-Clarence Budington Kelland
If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.
Friday, September 30, 2011
-Clarence Budington Kelland
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Last night we had a practical Bible lesson and did a family scavenger hunt to illustrate Psalm 119:105
(Before you give me too much credit, you should know the idea came from Family Life's Just Add Family)
I wrote down a list of scavenger hunt items.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
It was all going so well until the very end. Right after I snapped this picture (and knew she didn't look right), Ruthie vomited and fell at my feet. The girl played so hard, she had heat exhaustion. We quickly got her cooled down and she perked back up to her normal self within a few hours.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I have been working less during the day so it is hard for me to bring myself to send her.
I know it is good for her to have friends, learn her ABCs and all that stuff, but when it comes time to walk out the door and drop her off, I just can't do it.
I just like having her around too much.
I had every intention of sending her today. Then I remembered this place called the Orange Show that I have been wanting to check out. As soon as my neighbor said she and her 3 year old could join us, I knew that we would be skipping school once again.
We got there to find out that it is actually closed during the week, but we took a few pictures and played a little anyway.
The ABCs can wait another day.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
We went to dinner and he took a few happy birthday calls from family and friends. It must be hard being that loved.
We wrapped up the experience with a trip to the Rainforest Pyramid.
Friday, September 16, 2011
A friend asked me the other day what the deal was with cupcakes these days. I don't know, but I am a fan! Long live the cupcake! :)
A little sugar high and we were all dancing to the music overhead.
Yes, long live the cupcake!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
We also went to the Colosseum. It was amazing to walk around the grounds and think about all of the Christians who were martyred there.
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(this was taken by the mom who has a baby in the bed next to us. It pretty much sums up our day) It's been a night. I think I jin...