Sunday, May 18, 2008

We the Martins...

When in the course of family events, it becomes necessary for one Saturday to have more activities in it then can be accomplished by Martin-kind they should declare the causes which impel them to work and fun and education!

We started our Saturday with Emma's piano recital. She did wonderfully.

And then went to see one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence on display in St. Paul. Shockingly, not everybody was as excited to see a 200+ year old piece of paper as their parents were. Here we are holding a copy of the copy.

Then we went on to do two kinds of shopping.

And then planting. (We got our obedience garden in!)

And then a FANTASTIC spaghetti dinner.

And then baths.

Finally, we were in bed by 10 o'clock. (Well, the kids were, I stayed up until the wee hours re-reading Persuasion. Why do I do this to me?!)

I leave you with these stirring words...
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."
Lisa Martin (that's my John Hancock, he-he)


Whitlatch Family said...

Thank you for the small video of Emma's post. What a wonderful sound to hear. Miss you.

KWit said...

Your family is growing up so fast. What a beautiful young lady Emma is growing into! Love the spring flowers too!!

JB and Kirsti Meyer Family said...

Emma Dil-emma! What a great performance. At your age I just sat at the piano and cried. Who am I kidding? Even now if asked to perform at the piano I sit and cry of fright. GREAT JORB!

Lisa, your humor bloomed with the spring! What fun posts you have! I am the lame-o of the blogging world. I'll work on posts at some point, definitely after camp, maybe before.

I'm glad you saw the Declaration. I miss you a mucho much and hope to see you soon. Definitely not until after camp. LOVE YOU!