Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Happy Little People

I was sitting here looking over some of the pictures Hannah has captured during our trip thus far. And I came across a collection of photos that really made me smile...

During our We Care Prison Crusade, we had two evenings where the younger children couldn't join us in the prison services. So Elizabeth took on the task of keeping them happy and busy in our hotel room for the afternoon/evenings. Keeping several younger children content in a hotel room for hours on end requires a little extra creativity. And we returned to find Elizabeth was up to the task.

After Monday night's service, we discovered their handiwork....our whole family in 8-inch 'cut-outs'! And complete with handwritten notes sharing what the little ones most appreciate about each of us. So sweet!

:: Daddy & Mommy, Rachel & Ruth ::

:: Josiah and Abi ::
Notice the cute little baby, too!

:: Dan & Bethany ::

:: Andrew and Kori ::
[notice the 'muscle bumps' on Andrew's arms!]

The younger ones

We're so grateful for our family!

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"
Psalm 133:1

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet! And a great idea too. Thanks for sharing!

Jenna said...

That is SO very precious! Thank you for sharing the pictures - and the project idea:)

Blessings to your family,
Jenna

Jessica Faith said...

that is SOOO precious!!! I love Josiah and Abi's - with the baby=adorable!!! :)
blessings!

Lily said...

That is 2 sweet, Rachel! I love it!

Anonymous said...

That's so cute!

The Gilmore Family said...

How ADORABLE!!

Sarah G.

Lulu said...

That is priceless!

~Desiree~ said...

AWWW so cute!! What do the younger ones say and Elizabeth and Mattias I can't see what they say.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it wonderful for families to have that sweet bond. So many know-a-days just squabble and bicker all day, but that love is irreplaceable. Thank you for keeping us more updated on your travels. I would enjoy seeing more just what plain life on the bus is like.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it wonderful for families to have that sweet bond. So many know-a-days just squabble and bicker all day, but that love is irreplaceable. Thank you for keeping us more updated on your travels. I would enjoy seeing more just what plain life on the bus is like.

bassplayer7 said...

Elizabeth was pretty creative to keep them going like that. By they way, I thought ya'll got another bus after the last one was wrecked - why were you staying in a hotel?? I was just curious.

Bethany said...

Those people are so cute! That was a great idea, Elizabeth!

Bethany

Linda said...

That was a very creative and uplifting activity Elizabeth came up with. And each family member knows how much they are loved.

Anonymous said...

who is Kori? Am i missing something?

Kenna said...

So cute! Very creative!
Loved the "couple" ones. Specially Josiah and Abi with the baby. :)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous-

Kori is Andrew's friend that he is getting to know better.......at least that's all I know. :)
She's got a blog also but I can't think of the link at the moment. :)
If there's ever a comment by a Kori that's probably her. :)

Anonymous said...

http://koris-blog.blogspot.com/

Annie said...

How sweet! So precious...great idea, Elizabeth!
Love in Christ,
~Annie~

Anonymous said...

It was nice to see the post about what the little kids were doing. Elizabeth is very creative. Good for you, Elizabeth.

I agree with basplayer7. Did your bus break down, so you have to stay in hotels now? If so, please let us know so we can be praying.

I would love to see some more posts of life on the road. How do you all just live? With as many people as you all have, do you have eat out a lot?

Thanks

CDD

Becca said...

This is such a sweet idea.
I am sure all the younger ones had fun with Elizabeth.

FiveGreers said...

How precious! What a wonderful and thoughtful idea you came up with Elizabeth- Teaching your younger siblings to love, honor, and be thankful for their older siblings!And displaying it on the wall for encouragement for all to see!
I too love the one with Josiah and Abi and baby-that one is priceless!

Rachel Wissmann said...

To answer your questions --

Yes, we all stay in our bus during our travels. The hotel was provided during the week of We Care Prison ministry. Since several of the younger children can't enter the max. security prisons and they're unable to sit in our bus while parked in the Institution's parking lot, the hotel is a great blessing!

And I'll be working on a post to share a bit more of bus life. Right now Hannah only has a zoom lens, making close-up pictures very difficult. And everything in the bus is rather 'close-up'! But we'll be working on that! [smile]

Rachel said...

How cute and thoughtful! Love the little girl in pigtails...and Abi looks good with a baby in her arms. :)

MoonShaw said...

Oohhhh, so sweet! I clicked on the pictures to make them larger, and the writings were just so... nice =) What else can I say? Precious little ones...