Favorite Things

I thought I would share a few of my favorite things that I am using this year to help me study God's word.

The first being the Scripture Reading Plan I am using provided by the Journey church. I like it because if you get behind it is easy to get caught up. :)

The second is what I am using to help me memorize verses. I have always wanted to memorize Philippians and shared that desire with my husband. He directed me to this site which has a VERY helpful guide to memorizing Philippians!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Day 8 - Lappeenranta

Today we went shopping again in Lappeenranta. It is a larger town about 30 minutes away. There are bigger stores and there is a kind of "craft" mall where local artists have things for sale. There are many nice and neat things but all expensive no matter how small. EG was a little character today. We ended our day with a meal at McDonald's once we got back to Imatra. This was EG's first meal at McDonald's...we tend to frequent Chik-fil-a in the states!

EG woke up this morning, was getting her diaper changed and saw her Mommy's old boots and wanted to put them on and walk around the house. It was so funny!

I got back to the car from shopping and saw my baby girl reading a Finnish magazine!

I knew she was smart!

The boats are brought up to dry land, raised up and covered for the long winter.

Even the dinner boats are put up on dry ground.

This boat is still in the water (or ice) we think that this boat is used to help break up the ice.

For EG's first McD's visit we had to come all the way to Imatra, Finland! Ha!
The sign on the door.
Mon. - Thurs.
Fri. - Sat.

This burger is mmm, mmm good!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Day 7 - Stayed In

Today was a lazy day...there are no churches that have services in English so we watched Olive Baptist, in Pensacola online this evening. We woke up late, had a big breakfast and bummed around the house. We got out for a little walk this afternoon. The snow is melting and everytime we get out it is like walking in a dirty, giant slushy...yuck! We had a little hoola dancer entertain us today...she danced a little and then showed us how to play with some noise making toys. Fun, Fun!

Dance, Dance, Dance

Touch the Ground

Sit Down - Yay!!!

Playing with noisey toys.

Having so much fun!
Laying on Papa
EG's classic look - mouth always open! :)
I was trying to take a picture of her and she kept
walking towards the camera.

To: Daddy

Love: EG (and Mommy)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Day 6 - The Snow is Melting :(

So Cute!

" Hi Everyone!"

" I'm tooo cute!"

Uh, Oh...all dirty and wet...EG was looking back and fell into a
big puddle of dirty, icy water. Yuck!

"I love driving through the grocery store!"

EG got in trouble because she wouldn't stay seated while driving so

she had to sit in a basket on top...not nearly as fun!

"Maybe I should obey next time."

"Wow! A cart just my size....perfect!"

Friday, March 28, 2008

Day 5 - Mostly Shopping

Playing with GG

EG's new toboggan

EG's stylin' in her new sun glasses!

She loves wearing them...thinks she's hot stuff!!

Takin it all off...in a hurry.

Eating some Finnish Ice cream...

"Hmmm...It's not as sweet as the Ice Cream at home..."

"That's okay, I'll eat it anyway! Yummm!"

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Day 4 - Daddy/Daughter Time!

Skiing at Mylamaki

Dad and I have now skiied on 3 continents...4 more to go!
I love the times I get to spend with dad doing 'our things'. They are times I will always cherish.

Me on the "mountain".

Dad on the "mountain".

It was snowing really hard while we were skiing...so fun!

Beautiful scenery on our way to Mylamaki.

Over the last 3 days it has snowed over 16 inches.

Happy Easter to us! This is the most snow they have had all winter...it is spring now!

A Sweet, Sweet, pic of Papa rocking EG in the morning.

She looks spoiled rotten!

EG's Easter Pic we had taken at home last week. I just got it sent to my email. Doesn't she look sooo sweet??? If only you knew how the "photo shoot" went!!! :) She was trouble!

This One's for You Daddy!

We love you and miss you so much babe...

wish you were here with us!

Love, Me and EG :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Day 3 - Definitely a Snow Baby!

Sitting in a pile of snow!


Look who does all the work! Who do you think is spoiled rotten?

Oh...so much fun!

Best Buds!

EG curled up and took a nap with her Papa on the couch today...

she enjoyed every minute of it!

Watching all the snow fall!

Another pic with Mom!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Day 1 and Day 2

Seeing and touching snow for the first time!

Sliding down a big pile of snow! What fun!

Posing with Mom in the all the snow!

Holding a big snowball.

EG tasted it and said mmmm...

Coloring on Papa's lap.

Eating quiche at the Russian Tea Room...delicious!

Taking a shower like a big girl for the first time.

They don't have bathtubs over here...

Loving every minute of it!