Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving Pictures

Nana, Papa and all 7 grandkids.
Aunt Jess, Esther and new baby Gideon at the hospital.
Here are all of the kids in their new PJs from Grammie B. Thanks mom!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanksgiving in Michigan

Josh and Jess hosted us for Thanksgiving '07 and it will forever remain a special day because we welcomed the newest member to the Crisp clan shortly after midnight on Thanksgiving Day. Gideon Joshua was born just a few hours after everyone arrived and both Jess and Gideon are home and doing great. He was 7lbs, 3oz and is beautiful and healthy. Sooo, we postponed our Thanksgiving meal until the new family member was able to join us. The kids all did really well together and we enjoyed our visit so much as always! Keep Josh, Jess, Olivia, Garrett and Esther in your thoughts and prayers over the next few months as they adjust to welcoming a newborn into their already busy household. Pics to follow soon.

Monday, November 12, 2007


We arrived home after church last Wednesday night. The speaker taught about prayer and specifically about seeing God in the small moments of our lives. We did an exercise where we meditated on a grape- an actual grape. We felt it, smelled it, tasted it and then meditated on what God might want to impress upon us through that moment of appreciating something He created. It was about slooowwwwing down and looking at the good things of life- really looking. Good stuff.

So we're getting the boys out of the van, thinking about hurrying them into bed since it's past their bedtimes, and they're taking their sweet time of course. Eric and I finally wrestle Isaiah out of the driver's seat and join Micah and Elijah at the front door, and what are they doing? They both have their little heads thrown back, their mouths wide open and they're gazing up at the clear, night sky. Isaiah, of course, joins his brothers, and Eric and I stop and look at each other smiling. Our rushing ceases. We join our boys in stargazing, slowwwing down enough to enjoy the really good stuff. :) What good things of life have you noticed this week?

Simile Metaphor Collection

Elijah after running: My heart is beating like a coconut rolling down a hill.
Elijah on urination: Pee is like horses galloping out of the gate. Once they get started you just can't stop them.
Elijah: If school were a human I'd give it a wedgie.
Elijah: I am like a hot rod and I just want to be a plain old Ford
Elijah on the fruits of the spirit: I've got them all covered except self-control. Its like a tiny green tomato and the rest are all big ripe ones. Especially love. Its like the biggest tomato we saw in the garden tonight.