Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My First Kill

Below is what our yard use to look like before we were terrorized by moles. Granted this is in the Spring of 2010 and the grass is naturally greener but they destroyed our yard last fall and then came back to wreak more havoc this past Spring.

Well, they started tunneling in my front flower beds that I slaved for hours and days to redo. They will learn not to MESS WITH ME! I only have one slight problem. I am too chicken to look at my kill. I peeked just enough to see a grey colored mass then screamed and ran into the house. Now I have to wait for Dan.....if I am going to move with speed I have got to muster up some guts. NO PUN intended.

Before Picture

After (note all the brown bare spots)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

So Humbled, So Blessed and So Grateful

Dan and I are beyond blessed to be part of an amazing church. I couldn't be more amazed, more proud, or more humbled by the leaders in our church.

The men's ministry first approached us this Spring and gave Dan what they called Deeble dollars. They said they wanted to serve those that are serving them and gave Dan vouchers to redeem. So yesterday, 10 leaders came at first light (7am) and gave their ENTIRE day off to serve the Deebles by tearing apart and rebuilding our entire back fence and west gate.

They battled rain, mud, rocks and brush and pulled off an amazing feat with beautiful skill. One dad even came and worked with his 11 month old son when his wife got called into work. And I learned that another dad gave his entire day after being out of town all week and not seeing his two year old daughter. I cry every time I think about it. I owe his wife so much. I know there are probably more of those stories.

And the project foreman, he gave practically his entire week to planning, purchasing and prepping for the event. And now he and another guy will be burning our old fence in their backyards for who knows how long.

So humbling. We do not deserve to be so blessed. And one of the really cool things is that I think they had fun doing it. Now every day as I stand at the kitchen sink doing dishes or look out into my backyard, God has given me a tangible reminder how I too am called to love my neighbor as myself.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Other Cute Pics

Eating at their little table in the kitchen while mom refinishes the top of the kitchen table. They all wanted to sit together.

Fun in the "Bubble Bap" (that is what Hadley calls it). I kind of hate when they learn to say words correctly.

Lots of Firsts

Mia's First Soccer Game
Mia's First Day of Preschool for 2011 (strep throat beaten back with antibiotics)
Brianna's First Day of Dance class for 2011

First Day All Three Girls Go to School --- WOOOO HOOOOO!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Big Bad Wolf

Untitled from Elise Deeble on Vimeo.

Butde and Papa!!!!

Butde and Papa arrived yesterday for a visit. We all have been so excited. We haven't seen them since Christmas. The girls have been doing their best to tire Papa out each day.

First Day of Preschool

Today was Hadley's first day of preschool. She finally got to go just like her sisters. It was a bittersweet day. Hadley and Bri got to go but Mia spent the time at the doctor's office with daddy getting diagnosed with strep throat.

We have been healthy pretty much all summer (just a few ear infections here and there) but it already begins......