Monday, April 30, 2012

No April showers, but ....

There was plenty of other events to keep us busy during the month. 
Olivia turned 9. We celebrated our sweet young lady. She is such a joy to have in our family. She has talents that are growing and increasing. She is a great ball player and a huge help to me around the house. She is finishing third grade with good grades and looking forward to a summer in the pool! I love how she is sensitive to the Lord's leading and will speak up when she feels injustice. Her fashion sense keeps all of us on our toes too! 

 With friends at the Springs and Uncle Aaron the great watermelon slicer!
 Easter morning was celebrated around here with candy, but it did not over shadow the truth of our Lord's resurrection.
 Beautiful girls, inside and out!
 Our annual pic with Grandpa. He is soon to be 93 and we love to catch him on the holidays for a picture. Plus the girls like to see how they are catching up to him in height!
 Celebrating Olivia's birthday at the park with friends from Co-op.
 She had her best plays on short stop this year. She is quite the serious player!
 Our lefty must make the pitchers a little nervous, because most of her times up to bat she gets walked.
 This is Stormie. He joined our family this month. He is a wild man in the evenings . He thinks if I am in the kitchen he needs a treat. He loves to  play with the girls, and loves to hide in Stephanie's bedroom!
 This girl never stops reading. She has a book usually within a short distance of her. This was during her sister's game.
 Stephanie plays right or center most of the time. She can bat either right or left handed, but I think she likes to cheer in the dugout the best!
 This girl has a stance that means business and can hit a ball with some gusto!
 The girls had friends over recently and they had an OBLECK war. It is still on the back porch floor!
 The kids worship band lead in the adult service the other day. Out of the mud was the song and both the girls have great voices. It was nice to have Dad on the guitar too!
 Our last field trip was to DeLeon Springs near Deland. The kids got in the cold water, but not me! Oh no ma'am!
 These girls are growing up into beauties. Boys beware!
We have had the chance to have Finn, my nephew over a few times this month. He is hilarious and is a stinker!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Olivia's narrative writing

(Spelling and Grammar were left as she wrote it)

The week that changed my life
They were terribly mad. People were so angry. Nicademus said anyone that claimed he was the Son of God would be crucifyed! I was at the olive garden when Roman soldgers came. They shoved me out of the way to get to a man named Jesus. He was on his kness talking in this launge I did not understand. I watched the soldgers take the poor man away. When they took him I followed them. I grabed my donkey and casually followed them.
We walked into Jerusalum. My mother took me up on a mountain in Jerusalem. It is called Golgath. It makes me feel like this man is going to get crucifyed. I thought maybe this man in not inasinte (innocent). I went back home and woke up at the crack of done and went back to the top of Golgatha. There was screming and crying……
It was Jesus. He had shed his blood. He was wearing a crown of thorns, crying. He said I love all of you. I am dieing for you, he said in a weak voice. In that moment I started to weap and said I love you. I believe in you and thank you for dieing for me.
That’s not the end of the story for a nine year old girl in Jeruslem. Three days later I was there with Mary when the angel came and said Jesus is alive! It hit me. JESUS IS ALIVE! I said it again in a rejoycing voice.

By Olivia Porvaznik