Thursday, May 21, 2009

~May Birthdays~

We recently took a trip to the Children's Museum to celebrate one of my younger brother's birthdays!

We had a very enjoyable day and I thought I would share some of the pictures with you! :-)

This is the birthday boy...all ready to go for a ride in the airplane! :-)
Here my grandparents and two of my brother's and I stopped to look at something new in the museum....a "Kinetic Energy Exhibit". It was quite fascinating! It had many colorful balls that would roll along on tracks, some of the tracts were straight others were spiraled. Sometimes the ball would roll along and bump into a bell that had been set up to "ding" when the balls hit it. :-) Another thing that was really neat was when the ball came to the end of its track and fell probably fell about two feet, then it would bounce off of a small landing area, up onto another track and keep going! We could have watched it for a very long time! ;-)
In this picture my brothers and another boy who was at the museum that day were exploring the bubble area!

There were bubbles in the ring around the boys feet and in the center of the ring there was a rope hanging down. If you pulled the rope, it would cause an object kind of like a hula hoop to come up out of the bubble liquid and form a bubble around you! :-)
At the fire station. :-)

This was at the art center...a very fun place to be!
Working and shopping at the grocery store. :-)

This is my brother....the judge! ;-)

After a while we took a break to have lunch and birthday cake! :-)

Then it was time for presents!

Later we headed outside the museum. There was a small train that you could ride on and as the train was loading up to make one of its rounds, my brothers and cousins decided to stand on a bridge that went over the train track, so they could wave at the passengers as they went underneath it. :-)
Now this part of the museum was rather interesting! On the wall it looked like colored dots were "raining down" and if you stood in front of the wall you would see your shadow. Then if you put your arms up the "dots" would start to collect "on" your though you were catching them! It was pretty amazing! :-)
Here I am on a "not so ordinary" bicycle. When you start to peddle the "skeleton man" beside you does too! It's a great example of how our skeleton works inside us and of how we truly are fearfully and wonderfully made!
This is the News Center.

This is my other brother...ready for his ride on the plane. :-)
And here are my brothers and cousins...all loaded up in a Model T! "So long!"
Just a few days later we celebrated my older brother's birthday!

I am very thankful for each member of this family and I am so very grateful to be a part of it!!! :-D
Love In Christ,
~Chloe~ :-)
"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting. "

Psalm 118:1

Friday, May 15, 2009

~Happy Mother's Day~

"What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God...We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow."

-Martin Luther

"Her children rise up and bless her;

Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:

"Many daughters have done nobly,

But you excel them all."

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,

But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised."

Proverbs 31:28-30

~Happy Mother's day!~

Love and blessings!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Graduation Day!!! :-D

"'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah. 29:11-13

Saturday was my high school graduation!!!!!!!! This was the beautiful cake we had!

This picture is of my three wonderful brothers beside one of the graduate's display tables. :-)

Once the ceremony began we entered the room and took a seat on the stage. After a word of prayer, several of the seniors played a musical piece on the piano ( I played "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" ) and then all the seniors sang "The Blessing". We then gave roses to our parents, grandparents and some of the others special in our lives. :-) Next we listened to our guest speaker who shared with us words of wisdom and encouragement, followed by each of our parents presenting their senior with a diploma!

Here I am with my sweet grandparents! I'm sooo glad they could all attend as well as many of my other relatives and friends!

Here I posed with my dear parents! :-)

It was a wonderful day! I am thankful for the special time and am truly blessed!!! :-)

In closing I would like to share this quote with you. I thought it was so good! :-)

It says:

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." ~Corrie Ten Boom

Hope you all have a blessed day! :-)

In Christ,
~Chloe~ :-)