Saturday, July 07, 2012

Thoughts for Sunday

"Give Me Jesus" by Fernando Ortega
(I have been to a few CCM concerts and Ortega is far and away the most authentic CCM singer I've ever seen. He in no way conforms to the pop music standards of the world.  His love for Jesus shines through in his work.)

"And when I come to die, give me Jesus. You can have all this world, but give me Jesus."

The same sentiments also written by Fanny Crosby over 100 years ago.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

4th of July

We went and sweated at the parade in Allendale.  The kids like this one because the candy loot is great.  :-)

 Waiting with candy bags ready.

 These guys in the yellow nylon bodysuits must've had a bit of perspiration.

 Tons of tractors!  Joel was enthralled.

Aaron definitely had his quota of candy for the day.

After the parade, we went to Aimee's for lunch and fun.  The kids had a great time in the kiddie pool.

The "big" kids got in on the action too. :-)

Beach day at Hoffmaster

We went to the beach at PJ Hoffmaster today with my brother and sister and cousins Jess and Caylee. We parked at the visitor center and walked a ways through the woods to the lake and had the whole beach to ourselves. No one else dared walk that far in the heat, I guess. :-)

 Give this boy a truck and he's a happy camper.

 Uncle Nate helping Aaron get some water.  Aaron didn't dare go to the lake to get it himself.

 Playing in the trench Caylee and Jess dug to the lake.

Eating sandwiches, chips, and sand.

The boys all gobbled down their lunches. 

Hanging out with Uncle Nate.

Playing on Caylee's tube.

Group shot!