Saturday, November 21, 2009

Random Happenings

Gabi eating her fried apples! :)

:) Someone stole some of her apples, I guess.
The boys have been playing with legos a lot lately so here's something that they built. :) They said it wasn't completely finished yet.

We are learnig caligraphy right now and here's the ink bottles that we dip the pens into.

Cassia playing around on the piano. Right now she's just playing by ear, but hopefully next year I can start teaching her. At least the beginning few levels.

Anna's Birthday Yesterday

Ok, I hope you don't think these pictures are weird. I just wanted to get a picture of her gravestone, because it is really pretty. I love the line that is on the bottom. It is from one of Fanny Crosby's hymns, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus". Anna truly is safe in the arms of Jesus, and I know that someday I'll see her again. I was able to see her when she was a couple days old, and I was only 7 yrs old. She only lived for about 16 days. I don't really remember much about how I felt about it, but my mom said that she had to pick me up from ballet class because I was crying. I always wonder what it would be like to have a sister closer in age. She would be 11 yrs old yesterday!! Wow!

I wanted to get some pictures of the beautiful flowers. We go to her grave every year around her birthday and we always bring flowers so each one of us can put one on.

When we were leaving my dad felt the Lord telling him to go pray with these people who'd obviously lost their babies recently, because of where the gravstones were placed. My mom and dad were able to talk to them (there is a lady behind my dad) and they prayed with them. The guy and lady weren't related and they each had lost a little baby boy. It was so neat to see them praying together. Just in case you don't know my parents, my dad is on the far left, and my mom is right next to him with the puffy coat. The lady even showed my mom and dad the picture of her little boy, he lived for about nine days, and the man's baby lived for about 15 days.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


This is my little sister Cassia. She turned 7 on Sunday Nov. 1st and she was soooo excited! When we got to church she went around telling everyone that "it was her birthday"!!! She is a bunch of fun and has a very outgoing personality (the opposite of me) :). She is a lot like my mom in that they both love talking and are very outgoing. She has a lovely singing voice as well, and during all hours of the day you'll hear a voice bursting into song. My mom says she has a broadway voice.
She is in children's choir and hopefully she will be in dance class again this year. Sometimes when there is music on in the kitchen, and I'm dancing, she'll join me. : ) She is a beautiful dancer as well. (even though she doesn't have any idea what she is doing) : ) She is a wonderful sister and God gave her to our family and she is a blessing. Of course, we aren't all perfect so we do have our moments, but for the most part she is a very sweet, and caring little girl. I love you Cassia!!!

Here are some pictures from a little photo shoot I did with her.

She lost her first tooth!!! :):):)

I really really like this one!!!

Twirlin' around

My mom has been practicing a song on the piano from an opera, because she is going to accompany someone. Cassia loves to sing it even though she doesn't know the words. :)

Not quite sure about this one. :P

She has an awesome laugh. : )

Rakin' leaves.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sneak Peak!

Here is a sneak peak of some pictures I took of Cassia today! Today was her 7th birthday!!!!! She is so much fun and I don't know what I'd do without her. [even though she gets on my nerves sometimes :)] Cassia, may God bless you through this year, and help you to grow in Him. I love you so much Cassia Elisabeth!!!!

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