Friday, October 31, 2008

Fall is Delicious!

Mmmm, Fall!
It tastes soooo good!


Hot Chocolate.....



... & Apple Cider Donuts!


It smells wonderful too!
A smokey woodland smell, wet earth and fallen leaves, the cool air!




Makes me want to cuddle up by the fireplace with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate, or maybe embroider a gift for a friend for Christmas, or perhaps work on my books.

Or...take my little siblings outside!

So enjoy these pictures of our day outside!

~Rebecca~



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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mission's Conference Pictures!

Just As I promised, here are the pictures of the missions conference at my Church!
With the exception of a few pictures- almost all of them were taken by Mr. Boyington.
A big thanks to him for allowing me to use his photos!

I hope you enjoy this SmileBox!

The Missions Conference went very well, and we are already looking forward to next year!

~Rebecca~


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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Little Brothers, little colds!


This is a pic of my adorable, yet mischievous, little brother. He is 4 yrs old and has a bad cold, and fever. . .so he is all snuggled up on my bed!
This was yesterday.


. . . and this was today! Caleb's little sister joins him on my bed!
They had alot of pillows and Blankees!
They also watched "The Incredibles" on my little DVD player, and had a snack too!
They mussed up the bed, and turned everything topsy-turvy!
All snuggled down, or should I say buried? So many blankees!


I can not boast the same when I get a cold. . .that's the sad thing about growing up I suppose.
Grab a throat candy and some herbal medicine, and let's go. . .
Well, I enjoyed spoiling them both anyways!


Caleb told me later today,"Becca, I love you so much!"

It's worth a mussed up room, No doubt about it!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Missions!


Tonight marks the beggining of the annual Mission's Conference at my church!
The services are from Wed to Sunday night.
Always a big highlight of the year at my church!





3yrs ago during the mission's conference,
I felt that God was calling me to missions/full time Christian service.
Although I do not know precisely where God will call me, I do have a burden for America, and French countries. (All my Grandparents were French)

I have a great burden for America to turn back to God.








Monday, October 13, 2008

The Wolf

Remember how I said that I was a bit unusual?

Well . . .


Ever since I was a little girl, I had one very specific animal that I liked.
Unlike the usual, puppies, ponies, and kitty-cats, I loved a much more fearsome creature.

The Wolf.

Very unusual, for a girl, right?


I had calenders with photos of wolves. When the year was up, I cut out the pictures and taped them up on my wall. I had prints, toys and several books and magazine clippings all about wolves.

I even had a music box disguised as a figurine of a wolf and its pups.

I love wolves!


Why do I like them so much?

I think they are one of the most beautiful creatures God made.
And I love their yellow eyes!
The few times that I have seen real wolves up close were always exciting!
I am surprised at how large they are.
I think they are kinda cute!

There is so much strength in a wolf.
They seem courageous to me!

One thing I have learned is that a wolf pack works together as a team when they are hunting, and that all the other wolves submit to the head wolf.

Order in God's creation!

Isn't He Wonderful?


Friday, October 10, 2008

We Love You Daddy!


This is a picture of Me, my Dad and my great grandma Martin way back in 1989!
My great grandma died shortly after.

We are a family of 10, and of the kids there are only 3 girls!



This is my little sister Stephanie, born in 1999.
I prayed for ten years for her!


This is Dad and Katelyn, she was born in 2006.
She is the youngest child in our family.


Katelyn, like us other girls, LOVES to be with Daddy!
In this pic she is telling Daddy which lawn mower is best!


This was taken in 2007.
All three of us girls!
Kate is so chubby!




I took these a few days ago!
Daddy is trying to get a kiss from Katie!


We love you so much Dad!


Our Dad is so special to us, and no one could ever replace him!
Thanks Dad for all you do! We thank God for you!
You are a wonderful Dad!

~Rebecca~
(and of course Stephie and Kate!)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Those Sweet Yesteryear Memories


Her wispy ponytail swished back and forth, keeping time with her little running feet.
She laughed as she climbed up the ladder and dashed into the Swingset fort. With only a moment's pause the little girl swung her legs around and slid down the slide, landing with a bump on her bottom. She jumped right up, not at all upset and climbed up the ladder to slide down again.



Oh, How much fun she was having!


This past Saturday I took my littlest sister, Kate, outside to play with her on the brand new swing set that my Dad built from his own plans!
He had installed one swing for adult-sized people, so I sat in it and watched Kate play on the swings for a little bit. Then she finally got up her courage to go down the big slide, and loved it!


I soon got my camera to capture her new-found game of seeing how many times she could go down the slide. . .and still land on her bottom!
(I guess we will have to work on landing on her feet!)




I became nostalgic with my thoughts, Autumn does that to me! I have so many fond memories of the Autumn when I was very small!

(pictured here is two of my brothers and my other sister, Stephie, with me, way back in 1999)

Watching Kate play and laugh and point to the leaves excited me.
She will be old enough this year to jump in the leaf piles, I hope that she likes it!

We are 17yrs apart, Kate and I.
Though at times mischievous, she is a really sweet girl.





Friday, October 3, 2008

Choices



I was feeling sorry for myself I suppose.
But didn't I have a right to?
Didn't I have the right to be upset?

But I knew better, and I knew that it was hardly right.

So, why was I "down in the dumps?"

A lady at my church, who I look up to and respect, spoke to me about something, a concern that she had. I didn't mind her expressing her concern, but she did do it in front of one of my dear friends. It was a private concern with which I was the only one who could do something about it.

Needless to say, I was embarrassed.

So, I began to feel sorry for myself.

Which was wrong.

My Mother and my Dad both spoke to me, and showed me how people will not always agree with me, or speak to me discreetly.

It is a great hope of mine to someday marry a "preacher boy", and after reading some books by preachers' wives I learned something.
In that kind of situation: you need to be ready to accept criticism.

God is still teaching and guiding me, and now I know that all these "difficulties" are for a reason, that He has something greater to teach me, and that He is always in control.

It is my prayer that I will always be teachable.