Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I meant to get this post up earlier, but life has been going on full steam around here.

About two weeks ago, we lost our beloved dog Hunter. He was only a few months shy of five years old when he died of cancer. Hunter was actually Amy's dog - she raised him from a puppy, took him to several levels of obedience training and was even able to show him once. It was a tremendous loss to her as it was to all of us. Hunter was a wonderful, loving, happy dog and he is sorely missed.

We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than
our own live within a fragile circle,
easily and often breached.

Unable to accept its awful gaps
we still would live no other way.
We cherish the memory as the only certain
immortality, never fully understanding
the necessary plan.

"The Once Again Prince"
Irving Townsend.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

35th Anniversay of Roe v. Wade

Some thoughts to consider on this sad day:

"The purpose of marriage is not to have pleasure and to be idle but to procreate and bring up children, to support a household. Those who have no love for children are swine, stocks, and logs unworthy of being called men or women; for they despise the blessings of God, the Creator and Author of marriage." - Martin Luther

"The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it." - Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.

"I remain amazed that abortion could even become a political issue in a country with pretensions to being civilized. It is as if we were to debate the merits of legalizing cannibalism, with the liberal side chanting the slogan "Keep government out of the kitchen!"
There is no danger that the other side will ever be persuaded that it is wrong: there is, however, the very real danger that we will become discouraged, worn down, and inured to an evil that should always horrify and sicken us. The erosion of our consciences is surely part of the destructiveness of this abominable "procedure." - Joe Sobran

We joined others from our church family at the capital today for the pro-life rally and silent march. May God keep us from being "discouraged, worn down, and inured" until this evil is gone from our land.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


We actually had snow twice this week - a rarity down here. It snowed lightly on Wed. night and then a little heavier today. There is something rather magical about snow - it sure is beautiful. The only downside was that Eric is out of town and was due back today, but since the South does not handle even a little snow well, the airport was closed and he could not return. However, I have to admit, as beautiful as it is, after dressing and undressing the children several times, dealing with hats, gloves, boots, wet clothes etc. and having so much water on my kitchen floor that I contemplated considering it mopped for the week, that I am very happy to live in the South. I know the snow will be gone tomorrow and will not return for some time - probably enough time so that we will appreciate it again when it comes back.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Katie!

We love you and are thankful for all the joy you bring to the family.

For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild,

Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

From: For the Beauty of the Earth
Folliott S. Pierpoint

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year (Belated)!
We finally entered the blog world in order to try and keep our family and friends who are spread a far updated on our life. For our first entry we post some pictures taken over the last year. Enjoy!

Katie got Pippin, a Welsh Corgi, in January.

Scott got his car, a Ford Explorer, in February.

Scott graduated in May.

Kim, Scott, and Amy ran the Peachtree Roadrace in July.

In July, we went up to our friends' house for a bluegrass concert.

Eric, Scott, Amy, Katie, and Peter went to Washington D.C. in July.

We went to Amelia Island in August with Kim's extended family.

Eric went to Seattle for a business conference and stopped by Nana and Grandpa's in August.

Over Labor Day, we went back down to Amelia Island with two other families.

Amy, Katie, and Molly ran cross-country in the fall.

We raised him right - honest!

Hanging out with friends.

We went down to Callaway Gardens for Gramma's birthday in November.

Our Christmas card picture.