Wednesday, October 29, 2014

William's Second Birthday Party

Earlier this month we were invited to this cute little guy's second birthday party.

William loves boats, so they had his party on the Tennessee River.

It's always so much cooler on the river - everyone was bundled, but it was still cold!

Aunt Emily with the birthday boy.

Fishing for toys in a tub

The children enjoyed playing in this cardboard boat.


Building structures with marshmallows and toothpicks.

William liked eating the marshmallows more than building with them.

James grilling dinner

Happy birthday, big boy!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


We harvested the honey from our beehives earlier this month.

Stacks of supers full of honey

This was all we had left of our spring honey, so we really needed the fall honey!

Uncapping the honey

A bowl full of wax cappings (we'll make chapstick with the wax).

A frame halfway uncapped

A few bees insisted on staying in the honey supers and ended up on the porch.

Ready to spin...

...and here it goes!

Letting the honey out of the extractor

Mmmmmm!  (Such a beautiful sight!)

This is a really nice (and heavy!) sight, too.  :)  We extracted 7 1/2 gallons of fall honey this year.

The bees were happy to clean the wax cappings afterwards!

David and Rachel's Open House

A couple weeks after their wedding, David and Rachel invited family and friends to their home to celebrate their marriage.

One of Rachel's aunts had these signs made for them

I forgot to take a picture of this one until afterwards when someone had already taken it down.

Mr. Corbett welcomes everyone

It was fun to see a lot of friends we hadn't seen in awhile.

Enjoying the porch swing

Gideon is such a smiley little fella!

Melissa made the beautiful cakes.

Eva M.  and Allie


Elisabeth and Ella

Rachel and David, Hannah and Tommy

Grayson with a cute little strawberry face.

Judy, Rachel, Caitlyn, and Deborah

Our cousin gave David and Rachel this flag for a wedding present.

Mama Flo, Rebekah, Elisabeth, Ava, and Ella

Visiting with friends

Amanda, Cathi, and Rebekah

Elisabeth, Mama, Amy, and Caitlyn

Little boys and ipads  :)


Rachel and Eva M.

Mr. Corbett, Addie, Daddy, and Waylon

Jonathan, Daniel, Hannah, and Tommy


Deborah and Eva M.