Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Lord's Mercies

Today was one of those days where it becomes very real how quickly life can change. Scott was playing violin in a wedding. He left early in the morning to head down to rehearsal. It was raining and wet and he hit a puddle and hydro-planed off the road, cutting across lanes, going sideways across the grass (notice the four tire marks), going over a ridge with the car getting airborne and hitting a tree, doing a 360 and going down the hill into another tree. The car is totaled, but Scott walked away. His neck is quite sore, which we will have checked out, but we praise God it wasn't worse. We are amazed he wasn't hurt worse or even killed. A sober reminder of the shortness of life. We are also thankful to the couple who stopped and stayed with Scott until the rescue crew arrived. We are grateful for the Lord's mercy to Scott and to us.

The tree to the right with the mark is the one he hit airborne.

Girl's Night

Dinner, talking and giggling, making cookies, talking and giggling, watching a movie, talking and get the idea.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Peter Turns 12!

I guess it's probably about time I quit lumping Peter in with the "little kid" crowd. With Scott mostly gone, Peter has been taking on more of the man responsibility around here. He is enjoying taking karate this winter and has been working hard to move up. Tonight, we had another wonderful birthday meal consisting of seafood pasta and peppermint stick ice cream pie with homemade chocolate sauce.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Amy Turns 18!

It sure is hard to believe, but Amy turned 18 today!! It has been a privilege to watch her grow into a wonderful young lady. For her birthday dinner she has chosen artichoke-stuffed chicken (grilled chicken stuffed with goat cheese, artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes), spinach salad and homemade chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream (oh is it good!!). We have a feast to look forward to!