Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Birthday to Sarah!!!!!

Happy 24th Birthday, Sarah!!!!!!


All of us kids - April 2004

With some very good friends!!!
Hope, Amanda, Me, Esther, Rachel, Lizzy, Bethany, Sarah, Rebekah, Hannah and Faith

Sarah and Rachel looking into the culvert

us at Aunt Linda's for the 4th of July

Sarah and Liberty

Sarah and Liberty again

Sarah and Emmaleigh

Hale girls and Schatte girls :)

The three Sarah's :)


Sarah and Livy

Sarah and Daniel at Rachel and Jack's wedding

the three remaining Hale girls

Sarah and Kelli

one of Sarah's favorite passtimes! :)

Sarah holding Merry

Sarah and Liberty

Love you, Sarah!!!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Look out world....

....I got my Driver's License on Tuesday!!! 
I totally flopped the parallel parking part of the test, but didn't get any other points docked for the driving part, so I still passed, praise the Lord!!! And, that afternoon I got to drive by myself to my sister-in-law's house for voice lessons! And, of course, I stopped by Braum's for a ice cream shake to celebrate!!!!! :D 

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Remembering 10 years ago....I was 10-years-old, and didn't even know that there were twin towers in NYC till that morning. We were doing school and a friend of ours, Mrs. Lyons called to tell us what was going on....then later, my Grandfather dropped by like he liked to do after feeding our neighbor's horses, but he didn't come inside, he and Mommy stood out by his truck and talked with serious looks on their faces. Then Mommy came inside and told us that 'some evil men were attacking our country, and had deliberately flown some airplanes into some really tall buildings in New York City' (we were little, ok? :). Then we heard that another plane had flown into the Pentagon, and Mommy told us that my Grandfather used to work at the Pentagon when she was little and they lived close by. Since we didn't have a TV, Mommy packed some of us kids us, and we went to our friends, the Bollok's house, and watched the news reels...heard about the bravery of the men and women aboard the flight that they forced down in PA. I have since read a book called Let's Roll by the widow of the man that helped instigate the charge into the cockpit, Todd Beamer. I have also since met Lt. Col. Brain Birdwell, who was in the Pentagon when it got hit, and he and his wife have one of the most amazing testimonies out there!!!! They now minister to burn Patients: and have also written a book: Refined by Fire (I have an autographed copy!!! :)

I remember the really eerie feeling in the days and weeks that followed Sept. 11th - when you would go out side and there wouldn't be any planes flying overhead.... I am very thankful for a Loving God, a free country, a military, and amazing friends and family(that I had an awesome time playing volleyball with after church today!!!!) ♥

Have YOU forgotten???

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

~4th verse of our National Anthem               

Thursday, September 8, 2011


A cat any other name still wouldn't smell like a rose!


~Sally's Aunt Agnes in 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'

Monday, September 5, 2011

Baseball and Ice Cream

Yesterday after church, Rachel and Jack came over for lunch and a visit, and then the Davis' called and asked if we could help them try out a new ice cream maker....and you know us, very willing to help a friend in need!!! :)

We played baseball while the ice cream was freezing

Daniel pitching

Sarah and Kelli watching the game

Chris and Peter goofing off

ummm....Michael, I think you have it a bit backwards! :)

Andrew ready for action

Peter looking a wee bit bored

Bethany batting

Rachel and Benny waiting for their turn


The Peters :)

Michael guarding the base from Katherine

Michael was using Lindy's helmet like a drum.... :)



Miss Lindy

Go git 'em, Rachel!!!

Miss Lissy

Bethany and Benny

He's off the base, he's OUT!!!!! :D

Yep, Daddy was playing too!

Cool dude's up!

Rach in the outfield

Daniel in the outfield

Andrew took a turn pitching

Daddy was pitching to Daniel, and Chris was signaling to just hit him :)

'Go ahead and try!'

It's blurry, but it's kinda funny... :)

'He just said get a bowl and get in line for ice cream, he didn't say what size bowl!'

Andrew trying to slip in line with the little girls.....

And of course, a visit with the Davis' wouldn't be right with out the Dads getting the guitars out :)

Lindy, Kathy, Lissy and Peter playing

Kelli, Rachel and Jack

A picture I wish I could have gotten, but didn't:  Micheal, Daniel and I cleaning the kitchen with Andrew H. and Chris looking was pretty crazy!!! :D

Thank you Davis' for the lovely evening, and next time you need help trying out a dessert machine, feel free to call us! :)