Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Miss. Jaiden

So, our cousins from down south came up to spend spring break with us... Here are some pictures of Jaiden, who is 6 and soon to be 7. She wants me to tell you that SHE wanted some of the pictures of her in black and white, so there you go.

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Quote

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting." - e.e cummings

Friday, March 26, 2010

Two Pictures

I took these pictures just a few moments ago. Nothing to exciting, just some flowers in bloom. The top photo is a Pink Flowering Currant and the second one is Bleeding Heart.

The Dove

                                                    Always There

Consider the dove - A symbol of the Holy Spirit and God, it is a bird of purity and wholesomeness.  Remember how Noah opened the door from the ark and sent out a dove in search of land? The dove returned the first time with no sign of dry land, although the next time he sent forth the dove it returned with an olive leaf, so Noah knew the waters were no more.  God was with Noah. If God wasn’t, the dove wouldn’t have returned to the ark.  Today the dove symbolizes that the Love of the Father is always with us. God is constantly watching over us at all times of our life. When you are in time of need, trouble, misery, perhaps perplexed, or even frightened all you have to do is pray- you will draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you.  So the next time you see a dove, remember that God will ALWAYS be with you every step of your way! 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Bleeding Heart

"Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not." -- C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Always a Way to Escape

"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." -- 1 Corinthians 10: 13

Happy Tuesday!

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
— Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, March 20, 2010

This Shows How Powerful God Really Is!

This is a well used saying in our family. I'm not sure if you are familiar with it. It's certainly a wonderful one to know! Here it is -- "I always watch the words I say to keep them soft and sweet because I never know from day to day which ones I'll have to eat."

You're probably wondering what exactly I'm trying to get at here. Well, onto the story. Last week during our trip, Casidy, my sister said to Samantha, "Samantha you have a large nose." My Mom replied, "Casidy remember this"I always watch the words I say to keep them soft and sweet because I never know from day to day which ones I'll have to eat."

Ooooh, ouch. Remember this? "which ones I'll have to eat"

Last night, Casidy was asked numerous times by my Mother & Father to please do the dishes. Casidy said, "No I don't have to." So off she marched out the front door (slamming it) She set up her golfing net and was going to practice her swinging. There she is happily golfing and having the greatest time... All of a sudden "smack" went the golf ball into the net, and hit the side fencepost, then nailed Casidy right in the.... can you guess? Remember those words she said earlier in the week? "Samantha you have a large nose." Here she comes screaming in the house - blood literally is EVERYWHERE. Mom and Dad tries to get the bleeding to stop. Mom said, "Steve, I believe she broke here nose." & "Start the car." It took 20 minutes to stop the bleeding and after waiting a good hour in the emergency room, she finally got in. Yes, Casidy does have a broken nose. Thank the Lord it wasn't a really "bad" break.

Anyways, it is a great example for all of us to learn and too grow from. In James 3:6 it says "And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue amongst our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell." So, please everyone remember to watch the words you say! In just an second it can strike you.

Note: this isn't to criticize or too judge Casidy, I'm simply giving this as an example...

I hope you all have a great evening!
- Kaylie

Friday, March 19, 2010

They are back!

Yay, so the Rufous Hummingbirds are back in town! I JUST saw a male at our flowering currant bush!

Some Words to Brighten Your Day

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. --James 4:6

Have a wonderful Friday!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Trip Pictures

So, I have at LEAST 50 more pictures that I would like to have posted, but it is not working for some reason. Perhaps a photo overload today? :-P That, or this blog is totally filled, I don't know... Anyway, if you would like to see all the others please leave your e-mail and I'll email them to you. Thanks. -Kaylie

Images Continued: From Our Trip

That was neat being at sea level - we even went below.


Death Valley, California

Family Pictures


Hehe, she is so amusing to watch when taking pictures. :-P



Another Canyon

The Trail


The Roadrunner

I'd never seen one of these until the other day. We were driving along the road on Southern C.A. and out of the bush came one! Kind of a neat looking bird.

Boulder Canyon

I think this is called "Boulder Canyon" not certain though. It went on for about 10 miles - all these rocks, hills and trees on this narrow road. It was fun snapping away as we were driving.

The Windmill

Unindentified Bird

I am not sure what this is. If you know, please let me know. :)

White-Crowned Sparrow

This little bird let me walk almost right up to it. I was within 1 foot away.

Palm, Date, Cocunut Trees? They all look similar to me.