A Father's Love

As I watched our kids play with their Dad this recent vacation time at Eden I was thanking God for my husband and how he is willing to spend time with his kids.
I was also thanking God for the healing that has been occurring in our family, the strengthening of our family bond, and the way He is leading us.

Watching him interact with Mikayla, Kirsten, Ben and James I could see him meeting each of them where they are at....just like our Heavenly Father meets each of us where we are at!

1 John 3:1See what kind of love the Father has given to us,
that we should be called children of God; and so we are.

Children of the Heav'nly Father
Children of the heav'nly Father
Safely in His bosom gather;
Nestling bird nor star in Heaven
Such a refuge e'er was given.

God His own doth tend and nourish;
In His holy courts they flourish;
From all evil things He spares them;
In His mighty arms He bears them.

Eden Nature Park Flowers

We just spent three days at Eden Nature Park for a vacation. The kids have off this week for fall break.
Below are some family and floral pictures. The vegetation here in the Philippines is gorgeous - pictures don't really do justice to how beautiful the flowers and foliage is here.

Family Photos

We had family photos taken yesterday by a professional photographer. We were outside at an beautiful hotel setting by the beach! I took some of my own photos while we were having photos taken! Enjoy!

James, the photographer. He does great photos!

We invited Arlene, Chaim, and Shaul to come. They are like
a second family to James and Jerard.

Arlene is known as "Lola" (grandma) to James and Jerard.
She has helped care for them since we got them.
Chaim and Shaul are "Kuya" (older brother) to the boys.

The two James.

Coming Up The Street

I've had people ask me what the street we live on looks like.
Here it is.............

Starting up the street from the main road

Walking up the hill.

Our house is at the top of the hill on the right hand side.
The street we live on is a dead-end street which is nice as there
is not much traffic.

Our house. There is an empty lot next to us which is grown over
with vegetation.

Soccer Season Ends

The After School Soccer (Football) season ended on Wednesday.
Ben really enjoys playing and Mikayla really enjoyed helping out coach the little kids.

Warming up.

Mikayla helping coach the little kids.

Go for the goal, Ben!

Mikayla: happy, hot and tired!

Receiving an end-of-season trophy.

Another season complete!