Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

That Sunday we had Small groups at our house, and played volleyball afterwards! :)

I had to sneak this picture of Samuel with Presley and Jack is really cute how much they adore him! ;)

One of my favorite parts of the day....singing hymns out in the castle for Grandma

the Kitty joined us! :)

Sam took a picture of me...... I took one of him..... ;)

They helped us put out chickens to thaw.....

Samuel got Monday off, so he went flying with Mr. Murphy that morning, and then came over and helped us part out chickens!!! :D

I asked Andrew to take a picture....and he took this......

....take two..... ;)

that afternoon, we went up to the rent house and did some outside work

Hannah, Andrew and James cleared some of the brush out front

The kiddo's sandbox

Daddy and Samuel caulking

self-portrait of Peter and I

Samuel priming

this little kitty has adopted us....she is sooo sweet!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Six months ago.....

.....Samuel came over for supper, and we had a slightly embarrassing conversation on the porch, during which he asked if I would start a courtship with him....

.....and here we are six months later!!! A little older, hopefully a little wiser, and totally incredulous of God's faithfulness and mercy towards us!!!!!!!!

Samuel came over for the evening, and he and Andrew talked me into letting him teach me drive standard in his truck. To be honest, I was terrified that I was going to wreck his beautiful truck, but thankfully I didn't wreck, and I only killed it once! I drove around the 'block', and Andrew and Peter went with us. We had a jolly time!!! :D

Rachel, Jack and Anna stopped in for supper
Anna half smiling! :)

visiting on the front porch..... 


For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

~Isaiah 55:8-9

 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, 
saith the Lord,
thoughts of peace,
and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

~ Jeremiah 29:11~

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Random pictures from the weekend

Saturday, we had a party to make calls for David

David B.


Amy and David

empty pizza boxes


Mr. Cool man

That evening, Samuel came over and He and I and the boys went on a walk down the dirt road

Andrew in the culvert

pretty flowers

I personally think that Brahmas look kind of ridiculous!!!

sunset pictures

I like this one the best! :)

"there's always a bend in the road...."

the guys

Sunday afternoon, we had the Hinds over for Lunch, and went on a walk afterward to see our neighbor's horses

Daniel and Jonathan


the guys resting in the shade - Jonathan, Alden, Peter and Andrew

Natalie, Annie Lou, and Rebecca

Rebecca, Ashley, Michelle, Natalie, and Hannah

Candance, Rebecca, and Nicole

Peter and Alden

Nicole, Michelle, Rebecca, Ashley, Hannah, Natalie and Troy

Peter, Daniel, Andrew and Jonathan

Playing ping  pong in the basement

Troy, Jonathan and Liberty

Andrew, Annie, Troy, Jonathan and Liberty

Jack and Rachel brought Anna Joy over to visit us! 
Auntie Hey and Anna

Happy Grandparents 

Anna and her Ema

Monday, our little cousin, Glory Ana was born!!! 
She is a precious little gift from God, and I can't wait to meet her in person!!!!!!!

Liberty with her new little sister

Thursday night, we were able to video chat with the Malletts and 'meet' Glory, and visit with the kiddos!!! :)