Saturday, October 10, 2009

New York girls

I just returned from a fantastic weekend in New York City with my sister and mom!!! I'll post some pictures of that soon...

I bought Tatum and I matching t-shirts while there and she LOVED it!
Here we are sporting our shirts.

Monday, September 14, 2009

"I have a blessing"

So we were hanging out on Asher's bed closing down the day. We have been trying hard to keep the idea of God's goodness and His many blessings at the fore in our home.

The other day Ash kicked out a new song called 'I have a blessing' which Lish promptly wrote down in her journal. Last night I asked the kids which blessing they wanted to thank Jesus for as we prayed. With big eyes Ash raised his finger in the air. He disappeared and came back into the room with mom's journal so that he could share his song with us. Tatum didn't yet know it so he took some time to teach it to her.

These two videos are what followed. We did not influence the song at all. Only transcribed. Tate even added a line at the end. I love that they are only 5 and 3 yrs old. Here's hoping they turn into a dynamice song writing duo.

I have said this from the platform when leading worship before... as a father to this boy and this girl, it is difficult for me to find words to express what I feel when I hear them singing songs that bless and edify our Heavenly Father. As a musician, that is magnified further when they 'write' their own songs that are praise and worship to Jesus! That being true, how much must God love hearing us sing songs to Him from a heart that recognizes the blessings that He has richly given us!

Enjoy...



Practice

video

The Final Product...sort of

video

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Brother & Sister

They really are the best of friends....





and this is how much Tatum makes Asher laugh!!!



We are SO blessed.

Friday, July 17, 2009

An Archaeologist and a Ballerina

Look at what Asher (and Tatum) discovered in our backyard the other day!





It's a T-Rex fossil....amazing!


Besides the excitement of a dinosaur dig, Tatum started a dance class on Monday. It's a combo class so she'll be learning ballet, tap and tumbling. She is doing it with my niece Reagan, and the girls had a great time!





Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday

to my favorite sister!


Independence Day

Look at that...only 1 month between posts, and two posts in one night...not bad!
We had a great day on Saturday, celebrating our independence! What a blessing that is.
The four of us spent some time at Flaming Geyser State Park in the afternoon and then headed to my parent's house for a barbecue and fun fireworks show with their neighbors. It was the first year that our kids weren't scared out of their minds by the noise which made it extra fun!
Keven and the kids wading in the river
sharing a snack
learning to skip rocks


Tatum had just fallen into the water!


swinging on the tree swing

in the pool at Papa & Gma's

the big boys getting ready to "fly" some cans!


sparkler fun!














Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ok, Ok, Ok

After some gentle prodding from my sister and dear friend Judith....here are some pictures from the past two months!
Enjoy you two!

All dressed up to celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior!


Tate and NeNe

We had the privilege of going to see Walking With Dinosaurs with our dear friends/cousins, Jason & Brett. It was an amazing production and it was followed by a great time hanging out at the Seattle Center.




Here is Tatum playing with her Dino Nuggets after the show!
At a birthday party for Sean, Keven and I, the kids were climbing my parent's huge cherry tree in the backyard which led to all of us getting in the tree! Once we finally convinced my grandma to get near the tree we were able to take a 4 generation picture! Priceless.
don't get too excited but there might be more to come......soon.....if I get around to downloading some pictures off the camera!