Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wyatt Will Do It

A month ago I thought I was being funny, and wrote on our car. And then took a picture (of course). This is what I thought the result was:
And if you can't tell, it's says: "Wash me! (Wyatt)"

What I didn't find out until later on was that the result actually was that Wyatt had to wash the car. (Haha, if I thought this would work every time, I'd write all my instructions to him on there...).
Which is kind of funny. I really hadn't meant it that way, I just wanted the picture.

However, it got me to thinking, and Wyatt really will do things like that. He is such a hard worker when he chooses to be. If something really needs to be done, Wyatt is your man. Speaking of men, He's going to be fifeteen today. Which as an older sister is a bit of a strange thought. But when you have a brother who works hard to act like a fifeteen year old, be mature like one, and love Jesus, it makes it believable.

I think you are such a hard worker Wyatt, and I'm really proud to be your sister. Happy Birthday!!

Caroline Ann

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Beautiful Days

I think beautiful days come in many different forms and appearences. Just like people. :)

The beautiful days we've been having this week are fog filled with a bit of rain in between. But I think it's beautiful. :) Especially when you stop and look at all the little things around you!

I loved the water slowly dropping off the berries on our tree. And the tiny reflections you could see in the droplets.

Water laced onto spider webs looks pretty amazing as well. It ends up showing the intricate detail of spider webs that are harder to notice otherwise.

I think all of it though points back to one thing--a creative designer.

And I sure am grateful to know Him. :)

Caroline Ann

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Never Boring

Often I make the statement to people that our family is "never boring". And this is true. We can be loud and obnoxious. But never boring.
We're all rather interesting people and even one of us could probably keep a boring family on their toes. Wyatt especially adds laughs into our lives though.
Today after looking out to the street, and seeing my brothers, I thought I'd take a picture, and let you see a fine example of our creativity and "unboringness". =P
That's a bike, a jumprope, an old toy car... And Wyatt and Jefferson.

Caroline Ann

Time Does Fly--But I won't forget!

Time is flying, I can't believe we've been here a month already! Kinda crazy.
After being here a month--I LOVE IT!! Alaska has been such a HUGGGE blessing.
God really did know what He was doing when he moved us here. =P
There have been so many wonderful things we've enjoyed. Both physically and spiritually.
For me... I've never felt so completed by Jesus. And He completes me in a way nothing else can. It's amazing to say the least.

Anyway, 'lil update there, but I just wanted to assure any blog readers, that I haven't forgotten my promise to blog...
Hehe I have a really good post coming soon this week, so look for it. :)

In the mean time, have you ever tasted raspberries straight from the bush? I hadn't until coming here. I'd had blackberries and blue berries, but not raspberries. And let me just say--they are amazing! The Smith's neighbors have a huge bush in their yard, and they've let us pick from it. :D
Hehe. :) Yummy huh?

Caroline Ann

"So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:31-34

Friday, August 20, 2010

We Don't Stop

We don't stop. We really don't. For some reason, I thought we would once we moved here. I mean, we had one of the craziest years possible last year with all the different countries we visited, (Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, England, Italy, Tunisia, Malta, Greece, Ireland, Scotland, Morocco) and all the people we had in our home and all the things we went out and did. It was amazing, but we really didn't stop.

So when moving to Alaska, I imagined we'd stop. Take a break. You could say we took a break, if you want to count unpacking three shipments of our stuff while my dad was working. But all done. :) We're busy again. =P

A couple pictures from yesterday:
The weather was beautiful, so I spent a bit taking pictures in our yard. This is one of my favorites. :)

Then I headed over to a ropes course to take pictures of our friends the Smiths.

Doesn't Rachael look like superwoman or something in this one? :D

Lily didn't do the ropes course, but she still got her picture taken. :)
Then we had icecream--no pictures, I was occupied. =P

And then off we went to support Governor Parnell. :)

We never stop, but I think I like it that way. Especially when I bring the camera along. (Thanks mom for all the fun things you let us do!)

Caroline Ann

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ripples in the Water

Isn't that a neat picture? I thought it was when I took it of Lily the other day... And the more I looked at it, I thought, there has to be a spiritual application for this!

I thought about it for two days, and then it came to me:

So if you have completely still water, and you touch it, it makes ripples. And ripples have a tendency to expand and grow bigger. And reach a much bigger amount of water than you ever could have touched with your finger.

And I think sometimes things aren't the greatest in life, and they're just sitting there, doing nothing. But when you try, make an effort, do something about it, what you did can have a bigger impact than ever imagined. Especially when you're doing something God has called you too.

I'm still praying about what God wants for me here, I don't completely know yet. But I do know, whatever it is, He wants me to make a difference--be the ripples in the water.

They start out small, but they sure can get big. (Especially when God is using you as His finger)


Caroline Ann

"And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:1-2

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Little Girls

It's fun to be a little girl. :) And to dress up. And it's fun to be a big girl, and watch the little girls grow up. :)

In the past couple months I've seen my sweet sister go from a little girl to more of a big girl. And in those couple of months Kate and I
have gone from sisters, to sister-friends. :) We're sisters (besides the genetic thing) 'cause we don't always get a long, and it's not ALWAYS fun to live together, but we're also friends. And we have a lot of fun together! It's also fun because we've started to share friends.

Yesterday I took pictures of Kate and her friends (which are also my friends) Lily and Carly.

And taking them made me think of being a little girl, and growing up. :) Little girls (at least the ones that really are little girls, not little girls trying to grow up too fast) embrace and enjoy the little things in life a lot more than a lot of the world Things like twirling around in a dress. :) (I know I've passed hours of my life this way). And using the creative minds God gave them to play, and practice for life.
(Two of my personal favorite games were children in the wilderness and baby dolls.)

And yet as little girls grow up, they don't just enjoy playing together, but being together. And talking together, and hopefully learning to fellowship and encourage each other spiritually.

And I enjoy watching them, and being a part of it. :)

And since I've mentioned my amazing not-so-little sister... Isn't she beautiful?

Caroline Ann

"Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6