Friday, November 27, 2009

Catching Up With Blogging

What have we been up to the past few weeks?
A football game (our boys and the Pooles) on Thanksgiving morning...
...David riding horses with our Aunt Susan one afternoon....
...Decorating for Christmas...
...and practicing for our concert.
Our friends from Oklahoma were in town for a few days and we were so grateful to have "Uncle Jack's" help on some of the pieces.
This little bird got stuck on our screened-in porch, so we took his picture before helping find his way out.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year we celebrated Thanksgiving at Mama Flo's house with Daddy's brother, Larry, and his family. Melissa painted these cute little pilgrim figurines.
Our little friend, Nathaniel, was with us during the morning, and he and our cousin, Allie, had a lot of fun together.
Playing cars together
Running down to the ditch to throw rocks in the water
This is something we all remember doing when we were little. :)
Allie in the leavesPreparations for Thanksgiving dinner
Mama Flo and Amanda making rolls
Allie and Sarah watch
The turkey
Time to eat!
Mama Flo always makes enough food to feed a crowd twice our size!
Turkey and dressing with gravy, rolls, cranberry sauce, fried okra, corn, mashed potatoes, green beans, pea salad, macaroni and cheese, fruit salad, pistachio salad and sweet potato casserole!
Eating dinner - Ross, Aunt Jeannie, Mama Flo, Melissa, Daddy, Mama, Amy, Allie, and Uncle Larry. (The banner in front of the window says, "Happy Thanksgiving.")
Lori, David, Jonathan, Amanda and Sarah
Time for dessert...pecan pie, apple pie, lemon pie...
...and Banana Split Pie. :)
Time for a game of Pool!
Allie cheers for each ball that goes in a hole...even if it's the cue ball! :)
DavidAnna and Allie watching the game
Lori and Allie
Allie gives Mama Flo a hug

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


The big project at our house this week is finishing the sewing of matching dresses for our Christmas Concert.
Melissa cutting out a skirt
Zippers and thread
Emily and Deborah
Embroidering one of the jackets
A few unfinished dressesOur family's annual Christmas Concert will be at 2:00 on December 5th at the First Baptist Church in Selmer. Everyone is invited!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Today's Sermon

This is an unplanned sermon that Brother Paul Washer preached in 2004. It is one of our favorites! Click the sound icon to listen.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Wonderful Time With Friends

We were so blessed this past week to have the Hale family from Texas visiting us! We had such a great time with them but it ended way too soon!
Giving the Hales a tour of the farm
All 4 of the parents squeezed into the cab of the truck!
It's still very wet here, so parts of the farm road are still under water. The more adventurous ones crossed this low spot on a fallen tree.
Amy and David H.
Andrew helping the ladies across
At Owl Creek
Jonathan and Daniel
On one of the high creek banks...David H. (far right) is preparing to jump.
Melissa, Sarah, Rachel and Amy in the creek
Peter climbed to the top of a tree to get an old hornet nest.
Almost there!
While the Hales were here, Emily had a booth at a local craft fair to sell her handmade children's clothing.
The girls helping Emily set up her booth
Mrs. Hale, Amy, and Rebekah looking at some of the craft items
Rachel putting some of the clothes on display
One room of the craft fair
At Mama Flo's house, looking at our grandfather's WWII scrapbook
Playing instruments together
Andrew and Rachel watching Sarah make dumplings
Working in the kitchen togetherTalking after supper
On Saturday we took the Hales to the flea market in Crump.
Petting a rabbit
Jonathan, Amanda, Esther, Daniel, Sarah H., and Anna
The animal section of the flea market
The chicken seller bagging a chicken
Melissa and Mrs. Hale
Hannah and Deborah wanted their picture taken with this flag.
Mr. Hale bought kettle corn and shared it with all of us.
We took the Hale girls to meet our neighbor who owns the local gas station and cafe.
David and Daniel washing the van
The boys before church on Sunday
Esther and Amanda
Anna and Sarah
Deborah and Hannah
Looking at pictures on the computer
Some of the girls on the way to church