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Hi there! We are two sisters, Emily (Emmy) and Elizabeth (Libby). The Lord has blessed us beyond measure and we hope you will be blessed by this blog!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Ramblings

Our furry friend Pearl, who thinks she's just another person in the family!

Good Friday afternoon to you! We have been having a very active day at our house. After breakfast this morning Mom and I did an old Jane Fonda workout record from the 80s. Despite its age- and the fact she's wearing a striped leotard, leggings, and legwarmers on the cover- it is a great workout! When that was finished, we decided to go for a walk and explore around the tennis courts in our neighborhood. Pearl (our sweet dog) had fun sniffing around and she found herself an old tennis ball to play with! On our way back I decided to run the rest of the way, so by the time I got home I was hot and sweaty. Know what I did then? I ran straight outside and jumped in the pool. I consider it a blessing from God that the water temperature had cooled down a few degrees from the usual 91! Emmy joined me and Pearl when she finally got home. We decided to declare Fridays this school year our Fitness Friday! So now, every Friday after our co-op we will come home and do something active like ride bikes, walk, run, yoga, swim, or other workouts.

Other things going on....yesterday we went to the library on base and we checked out Lord of the Rings. I'm hoping we can watch it tonight or tomorrow night. I also got some cool books including The Count of Monte Cristo. I thought it sounded interesting and I've been wanting to read it for a while now. I write a review on it when I finish and let y'all know how it is! Emmy has been very busy with ballet- she has it every day except Saturday and Sunday! It's getting very serious for her now. Among everything else, we (at least Daddy and I) are anxiously awaiting next Saturday which marks the beginning of.......FOOTBALL SEASON! For our Sooners anyway. I'm very excited for college football season; sometimes I wish we could just fast forward through baseball season to the most wonderful time of the year!

I hope I can think of better things to write about in the future....but until then, Cheerio Darlings!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

Our thought for today comes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book, Life Together, which talks about the fellowship we have with other believers through Christ.
"We pray for the big things and get to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts. How can god entrust great things to one who will not thankfully receive from Him the little things?"
What a great reminder to count every blessing and thank our gracious Lord for each one He bestows on us! Hope y'all had a blessed Thursday and hope Friday is fantastic!
Love, Libby

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Introducing the Dutch Umbrella!

Hey there, Libby here....
This is yours truly-Libby
This is the ballerina-Emmy
Welcome to our blog! Let me tell ya how we got here. Today Emmy and I were outside experimenting with my camera and different settings when it started raining. So Emmy ran inside to get her umbrella which is black with white polka dots. But it's not just any umbrella. No ma'am, it is an umbrella from a street market in Amsterdam. Anyway, we were piddling around outside, Em with her umbrella, and she said something about her "Dutch Umbrella." And somehow, we both thought the same thing and said, "That sounds like the name of a blog!" That is the journey of getting here today and the story behind the blog name. I don't know what this will be about. Probably a little of this and some of that. Whatever it is, my friends, I hope you enjoy it! Bear with me as I try to figure out post pictures and the blog configuration!