Monthly Archives: September 2009

Cool items for children

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I like to browse blogs and, in doing so, often hop onto finding a really cool website full of funky items for children – as is the case with Vessel. I’ve never owned any items from this company but I just might in the future (can anyone say eBay?).

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Camp Marannook FAMILY CAMP

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I’ve mentioned Camp Marannook before here, here, and here – but I wanted to share (AGAIN) about our amazing time there as a family this past weekend. We attended their bi-annual Family Camp and it was so much fun, even though it rained a good bit of our time there. We played in the maze, soaked each other with water guns, rode the cable car down the zip line, did a few ropes courses, made new friends, listened to godly advice and Scripture, sang some hymns, walked many trails, ate delicious meals, enjoyed gracious hosts, and slept in a wonderful cabin. I highly recommend any family to go on this retreat!

Tired of Singing Sad Songs, by Sarabeth Geoghegan

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Heather and I are saturating ourselves with SBG’s new music. Can’t get enough.

The pavement is soaking wet, the snow hasn’t fallen yet

I whisper your name and I can see my breath

And I’m tired of singing sad songs

The world’s fallen fast asleep and I’m walking down the street

I whisper your name without the heaviness

And I’m tired of singing sad songs

When the flowers bloom darling we will too After a hard cold winter

And the birds fly home with a lighter load They’re singing a hymn of summer

Ooh, ooh

The willow has lost her leaves naked she does not weep

She whispers “it’s finally time to breathe”

And she’s tired of singing sad songs

All I have are memories and really that’s fine with me

I whisper your name, smile and believe

That it’s time to sing a new song

When the flowers bloom darling we will too After a hard cold winter

And the birds fly home with a lighter load They’re singing a hymn of summer

Ooh, ooh

Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh oooh ooh, etc.

I’m tired of singing sad songs

Uncle Stuart comes to town

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My brother, Stuart, is in town on business so we had him over to eat dinner with us last night (it beats spending money at McDonald’s, right, Stu?). After gobbling down some pork chops, mashed taters, salad, fruit, and rolls, we went outside to enjoy the last 30 minutes of daylight together. My children love their uncle and it was a nice break to have them climb all over him instead of me for a while.