Monday, February 27, 2012

When the 'Kin' Came to Visit :)

My Grandfather's Cousin's Grandchildren, Becky and Keith, and Great-Grand-daughter, Rachel came up for a visit this weekend!!! To save time, we just say we're 'kinfolk''s a lot faster! :)

they came in Friday night, and Samuel got to come over for supper and meet them! 

waiting for them to get here....Samuel got new strings for our guitar! 

Amy and Peter played ping pong

and Andrew and Sarah were teasing each other! ;)

playing our instruments 

we smile a lot when we're together!  :D

catching up on what's been going on in our lives....

playing with puppies and eating ice cream! :)

Amy and Rachel watching the ping pong game

Keith takes ping pong very seriously!!! ;)

the ping pong audience

playing doubles - Andrew and Daniel

the 'old' team - David and Keith

the audience - Rachel, Becky, Sarah, Amy, Daddy, Mommy and Samuel

Keith showing Rachel how to use the weights....

which started a competition to between the guys on how many they could do.....

helping with the chores the next morning

Velma's Daughter, Aniah came with her, and She and Rachel really enjoyed the puppies!!! :)

Hannah, Aniah, and Sarah

Anaih and Rachel seeing the baby chicks

gathering eggs

Keith, Daddy and Mommy talking about gardening

Mommy and Rachel making lunch

Rachel flipping tortillas

Daddy and Jack were working on taxes..... :P

Keith taking a little siesta on the front porch while waiting on lunch

Homemade fajitas!!!

Rachel!!! :D

heading out to take a walk to see the cabin

Rachel was thrilled to get to meet another Rachel :)

Becky and Sarah

Keith and Peter waiting on Daniel

Becky, Sarah, the Rachels, Mommy and Daddy

Rachel and Sarah in the cabin! :)

Keith and Daddy....and the compost pile! :)

Rachel and Becky

Rachel, Daniel and Peter playing in the creek

the Rachels and the flowers that they picked

hiking back through the 5 acres that daddy recently bought

Daniel doing some tree climbing 

he had an audience.... :)

So Peter climbed one as well! :)

He was posting pics on facebook as we went

Rachel wading in the creek



"over the river and through the woods...."

Sarah, Becky, Keith

Daniel, Rachel, Becky, Me, Daddy and Keith

Getting under the fence

yep, we're in Texas!!! :D

Rachel goofing off with her 'Uncle Keifer'

A very picturesque little pond....

And I wasn't the only one that thought it was, either! :)

Peter found a little hole to hide in

Sarah giving Rachel a piggyback ride

some red bud blossoms

Daniel and Rachel crossing the creek

getting over the gate to get back on the road

Along the way, there were so many little flowers on the almost don't see them, unless you look for them, but I think they are God's little reminders for us that he's always there for us, and loves us!!!!! :D

"He leads me beside the still waters"

 "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests;
but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head."

"You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy;
at your right hand there are pleasures forevermore."

Group picture - It's sorta like a group hug, but more fun!!!

Daniel, Rachel, Becky and Keith
Peter, Sarah, Daddy and Esther


We really enjoyed having y'all and hope you came come visit again sometime!!! :D

the little reminder that Rachel left for us on the white board :)