Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chesterton‎

"There are two ways to get enough:
One is to continue to accumulate more and more;
the other is to desire less."

--G.K. Chesterton

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ahhh...books

I love books.
I love to read.
I would read all day if I could.
I just love it.
A reading retreat sounds lovely.
That is all.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Starting with today...

A beautiful day in the neighborhood today! We've had some adventures in the last few weeks and we'll start with today! A great Saturday of parades, sunshine, and friends. It is Old Fashioned Festival Weekend in Newberg and that means there are parades, a carnival, fireworks, and lots to do and see. This morning we took in the Old Fashioned Festival Parade--one of the largest in Oregon.

Lots of floats from around town, a chance to see people you know, and a few politicians in the mix (Chris Dudley, former NBA player and candidate for Governor was there too). One of the Grand Marshals was Bachelor contestant and Newberg native, Tenley Molzahn.

Quinn's favorite part of the parade were the rescue workers and vehicles--especially the fire trucks. Sela waved at people walking by and clapped to the music. My folks watched, my sister in law and her mother in law were there, and my sister, brother in law, and nephew came by too. My neck and arms are a bit pink but it was so great to be in the sunshine!

Chris Dudley, ex-NBA player, tall, future governor?


A fun morning at the parade and after Grandpa and Sela had a quick dance...


we headed home for some lunch and a chance to see our friend Karin from Texas! Fun times to connect and talk. Quinn thought she was pretty awesome too :)

Ryan had lots of homework today but the good news is that his last grad class for the summer is this MONDAY! Classes don't start back up until September...and he'll be done DONE in October of 2011. Just about one year down and one month to go!

The kiddos are sleeping, Ryan is working on homework, and I think it might be time for a little bowl of ice cream with fresh raspberries (that I picked this week!!!). Some more food thoughts to come!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sing to Jesus

Loved hearing this song this morning before church...

Sing to Jesus (watch Fernando Ortega sing this song here)

Come and see, look on this mystery

The Lord of the Universe, nailed to a tree
Christ our God, spilling His Holy blood
Bowing in anguish, His sacred head

Sing to Jesus, Lord of our shame

Lord of our sinful hearts.
He is our great Redeemer.
Sing to Jesus, Honor His name.
Sing of His faithfulness, pouring His life out unto death

Come you weary and He will give you rest
Come you who mourn, lay on His breast
Christ who died, risen in Paradise
Giver of mercy, Giver of Life

Sing to Jesus His is the throne
Now and forever,
He is the King of Heaven.
Sing to Jesus, we are His own.
Now and forever sing for the love our God has shown.

Sing to Jesus, Lord of our shame
Lord of our sinful hearts.
He is our great Redeemer.
Sing to Jesus, Honor His name.

Sing to Jesus His is the throne
Now and forever, He is the King of Heaven.
Sing to Jesus, we are His own.
Now and forever sing for the love our God has shown.