Sunday, July 31, 2011

Celebrating Caleb's 14th!

It is hard to believe that the baby of the family turned 14 today! Caleb enjoyed a special request meal with family and friends. After dinner, the evening was filled with playing Trac Ball, eating cake, being entertained by super loud games of Pit, and, of course, assembling his new Lego sets.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sunshine in the Park

Last night we loaded up our Honda Pilot with people and food and headed to Vanderbilt Park to spend a night among music and friends. It was a lot of fun and somehow everyone found a way to enjoy themselves on that beautiful summer night.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vacation in Lake George

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After the end of our lovely day at Tea Island, Rebecca, Dad, Mom, and I stayed up a Lake George for a two-day vacation, as my father had a business meeting the second day in the same area.

Parasailing hundreds of feet above the beautiful waters of Lake George.

Watching the Adirondack Aerial Assualt Beach Vault.

Playing miniature golf at Pirate's Cove, were for the first time in my life I tied Dad 47 to 47!

Dining at the Boathouse, a great restaurant.

Visiting the Saratoga battlefield and seeing a small scale version of one of the battles.

Attending Quaker meeting at Saratoga.

Eating a great lunch, courtesy of Catherine's in the Park, with and Mom by the side of Victoria Pool.

Swimming in Victoria Pool, which was situated in the middle of a large and gorgeous courtyard.

Having a great vacation!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tea Island, Lake George - 2011 Edition

On one of the hottest days of the year, it could not have been more perfect to spend the day at Lake George! This year included many successful attempts at water skiing, leaping off Calf's Pen, adventurous boat rides, a multi-celebratory cake and breathing deep the Adirondack air. Thanks, Sally and Trip, for a wonderful day!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Power of God

I am amazed daily by the power of God, made evident in the physical manifestation of his creation. When reading through the Bible, the numerous supernatural acts that God performs is amazing and really makes you wonder about how powerful our God really is. For instance God made the entire universe out of nothingness. God spoke every thing into being, he said, "Let there be light" and behold there was light. Genesis repeatedly tells us, "God said" and then lists an miraculous event. We all have feared different things at different times, but when we realize that our eternal and all powerful God can just speak and the whole universe obeys his command, there is little to fear. God is in control, and nothing will ever be able to change that simple, yet complex, and completely true fact.
'Cause you speak with thunder and lightning
Your voice shakes the mountains and the foundations of the earth
All I can offer is the fragile breath
And with each one I'll praise you
-Todd Agnew

Our God is greater
Our God is stronger
God you are higher than any other
Our God is Healer
Awesome in power
Our God
-Chris Tomlin

Monday, July 11, 2011

Girls' Outing

The ladies of the family enjoyed a lovely breakfast at the local bakery with our gracious hostess, Sally.

Then, Allie, Becca, and I went biking along the Rail Trail.

Lunch break.

Additions to the Herd at Bentley

Jacob recently bought a new cattle trailer and brought a few of our cows back to the farm that had been vacationing at a neighbor's farm. They came back for training and preparation for the upcoming Dutchess County Fair.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011