Saturday, December 30, 2006

Family Picture!

Christmas Eve........2006!
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Paul and Silas IIII

"Esther, Paul crashed my new car that I got for my birthday!" :)
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Paul and Silas III

"Okay, Paul, time to get out, you failed your drivers test!" (Silas)
"But, Uncle Silas, this is fun!" (Paul)
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Paul and Silas II

"Um....Paul, watch where you are going, the ditch is approaching fast!"
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Paul and Silas I

"Yep, I'm teaching my nephew to drive!" :)
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Paul and Silas!

Uncle Silas and Paul are good buddies and enjoy playing together most of the time!! Occasionally, Uncle Silas tires of sharing his toys, but almost always they cheerfully play together. When we took the picture, they were happily sharing Silas's birthday present, enjoying the bumping ride around the yard!! :)
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More Target Practice....

And one very scared observer!!! :)
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More Target Practice......

and some beginners!
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More Target Practice....

Expert Sharp-shooters..........
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We're Back!!

Hello Friends!!!
After several weeks of silence, we are back in business. We have experienced all manner of troubles these past weeks, but things are pretty much sorted out now!!! We are only able to post one pictures per post, so there will be lots of posts and lots of pictures!! :)
The picture above was taken at the end of November. In preparation for our hunting season, we set aside a afternoon to make sure the rifles were ready.
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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!!!

Happy 15th Birthday, Elizabeth!!!
You are such a blessing to our family and a Dear friend to me! Thank-you for loving the Lord and serving Him and our family. May you grow to know the Lord even closer in your 15th year.. We love you!
Your Big sis,

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Sunday, December 10, 2006


Silas, with his favorite hat and car!

Thank-you everyone, for being so patient with me!!!! After working on the blog extensively with no results for several weeks, I decided to take a short break for the hunting season. The season is now over, and I am once again going to immerse myself in trying to root out Mr. Trouble.
I am strongly considering just starting over on a fresh slate- making a new blog for the family, but keeping this blog (which would not be updated) so that you can come back and look at past posts when you want to.
Does anyone have any thoughts on that idea?!?!? Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! Should I get a new blog and start posting again, or should I try some more to make this blog work?? Thank-you in advance for any imput you can give!!!

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Thank-you everyone for your patience as we try and work out Mr. Trouble from our system.......he sure is hanging on!!! :)
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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Blogging Troubles.......again!

Hello Friends,
My name is Trouble. I live in a computer, and to be more detailed, I live in a blogger-subdivision. I have been around for approximately 10 months, and even at such a young age, I have a full time job. This job is very complex and the benefits are lousy, but it is all I can do to keep afloat.
The object of my job is to terrorize the editor of this blog, and make things hard for her. She has found that I am very annoying and exasperating, but has come to realize that I am helping her develop the virtues of patience and self-control. There are days when I am sure she feels like throwing me and my home out the window; boy am I glad she is learning self-control!!!! :)
I have made my presence known in many different ways; either troubling her template or fouling up her links system, along with many other visits to her blogging world. Right now I am standing firmly in the way of her blogging pictures. Usually she gets rid of me pretty quickly, because she finds the problems I am causing and adjusts them. But this time, the problem is that my form of attack is still unidentified. Have you ever tried to solve a problem, but you had no clue what the problem actually was!?!?!? It is pretty tough, let me assure you!!!!
So, there is a very substantial reason why this blog has been so silent. It is all my fault. But, there is a silver lining in this dark cloud, and the silver part is that the problem I am causing CAN be fixed!!! It just needs a little more tinkering, and then there will once again be the regular flood of pictures and news.
So hold tight a little longer, hopefully it won't be too long until she finds the problem and I will take a break from bothering her.
Oh, and if any of you have any ideas what the problem I am causing could be, she sure needs all the help she can get!!!
May Your Blogging Days Be Happier Then Hers,
Mr. Trouble

Saturday, November 11, 2006

They're Home!!!

The Happy Aunties and Justice, who apparently isn't ready for the picture yet!! :)

This past week-end Esther, Charity and Phoebe traveled down to Parsons to visit Andrew, Rebecca and Justice!!! We sure missed them!!! They had a wonderful time, and especially enjoyed playing with Justice!!!
While Esther visited some friends on Tuesday, Rebecca and Justice took the girls to the park- a outing they enjoyed very much!!!
We're glad you are home girls; the house was so empty without you!!!

"My thumb and my Aunt Phoebe are my favorite things!!"

"Smaller bites, please, Aunt Charity!!"

For more pictures of their trip, visit Rebecca's Blog!!
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Sunday, November 05, 2006

We're Done!!!!

Our butchering season is over for the year!!! No more hauling water and feed twice a day to the birds, no more feathers, no more guts.......well, you get the picture!!
We finally finished our chickens last week; thanks to the help of dear friends (thank-you SO much, Wissmanns!!) we did our last 120 birds!!! Once again Scott's plucker was indispensable, enabling us to get the birds plucked a whole lot faster then we could have by hand!!! Our butchering season always has rewards and challenges, but there is nothing like that delightful feeling of not having to butcher any more birds until spring!!!! :)
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Ali's Visit!!!

Elizabeth and Aliisa!!!
The second to last week-end in October was extra special for our family as we welcomed Elizabeth's pen-pal and dear friend from Wisconsin!!!! Ali traveled down with Scott's Mom and spent 3 wonderful days with our family!!! Ali was a joy to have; serving where ever she could and fitting right in!!! The younger ones loved it when she would read to and play with them; Silas especially who called her Josiah until the day before she left!!! :)
Although it was cold, we had some tremendous games of football while she was here; in both of which she proved to be a invaluable player!! Ali's visit was short, which made for late nights talking!!!
Thank-you for coming Ali!!!! Come Again Soon!!!

Story time with Ali!!

(Sorry this post is so late!!)
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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Wissmann Visit.......

This summer our family had the privilege of raising some broilers for some dear friends. When the time came to butcher their birds, we enjoyed the 'excuse' to get together!!!! We enjoyed spending last Saturday with the Wissmann Family butchering and visiting. Despite the cold, rainy weather, we got 76 birds done in about 4 1/2 hours; thanks to Scott's fantastic plucker and many helping hands.
After the butchering was over, our families enjoyed lunch and spending the afternoon together.
Thank-you for coming, Wissmanns!!! Enjoy your chickens!! :)

Scott's Plucker at Work.

Cleaning out gizards....

We all enjoyed our turns holding precious Charissa!!!
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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Happy Birthday, Silas!!!!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Silas!!!!
Two years ago today, we received a special blessing from the Lord!!! After three years, another baby!! And after eight years, another boy!!!! We were so excited for the baby to come!!!
Silas is such a special blessing; quick to smile, quick to say "sorry", quick to try and tickle you!!!
May you always love to pray, and may you follow Jesus always!!!!
~We Love You!!!!
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Friday, October 13, 2006

Cute Nephews!!!

"That sure is funny, Uncle Micah!!!"

I can't help but post a few pictures of my nephews now and then...they are simply TOO cute!!! :)

"I'm smiling, Aunt Elizabeth!!!"

"I LOVE Papa and Nana's House!!!!" :)

"Can I give you a kiss, Aunt Phoebe?!?!?"
Now, if only we had some nieces........ :)
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