On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Foto Friends

Friday Foto Friends!

We weren't with the kids for their respective Easter Egg hunts, but I'm saving the pics given to me.

This was the beautiful cross at Amy and Jason's church. Everyone brings flowers to place upon it. I think that is a lovely idea and had not seen it before but apparently, it is something many churches do.

Sweet Kate

Amy and Jack

Jason had to work on Saturday and Easter Sunday so he isn't in the photos. That is one of the drawbacks in the life of a firefighter. Their schedules go regardless of holidays.



Brady and Noah were with their cousins for Easter. I kind of edited the photos to spotlight them, but I see that there was no way to edit them all out. Tate (the kid with the Easter basket on his head) had to remain! Lol! Funny kids. They do have a great group of cousins who all live nearby. Their Grandma there is blessed to have all her little chickens live so close.

Below is a photo of a new car dealership on the tollway we travel frequently ... uh, more like every day! As we have watched so many buildings going up, this one caught our interest as they built it and we guessed what it would be. We wondered about whether cars would be displayed in this tower and, sure enough, there they are. My pic is crooked because I was driving as I held the phone up running the video. It somewhat resembles the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is lit up at night, but I don't dare try to take a picture of it then.

As we see the changes happening so quickly before our eyes, the countryside is changing. It makes me sad to see the landscape change and the animals are being run off the land for hotels, shopping and restaurants. Below is a picture of fields where there used to be mesquite trees everywhere. They have been bulldozed down and afterward, we saw several mounds. It dawned on me (duh) one day that the trees had been turned into mulch.

One tree left.

Happy Friday!

The above is from a Facebook page I follow ... PeacefulMomentsForWomen. Her pics are always so sweet and so are the thoughts she shares.

We will be celebrating Jack's 6th birthday this Saturday. So hard to believe. Don't you dare blink because they go from this:

 to this in a flash!!

 Happy Birthday to you, Jack. We love you!

Oh yes! And we love your Mommy and Daddy
who just happen to celebrate their anniversary on your birthday!


Harvest Moon by Hand said...

That certainly is an interesting way to display cars! I've never seen anything like it. The floral cross is such a lovely idea - a collaborative work of art.

Dianna said...

Your grandchildren are absolutely adorable. It is wonderful that they live close to cousins. I know when we moved back to this area where I grew up that the people I have reconnected with were the cousins I'd had fun with as a kid.

That tower is amazing!

Glad all is going well at your home.

Elizabeth Day said...

What adorable grands you have, and Happy Birthday to you little one. Yes, they grow up much too fast, don't they. I don't know how we've missed that building unless its on 75. Hubby would love to see it.

Toni said...

Beautiful Cross of flowers Nonnie and the kids are both adorable and cute. Even here in my countryside of upstate New York I'm seeing many changes but still mostly country. Happy anniversary to Jack's parents and happy birthday to Jack. Love how you showed him growing up in photos. Have a blessed day ahead and weekend.

NanaDiana said...

How cool that they had a baby boy on their anniversary. They do grow up way too fast though, don't they? And as they are growing all those changes go on in the world around us.

Beautiful family pics! I have never seen that done with a cross full of flowers either. That is a lovely idea though. xo Diana

Melanie said...

What precious little ones! My brother was a firefighter and no holiday was exempt. We would spend Christmas Day with him and my sister in law and he always was called out. Looks like your Easter was very special! Have a wonderful weekend.

Aritha said...

I like it you that you are sharing your beautiful, precious family with us. Thank you so much for this. You are blessed.

Debbie said...

Your grands are sooo cute! Your right, we forget the firefighters and all those who serve us, don't get all those holidays off, and how grateful we should be! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your little guy!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Wow!! You have such a lovely growing family! You are truly blessed! We didn't get to have any Easter egg hunts this year, all the little kids in the family are grown up too much, but we still hid baskets for our two grown sons and they always have fun finding them. That auto tower is something! How do they get the cars up there??? Very interesting. I hate to see trees cut down and "progress" being made everywhere. I don't call it "progress"...it is so sad to see. That's why we moved to the forest where most of the land is protected...I pray it stays that way. Happy birthday to your cute little fella, and Happy Anniversary to his handsome parents. God bless you all. Happy Spring.

Terri D said...

The photos are lovely. The kiddos are adorable. You are right about time passing quickly. So many wonderful blessings along the way, though!

Debbie Huffaker said...

Sweet precious grandchildren.... no greater blessings. That tower of cars makes me nervous! Our church has the cross of flowers. Our pastor says it's a dead cross coming to life. Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend!

Annie said...

Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Happy Birthday Jack! and Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad.

bettyl-NZ said...

What a handsome family! Clever car dealer, displaying the cars along the roadway. Sometimes, I'm a bit slow to notice changes in the scenery--I would have to have asked Hubby what was different if the tree was gone!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Seems like the car tower could cause accidents as we'd all like to slow down and watch.