August 1, 2010
Timmerman Family Reunion in Rock Rapids, Iowa
On Wednesday night, we had fun at the Scott County Fair in Jordan, Minnesota. Miss Sheri thought the rabbits were pretty neat, until the boys started asking if we could buy one of our own!
I never knew bunnies were such dangerous creatures! Since we’re a family that averages less than 10 fingers each, we figured we’d better take this warning pretty seriously.
That lasted for about 5 minutes and then Luke decided he wanted to test the sign’s accuracy. He thought that feeding the bunnies sounded like a really good idea…. Lucky for him, he still walked away from those fairgrounds with all 9 of his fingers!
The boys and I had a bunch of fun playing classic carnival games. That is until my mom plopped down right next to us to relieve herself. That kind of put a damper on the rest of the evening!
On Saturday, we headed to Rock Rapids, Iowa to participate in the annual Timmerman Family Reunion. It was quite a Hoot!
The boys and I can only take the heat so long at the family reunion before the nearby community pool starts beckoning our names. We just love tossing ourselves into that cool blue water as quickly as we possibly can.
Avery kind of has a Jordanesque way of throwing himself off the diving board. Just put a basketball in his left arm and he’d be a spitting image of old number 23!
Luke had a personal victory of sorts this weekend when he finally conquered his fears and went down a completely covered waterslide! Next time, we’ll even have him try it with actual water going down it!
Shortly after this photo was taken, the lifeguard blew her whistle at us and told us we weren’t allowed to do this kind of thing. I think she may have been a little bit jealous of our talent, but one can never be too sure about these things.
On Saturday night we hung out at the farm and rode around on some of the smaller vehicles they have. Luke took his mom out for quite the ride!On Saturday night we hung out at the farm and rode around on some of the smaller vehicles they have. Luke took his mom out for quite the ride!
He then came back and spun his brother around the fields in this fancy go cart. Lucky for all of us, we came home with the same number of fingers and toes and the bones that we had attached to each other before the weekend seemed to still all be in the same places. So we got that going for us!
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Still The Light, By Cameo Smith (Mt. Wolf, PA)
Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
their smiles were contagious,
their laughter filled the air…
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say.
Remembering nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“This is Heaven.” declared a small boy. “we’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
In that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew to the arms of their King
As they lingered in the warmth of His blessed embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”
When He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”
“may this country be delivered from the hands of fools”
“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”
Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“Come now my children, let me show you around.”
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”