Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Stuart and Dixie's Puppies!

1 week old
Aren't they adorable?!
Anybody want a free puppy??????

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Visit from the Palmers and Bartons

Last week our friends from Pennsylvania, the Palmers, and their daughter and her family, the Bartons, came for a visit. We really enjoyed having them here!
Mama with little Caitlyn - always such a happy baby!
Bro. Palmer, Cody and Caitlyn
Cody had a lot of fun with this train set
Julie and Caitlyn
Rebekah, Mrs. Palmer, and Melissa spent a lot of time crocheting and knitting while we visited. Someone had given Mrs. Palmer a crocheted hand towel and she wanted to learn how to duplicate it.
The finished products
Sarah and Cody
Bro. Palmer preached at our church one Sunday, and at another church near us the following Sunday. On Wednesday he spoke at our church's Men's Meeting. At the same time, we had a Ladies' Meeting at our house with Mrs. Palmer.
A few of us had a class upstairs with the younger children.
Playing together afterwards
The little ones enjoyed sweet Caitlyn!
Baking with Cody
Isn't he adorable?!
Livy had so much fun helping Mrs. Palmer give "Annie Dog" her bath!
Precious little Caitlyn

More Friends Come

On Friday Bro. Palmer's brother, Brad, and his family drove over from Arkansas to join us for the last day and a half of the Palmers' visit.
Gracie helping Cody find the hidden animals
Cade thumb-wrestling with his Uncle Tom
Caitlyn with her Great-Uncle Brad
Visiting after breakfast
 All the children had so much fun with this "Flipper" puppet, a birthday gift to Cody from his grandparents.
Cade bowling
Playing outside with the younger ones and dogs :)
Brooke and her puppy, Norco
Dixie meets Norco
Building block houses big enough to play inside of was a big hit!
That afternoon the guys did some target shooting.
Cade getting ready to shoot
Tim helps Cody shoot
Gracie, Deborah, and Livy
Cousins Cade and Cody
Amanda and Mrs. Palmer teaching Gracie and Brooke to crochet.
The last evening of their visit Anna and Steven, Mama Flo, and our neighbors, the Drobinas, came over to play and sing hymns together.
Afterwards Edwin and Julie provided root beer floats for everyone.
Tim, Emily, and Jonathan
Gracie, Cody, Bro. Palmer, and Brooke
The 5 little cousins before they left the next morning
We had such a wonderful time with these sweet friends!