It has been so nice to see things green!
Speaking of weather...on March 3rd we had a terrible hail storm in our area. Carolyn and I were out in the barn when it hit. It was terrifying. We prayed fervently for safety. It was the largest hail I had ever witnessed in my whole life. We found many pieces that were tennis ball sized but most were the size of a peach. Here is a picture taken of a few next to a quarter.
Tim and I both had birthdays recently. We are the same age and born about a month apart. We celebrated by spending the day together alone! It was so nice. I am so blessed to have Tim as my husband. Tim's health has stabilized and he is doing well. He has to eat a special diet for his kidneys and make sure he gets enough rest. He still needs to put on some more weight but is doing well. God is so good!
Anna-Kate, our youngest, is getting to be such a big girl.
|Caught, up and playing when he should have been sleeping!|
|Hi-ho Kermit the happy pillow!|
|Squished Kermit. :)|
|He has her foot in his mouth.|
Here is a silly snail I have in one of my salt water tanks. He has a long black rubbery trunk that he cleans around in my tank with like a vacuum. His eyes are up on two long stalks. He is looking at the camera as I took this picture of him. God sure made some interesting creatures. For those children who like to google what things are, he is a Tiger Fighting Conch.
I love to garden and nurture things. It is a huge part of stress relief for me. The children and I garden outside. Here is Carolyn's lemon tree named John. Its her first lemon. :)
I have fish tanks and large fish bowls all over our home. Gardening in them is a very relaxing hobby for me. I will leave you with a picture of the one by my desk in the kitchen. It is a 3 gallon Walstad bowl. It has plants, a few shrimp, a zebra nerite snail, two dwarf cory catfish and a few Chili Rasboras in it. Very fun to watch while working at my desk, doing the tons of paper work, that come with having a home full of wonderful children, with special needs. :)
James 1:2-3 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.