Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day 2010

"He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers..."
Malachi 4:6
Nora & her daddy early on Father's Day morning
(or 10 am when they both decided to wake up;)
As I said in my earlier post, Father's Day this year was simply amazing. I want to celebrate my husband everyday as corny as that may sound because I respect and love him so much. He provides for us in incredible ways, he has a passion for the things of the Lord and he is so darn handsome...
Braden has a great role model in his daddy. I know that he will be a man who loves his wife and works hard to accomplish the will of God in his life because he has had great instruction on how to do so.

Nora is beyond blessed to have a daddy who adores her the way this man does. She will always have a rock here in this home and in this world to depend on. I pray she always turns to her dad for guidance and direction & that he continues to seek God's face in order to steer her towards Heaven.
We spent the day at Weldon Springs, first eating lunch, then riding paddle boats and then fishing. It was great! However, it was HOT. And I mean HOT HOT.
I have to admit that although this is not about me, I am pretty proud of myself. I will officially be 9 months pregnant next week and I feel like I have not allowed myself to hold back on any fun activities that involve the kids just because I'm huge, tired or swollen. I'm doing my best to keep up with them and stay busy for them.
I know they enjoyed their new adventures yesterday!
This is my new favorite picture of the redheads--
Nora & I went on one boat and it was so hard to paddle alone! I thought I was just exhausted and out of shape but Daniel agreed that it was much harder than he thought it would be...
A butterfly followed me and my girl the entire trip. It was pretty special.
Daddy & brother rode separate and they looked so cute paddling along.
Nora caught her first fish last week so we wanted Braden to get his chance. He did end up catching one...
...and was pretty proud of himself.
He doesn't have much patience for fishing yet though so maybe better luck next year!
He just didn't understand that we have to throw them back...
And right before we called it quits and headed for home (after sunburns and fussy babies began to emerge) they caught one more fish--a much bigger one that they could all be proud of!

It was another day full of wonderful memories. This summer seems to be filled with rich experiences for our family! I know that as the kids get older and begin to understand things more we will build such a great foundation of childhood! It is all so much fun & I cherish every single second of it.

Daniel loved his Father's Day.
I am so thankful to call him mine.

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