Wednesday, August 29, 2012

How He Loves Us

Oh, how He loves us!

I'm sitting up with my sweet Blessing right now, late at night, watching worship videos on YouTube, because Blessing needs to stay up until midnight tonight.  She has an EEG tomorrow, and that requires her to be sleep-deprived in advance (to ensure a good nap during the test.)  I will have to wake her at 4 am, also.  She's NOT going to love that, let me tell you!  My girl likes to sleep.  (Me, too, for that matter!)

Oh, but she is such a beautiful girl, so cuddly and happy to get to stay up late with mom.  Her eyes light up and she laughs and smiles and grabs at my arm when each worship song starts.  She is not able to talk or to sing, but oh, my Blessing loves to worship the Lord!  I think this song is one of her favorites.  She is such a blessing to me, this lovely little girl.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012


Before we headed home from our camping trip, 
we decided to spend the day in Westport:

Camping at the Beach

Grayland Beach State Park is our favorite place to camp!  We stay in this ADA campsite, privately tucked away at the very back of the campground, right next to the beach.  The kids drift off to sleep to the lullaby of the Pacific.  There is a paved loop that sees no traffic, so the kids can run and play freely all day long.  I could live right here! 

Gracie built a little tent, little campfire, and little breakfast for her little friends

"Daddy?  This coffee tastes like boots."

not sure why water is so much more exciting when we are camping

Micah relaxing in the tent

Blessing sleeping in

racing around the loop

the water was really, really exciting for Gideon

after watching the big brothers, Gideon got up the courage to try out the water

Gideon's trail

Gideon could have stayed here forever, splashing and feeling the waves move around him

sandy, soaked, and satisfied . . . heading back to camp for lunch

our campsite

Micah even ventured out of the tent for some yogurt
Camping at the beach is awesome!  
(And it didn't hurt that it was not 
pouring down rain all weekend, either!)