Monday, March 26, 2007

Cousin Pictures.....

The saddest part of every visit- goodbyes!!
It is just 4 days now since the Janes flew back home. We had a wonderful visit with them.....and here are the promised pictures! :)
What can be better then Cousins?!?!

-Uncle Billy & Elizabeth-
Enjoying supper at Valentinos!!!

Silas sharing his favorite hats with his buddy.

-Moses, Chad and Micah-

It was great to have a concert pianist in the house!

The Shepards made a quick trip up last week; Justice and Nana had a wonderful time together! :)

-Heather and Silas-
The weather was simply beautiful last week, and we spent several hours taking long walks or going for adventures in the pasture.

On the way back from a particularly long walk, Dad came and picked us up in the tractor. At one point, we dropped the crate and they got left behind! :)

Chad carried Silas whenever his feet got tired!

Uncle Billy, Aunt Dorie and Victoria!

What better dessert than some fruit dipped in chocolate?!? Yummy!

Ah-ha!!! Our marshmallow snatcher!!

Aunt Dorie and Mom with Grandma.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


Bright and early Tuesday morning, we loaded up in the bus and headed to the Kansas City International Airport to meet flight 929 arriving from Chicago at 10:55. On board was Mom's sister and her family, who all arrived safely and on time! We hadn't seen Uncle Billy or Chad for five years, but Aunt Dorie and the girls were out last July. What a wonderful reunion it was! We were able to get their luggage without a problem, and were on our way to lunch after getting a van from the car rental.

Micah, Phoebe & Chad -- can't beat Arby's can you!?!?

After lunch, we headed to Cabelas, where we spent several hours exploring the huge building! The trophies in Cabelas are really something else, and one can spend hours admiring them!

Trying out the hats.

"This is deffinitely not a 6 man tent!"

Awww.........Uncle Billy & Aunt Dorie.

If you're ever at Cabelas, be sure to stop by the shooting range!

Seth's trophy from last deer season!!
(Just joking!) :)

Silas, ever our hat boy, couldn't resist trying on a cowboy hat!

Chad, Moses and Micah trying out the 4-wheelers.
Stay tuned for more pictures from the week!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A Update.....finally!

Uncle Seth and Marcus!!
These past two weeks have been incredibly full and busy!
The weather has been very warm and breezy- spring has certainly arrived here in Kansas!! We have all enjoyed the change in temperature; the little ones enjoying romping around outside & Seth and Noah finding milking cows and building houses a lot more pleasant without layers of coats and gloves to ward off the cold!
School continues, and our diligent little scholars hurry to complete their studies and get outside! Dad's spring vacation at school falls this week, and we are enjoying a few days with Dad and no school!! :)
We enjoyed a spur-of-the-moment visit from our dear friends, the Kroekers last week-end. It was delightful to see them and we so enjoyed fellowshipping with them!

Mr. Kroeker and Karly enjoying baby Marcus!

Foosball- something sure is funny!! :)

Never mind the mud; it's still fun outside!

Chocolate cake and ice-cream- the perfect treat for a 12-year-old!

Mom's Birthday poster!

Enjoying our new nephew!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Our Ohio Sunshine!

--Phoebe and Hannah--
The last day of February came with a ray of sunshine as our dear friend, Hannah arrived to spend 2 weeks with the Ansons. They generously 'shared' her with us for part of the time she was in Kansas, and we so enjoyed spending time with her! This was a trip of many firsts for her; target practice, and a trip to the dairy barn to help with the milking. :)
But today our sunshine girl makes her way back to the State from which she hails. We'll miss you Hannah! Thanks for coming!!

Supper looks good!

'Memory Match'

Making some lunch for Hannah; how much food can a girl eat?!?

Monday, March 12, 2007

Hiking the Kansas Hills.

The weather has been beautiful the past two weeks; 40's to upper 60's and lots of sunshine. Our whole family has enjoyed the warmer temperatures after a very cold February! Spring certainly is around the corner!
As soon as the school books were put away one afternoon last week, Esther rounded up the youngsters for a hike in the pasture. They loved it. I trailed along behind with the camera and managed to get a few pictures.
Big brother lends a hand!

Silas enjoys a snack.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Happy Birthday!!

Happy 12th Birthday, Moses!!!
What joy you have been to our home, Moses!!
May this year be one where you are drawn ever closer to the Lord!
We Love You!!!
"Delight thyself also in the Lord;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
Psalms 3:4

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday, Mommy!!!
Please join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to the Mother of our crew!!
We Love You, Mom!!

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies."

Proverbs 31:10

Monday, March 05, 2007

Happy Anniversary!!

Has it really been 2 years already?!?!
Yes, it has!!
Happy 2nd Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Anson!!

Saturday, March 03, 2007


Our Ohio Sunshine, Hannah: don't get tangled up with her!!
Daddy.....dead center!
The beautiful weather today coaxed many of us outside this afternoon, and as Scott and Seth were polishing up their skills with the pistols, a couple of us decided to give it a shot. :) Armed with plenty of ammo and earplugs, we hit the hay-bales.

Scott; is it possible for him to miss the target?!

Get a 'load' of this guy!

Take note from the expert!

A flock of geese flew by over-head, but it must have scared them, as none of them stayed behind to watch!! :)

Esther......don't mess with her when she has a handgun!!

Noah, is it possible for him to hit the target?!? :)

Although his first time behind the sights, Moses did great!
I also had my turn, but there is no photographic evidence of it! :)