Monday, January 21, 2013

The Valley

Lately there have been some beautiful pictures of the Lewiston Hill on facebook and I thought I would share my perspective.

We were coming down the hill the other day and the clouds were positioned so that half of the valley was cast in shadow.  My pictures do not do justice to what we saw, but I like them anyway.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bringing In the New Year

This year we stayed home to celebrate the coming of a new year.  Bailee was the only one who went off to be with friends.

I found this great idea online about having a little treat and activity to mark each hour.  We started at six.  It worked great.  It gave us something to look forward to each hour.  Most of ours had to do with praying for people, but we did watch a movie and play the Wii also.

This is use a few minutes into 2013.  Luken had crashed around 8:30, his usual bed time.  Before, during, and after the taking of this picture, a serious case of the sillies was happening.  If you have never seen Leister sillies, you are missing out.

We are looking forward to 2013 and all that God has for us and all of you.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sam Turns 10. Yes, really?!

If this doesn't amaze you, it does me.  I cannot believe she has entered into the double digits.  I know in a few short years she will be my second teen.  I am praying for preparedness now.  I have to admit I wasn't for Bailee.  I thought I was, but I was kidding myself.  I want to congratulate all parents who make it through the teen years with both them and their teens intact.  

Our Sam is turning into quite the young woman.  She is also very tall.  She has only six inches until she is the same height as her big sister.  

As you can see, her birthday gifts consisted of a lot of money.  With that money, she has bought herself a Kindle Fire.  I will post a picture when it gets here.  She is my reader, so I am very excited for her to have this.  I am also excited to check it out, because right now, I am contemplating buying myself a Kindle Fire or an iPad Mini with my Christmas money.

The picture below was taken by Bailee.  I love it.  And just so you know, she got all those candles out in one puff.