We spent two days at the museum last year and two days again this time. You really need two days to see it all. We like to hear the speakers when we go too. It is almost like being at a really good home school conference! :o)
It is all very well done!
The little boys love Buddy Davis! We were so excited when we realized he was there this time. :o)
The weather was perfect while we were there. I am glad our trip is over now that the colder temperatures have hit!
Two of my munchkins.
I love my girls!
My oldest with my youngest.
Matthew loves studying apologetics and creation. Ken Ham is his hero! :o)
My oldest two being goofy. Well, McKenzie was being goofy. The two of them have always been so close even though their personalities are so different! :o)
The place is beautiful!
Fun at the petting zoo.
Marc being goofy. (Maybe that is where McKenzie gets it! :o)
Myles doing what he loves. I hope the two of them always love each other as much as they do now!
The crew-- minus Macheus.
It is so neat to have a place where your children can learn so much TRUTH!
Being goofy......... again. :o)
Malachi David posing with David.
It was a great trip building memories with our children. I am so thanful for ministries like Answers in Genesis that have such great resources for us to use with our children. We have many of their books, DVDs and we subscribe to their magazine. We are looking forward to the Ark Encounter being built!
"But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence," 1 Peter 3:15
Life is crazy fast, packed way too full and I often get overwhelmed at how I'm going to get it all done. I often get grouchy and take it out on the ones that I love the most. This evening as I sat down to spend some time with my second born daughter, I thought about how fleeting childhood is. We are reading Beautiful Girlhood and doing the companion study guide together. I read the chapter about girlhood slipping away and could hear the bustling upstairs of my oldest daughter. I could hear the laughter of my youngest daughter grading some schoolwork with my husband in the living room, and I knew my three little boys were tucked safely in bed. (Not sure where my oldest boy was. :o) Anyway, back to the book study.... I remember, not so long ago, reading this same book with McKenzie. I remember how we would sit down to read it and she would get so frustrated when the topic would often be something that she had been struggling with! :o) I am so incredibly thankful that despite the mistakes we have made, the blundering along the way, the heartache she has had to go through at times, that she has grown into the wonderful, Godly young lady that she is today. I am very thankful for all of my children. They aren't perfect, but they are all such good kids. I have a faithful husband that loves the Lord and strives HARD after His ways. He leads our family and I never doubt his love and devotion to me or to our children. This post was completely unplanned and random, but as I sat here thinking about how blessed I am I knew I needed to write it down.
One of the neat things about having children is to see their unique personalities. Myles is a very independent little fellow. I think it is important to find the meaning of a name before we name our babies. When we picked out his name we looked at two different spellings of it. "Miles" means merciful and "Myles" means soldier. We liked the idea of a strong name like "Myles Truth". He is certainly living up to his name!
He is a sweet, sweet little boy. He is probably our most affectionate child. He loves to cuddle and give hugs and kisses. He adores his baby brother and is sometimes smothering with the love he gives him. However, even with all of this "sweetness", he is head strong little boy!
I think the hardest thing with Myles is that he is very independent and has no fear. He has wandered off where he wasn't supposed to "following the dog" on more than one occasion.
This evening was one of the worst though. Marc put Myles to bed and I headed to the grocery store. We have been out of town and we were out of just about everything. When I got home I found out that Marc had gone back upstairs to put Malachi to bed and caught Myles coming in the window. He left his flashlight and hat out on the roof! I was literally shaking while I put our groceries away!
Needless to say, the windows upstairs will all stay shut and locked the rest of the fall.
These hay bales are a lot higher than they look in these pictures. This shows his personality! :o)
Madeline and Myles look the most alike.
McKenzie and her "look alike".
Goofy Mariah and her little "look alike". :o) I think it is neat that each of the girls have a little brother that looks like them. Mariah looks a little bit like Matthew too.
When we settled down after the roof scare tonight Marc said he knows that the Lord is going to do mighty things through Myles' life one day. I believe He will........ if he survives his childhood! :o)
"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;" Psalms 127:3-5
"And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” Nehemiah 4:14
Marc and Marcy
McKenzie Elizabeth & Daniel
Matthew Edward Fletcher
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9