Wednesday, December 17, 2008

November snowstorm

This was our first snow this winter. It happened early this year.

I am going out to take pictures of our snowfall from last night. We got 6 inches on top of sleet and rotten ice. It is beautiful and messy! It is up to 11* degrees this morning and it feels better than -1*. However, 25* after this cold, feels wonderful! You feel like it isn't too necessary to have a coat. Funny how you're blood thickens. Anyway, better run outside for those pictures or you won't be seeing them for awhile....:)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving Vacation!

We went to Uncle Kenny's house while in Louisiana and had a great time. Here are my cousin-in-law with my cousin's daughter and Emily.
We had a Thanksgiving feast for our family and Jeff's parents. It was nice, peaceful and very enjoyable!


Jeff and his mom at the park where we went crabbing.

Another picture of our Thanksgiving dinner!
We had a blast on our Vacation! We went crabbing, rode the 4-wheeler(well, some of us did):), played games and just sat around and visited or read books. It was very relaxing. Beautiful weather, too! 80* some days. I loved that part! We are glad to be back in our own little house, but it was so nice to have a fun trip!








Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our Life

The kids had their first official night of 4-H last night. They had a blast! The kids are all so nice and down to earth and the parents are, too! It was great!
Here is a girl giving a presentation on puppies and litters. She breeds Pugs and they were sooo cute! Big hit with the kids.


This is a playhouse the Robert and Jeff built. They were so excited and it turned out adorable! It will be at the Festival of Trees so we want to go in and see it all decorated up for Christmas. They had a blast building it.



Here is another view of it. I tried to get several but I didn't post them all.
Hope everyone is having a great fall!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Mystery Dinner








The kids had a Hawaiian mystery dinner. They had a blast and really enjoyed acting. It was at my parents' house and it was decorated very cute. The thatched roof was so cute. It added a lot of ambience. They also played nature CD's and Hawaiian music. They were so excited! What fun. Don't you miss being a kid?


Monday, October 27, 2008


Just seeing if my computer is behaving yet.:)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Boys will be boys!!

I don't know what I did, but my images are all of a sudden way too big. I think I am going to have to figure this out. Oh boy... this could be scary! If I have only half pictures next time, you'll know why!:)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and ready for the Lord's Day tomorrow!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Horse Sense!

When we were at Country Corner, a man showed the kids how to drive the horses. He let each of them drive and spent about 45 minutes with them. They had a blast and got to feel how the reins felt and got quite a lesson in horses!





Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lindsay Reading!!

videoHere is a video of Lindsay reading "Fox in Socks". She only knew how to read the first part, but she just found it on the shelf and started reading. It was so cute. She has reading books she does every week, but I was so excited when she found a book and tried to read it on her own!! Success!!!

Fall Days

When we went to Ellen's we helped hand out flyers for her work. The kids got paid for every card they handed out. They enjoy adding up the money as they go from neighborhood to neighborhood. Lindsay even got excited about it! She handed out tons of them! She was so proud of herself when she got her money. The other two were, too!! Hard work pays off.
A play-doh creation. --Lindsay has been learning some fun things in school. Her teacher showed her how fun it was to use play-doh and all the neat things you can make. It inspired her and even Emily to try some fun ideas.

Here is Lindsay and Sophia with their little pizzas. They were so funny trying to make them all on their own.
The kids also made little cakes and decorated them yesterday. I'll have to upload those pictures. They turned out cute.
Hope everyone's week is going well!!! Enough for now!

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Day at Country Corner

Riding the cow train.
Currying thehorses
Lindsay with pumpkins
Hayrack ride to the pumkin patch
Lindsay and Nathan at Cubbies.

We went to Ellen's to visit while Greg was gone.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Funny Pictures

Remain calm, even when it seems hopeless.

Take an occasional risk Work together as a team

These are some funny pictures that were emailed to me. I thought I would share them with the captions they came with. They are hilarious.

Oh, and about the Michigan pictures, I haven't gotten them uploaded yet. Hopefully I will get that done soon.:)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Off we Go

I am heading to Michigan for a quick trip. I have been running around all day trying to get ready for it.

I also canned some apple butter, froze some apples for apple pie, made gumbo and potato salad and got things ready for Jeff while I'm gone. I have been so industrious! Especially considering that I had a regular school day with the kids and watched two little girls!--one a baby!! Oh my I am really amazing today. What is wrong with me>!!! HeeHee

I'll try to get some pictures posted as soon as I get back. See you then. Trisha

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Welcome to My World

Here is Travis doing his work
Lindsay working with the DVD player. She is pretty enthusiastic for school
Emily watching Mrs Vick teaching English.

This is what I do most of my days. It consumes a lot of my time. One great thing though; we got our patio pretty well done and it looks beautiful! I will enjoy looking out and just staring at it. We put in a flagstone path up to the deck and it is so warm and cozy. Kind of a little like a cottage. I love it. I will try to get new pictures of it and post them. You know how good I am about that:) Anyway, we finished yesterday.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hello Again!

Here are the kids with their cousins on the Celebration Belle. They have so much fun doing that every year. They get free tickets for being in the summer reading program at the library.
Here is a picture of our church since it has been remodeled. It is really starting to look nice. I am so glad. Lots of hours over there!!! Oh--and don't you just love the scaffolding?? sorry!
This is Penny's classroom. She decided to do a lighthouse scene on the wall and we have had fun with that. Not quite done yet. She is in my old kindergarten classroom.
Here is the boys' new bathroom not completed, but getting there! I'll be so glad when all this is done!

Anyway, another school year is definitely upon us and even the most reluctant school kids are back in school:) Hope all your school days are going good. We are doing alright and life is good.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Good Afternoon

The kids at Cabela's-- growing up so fast.
Another school year started. Lindsay is so excited!
Here is one of her teachers.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pictures

Here are the rest of the pictures. We are taking a ride in an old Amish buggy.
Here we are at Cabela's on the way home. What fun..
Family is so great. I am so glad to be close to our family. Wish we could live closer to the rest of them. Hope everyone had a great summer and are ready for school to start. --or you may be the one to get your school started sigh... :) Until next time...tata Trisha

Mini-vacation

Greg with Emily and Travis at Lake Michigan
Emily and Austin
4 little cousins

Nathan, Lindsay, Travis, Austin and Emily Greg, Ellen, Jeff and I all went to stay in a little Amish town and view the sights and scents:0. It was very fun, interesting, enlightening and educational.:) We stayed overnight in an old fashioned Dawdi(grandparent) house remodeled with awsome oak furniture. It was beautiful. it was so wierd to walk up and down the streets and see lots of cars, but just as many horses and buggies. I really enjoyed it, though I can't say I would want to do that myself. I personally like things like cars, running water, and deodorant:) We had a blast to say the least. Hope you enjoy our little tour. Trisha