Tennis Anyone?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

On the way to play tennis, we went by the playground and had to stop and run up and down the ladders and slides.

Jordan caught me with his camera....

...while Marscel seemed to be caught by the playground.

William and his lambies

Pa the pro

Warming up... get a high ball
Did you see that?

Bring. It. On.

And it's over

I think it's so cute how he has his hand behind the pacifier holding it in. I guess we weren't entertaining enough for him

Yorktown Day

Friday, November 13, 2009

Let the picture posting begin... I don't have time to post all the pictures at once, instead I shall have to post it in "episodes" by day. As there were around 2000 pictures taken I decided to post some more of our favorites that Jordan didn't post. Be sure to check his blog out for more:

Every day the Lord blessed us with so many blessings big and small. Melissa found out that we would be in VA on the same day that General Cornwallis surrendered his troops at Yorktown: October 19, 1781... 228 years earlier. All the houses would be free to tour, as well as parades and demonstrations throughout the day.

Waiting to depart with the greatest patience

"Welcome to Yorktown!"

"Please enjoy your stay"

Barely visible among the blanket it's no wonder various people asked if he was real

It is said that Thomas Nelson Jr. urged General Washington to fire at his own home upon hearing that it was used by Cornwallis as his headquarters.

Jor-bro and the brick wall... epic, huh?

One of the demonstrations. I don't think the guy in front would last very long
Cutest colonial couple EVER!

The leaders of the brownie brigade

Siblings across the centuries

I never get tired of holding him... my arms may, but I don't

It was the first time our family had been to VA since the Jamestown 400 treasure hunt that we participated in. It brought back so many memories as we found the different places we found answers to clues at. Pa and Jordan hadn't been with us so it was fun showing them all the places we had been to and sharing with them the different stories we remembered. What an amazing time to see God's providential hand played out in our lives as we studied the providential events and lives of those that came before us. Giving there lives, standing up for their family and freedom all based on God's word ~ "Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow." ~Elias Boudinot
"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up" Deuteronomy 6:4-7

One of my favorite pictures of the week

Walking the fields between redoubts 9 and 10...

... and stopping because of some nasty little burs. Pa was so sweet to keep picking them off my ankles as I held William

I will remember the works of the LORD;
Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.
I will also meditate on all Your work,
And talk of Your deeds. Psalm 77:11-12

Another cannon with historical Pa

Ma belle soeur marche par.

'Ello darling!

We paused upon these steps talking about what we had seen, enjoying the sites, and taking pictures with tourists before heading 'home'.