Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Little of This and That

Our cousins, Tyler and WillDavid fishing in our neighbors' pondJonathan taking the CFA (Cadet Fitness Assessment) last week as part of his application process to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.We got our new car this week. It's a Chrysler 300M, and we really like it.One of our hens all dressed up!Stuart didn't like her being out of her fence......and she didn't like his barking at her! Have a nice day, everyone!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Photo Shoot With Friends

Tryston and Ariana spent a day with us last week, so we took them out to the barn for a photo shoot. They are very cooperative and easy to work with. Visit our photography blog to see more pictures from the session.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Spring Is Coming!

Even though it is only February, we are already seeing some signs of spring!
The daffodils are blooming!

The plum trees are starting to bud.Tomato seedlings Flower seedlings The sky has been beautiful!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Roller Skating

On Thursday our church rented the skating rink for the evening. This time almost every family brought friends with them. We all had a great time.
Luke, David, and TrystonDeborah and WillRebekahA game of tagMr. Everitt and EthanMrs. Kirk and her granddaughter, Taylor Shawn, Anna, and Rebekah Lining up for a raceWill watching the skatersMr. Kirk and Mr. Poole playing a game of pool.Daddy and Mr. DoddJohn Mark and Mr. HeathAmanda and Laurie 13-month old Bethany tries roller skating for the first time!Bethany's audienceGood job, Bethany! :) Having snacks Melissa and our cousin, Laurie, making root beer floats LauraBethany enjoys a cookieBennyHouston

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Wahlquists

Earlier this week our friends, the Wahlquists, came to visit. We hadn't seen each other in almost two years! We had such a fun time with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Wahlquist, Daddy and MamaAll of the boys Assorted Wahlquists and Smiths The two DeborahsStephen putting together a puzzleDeborah" Scattergories" Playing "Balderdash". Micah chooses a word from the dictionary... ...and everyone writes a definition. Deborah and Stephen are so sweet! The boys playing basketballThe Wahlquists teaching us a new game - "One big, happy family"Everyone chooses a name and writes it down.Mr. Wahlquist reads the names that were submitted.Each little family confers together, trying to decide who wrote each name.Enjoying the gameEmily, Beth, and the Deborahs Anna, Elisha, Sarah, MelissaJonathan, Andrew, Nathaniel, Ben, David, and Micah Sarah, Stephen, Deborah, and Elisha Deborah, Amanda, Beth, AnnaStephen enjoys a slinky.Some of the girlsDeborah and StephenSarah, Elisha, and AnnaBeth and Deborah
Deborah waves goodbye from the van.

Thank you to the Wahlquists for making time to come by our house on their trip! We had SUCH a good time!