Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Rough Legged Hawk

We had such a neat experience today. We have been watching this hawk living here on the park this winter. The only problem is that we were not able to identify it. It was always too far away and all you could see was the white breast. We knew that it was not a Red Tailed hawk because they don't usually have a white chest. We kept seeing this silly hawk perched everywhere. It was like he was teasing us.

On the way home from piano today, we started to pull into my drive and my 8yo said, "Mom, Look!" I looked up and right in front of me was this hawk. I was really excited. We sat there for a while and watched it. it was like he was posing for us. I ran home and grabbed my camera. I also got the bird books, binoculars and my husband. We sat at the top of the drive and watched this bird. He moved around and I was able to get several different views of him. After quite some time, we decided that it was a Rough Legged Hawk.

We were excited that we finally figured out what this bird was. Now we need to go home and draw it in our nature journals. When I look at birds and flowers I can't help but think that when God created them, He was saying "Look what I can do!" He didn't have to make the birds and flowers so beautiful. He could have made them bland and just functional. He could have put them on Earth just to do their jobs of pollinating or rodent control, but He didn't. He gave us something to look at and to study. What a mighty God we serve. Thank you God for everything you have created. How majestic you are.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Happy New Year!

I know that I am REALLY behind, but I wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone out there. I hope and pray that you have a great year in 2008. We started off the year sharing it with good friends. We are so blessed to have the support group that we have. Thank you God for your blessings.

My Friend, Heather

This Christmas my good friend, Heather came with her family to stay with us for a week. She got me a present and I got her a present for Christmas. We played with our presents alot as well as had lots of tea. We put on a play for my mom, her mom and Mrs. Vaught. We missed a whole part of the play while we were preforming it. We washed my dog, Sadie in the tub. Since I love to teach and I love to dance, I taught her some dance moves like leaps, turns and the splits. She needs more practice. We had fun spending together. We have known each other since we were three years old. I miss her sometimes and it is good when we can be together.

Dance Baby Dance

On December 15th and 16th, Maggie was in The Nutcracker Production in Carthage. She did great. She has many friends and family members come to watch her dance. There were several times during the performance that I cried. She was so beautiful. You keep dancing my little princess. Dance for Jesus.