Friday, February 27, 2009

Mike and Kressy's lambs are here!

Aren't they precious? All 8 of them were all born within about a week and a half of each other, so the pasture if full of the little bouncing fluff balls. Here are some really neat scripture passages about sheep, too, that I just love...take a moment to read them-the last one is so amazing it makes one want to cry with thanksgiving to the Lord for providing for us a Redeemer, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.

Goodnight, and love to all!

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me."
"Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
He saith to him again a second time, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Tend my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep."
"Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Who we've been thinking of...

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Michael Thomas!!!!! May God our Father richly bless them as they serve Him together!!

With rejoicing,

The Mortonclan

Recent Random Pictures

...from the past few weeks.
Michael Jr. and Carlos...
Mama Dear
Wow, Little Sprout. Looking pretty dangerous, there. "Da-da-it's pow-pow!!"
Aunt Kress and Joe
The sheriff and his side kick.
Georgia Pine
I spotted Uncle Andrew and Michael III going for a walk the other day and got this. Just precious. I just love it blown up. You can see Mikey III's hand in Andrews. Ah.
Sam and I playing with shutter speed on one of the most amazing subjects God ever made.
And here's my Dee-dear, on a beautiful foggy evening-
Well, that's all for now, y'all. Have a good evening!


Wonderful News!!

Hey, everybody!!
We are here today to bring you most joyous tidings-our dear Wesley & Rachel are expecting their 2'nd blessing, due to arrive around September!! We are super excited, and can't wait to meet our 7th grand baby. Praise the Lord!!!!!
Oh, and here's Big Brother Joe excited about the news.. ;D

Monday, February 16, 2009

In Columbus

About two weeks ago our family had the opportunity to go to Columbus, GA, to a wonderful conference-we were refreshed and encouraged in so many ways and had a great time of fellowship!! Hope you enjoy a few pictures from our amazing weekend. Many thanks to the dear Powers family who put this conference on-it was so wonderful!!Where Georgia ends and Alabama begins...Skipping rocks over to Alabama... ;)
Us 'zwee girls...
Eating lunch by the river during lunch break...

Up in the wall...
LOL, I just love this picture to pieces!! Here are the R&S sisters from up on the top deck all looking at something interesting, I suppose. :)
Mrs. E. and her little ones enjoying lunch and each other...
And Mrs. S. with her little guy being a cutie!
And here we are at the conference! It was so wonderful to meet new friends, and see old ones again!
Lovely Mallory with a new darling...Sam and Bret examining the really cool fountain that was right outside the center... See those sheets of water coming over? It was really strange looking, but very intriguing.
Daddy dear in the elevator Moi in front of the lovely Inn's fountain...

And Sir Steady looking precious with the water behind him...
Moon and Smoke Stack Tableau
And a railroad tableau...

It was such a joy to see and eat lunch with the H. family-they were so sweet and invited us to enjoy a lovely spread of sandwiches, fruit, cookies, chips and muffins with them on the lawn-we had such a good time y'all! Thanks so much for the food and fellowship! All the girls...
Delicious 'tooties!
Daddy and Mr. H. visiting...
Our picnic spot...
Saturday night allot of families went over to this really cute BBQ place to eat supper-it was delicious! My precious sisters outside the restaurant...
Eating in the 'bus'
Beth and Marth having "dinner table chit chat, chit chat." :D Sweet Miss H. It was so wonderful to see K. F and her family again!! LOL, this it too cute, y'all-look, over on the bar stools-see!? It's like, 9 little men looking so gentlemanly and debonair, all in a long row!! I'm so proud of them all. The waitresses were charmed. :)

Well, I think that's all folks! Sorry I didn't get too many pictures of the actual conference-it was such wonderful listening one forgets about pictures... :)

Have a beautiful afternoon, dears!