Saturday, June 18, 2011

Our little humanitarian

It was so precious, Harley was talking to Kayla about
going to the Dominican Republic and explaining to her
how a lot of them have very little money for food. It must
have touched her heart in a very sweet way because
several hours later she had made a sign and was asking
to ride her bike around the neighborhood to collect money.

The sign read:
Please give
me 2 dollars
for the kids
that have
no food
I gotta say I was very apprehensive at first. I didn't want her riding around the neighborhood asking for money. I didn't think anyone would take her seriously. I finally asked, "Kayla, what are you going to say when you knock on someone's door?" What came out of her mouth was so precious I would have given her $20 to feed the kids. I looked at Harley and we gave her the ok.
She ended up collecting $10

This is a picture of the end result.
Harley was able to buy food and deliver it with 2 of his co-workers to this very deserving family.

Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD,
and he will reward them for what they have done.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Circus

We had a great time at the circus with the Schmidt famiy and the Heater family. We enjoyed getting there a couple hours early to preview the animals in the parking lot and participate in their pre-show event down on the arena floor. The kids thought it was lots of fun!!
Part of the pre-show event. The girls with a clown/fairy/bee???

First time getting a snow cone. Pretty special times

The kids are already asking if they can go next year. I guess we'll have to see

Hiking at Glen Eyrie

We had a wonderful visit with the Pam, Randy & Boys. It was a whole week packed with hiking, sightseeing, fellowship and fun! The Schmidt boys absolutely loved Colorado so we hope to see them back in 2 years. We took a million pictures but here are just a few.
The whole group (minus Nathan) at the base of a waterfall
The Schmidt family
(Randy is my cousin from my dad's side)
They currently live in Taiwan and are here in the
states for the next 2 months. They have 3
amazing boys that are just a delight to be around.
Our cute little family :)
Amy and kids
The Schmidt's again at Garden of the Gods
I love this family!!!
Thanks for visiting Colorado guys, come again!
We had a great time!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Cousins and slurpees, how fun!!
More pictures from the Schmidt visit to come

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


It was cute, Kayla and Lydi were helping Malia ride her little lion.
I was going for that perfect picture but Malia didn't want anything to do with it. Kayla and Lydi look great but Malia has had enough.