Friday, May 29, 2009

At the Tennessee River

On Wednesday we went to the river for a picnic with the Palmers. In this picture we are all staring at a young man who tried to mow up a hill and his riding mower turned over. It flipped 3 or 4 times on the way down, but he jumped off just in time and was fine.Here he is after he got his mower started again.Looking at a fishWe found this huge copperhead eating a fish!A closer lookHere is another copperhead that came out from under a rock.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A visit from the Palmers

We had a wonderful visit with our friends, Evangelist and Mrs. Palmer, this week. Here are pictures of a few of the things we did while they were here.
Dehydrating bananas Time to do some shooting!Jonathan sets up targets - water balloons!Shooting a Mauser that our grandfather found in Germany during WWIIThe Mauser is really loud! Shooting the .22Shooting the pistol Bro. Palmer shoots his pistol......and hits the mark!One of David's shots caught on camera
We will post more pictures from their visit soon.

Our time with the Corbetts

Five of the Corbetts came to visit us over the weekend. We were so excited to get to see them again!
After the recital on Saturday we went to Shiloh to look at the eagles.This is one of the adult eagles bringing a fish to the nest.The eaglets are 9 or 10 weeks old and will be leaving the nest soon. They are almost at big as the adults. (You can see one of the eaglets sitting on the branch right above the nest, and the adult with a fish to the left of the tree.)Here is the other adult. He sat in a different tree and ate his fish himself. If you look closely you can see the fish hanging down.The boys watching a video that Daniel took of the eaglesThe National Cemetery was decorated for Memorial Day.A few of the girls Jonathan, Timothy and David at the Tennessee riverRebekah, Hannah, Rachel, Deborah, Anna, and AmandaDeborah and RachelHannah and AnnaThe boys blowing grass whistles Basketball action shots This is my favorite one. :)
Jonathan and Daniel are doing the same thing, and Timothy and David are doing the same thing!