Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Slave Labor and Fun with Papa

Ruth wiping the table for Mama in her apron from Grammy

"No, really, I am having fun! "

Making cookies with Papa...

Ruth and Papa made spelt sugar cookies on Sunday night. She had a lot of fun using her very own cut outs (a heart and a star) on the dough. By the way, spelt flour sugar cookies don't taste any different from white flour sugar cookies...

Friday, January 25, 2008

More of my girls...

Isn't Shalom just the cutest little redhead ever?!?!?

She is a Junior Mechanic at heart!

Josh went to a Snap-On presentation last night, and everyone got a hat. Since Josh doesn't wear hats, he gave it to Ruth...she HAD to wear it when we went to pick Jsoh up today...it was a big hit in the mechanic shop!

Monday, January 21, 2008

God's Creation - BEAUTIFUL

Maybe I am biased...

but I will let you judge for yourselves.

Didn't God do a good job?

Okay, now that that is done, it is time for the news. We Larson's are doing great! Ruth and Shalom are developing and growing. Ruth is starting to gain SO much character! You can openly see in her face when she is trying to pull you chain. She gets a mischievious look in her eye, and you know she is trying to get your goat! I am so thankful for the health God has given our girls!

Josh and I have adjusted well getting back to all things Pennsylvania. I have found myself missing the "warm" cold temps in Alaska while trying to walk around in the wet cold of Pennstlvania! Josh is back working out in the garage. He is still maintenancing the work vehicles, but now he gets to do it in the warmth of a heated garage!

I am learning what submission really means. Josh is a great patient husband, willing to let me learn what I need to when I need to. I am REALLY enjoying getting to be home with Ruth and Shalom. I see major benefits from being around them all the time! Ruth LOVES to help me with the dishes, and cleaning. She has started to try to "help" when we teach Shalom that screaming is not the way to get stuff done!

Does this scare you?

Thursday, January 3, 2008

We head home tonight...

Ruth and her cousin Sam playing in the snow Christmas Day.
Ruth, unsure of her step. Not quite comfortable with her new boots yet.
Ruth made her first snow angel. Actually, she laid there, and her Grandpa moved her arms and legs.
Thus ends our trip to the Last Frontier.
We head back to Pennsylvania tonight...while everyone at home sleeps. It was a good trip. It was really nice to see Grandpa and Grandma Larson. Also, meeting Timmy, and seeing Sam and Uncle Aaron and Aunt Rachel again was a treat for all of us.
Josh, Rebekah,
Ruth and Shalom