Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sara: Through the Ages pt. 1

The road trips are behind us (for now), so it is time to get back to unfinished business. Some may have thought that Sara was forgotten, but I assure you, Sara is unforgettable. Let's take a look at this remarkable young lady.

Here we are in the back pasture, enjoying the afternoon sun. Something is going through Sara's mind. Whatever it is, it isn't trivial.

Sara was a very little girl when she first came home to us. Cute, but little.

Even at bedtime, the wheels are turning in Sara's head.

Sara is a master puzzle builder. It was her favorite thing to do in the early years.

And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. Luke 15:6

Sara's brothers are always willing to show her the ropes. This happens to be at Lego Land.

I most cherish those photos that reveal Sara's inner peace.

Sometimes, peace is elusive to Sara, but things are getting better.

Sara has a creative side to her. I am eager to see where the Lord will take her in life.

There are some nice playgrounds in Oakland, you just have to know where to look.

Let's take inventory:

Eyes- 2
Front teeth- 1

Polly want a Sara? or A little birdie told me.

There's that peace I was talking about. *sigh*

Sara is not afraid of a challenge. Come to think of it, Sara isn't afraid of anything!

I think that yellow just might be her color.

It is possible to overdo yellow, but Sara can keep her head above water.

Sara has some definite thoughts about what Santa wears to bed.

Strong, courageous Sara, defender of the (fort) home.

When caring for children, Sara understands the importance of using one's head.

Even when she is roaming about, you can't buffalo Sara!

This is Sara, the littlest Hector. Small in size, but enormous in stature and potential. She has blessed our lives in ways that most people never experience. We love her very, very deeply.

stay safe,
Hec @ 19

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Last Shall Be First

As you have probably guessed by now, the Hector family has been reunited at home in Sunny California, although it wasn’t too sunny when we crossed the state line. Everyone is thankful to be home, and thankful we took the trip out east to visit friends and see the countryside up close and personal. Here are a few more shots from the last couple of days of the excursion.

Crossing the Nevada desert is not the most exciting thing in the world. Everybody found something to do to occupy their time. Dad was daydreaming.

Mom was being very productive reading some sort of book on homeschooling or the like.

Me? Looking very tired and listening to music.

Matthew was so engrossed with his book he didn’t even hear the camera click. Or the noise of the RV going down the road was drowning it out.

Nic was reading as well. He must have heard the “click”.

Anthony was the same as Matthew. Not very observant!

Jonathan was trying to occupy himself with a game of chess by himself. I wonder who won?

Our navigator was looking at the map, but I am pretty sure she was looking at the wrong state.

The only person that had the right idea.

Sara likes to color. Sara likes to smile.

Another way to occupy ones time while desert traveling, is to play a lively game of Uno with the brothers. This game was sure lively.

After a stop in Reno, Nevada for food and fuel, we made the last push over the Sierra Nevada mountains. At the summit of 8,000 and some feet, it was snowing on us. How funny would it be to see an RV towing a sailboat through the mountains while its snowing?? Pretty funny I would say. Entering into good ol’ Sunny California (the windshield wiper is traveling in a back-n-forth motion).

We made it home around 5:30pm and after a short break, the un-packing began. Here is the RV ready to be gutted.

The boys were in charge of bringing everything in. MASS EXODUS!!

Sorting and putting away, sorting and putting away. See my pig shirt? I love pigs…

This is officially the end of the “Trip Blog”. But since I can’t leave you with a boring picture of our table filled with stuff and my pig shirt, I will share some pictures of the newest edition of the Hector household. On Monday, Mom and Dad went down to Turlock to pick her up. Isn’t she cute?

There has been much debate over what her name will be. We are keeping with tradition and going to name her after a spice of some kind (previous dogs: Ginger, Nutmeg, Mace), but the family can’t seem to agree on anything. Some want Saffron, with a nickname of Saffy, while others want Pepper. Ideas for names anyone wants to throw into the hat will be considered. Nothing is set in stone as of yet. She loves to have her tummy scratched!

She’s a puppy! What puppy doesn’t like to run?

Totally a cutie.

I hope everyone enjoyed reading about our crazy adventures as a family!