Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Post Not Regarding St. Patrick

My sincerest apologies for not posting yesterday! Absent-minded it is, I simply forgot it was Wednesday. =}
All-light, to catch you all up on ... Valentine's and The Cousins' Visit! =)

Ah, Andrew was a chum and let me use his cam-er-a to take some festive photos on Valentine's.
{disclaimer: they are by *no* means good - point of fact, I can immediately see at least three things wrong with the photo below - but, I was merely enjoying the use of a camera that focuses and has nice quality. *shing*}

Enjoying The Camera
(unlike me, Andrew does not take to naming his electronics ;)

{ ^ where's Waldo? Er, rather, Andrew? =}

I just love it when It does that! =]

Aren't they fun! Given and inspired by Meghan R. M - thanks awfully, Meg. =)

~Awkward Valentine~

Do you see Heidi-girl's height?! Nearly as tall as me. =O But, I am okay with that now. =]

February 17th has been much anticipated, and it did not disappoint! =D
Praise God!

Our leetle Elfy came for a visit!

Evin super looks like Erik did when he was a wee child. =)

The very muchly fun and awesome relatives came for a weekend visit!

Heidi, Olive, Gabby, and Kayla!

{Would you believe it! Gabby - next to Oly - is 14, and Kayla is 12! And it seems that they grow at least an inch in between every time I see them! =O}

Cousin visits are intended for many things ...
listed among them:

Bringing Hamlet and Ophelia to life!

Going Virtually Bowling

(ok, so we were going to bowl; howevah, upon arriving, we were informed that Tivoli's was rented out the entire day ... and that, citizen, is what is known as, Virtually Bowling =)

Playing RISK by Candle-light

It was good to have the Anthony-child in our van again =)
The first thing I said when I saw him was, "Anthony! You're home!"
(for those of you who don't remember or didn't know, he stayed with us for two months last Summer =)

Yeh, we're pretty close. =] And oi, do we miss them!
There are other things that we did together; regrettably, and not regrettably, they were not captured on digital cameras (but believe you me! I shall not soon forget jumping streams and accidentally stepping through the ice with the dear children ;P).

The weather has been particularly obliging this week (apparently the groundhog did not see his shadow ;), and it has been grand to be in the out-of-doors!

I received an email from a friend this week, and in it she gave me a verse:
II Samuel 22:20
"He brought me forth also into a large place: He delivered me, because He delighted in me."
Is that not just the craziest thing?!
He delights in us.
{thanks M =)}
What really gets me, is to think that before the foundation of the world was made, He knew me (along with the other 7 billion some individuals alive today!) and wanted me to be born.
I simply cannot fathom that.
He knew all the times that I'd fail Him; but, He still chose to create me.
How great is our God!

"Don't let anyone else take your job what God created you for!"


Post Script
Thanks very muchly to those of you who submitted a comment on the last post! Liv was super blessed. =)

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  1. Awer! Ya look so cute in your valentine outfit + the scarf! <3 Aren't big cameras just beastly amazing!? Great picture perfect post, I say. ;} I missin' ya, buddy ole' pal. <3 =( Glad y'all had a good time! Praying for y'alls. *Winker Face*

    1. Ans I miss you like...well, like a Monkey misses it's Banana! I'm thinkin' we need to talk soon. =) <3 you so much!

  2. Oh Fia, I enjoyed this post very much. What a joy to have cousins visit and get your permit! *Watch out everyone, there's another Fredrickson released on the roadway, (actually, the Fredricksons that drive, and I have been in the car with when driving, are very safe drivers. There's nothing to fear.) Evin does look a lot like Erik, and boy is he growing up! :) Playing Risk by candlelight sounds awesome, do you remember who won? You have no pictures of the nursing home! :( Oh well, I guess not everything can be captured on camera.
    That was awesome finish, it is *twuly* amazing that God delights in us despite our mistakes and falling. And because He will delights in us, He doesn't just let remain in the dark, but He delivers us! Praise the Lord! :)

    1. It's so much fun to have you on here, Schell! =} Your comments make me smile *fow* definitely. ;)

    2. Aw, well I enjoy reading your blogs, Fia. They brighten my day!

  3. Hi, I found your blog from Jessica Shae and I've also seen your super-amazing senior portraits on Evie's photography blog. Thanks for your fun words, girl! I too adore names. And I'm currently trying to decide what to name my Canon...

    1. Hi, Rachel! Nice to meet you. =) I'm so glad you stopped by! Oh yes, aren't names just the grandest! May you have good success in naming your Canon (let me know when you've found one =)!

  4. Lovely post, dear, and so nice to see what you've been up to lately, since I no longer see you so often. :(

    You're a fine picture-taker, too. (Ellie things so, too--she's my Canon.)

    Mrs. S

    1. Thanks awfully, Mrs. S! I know right? It's so sad not having our chat time. =( Ah well, at least I get to see you on 2nd and 3rd Sundays. =) Aw, that is for sure sweet of you and Ellie (yes! I'm not the only one who names electronics! =).


Thanks muchly for commenting ... it was terribly chummy of you. =)