October 5, 2009


Outside my window… (and down the road a bit)….

The fair came into town not long ago, and the kids had a blast!  Here are a few of my favorite pictures:

They must have gone down this slide 60 times over the course of the night… I couldn’t believe their legs didn’t give out on them!daybook 10

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This is the “big boat” ride that made us all sick (and scared the kids!) last year.  I tried to talk them out of riding it this year, but they were convinced they could handle it.  I think they were mistaken.  Check out these faces!

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If that’s not a face filled with regret, I don’t know what is!  When she got off the ride, she said to me “Mommy, I am NOT riding that next year!”  I seem to remember hearing a similar statement last year.  We’ll see.

Between the kids allowance money, and the money Daddy pitched in when they ran out, we spent over $50 at the bunny booth where the kids had to throw a ping pong ball into one of the very shallow clear bowls (if they threw one into a blue bowl, they’d just win a stuffed bunny) that were circling around in a pool of water.  Needless to say, the chances weren’t in their favor (which was just fine with Daddy.)  It would have been cheaper to have just bought a bunny there (they had them for sale, as well) but, in my husband’s words: “we spent fifty dollars trying NOT to win a bunny!”


Unfortunately for him, it didn’t quite work out that way…

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I’d easily give another $50 to have caught a picture of my daughters face when, at the VERY end of the night, RIGHT before the fair closed, she finally won her bunny.  Words just can’t express the look on her face.  She was so excited her whole body was shaking!  On a side note, can you believe we have yet ANOTHER animal in this house?!  My poor, poor husband!

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I am thankful… that our new pet took to litter-box training quickly and easily… notwithstanding the times she’s peed on me while we were supposed to be cuddling on the couch.  :)

From the kitchen… This week we’re celebrating the feast of tabernacles (Lev 23:34, Deu 16:13, Zec 14:16-19, Joh 7:2) so we’ll be eating a lot of nutritious outdoor foods like hot dogs and marshmallows.  :)

A few plans for the rest of the week… Sleeping in tents, campfires, visits with friends and family.


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10 Responses to October 5, 2009

  1. Jerri says:

    Gorgeous pictures! I love the story about spending $50 to NOT win a bunny!

  2. Elena says:

    Wonderful pictures (all fo them)!
    I’m gald to know you and yours are fine and I pray for you.

  3. Mrs. Parunak says:

    SUCH fun to see a blog post from you again. I loved the bunny story! And, I already told you this, but your pictures from your photo shoot are gorgeous!!!

    • Rina says:

      Thank you so much, Mrs. P! After that last email I sent you, it was really nice to feel like I finally “nailed” a shoot! :) I had so much fun… I can’t wait to get another newborn! :) Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement. I don’t know what I’d do without you there to keep spurring me on!

  4. Beautiful pictures and what an adorable bunny — maybe even worth $50 + dollars!

  5. Karinann says:

    The pictures of the infant are precious. Thanks for sharing them.

  6. Oh Rina…I LOVE the pics of your girls on the boat ride, that is absolutely hilarious! The baby pics are just gorgeous…I so wish we lived close so you could do mine someday. It is so good to “see” you back! How are you feeling these days?


    • Rina says:

      I’m doing good, Meghann and Michelle, thanks so much for asking! I’m feeling a lot better lately and am hoping to be back to my “normal” self soon. Maybe I’ll even start blogging more frequently again. :) Meghann, if I haven’t said it before, I’m rejoicing over your new house! That’s very exciting, and it sounds like it’s perfect for you. Michelle, I appreciate your prayers so much. THANK YOU. I just read about what has been going on with you lately, Michelle, and I want you to know that I’ll be praying for you and your family as well. I’ll write more on your blog.