Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tutu and Ria singing in the car

Are they related to me??????

We are experiencing communication problems.... apparently not all contracts were signed before this went public.... so until further notice this video will no longer be available (sorry!) If you would like to see the video returned kind encouraging words to the singers would be helpful!

Yes it was a long ride to Atlanta, GA!!!
Does this qualify as a JOYFUL NOISE?!?!

~ Chuck

We made it safely ~ and got the booth all set up today with enough time to relax in the pool for awhile tonight. Two busy days of working then tear it all down and head home.

We're in Georgia!!!

It took 13 Hours of driving but we made it here about 10:00 PM Eastern Timezone
(9:00 PM Central Timezone).
We took turns keeping the baby "happy" or fedThe best driver :) the BOYS row busy having fun! The GIRLS row busy working on somethingTutu taking good care of the baby
We drove through Tennessee on the way and got some cool photos of the scenery :)

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
~ Chuck

P.S. Someone had these all ready at the hotel but mom never got them posted! We arrived safely back home tonight and are greatly anticipating a good night sleep in our own beds!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


I see a... Camera!
There's been a lot of clouds lately and I had a camera to take pictures with,
so here's what I SEE :)
I see Michelangelo's Painting of Hands...

I see two armies charging into battle...

I see a wave crashing onto the seashore,
at me

I see that I need help on this one

I see fluffy, cloud of bright pink cotton candy...

I see the moon way up in the clouds
~ Chuck
I was gonna say ....nevermind!

Friday, April 23, 2010

a year older

for 2 of the Q kids in April ~ Tutu and Eugene

A happy birthday to you a happy birthday to you
May you find God near every day of the year!

A happy birthday to you a happy birthday to you
And the best year you've ever had!
(thanks Alvaros for teaching us the best birthday song!)

Tutu celebrated turning 13 in 3 states as we were traveling!!! we were able to find a cake ~ imagine that the sell them all over!!! and celebrate in NE with the Kelsey family FUN!
Then her sister made her a cookie cake when we returned home, which was very SWEET! (pun intended)
Then the baby - well MY baby turned 7! He is growing up so fast!
very excited Gr and Gr Q treated us to our favorite restaurant for birthdays! THANKS! And glad the birthday spankings were completed! Amazing with all the practice Grandpa gets he still has trouble counting :)

Gr and Gr K arrived to celebrate too - more cake to come I am sure!
Birthday treats for all the actors and actresses at Snoopy!
just DON't ask Eugene to show you how he cracks his hip OK?

You are both beautiful blessings we are so thankful God has placed you in our family! May you grow closer to HIM every day and live each day giving God all the glory!

The deeper meanings of Snoopy, Hmmmmm

Is there a Snoopy in your life? If so do you thank them for their support and encouragement?
Do you get upset with them when they chide you? In 2 Samuel 12:1-7 Nathan had to deliver Gods message to David and to risk his anger but David did the right thing and repented when confronted with the truth. Would you?
John N

Do you have a Charlie Brown in your life? Someone who could use your encouragement?
Do you take the opportunity to bless someone else? In Romans 15:4 it says "For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." Do you know the scripture well enough to give someone encouragement from it? By memory? I know that is something I need to work on.
Chuck and Peter CDrew M

Do you have a Lucy whom you have to deal with? Someone who gets on your nerves?
Are you patient with them, or do you have a mean retort for them when they bug you?
Paul says in Colossians 1:10-12:
10And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully 12giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
Kelsey, Clarissa, Rebekah MeganClarissa

If you want some insight on Peppermint Patty, Sally, Linus, and Schroeder, well... you'll have to wait for part 2 of "the deeper meanings of Snoopy."

I hope that this challenges you to look at the people around you and see what you can do for others and what others do for you, but most of all to see how well you know God's Word and how well you can tell others about God.
Ecclesiastes 1:13-14
I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on men! 14 I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
~ Chuck

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A day at the "lake"

What a beautiful Easter Sunday! Warm temps, sunshine and family couldn't ask for much more!

We enjoyed a feast of food AND Scripture for lunch :) Then enjoyed being outside the rest of the day. We did an Easter eggs hunt on the rock wall -- harder than it seems!

note to mom -- next year call GRAPES jelly beans so we don't have the sugar high!!! chocolate melts in the warm van.... oh well ~ we tried!

Blue eyes enjoying the blue sky

There were some great things to plan on, this huge suspended net was one!

they boys were liking the lookout, even though Chuck doesn't like heights he was doing ok.

sand fun, yes she tried to eat it too

great rope swing into the creek

spring fed so it was refreshingly cool :)

let me swim! she really wanted to SIT down and play! Tutu did a great job keeping her dry

whole beach to themselves, well almost they felt right at home!

All dressed up

and ready to go to church. We were all VERY much anticipating the day of celebration!
We were actually early and had time to take pictures, which is unusual on Easter Sunday!
Like the floral wreath on Chuck? We do :)
the ponderer... Tutu what ya thinking?

Ria ~ we LOVE your smile!

and Bernie looking so grown up!
there is just something about being the youngest that... well ....Eugene -- keep living life with joy

The little one enjoyed Easter too!

the line up, they really do grow way too fast! (14, 13, 11, 9, 6yr)

The whole crew

~ A family picture ~
We enjoyed lunch (after our season of lent it was WONDERFUL!) with Gr and Gr Q at the camp they are working at this month which is about 90 min from us. More pictures of all the fun we had there to follow!

The Quak Flock

Spring Brings...


Sometimes they bloom slowly but sometimes they bloom pretty quickly like our Bradford Pear trees that bloomed in five days! We didn't catch them until day two but they're still pretty much buds Morning of day number three they're getting bigger And by afternoon they've grown some leaves Day four with plenty of sun and warmth they're starting to bloom!!! Day five they're in full bloom

Some other amazing pictures of the Great Outdoors :)

An orange and white Daffodil and a beautiful purple TulipSome clouds that decided to float by our house the other dayand finally the sun rising

Hope you can go out and find some flowers too