Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

03 March 2012

News from the Little House and the Big House

The past seven days have comprised “quite the week” for our little family! All four of us are either fighting or trying to recover from a nasty stomach bug (referred to as “12-hour flu”). The little people have also been battling chest colds and congestion. So... Nights have been short (full of “interruptions”), and days have been long. (Welcome to the “real” world of parenting, eh?)

(I’m thankful for the tool FaceBook can be in cases like this, allowing us to put out a request for extra prayer.) The Lord has been answering, giving grace and strength to JM and me – and we’re very thankful! Elizabeth seems to be doing better, though she’s still (uncharacteristically!) tired. And the little guy had a fever this morning but seems happier at the moment.

Last night was definitely an improvement over the night before, and we’re hoping tonight will be even better. Please pray for complete healing for all of us.

In other news...

About a month ago, we were “Celebrating the Little House.” And a week ago on Thursday, we toured part of a very big house – America’s largest, we’re told. We enjoyed a drive up into the NC mountains to one of my favorite places – the Biltmore Estate. (Thank-you, PaPa and Grandma, for the one-day passes!)

DJM was very excited about the size of Comodore, the stone lion!

Our Little Princess is always excited about castles!
(She’s eager to learn more about this one.)

The flowers were just beginning to appear in the gardens.

In the conservatory, we saw abundant testimony of our amazing Creator’s handiwork!

(This is only a small sample...!)

The farm animals and tractor are always a highlight.

This was DJM’s first visit to the Biltmore Estate, and Elizabeth enjoyed his enthusiasm.

(And this is my favorite snapshot of the day!) 


Carrie said...

Glad you got to go, and your pictures are so lovely. The first one especially is so perfect. DJM is getting quite the head of hair!

Carrie said...

PS Philip likes the lion too--he keeps roaring so I'll go back to it. :O)

Deborah said...

That's great! I'm glad Philip likes him, too! :o)

And I thought especially of you when I posted the flower pictures. ;o)

And DJM really does need a haircut! It will be his first. I'm planning to take him to JellyBeans, where they do the first one for a penny. Maybe we'll go next week, if we all stay well...