Thursday, May 20, 2010

~Birthday Fun! Part 2~ :)

This month we also celebrated my older brother's birthday! :D Mom baked a double layered yellow cake and I decorated it. :)

Here's my sweet parents and brother... :)

...and my three brothers and me. :)

Happy Birthday Travis!!! :)
I am thankful for the Lord's hand on your life! Your love for the Lord, and steadfastness in Him is such an encouragement to me! May the Lord bless you abundantly as you continue to seek to glorify Him every day! We love you!

Love in Christ,
~Chloe~ :)

"How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers."
~Psalm 1:1-3~

Sunday, May 16, 2010

~Birthday Fun~ :)

This year, for my youngest brother's birthday, we decided to take a trip to the Science Museum!
Sooo...Saturday morning, we all loaded up and headed down the road! :)
Upon our arrival we paused for a quick picture in front of the Museum entrance. :)

Before going in, we went over to take a look at the rather large propeller that was displayed outside.

After meeting up with relatives, we ventured into the gift shop. Some interesting things we discovered there, were some magnetic balls which could be linked together to form a circle etc.

Next we moved on to check out these scales. One scale showed what you weigh on earth and the other showed what you would weigh on the moon!

There was also a mirror maze! The maze itself really wasn't that complex, but since all the "walls" were mirrors it made things quite interesting! :) If you weren't careful you could almost walk into a mirror!

Upstairs we saw a rocket...

...and part of a space shuttle! :)

There was also a three story tree house with a spiral slide and if you went all the way up to the top of the tree house, you could look out of a skylight in the roof of the building! It was pretty neat! ;)

We then viewed a "Science Live" show where a young man came out and did experiments (blew things up) on stage.

After the show we decided it was time to have lunch and cake. ;)

Following the meal, my brother opened his presents! :)

We then resumed our exploration by heading off to the train area! There was a large display of model trains as well as a real passenger car! We enjoyed walking beside the passenger car and peeking in the windows at the many little rooms... of which was a dining room. :)

There were also a couple of segways to ride too!

Another part of the museum was called "Whodunit". In this area you were to get a newspaper that described three suspects, then you were to go into the diner to hear an audio recording that was supposed to be a conversation between the two gentlemen (in the right of the picture) discussing the crime. From the information you heard there, you were then to go into....

...this ally way and look for clues to determine who you thought the criminal was!

This was actually a bed of nails! (Don't worry, my brother said it didn't hurt!)

Here my brother looked through a periscope!

Here you could pump a marble all the way up to the ceiling and from there it would drop down and land on a round metal surface where the marble would fall though a hole in the center and then be pumped back up and dropped again! It was rather captivating to watch. ;)

There were SO many things at the Museum to see and do...this is just part of all that was there!

Later we went by a couple of stores including Bass Pro, here's a few pic's we took while there. :)

To conclude our outing, we stopped by Grandy's and enjoyed a meal before heading home! It was a full day but we all had a great time!

May God bless you all!
~Chloe~ :)

"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting."
~Psalm 118:1~

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

~Happy Homemaker Material~

Today I received this lovely piece of material from the Long ladies at ! They recently hosted a giveaway to win a fat quarter and I was one of the twelve recipients! :)

The Long ladies let us choose which material we would get, so after Mom and I browsed their selection we finally decided on getting "Home Ec" in their "Fun Prints" collection. The fabric is a very nice quality and I really like the print! Now I just have to decide what to make out of it!

Many blessings to you all!
~Chloe~ :)

Saturday, May 08, 2010

"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

I am SO grateful the Lord blessed me with such a wonderful mother! I'm thankful for her love and devotion for our family, her sacrifice of laying down her own life to take time to teach, instruct, guide and invest in the lives of my brothers and me, for sharing with us wise counsel, and not only being our precious mother, but also being our special friend!

Mom, I love you SO much!!! What a tremendous treasure and blessing you are in my life!
I praise the Lord for gifting me with such a WONDERFUL mom!!!
~Happy Mother's Day!!!~

And to the rest of the mom's out there...
praying you all have a VERY blessed Mother's Day as well!

Many blessings to you all!
~Chloe~ :)

"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