Monday, June 18, 2007

Father's Day Filled with Feast and Fun

For the past several years, every Father’s Day…we have gone up to Washington to visit my husband’s dad and his wife.  Yesterday, we continued our tradition: our annual Father’s Day cookout at their place.  My husband’s sister and his niece & nephew (his brother’s kids) were there, too.  We had a big feast and had a great time playing badminton and volleyball. 

We also enjoyed playing a board game called "Clever Endeavor."  You try to guess from clues what the answer might be.  Sometimes we were clueless even after many clues were given :) !

We ended our Father’s Day by taking our kids to play miniature golf at Bullwinkles before heading home.  It’s always lots of fun to spend time with our fabulous father/daddy (my dear husband).

Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Father Is...

A Father is the able hand
That fixed your broken toy,
The arms that used to lift you up
And fill your heart with joy.

He’s the voice that often taught you
The meaning of respect
Or coached you when you threw the ball
And gently would correct.

He’s the shoulder you could lean on,
The eyes that saw you through,
The back that you would ride upon,
The feet that walked with you.

He’s the heart of a Heavenly Father,
Whose love can know no end;
A reflection of Divine Teacher,
True Mentor and Best Friend.

"He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge." Proverbs 14:26
"The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him." Proverbs 20:7

Happy Father’s Day to my beloved husband, the best…the coolest… the greatest daddy in the world!!!!!!!  He is truly a man after God’s own heart and his (our) children are exceedingly blessed.  I wish I had a dad like him :) .

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Fishing Fun

This weekend is "Free Fishing Weekend" in Oregon.  It allows the public to fish, clam, or crab anywhere in Oregon without a fishing license or tag.  Today we took the kids to Henry Hagg Lake to fish.  It was raining all day but we had a great time.  We are true Oregonians :) .  There’s a saying, "A woman who has never seen her husband fishing doesn’t know what a patient man she married!"  Well, now I can say, "A mom who has never seen her kids fishing doesn’t know what patient kids she raised!" :)  They were so thrilled when fish bit and tugged and they got to reel in real wiggling fish.  This is the first fish my 8 year-old son caught but we let it go because it’s too small.  Isn’t it so cute?

Later he got a beautiful rainbow trout…

Then my 13 year-old daugther got one.

Well, the Lord wanted to bless all three kids so He helped my 5 year-old son catch one, too.

We all enjoyed eating delicious fresh fish dish for dinner.  The wonderful aroma still lingers in the air :)

"’Come, follow Me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men.’" Matthew 4:19  Don’t feel discouraged if you haven’t caught anything (anyone).  It takes "patience."  Keep praying for the unreached & unsaved and reaching out sharing the Gospel with love (…love is patient…)!  Oh..the thrill of leading someone into God’s kingdom is worth all the work and waiting!