Tuesday, June 24, 2008

To Everything There is a Season

We have had soooooo much fun blogging these past few months! It has been especially enjoyable for us to use the blog as a means to keep in touch with all of you.

Having a blog has also served as a tool to encourage our creative endeavors and has also helped us document all of life’s special moments and God’s work in our lives.

Thanks so much to you all for caring to read our family’s highlights. And a special thanks to our commenters! Your interaction has been the BEST part for us!

From all of us at the Bowes Family farm we sincerely thank you again, and send a bloggy farewell for now!

P.S. If in the future, we are inspired to blog again, let us know if you’d like us to notify you of any blog address changes!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Beautiful Music!

"It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to your name, O Most High . . ."
Psalm 92:1
Saturday afternoon we were treated to the girls'
piano and violin recital.
Lydia and Caroline on the piano . . .
Well done, Lydia and Caroline!
We could really hear how much you have progressed!
You both played very well!
We loved listening to your beautiful music!
Keep it up!
Caroline played a duet with their teacher, Mrs. Holmes.
We love Mrs. Holmes.
She is such a wonderful person, friend and teacher.
We are so grateful that she was able to take on Caroline and Lydia as her students.
Thank you, Cynthia, for the tremendous blessing you are to us!
And then Victoria and Valerie were delightful on their violins!
(It was the first time Valerie and Victoria had played their violins in a recital.)

Their teacher, Miss Katie, accompanied them on the piano.
We love Miss Katie!
She is so fun, such a sweet person and a great teacher.
Thank you, Miss Katie, for the special blessing you are to us!

Good job, Valerie and Victoria! You did great!
Your music was lovely!
You have come a long way in a fairly short amount of time!
Keep it up!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Welcome Summer!

Hello summer! We're so glad you're here!
So much so, we can't help but cheer!
While we put our rubber boots and umbrellas away,
Please settle in for a nice long stay!
And we'll enjoy each and every minute,
Of your warm and memorable visit!
Though we love fall, winter, and spring,
We are grateful to God for the blessings YOU bring!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Walking in the Way . . .

The Path to Beauty

"Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws,
we wait for you;
your name and renown are the desire of our hearts."
Isaiah 26:8

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Timmyism - "What Do You Want on Your Birthday Cake?"

Timothy, at his tender age of three-and-a-half, is in a stage where discussing the "theme" of one's birthday party is a very important facet of planning one's birthday celebration. He has recently begun asking each of us, "What do you want on your birthday cake?" This, of course, means . . . "What kind of decorations would you like?"

A couple of weeks before Lydia's birthday, Timothy started the discussion on party themes once again. When we asked him what HE would want on his cake, he replied that he wanted "Lydia" on his cake. Then, he asked what Lydia would want on HER cake. She said, "Well, I would like a 'Timmy' on my cake, because I love him SO much!"

This sparked an idea in my head about surprising the two of them with an edible photograph of Timothy on her cake. I called several places, and all their printers were broken. So, I thought up "plan B", and while Lydia was not with us one day, we took several photos of Timothy (most of them were ones that Lydia had taken) to Staples and had them laminated!

And wallah . . . .we had ourselves a "Timmy" party!