Tuesday, July 18, 2006
That is what you call a boat-load!!!!
The younger ones enjoyed the front of the boat best.
Aunt Barb waving from the dock!!
A beautiful sunset on the lake!!!! :)
We had a Wonderful time in Lincoln, and Phoebe declared it was her best birthday ever!!!! Uncle Tom and Aunt Barb were so fun to be with, and we enjoyed being with them!!!!! Thank-you, Uncle Tom and Aunt Barb!!!! Come and Visit Us!!!! :)
Micah going for the plunge!!!
This is my favorite, because it looks like Moses is walking on water!!!! :)
Dad water skiing!!! :)
Noah getting suited up to give it a try!!
.........GO!!! (Esther made it up a few times, it was staying up that was the problem!!!!) :)
Silas loved the Water!!!
Esther was the only one of us that didn't get sunburned!!! :)
Cutting it off the Cob.
Phoebe helping Esther bag it for the freezer!!
That corn will taste so good this winter!!!! :)
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Yordy.
Cutting the Cake!!!! :)
Rebecca and Esther serving cake.
Justice sure enjoyed Uncle Seth's tie!!!! :)
Best wishes, Nathan and Ricki!!! Thank-you for letting us be part of your special day!!!! May God Bless Your Marriage, and May You Live Your Lives Together for Him!!!! :)
Happy 20th Birthday, Seth!!!!!! May God Bless You this year!!!!!! Thanks for being a special older brother!!!! We Love You!!!!!!
Happy 23rd Birthday, Lydia!!!!!!!
May God Bless You this year!!!! Thank-you for being a encouraging older sister!!!! We love you!!!! :)
Happy 5th Birthday, Phoebe!!!!!!
You are growing so fast!!!! Thank-you for your smiles and hugs!!!! We love you!!!! :)
Happy 16th Birthday, Noah!!!
Have A Great 16th Year!!!!!! We love You!!!! :)
Happy 25th Birthday, Rebecca!!!!
We Miss You, Rebecca!!!! Come and Visit Soon!!! We Love You!!!!!
Posing in front of the helicopter.
Caught anything yet????
And as a side note.........we are in the midst of potty-training Silas!!!! :) He is doing very well, and initiating using the potty regularly. :)
We took a few pictures last time we butchered......
Nice boxing glove, Esther!!!! :)
What a face!!! :)
Things are keeping incredibly busy, with many, many activities and responsiblilities to occupy us.
Thankfully, the pictures actually successfully transferred from our home computer to the cd, so I have a bunch to post!!! :) So here it goes, I am going to overwhelm you with pictures of our recent weeks!!!!! :)
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
On our computer, we have a filter on the internet, which recently has been denying us access to our blog, friends' blogs or anything that has to do with blogger.com (you bloggers will know that to post, you have to login to blogger.com, which is why I haven't posted). We have contacted our filter server, and they are going to adjust our filter so that we can access our blog once more. Hopefully, they will make the needed alterations and we will be able to return to using our home computer for blogging soon. Until then, I am taking advantage of the computers at a local Library (and immensely enjoying the High Speed Internet!!!) :)
Last week our last steer went to the locker. We had the locker kill and quarter him for us, and then we cut the steaks and roasts, and ground the beef. The fresh beef sure is tasty.
Esther and Elizabeth enjoyed a couple of days up in Seward, NE, visiting friends. They went up with the Ansons, leaving Friday night and returning Sunday evening.
The garden is flourishing-starting to produce those yummy vegetables our family loves. The peas are all gone now, but we have cabbage and broccoli coming in yet. We harvested the beets, and after eating many of them that day, froze several gallons. Esther has been able to have one of her favorite veggies- steamed summer squash and zucchini (don't forget the Parmesan cheese on top!! :), and the first cucumbers are on the table. Noah also harvested all the onions and garlic.
The Farmers Market continues every Friday night, where Noah sells eggs, surplus garden produce (there really is no such thing as surplus vegetables around our house!!!), and cookies and Esther sells her enormous (and delicious!!!) cinnamon rolls and fresh bread.
We are down to 50 some birds left to butcher this next week. We planned to only raise birds for our family and some friends this fall, but because of the huge demand we faced with orders, we are going to do a couple hundred birds again this fall. We have been butchering 2 days per week for the past 2 months, and it will be nice to have those days freed up again. We won't be raising birds this July or August, as the heat stunts their growth too much.
Our family all enjoyed watching our traditional 4th of July video- "Gettysburg". After a huge supper with the Ansons, we went to Bern and sat under a fantastic display of fireworks. Noah made a special treat - homemade ice-cream!!! :)
Well, time for me to sign off. Stay tuned for pictures- we will post the ones we've been saving up for the past 10 days as soon as possible! Have a Wonderful Day!!!