Sunday, February 20, 2011

Robin, Robin!

Each year, as the weather begins to warm and we being to long for spring to arrive, we search diligently on Providence Prairie to spot our first Robin of the season.

And when we find him, we celebrate with something yummy in nature- like these beautiful Valentine themed cupcakes that Rachel created!
Hooray for spring!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Once In a Blue Moon Outhouse

One of the youngsters ran back inside from playing and announced that we had two moons in the outhouse!  I walked outside to see what the astronomical anecdote was about. . . and sure enough, we were seeing a double waning crescent due to a very unique angle of the sun and an open outhouse door.

This brought us to thinking. . . we had always heard that a blue moon was the second full moon that occurred in a single calendar month.  After some research, it appears that this is not correct, but simply an interpretation error that took place in 1946.  Technically, each season (groups of three months beginning with the vernal equinox) normally has three full moons.  When a fourth appears within the three consecutive months, such as between the fall equinox and the winter solstice as it did in November 2010, the third moon is considered to be the blue moon.  As such, we will have no blue moon again until August 31, 2012.

In the meantime, we can still call our outhouse phenomena a "blue moon" event as it has never been observed prior to this and may not happen again if the outhouse door is always properly closed!  Once in a blue moon. . .

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Circuit Around the Sun...

A circuit around the sun...  brings us to Valentine's Day and Trey and Clair's very first anniversary!!!

Congratulations to you both!

What a very eventful and full year it has been! We love you and pray that God will bestow upon you many more years of blessing and of serving Him together!

For those who love to reminisce, there are plenty of pictures


Last February 14th was a splendidly beautiful day- the sun shone brightly on the snow covered ground- a day in which the joy and blessing of the Lord was poured out on you both and each of us.

Congratulations, Trey and Clair!  We love you!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

First Visit to Providence Prairie

Aww. . . Mommy, Daddy, and Justus make their first visit to Providence Prairie!  Just 8 days old!

Monday, February 7, 2011

And Two Are Now Three

Congratulations Ryan and Amanda on the dear little package that God sent to fill your quiver on February 1, 2011!

We love you Justus William!