minty in Venice
Celebrating our 18th anniversary on the road. I love him.
Posted by Alicia at 5:53 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
On June 29th, Elijah and Josiah were baptized. A special group surrounded them as they professed Christ and were baptized.
A passage from a wonderful song by Andrew Peterson sums it up--
"I heard the call and came, they buried me beneath the water then I rose again.
I believe He is the Christ, Son of the living God.
All I know is that I was blind but now I see
That though I kick and scream Love is leading me.
And every step of the way His grace is making me
With every breath I breathe He is saving me and I believe."
May the Lord continue to "make" our sons by His grace.
So thankful for His salvation in Christ alone.
Posted by Alicia at 1:23 PM
Monday, October 15, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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Friday, June 22, 2012
In March, this house was started across our street. Look at the progress!
The man with the hat is bending rebar.
The little hut in the back is where the night watchman slept. They mixed their cement right there on the street.
See the pulley? Hard work!
They have been really diligent and creative with their resources. I'm impressed.
Posted by Alicia at 2:25 AM
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
We have welcomed four chickens into our home.
We got them when they were just little peeps, about 5 weeks ago.
The kids call them Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin.
Now they have grown bigger, but not necessarily wiser. They are funny and skiddish animals, travelling in a pack. Once I poured out some ends of green beans to see if they would eat them. At first they were afraid, eyeing them but not moving. Then one pecked one of the ends and ran with it in his beak. The others followed him, trying to steal his treasure (not realizing that 75 more bean ends laid right under their feet). Made me laugh and reminded me of (dare I say it?)...teenagers!
Hoping for some hens in our foursome, we invited our neighbor over to see if he could tell if they were female or male. Well, he knew a trick. He held them and pulled their neck out and then by the way it bobbed or shook he could tell what it was. I kid you not! He concluded that we have 3 roosters and 1 hen. Good thing that the hen was named Sam...Samantha now!
Feeding time brings out some anxiety in them. They see one of us coming with the plastic bag of grain and they get giddy. One flies up and pecks the bag causing a stream of grain to pour out. The others follow and make little noises. When the grain is poured into the dish they all start to pick-a-little, talk-a-little, pick-a-little, talk-a-little, cheep cheep cheep, talk-a-lot pick a little more!
I told Patrick today that I'm really enjoying having farm pets on our little patio. They make me laugh!
Posted by Alicia at 3:51 PM