Thursday, December 3, 2015

Amanda and Russell :)

Just in case you haven't already heard...

We are all so excited about having another wedding in the family!!!

 Russell and Amanda plan to be married in June.

Russell is such a good friend that he has always seemed like part of our family.

We are all so happy for him and Amanda! 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Chicken Processing 2015

Here is a video of our last chicken processing day.  If you have a weak stomach don't watch! :)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Texas Trip - Thursday and Friday

Earlier this month we were able to take a trip to Texas.

Crossing the Mississippi River into Arkansas

A Texas overpass

David had to work until mid-afternoon Thursday, so he and Rachel were a few hours behind us.  This is one of their pictures.

Our friends, the Hales, were very gracious to host us for the weekend, and we had a great time with them!

Cutting up chickens together Thursday night

Friday morning, visiting before heading out for the day

The kiddos enjoyed the Hales' animals.

Friday morning we met some of the Wahlquists and Miss Isabel at a park for a few hours.

It was so nice to visit with them while the children played on the playground.

Stephen was so sweet to play with our little ones!

After leaving the park, we went to visit the Defoes.  Mr. Defoe was our music teacher over 20 years ago when we lived in Texas.

Mrs. Defoe smiles at a picture of David and Mr. Defoe from way back then.

Here's the picture

David has changed a lot in 20 years!

The Defoes' daughter, Teri, serving lunch

Visiting over lunch

More visiting...

...and looking at pictures

We had such a nice visit with them!

Next we drove by our old church...

...and the house we lived in for almost 9 years.

It's hard to believe this little patch of grass is all the yard we had to play in growing up!  It makes one very thankful for our farm and lots of room now!  :)

We have lots of fun memories from this little backyard, though!

The whole area has changed and grown a lot since we moved away!  It was fun to drive through it again.

Texas Trip - Friday Afternoon and Evening

Most of us took a walk together after we got back to the Hales' that afternoon.

Peter and David

Visiting at the house afterwards

Sarah H. and Cayla

Hannah and Anna

Rachel, Hannah, Anna, Deborah, Cayla, Bella, Sarah H., and Rebekah

The guys visiting

A crowd gathers for dinner

Amanda and Cayla

One of the tables

The children enjoyed meeting new friends




Anna, Hannah, Sarah S., Bella, and Sarah H.