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


  1. Awww, now I want to turn around and go back! :)
    nice pictures, girls!
    Love you all!

  2. So nice to look at all the fun that is going on as we are away from home.
    We miss you all so much. It is nice to see "home" again.
    "your ther 2 Smith kids" Tryston & Ariana. Plus Sharyn