What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mother's Day & Birthday

By Creg

This 1st class raft will have the comfort of used carpet.

"Are you sure all of us can fit on it."
Chelsa's 41st birthday request was for us to build a raft to float down our river. If you know Chelsa at all you know that this was not anything unusual for my outdoorsy, fun-filled wife. Her previous requests have included a chicken-plucker, & a greenhouse.



So, we bought the plywood, 2x4's & barrels & started to work.








"All done. Now, how do we move it."

 The original 4 ft x 8 ft plan seemed a bit too small for 6 sailors so we bought more lumber & added 2 sections to make it a 6 ft x 10 ft floating deck with four used vinegar barrels wired to each corner.
"Should I just back up real fast & slam on the brakes?"






 It turned out to be quite a bit heavier than we had initially planned, so we used the tractor to get it to water, and with a 55 gallon barrel at each corner it was indeed sea-worthy. 
"Is that a snake?"






 My dad gave us 4 paddles that he had been keeping for a while; 2 of which I remembered using in the pool with our inflatable raft from my childhood. We also had a long wooden pole to push off from the bottom of the river, Huck Finn style. Later my dad found a trolling motor in his garage which fit perfectly on our raft. It works great, but don't plan on going in a straight line. Evidently a rectangular water vessel tends to veer to one side when propelled, so we travel in an s-shaped snake-like pattern down the river. What a blast. Chelsa loves it.


For Mother's day my mom, Granny Kay, had the kids make a poster quilt with one square each. It turned out wonderful. Nothing makes a great gift like a homemade creation where everyone has a part. Happy Mother's Day & Birthday, we love you.
Can you tell what our kids think of their mom?

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