God Has Blessed Our Day

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Water Dog

7-17-12 About a week and a half ago Bison swam with his life jacket on for the first time! 

We used the life jacket so that we can pull him back up into the boat.  He did so well.  He fetched lots and followed his family out into the lake!  He even dove off the back of the boat and tried to fetch a stick under water (most of his head went under).  Water Dog!

Here is Bison with the girls pretty far out from the shore.  He was so cute and we can't wait to do it again.

Go Bison Go! 

It was a special day with a visit from the other Smith family!  Vince was able to join us for some boating time.  The lake was cool and the weather was perfect.  We are blessed to have these great memories!
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.  And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.  And this hope will not lead to disappointment.  For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. 
Romans 5:3-5

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Well here she is!!!!  Today we picked up our girl from Bible Camp!  It was so wonderful to see her.  I can't even tell you how wonderful the feelings are to see your kids after they have been gone! 
This was Olline's first time to camp away from home...overnight!  She is truly growing up and I am not sure how I feel about that.  She is such a joy and I know God is working great things in her life.  We are so blessed to have her.  We are so proud of her going to camp, not knowing anyone and having a blast!
She's an angel!

(note:  The top left and bottom left photos are when we dropped her off.  The big photo of Olline was taken right after we saw her and hugged her.  We had a few tears of joy and that is why her face is so red...heee!  Oh and the middle photo is of the girls saying goodbye...Olline is the one wearing the bright green shorts...can you see her?)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Blog is Working NOW!!!!!

WOW, Finally I think I am able to BLOG!!!!  It has been so long!  I don't even know where to start.  SO.....I am going to keep this one short.  Lots has happened since the peacocks!  First, we picked our first batch of yummy strawberries!!!  Yeah!

Melina went to Bible Camp and had a super great time! Olline goes this Sunday and it will be her first over night, away from home, camp!  PTL!

We even got to watch our friends Dachshunds!  Jenny Lynn and Maui!  SO FUN!

Our Snap Peas are coming out too and our dog Bison like to eat them.  Bad Dog! :)

Can't forget that we celebrated not only America's birthday, we celebrated my parents 60th birthday!  Yeah!  It was a perfect time and we made wonderful memories!  Thanks mom and dad for coming to our little town to celebrate your day!  LOVE YOU!

Here is the birthday couple!  LOVE THEM!

Oh, and the other week Bison learned to swim!  He is a natural! 

We also saved a turtle dad found in the mountains!  Olline liked him!

Here is Bison shaking it off!  He is a proud boy.   
These photos are in no order...just thought I would throw them up here so I could get sort of caught up!  Until next time!!!! Yeah! 
God Bless!
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