Friday, March 18, 2011

My Grandpa....

My Grandpa Conklin will turn 90 while we are traveling. So this little post is a tribute to him:

My Grandpa has helped shape the woman I am today. I grew up doing chores with him, playing baseball in his yard, eating dinner at his table, and generally, being around Grandma and him most of my growing up years. When I was younger, I remember Grandpa as being quiet, but you never wondered where you stood with him. He was a steady and strong influence in my life. Now that I am grown, I enjoy going back to Iowa to visit Grandma and him. I appreciate his love for me, his sense of humor, and his dedication to those he loves, especially Grandma. Most of all, I love how he loves the Lord. His prayers are powerful and I love to be near him when he is praying. Thank you, Grandpa, for loving me. Thank you for praying for me. And have a most wonderful birthday!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Green Eggs and Ham

I will have to say that this was the most fun Dr. Seuss Day for us to date! We began the morning with green eggs and bacon, compliments of Chef Daddy. Alec LOVES his eggs to be colored!
We then spent the entire afternoon at friends' house, doing Dr. Seuss activities and just enjoying time with each other. Even the two oldest guys (10 and 11) completed a Dr. Seuss informational scavenger hunt.....I now know many more interesting facts about Dr. Seuss! Thank you to the D. family for the fun day!