Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cry in your mouth...

I had a really good chuckle today. A friend of mine had my two little girls and her youngest daughter, two 8 year old's and a 4 year old. They were at her house playing babies, and what's more making their babies cry. Like we don't hear enough real crying and whining that we have to hear "play" cry and whine.
As the babies were crying and making all sorts of annoying noises, my 8 year old Chloe tells all the babies, "Cry in your mouth if you are going to cry!" WHAT!! I think I rolled off my seat. I never say that, so I don't know where she got it, but I am going to coin the phrase!! Cry in your mouth! In other words "I don't want to hear it."
I began to think, I wonder if God does that with us. He listens to us whine all the time at him. We don't like something, we think something else is unfair or we just don't want to obey, so we whine at Him. I wonder if he ever says, "Andrea, cry in your mouth for pity sake!" "Don't you know I give you so much, and you have to go around and cry and whine when you don't get your way...just cry in your mouth!" I laugh out loud as I write it and how completely funny those words are. I don't know if the Lord would say it quite like that but I would if I were God...good thing I am not.
So just remember when you are throwing your temper tantrum to Jesus about what you didn't receive, or what you don't want to do...cry in your mouth!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We're Home...

The Thiele's went on their 2nd annual camping trip with the Amstutz Family to Woods Canyon Lake It was such a relaxing time and our prayers worked, we did not have flooding rain!! We did have rain, but we didn't have to build an ark...or use our blow up mattresses as floatation devices. Chloe prayed one night for the rain to pass, and sure enough it did!! The first thing she did when we said our prayers for bed, was thank Jesus for letting the storm go by was so sweet!
We took up two camp sites, the same ones we had last year. Next year we will need three. It was fun to imagine all 11 of us camping once Meskerem, Eyob and Samuel get here. My heart breaks for them as we wait...and wait...and wait...Lord, bring them home quickly!

All the kids had so much fun, I will stop talking and let the pictures speak for them selves!

The highlight of the trip...Bald Eagles in the wild! The nested by the lake, the nest was about 8 feet in diameter. The baby eagle, was getting ready to fly. They are so majestic and beautiful, it was a joy to watch such a beautiful creation!

This beautiful butterfly frequented our campsite. I was able to capture him on this flower, he was about the size of my palm.

Born to camp

Every afternoon God brought beautiful clouds and soft rain

Tara on the boat

Coral, in the grass...yes she still had fun with a broken foot and a cast

A beautiful sunset on Woods Canyon Lake

Bryan with his tough fisherman look...scary

My tent buddies
Chloe's BIG catch!! She was so excited!

Cyilea's BIG catch...she was even more excited!! She had her pole and was waiting patiently then she said "Daddy, I think I have a fish!" Bryan checked the line (not believing her) and said you will have to wait honey. So she did wait for a couple of more minutes then she said "SERIOUSLY Daddy, seriously, I have a fish". So dad said, "reel it in then." Bryan still didn't think that Cyilea had caught anything, but to his surprise...SHE DID! Both girls started jumping up and down hugging each other.

Well as fisherman stories go...I caught a fish this.....big.....and Bryan did!

My little Christopher, he too...born to camp

On our hike to the lake

Cailee, Cyilea, Christopher and Tara

Coral boating

Coral, Tyler, Taylor and Dean on Woods Canyon lake

My beautiful girl, Cailee

Cardar The Barbarian (his woodsman name)

Too Cute

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