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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday Tangents


We have had SOO many fun days!!

This weekend we had birthday parties where we swam in the rain-that was a lot of fun watching little girls swim, get poured on and eat ice cream cones in the pool...hehe. The moms were totally on high alert and surrounded the pool at all times!

We had some of our favorite friends over for dinner and Mr. Dan showed the kiddos how to make parachutes and how to cheat at Uno. Mrs. Janet made a great cake, loved holding and learning about the chickens and oohheed and ahhheed over the kiddos room decor (mostly Ribbit's).

We dyed the kids hair...yup, I got major cool points for that one. Goober wanted blonde tips on his flat top and the other two wanted blue. It was blue for all of 2 days, until we swam and then the pool turned their back to light blonde too. All 3 kiddos actually look GREAT, like they have sun kissed highlights!

We grilled out for Memorial Day and had a great time eating outside and reading the bible. Adam got a lot done on the master closet and designed the playroom build ins. We also met up with Olyve and her mom Veronica who we befriended on a camping trip in Glen Rose over Spring Break. Olyve and Ribbit look like twins and ADORE each other. We swam with them for 2.5 hours yesterday and enjoyed catching back up and setting up more play dates for this summer!

I'm still working on this big road trip...I have "Amazing Race-Team Harvell" shirts being made and I am slowly putting all the clues into yellow envelopes. I also went back and read through our American Heritage Girls book to make sure Ribbit is earning badges as she goes.

Something neat to think about from our recent bible reading:
Genesis 7
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. 14 They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. 16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.

The Lord shut them in. Even in the midst of the Lord destroying his creation and being grieved at the choices his people were making he still protected and sheltered and provided for Noah and his family. They faithfully served God and so he SHUT THEM IN...to protect them against his wrath. Sometimes we see things in life as God punishing us or keeping us from enjoying life...when in fact he is SHUTTING US IN to protect us from things we should not experience....things that we think sound easy or fun but are actually life threatening. 

We have really been enjoying reading through Genesis as we prepare for the Grand Canyon-I can't wait to see the kids faces and guide them to think about how God created everything, how we can see the history of Genesis played out through the Grand Canyon's layers. (Watch "Is Genesis History?" if you can...Adam has purchased it for us and even though it sounded boring in the first 5 minutes I kinda liked it :)). I can't wait to show the kids how artistic and creative the Lord is and how he made this earth very beautiful for us to enjoy. He could have made it any other way and yet its beautiful and majestic and all for us!

End of the year AHG party! The face painter was awesome!

Kisses for Baby Levi...we so enjoyed keeping him!

My sweet little Tenderheart got 9 badges this year!

Trail Life went to Laser Tag for their year end party!

Little Man had a fun play date with Nate!

The only thing she wanted to do was feed Baby Levi!

Entertaining him with magnets!

We were outside most of the day-Levi loves it and my kiddos had fun showing him all of our chickens, bike tricks and bugs-Goober was at basketball practice!

Getting some walking practice with Uncle Adam

Peek A Boo was a big hit!

THAT SMILE!!! Ribbit loved taking his picture!

I took him on a walk and he got a good 5 minute nap while I got lots of snuggling!

Her favorite way to read at the library!

Check out the cool man's new hair do.

Blueish tips...really hard to see on jet black hair :)

Her tips turned out more purple but she loved them none the same.

My hair do? Looks like a rats nest to me ..hehe.


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