Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The promised pics!

Reno, Katie and Blake. Reno is Blake's new buddy. He's a nice dog and a great companion. The kids LOVE him.

Here is the basement flood that happened a few weeks ago. hard to see since it was all NEWLY re-done from the fire. Oh, well:)

Katie and her lovely bridesmaids at her shower.

MJ at his party for his preschool friends. How can my baby be 5??

All of us (minus De who was working) at MJ's family birthday party.

Here they are!! These are our 6 precious little ducklings. Blaine thought it would be fun to get an incubator and some duck eggs and let the kids watch the process. Let me tell you, it was just as much fun for the adults as for the kids. I don't know why we never did this before! We kept the 6 eggs in the incubator for about 25 days or so. One day, we noticed a little, tiny peck hole in one of the eggs. Then another and another egg had little holes. Within 2 days, we had our first duckling. Mihiretu got to see the second hatch. Katie and De got home in time to watch the third one and the other 3 were out by the time morning came!

Misganaw and duckling. This little guy or girl is just under 2 days old! I had no idea they would be this big (not sure how they EVER fit in those chicken sized eggs) and agile! They follow us around the yard in a little line. Make way for ducklings!

We've been busy, busy, busy planting and getting the yard ready for the wedding. It's only 6 weeks away!! Lots of preparations being made. It's such a beautiful time of year and we are enjoying every minute of it.

It's been a couple weeks now without a catastrophe in our family and home. I cannot tell you how absolutely wonderful it feels. It doesn't feel like a dark cloud is hanging over our heads anymore and I'm feeling more like my old, optimistic, happy go lucky self. We've been praying for a covering of protection from the Lord and He's sent one. I'm asking Him for a season of relief and He's giving us that.

Thank you! Thank you, Jesus!



  1. Wow! I was wondering how long it'd been. It has been a gift to watch your family grow and God's protection in it all. What a joyous time you have coming. Peace and joy to you all Laura!

  2. Love the pics!!! :) Can't WAIT to see wedding pictures.
    Praying continued sunny skies.
    Love you

  3. Love the pics and being able to catch up! Sorry about the flood! Glad it is all taken care of now before the wedding!

    Praying for Katie and De! So excited for all of you!

    Praising God that Blaine is doing well!

    Love and hugs!