Thursday, May 28, 2009

A day in the garden

For you garden lovers. Here are a few pics from a small portion of my parents garden. These were taken a couple weeks ago so I'm guessing everything has grown a lot since these pics. I just love planting seeds and watching the plants grow and produce fruit eventually. I'm guessing the Lord feels exactly the same way about His children.

God's little plant

Isaiah 27:3 "I, the LORD, am its keeper; I water it every moment. So that no one will damage it, I guard it night and day."

Psalm 107:9 For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.

Isaiah 58:11 The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Spring Happenings

This Spring has been really busy for us. My sweet sister Sarah completed her Dietetics degree through Iowa State University. Great job Sarah!!!

Also, John was inspired to begin a small side business in collaboration with my parents who have been producing, harvesting, and selling vegetables for 20 + years. Thus, we are featuring fresh veggies and fruits at the Des Moines Farmer's Market. I was pretty skeptical at first, however it has turned out to be a great way to work together in a fun environment. It's a whole lot of work and a MAJOR work in progress. Our first feature veggie has been grilled asparagus, (thank goodness for my parents FIVE acre patch). People apparently LOVE asparagus at 7 in the morning, who knew?!

Cloris Leachman even came by our stand a couple weeks ago.

I hit the halfway point in my pregnancy this week. Can't believe how fast time is going. Edward is getting excited to be a big brother...well maybe.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A reason to shop in a slow economy

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to shop I go...

We are praising the Lord for news of a healthy baby GIRL due October 1st. Just not too sure if the budget will be very happy about it. Of course Edward is already talking about his "baby sis, Eva Mae, (short for Evangeline - Good news; bearer of good news; like an angel)." She will be named after two of my Grandmothers.

1 Samuel 1:27-28a
"For this child I prayed...I now give this child to the Lord. For as long as she lives, she is given to the Lord."

Sunday, May 3, 2009


YOU BROOKE!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new apron. I wear it proudly. In fact, I almost wore it to Church today.