Monday, April 30, 2012

My Time With My Twins

I am a very lucky person when it comes to children.  I have amazing daughters and I like being a father!  Granted, I say that on a morning when I woke 5 times for Lottie and the alarm clock didn't go off to get my girls ready for school.  But, keep in mind that I am focusing on the good things in this post :-)

This weekend the twins and I had the Father/Kid Campout with my friend's church.  I got to see the girls really enjoy themselves.  Both with me and the children of my best bud.  We took a walk around the lake, hiked to the Santa Ana River, roasted marshmallows and Peeps.  (That is a secret I've been holding close to the vest for a few years.  Imagine a toasted marshmallow with a Creme Brule finish.  YUM!!!)  

We also got to enjoy a water park (well, I got my head in the water, but the girls got themselves soaked).  Then we tried out 18 holes of mini-golf.  I have to say (as a matter of reporting, not to toot my own horn...if you believe that.  BWAHAHAHA)  that on the last hole I got a hole-in-one.    The girls REALLY enjoyed that and they beat me on several holes!  After six swings on any hole you were supposed to stop counting...which was a very good thing for me on SEVERAL holes!!

And, we got to sing and worship the Lord outside with BEAUTIFUL weather! I loved to see the smiles on my kids (and every other kids') faces throughout the weekend!  

The Bible says in Psalm 127, verses 3-5 "Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate."

I very much like my arrows!!  Even if they don't always shoot straight...  :)


Michele Huskey said...

Sounds like an awesome time! I never get enough time with my daughter, and I have to say camping with her is the best! Oh, and I LOVE the roasted Peeps! I've been doing that for a while now and it's my fav! But most of all, I love the Bible verse =)
Oh and by the way, in our Bible study, we've been talking about how important family is to the Lord... and even more so, how important children's fathers are, as they are an earthly reflection of our relationship with our Heavenly Father. You are giving your daughters a wonderful example of the relationship they can have with our Lord, so awesome!! =)

yolanda said...

AWESOME post Michael! As always, your posts make my day...& I'm sure of others! Thanks! Keep up the AWESOME work! (Lots of exclamations!) :) Wish you & your family a blessed week.

Patti said...

Sounds like it was a fantastic weekend! Reading this on busy w/work the past three days.

Need to slow down a bit. ;-)

Looking forward to today's post.