Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Huge Highlight for Joe!

So during this new season of life with all ages and stages of life and all manner of activities happening all around us,
we ended up sending 10 year-old Joe to the homeschool conference pretty much to be on his own.
(Under the watchful eyes of his 20 year-old quadruplet siblings, of course!)
Joe wanted to go to the conference soooooo badly, mostly because of this man that Joe is talking to in the photo below . . Jobe Martin.

Joe is so fascinated with creatures of every kind, and has loved learning from Jobe Martin in his Creatures that Defy Evolution DVD's.  Hearing him speak at the conference, and now personally talking with Dr. Martin, will surely go down as one of Joe's all-time favorite childhood highlights and memories! 
Thanks so much to our friend,Taylor, for capturing this special moment at the conference and sending this picture to us!  It will definitely be a keepsake for Joe!!! He'll probably make a poster out of it and hang it next to his turtle and tortoise enclosures. Dr. Martin is one of Joe's heroes! :-) 

Dr. Martin has quite a testimony! 
I've copied a little of it from The Creation Wiki:
"Dr. Jobe Martin was originally a proponent of Darwinian Evolution. For the last twenty years, he has been actively involved in the issue of Divine Creation vs. Evolution. He is a local to Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He attended Bucknell University and was a Biology Major. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School in 1966. Entering into his own private dental practice, he began working at NASA in Houston, Texas. In 1971, Dr. Martin and his family moved to Dallas, having accepted a teaching position at Baylor College of Dentistry. 
While teaching at Baylor College, some of his students challenged him to find credible proof that the Theory of Evolution was accurate in its explanation of the origin of the earth and its organisms. While researching the subject, he came across many inconsistencies in the theory, concerning creatures that could not have survived gradual evolution over millions of years, especially the Bombardier Beetle. You can learn more about his research of this beetle and other such animals from a video series that he produced called Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution.
These personal discoveries caused Dr. Martin to doubt the Theory of Evolution and eventually turn completely from a steadfast Darwinian supporter to a Creationist with his own faith in Christ. In 1982 he enrolled in Dallas Theological Seminary. He earned a Masters of Theology, specializing in Systematic Theology in 1986. Also while in Dallas, he earned an Associates Degree in Business, from Eastfield Community College. Dr. Martin has written a book on his change in worldviews called The Evolution of a Creationist."

Life Overflowing with Cuteness!

Marilyn's very first trip to Grandma and Grandpa B.'s house! 
(Well, home of many aunts and uncles, too! : -) 

  Then, Marilyn got to go to Uncle Ben's T-ball game!! : -)
(Grandpa and Grandma's first babysitting assignment was at the ballgame when Lydia got a call from a friend in need of some veterinary assistance. ;-) 
 Uncle Ben is just so happy to be playing ball! I love it! 
 He's quite the slugger! 

  And back home  . . .

Thursday, April 27, 2017

New Season of Life . . .

Awww....sweet Caroline gave me this giant Hershey's bar before she, Victoria and Caroline left for the homeschool conference this morning.  Kyle, Daddy and Joe will be catching up with them at the conference tonight, so I'll be manning the fort and the 5 younger natives for a couple days. 
But thankfully, I have this . . . so I think I'll survive. : -) 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

So Thankful for This Little Lamb!

Many of you have probably seen this adorable picture on FB. 
But I just had to share it here too! 
Isn't this the cutest little lamb you've ever seen? : -)
Thanks to her mommy for this amazing photo! 
Lydia said that Victoria won the "Auntie of the Week"
award for the gifting of the adorable lamb hat. ; -) 
So without further ado,
here is the Auntie of the Week pictured holding Marilyn this afternoon! :-)
 And Auntie Caroline stopped by to see Marilyn today and stock up on baby snuggles and kisses, 
as the quads are leaving tomorrow for several days. 
 Marilyn got her first "real" bath today! 
 She wasn't real sure about the first tub, so Mommy switched her to this tub with the fabric sling/net thingy in it.  She liked that one a lot! 
~ ~ ~ ~ 
How many family members does it take to "help" give the baby her first bath? Several! ; -) 
Lydia sent this picture of Marilyn after her bath and feeding time.
She looks very relaxed! :-) 

Monday, April 24, 2017

She's a Week Old Today!!!

Hello Baby! 
 Heavenly . . .
Auntie Valerie bought this shirt for Marilyn! : -) 
The paparazzi  . . .
 taking pictures of the cutest little lamb ever! 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Marilyn's First Time to Church! : -)

We were all so happy to see Richie, Lydia and Marilyn at church this morning! 
Oh my, how she was adored! : -) 
Here's a few pictures that I quickly snapped! 
(So sorry for the poor lighting in these photos!  Must be fluorescent lighting? 
I even had troubles correcting it with photo editing!)

 Life is precious at every age and stage! 

 The proud Daddy introducing Marilyn  . . .

 Great Grandpa Jerke : -) 
(Marilyn was named after Grandma Jerke who is smiling down from heaven now! ;-)

 Marilyn's first little dress! 
It matches Brielle and Gloria's Easter dresses! 

Grandma and 3 Aunties made pink frosted cookies to celebrate!!! : -) 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Benny's First T-Ball game of the Year!

Oh, so much cuteness handsomeness!

 He might not appreciate these photos later in life . . .
 but they sure are adorable right now! : -) 

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