Sunday, April 28, 2013

Celebrating Peter Jonathan

Thanks to Pete's dad, for knowing that a day away from the farm was just what this birthday boy needed, our family was able to have an unexpected treat - taking a little road trip and celebrating our favorite guy together. We invited ourselves up to my parents' place and they graciously took us in and, despite the unplanned visit, threw a party that couldn't have been more perfect!  After a quick stop at a newly discovered fishing store where Pete stocked up on some goodies, we arrived at my folks in time for a delicious lunch and a relaxing afternoon outside. It was just what we all needed and we're so thankful to both sets of our parents for such a wonderful gift. Happy birthday, Farmer Husband! We all love you so much and are so grateful for the way, year after year, you continue to grow in the Lord and lead our family. The love you have for each of us and the time you take to build into our lives is a constant gift. For the sacrifices you make, the way you lead by example - working hard and giving of yourself, the joy and FUN and love you bring into each of our days, is such a gift and we couldn't be more thankful to God for the gift you are to our family.

                        //celebrating in style

    //a most delicious birthday cake compliments of Aunt Jean


    //apparently, no house is immune to Katie's mess-making abilities :)

    //Opa, are you sure you put that helmet on right?

    // 1-2-3, go!!!

    //Oma&Opa met hun jongste kleinzoon ((heart))

    //sitting pretty

    // stoute jongens?

    //a little stroll down the lane

    //look out for the crazies!

    //oh, hello spring!

    //Katie discovers grass

   //sweet darlin'

   //What more could you want?

Peter, thank you for shepherding our little flock with the Father's heart. We love you, so much. xo

 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
(1 Peter 5:2-4)

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