More Pictures

September 23, 2010

 My cute punkin’ getting buried at the beach!

Trinity’s birthday party in June.  Lotsa sugar.  Whew!

 Hope’s dancing feet

 Two girls lovin’ Pawpaw Dan’s glove

 

 Acrobatical reading time

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Random pics

September 22, 2010

My sweet girlie making some dessert for guests who were coming over one Sunday after church.  Such a great helper!!

 This is handwriting homeschool style.  Isaac and Hope love hanging out on top of the monkey bars to write or read. 

 How the students from the Darrel Schiel School of Covenant Faithfulness take a 15 minute break from academics when the City of Pearland come to release water pressure. 🙂

 Saying goodbye to our okra ‘trees’ before we pulled them out for a new crop of fall vegee’s.

 Trinity posing to serve in our newly painted formal dining room.

 …and sweet Trini’s little hand.  I can just sit and watch her in amazement while she clicks away using this mouse.  She is quite proficient!!

 Danielle’s amazing photography! 

So many pictures, so little time! 🙂  Hope you enjoyed.

Full Life

September 22, 2010

My life is very full.  Full of change, full of growth, full of love, full of trials, full of victories and full of love for my Lord Jesus Christ!  There is much going on in the Schiel home and most of it has to do with training.  What a glorious thing to be called as a mother.  What a wonderful message Grady gave Sunday morning to remind me, once again, that every trial is to be counted JOY as He is shaping all of us for His glory. 

  Here is another day my Lord has given.  Let me walk in it according to Your will and plan.

Sunrises

September 17, 2010

  I’ve been able to wake up early, have quiet time with the Lord and then take a walk every morning.  I’m sure I looked quite funny 2 days ago while walking because I chose to walk back and forth, back and forth on the same path, just like dog in a dog run.  Why did I do that?  This path happens to sport the most beautiful sunrises ever.  Well, ok, maybe that’s exaggerating a bit, but they are breath- taking and tear making.  I sometimes just stop and stare and marvel at the beauty of the Lord.  I think about how one day we won’t need the sun but He will be our light.  I look at His handiwork and am amazed that every single morning He is creating a new masterpiece, just as beautiful or more beautiful than the day before.  I marvel at His infiniteness and my finiteness.  It is too wonderful for words.  I praise Him in my inner most being and stand and cry.  It’s marvelous and so worth waking up early!!! 

Romans 1:19-20  For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Sprouts have arrived

September 14, 2010

          

I wanted to take pictures of our own dear sprouts but when I turned on my camera it said “change battery pack”.  So, now it’s charging.  But we’re about to pull out our summer gardena nd plant some fall items.  We’ve sprouted from seed, kale, pumpkins, Acorn squash, 2 lettuces, peas and lots of fall flowers, Lupine and others I cannot think of this early in the morning. Our okra is still producing like crazy and just as I was about to pull out the canteloupe vines I noticed another one coming along, so I’ll wait.  We did get 2 butternut squash, which was a great surprise! 

  I decided to paint inside the house for my birthday present.  I have not fully completed the front livingroom area due to the heavy bookshelves and am working on the formal dining.  We all agree that this color is much pretty, warm and makes us feel ‘at home’ instead of the white walls.

  Yesterday I was trying to teach Hope how to look up words in the dictionary again.  Somehow she just never really got it last year.  Going over the two words at the top of each dictionary page, explaining that the first word is the first word on the page, the second word is the last word on the page.  I kept using the words before and after.  She said, “What does that mean, before and after?”  So, I had to go over all that again.  I decided to list A-Z on the board.  I said, “A comes BEFORE B, T comes BEFORE U” and so on and so forth.  Then I went over all the AFTER’s as well (c comes after b, etc.).  After talking to her and explaining for approximately 10-15 minutes she said, “WHO said it had to be this way.  WHO said A comes first and B comes second and Z is last?  I think Z should be first!  Or maybe H or L or S!  (her name is Hope Lauren Schiel)