Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Matthew's 15th birthday, and Mother's Day!

It is hard to believe that my "little" brother is already 15:)...Time truly does fly!! It is always  good to start the day right; Here Matthew is enjoying a soft pillow, bagels and a toffee steamer. 

Quality time with Daddy:)

Dirt cake for dessert.

"When you do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." George Washington Carver

One thing Matthew really wanted was a r/c plane; as you can see, he got one!!! 

Mother's Day should be every day...so...on Wednesday Mommy was given these flowers.
I Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

After church we were able to make Mommy a special meal; Seasoned Chickens, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Gravy, (which is the only thing that Mom made), and Black Bowtie Cheesecake.

A very few reasons that we are grateful for our Mother.
1. Life!
2. A listening ear whenever we need one!
3. Gently discipling us when we needed it!
4. Being a wonderful cook!
5. Knowing how to sew us clothes, instead of spending extra money on them!
6. Loving God, then Daddy with all your heart!
7. Giving up your evenings (well at least part of it) in reading us all stories!
8. Homeschooling us instead of sending us to public school!
9. Teaching us, by example, how to treat others kindly!
10. Cheerfully doing little tasks day after day after day!

"Genuine love is giving without any expectation of personal gain."

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  1. Curious...when you said "seasoned chickens" do you mean those cornish game hens?

    1. We got the seasoned chickens at Doug's. You can get quite a few different flavors. We always get the BBQ flavor.

  2. Happy birthday to an awesome bro-in-law and Mother's Day to an incredible mom!!! Love you guys!!! -Emily :)

  3. Happy Birthday Matthew! Can't believe you're 15!