Thursday, May 31, 2007

Our Little Man.

If you don't love pictures of cute little boys, just ignore this post and wait for the next one. I have a certain weakness for taking pictures of very cute little boys, and count myself quite blessed because I have an exceptionally cute one on hand nearly all the time!! :)
Always a smiling boy!!

Little Cowboy....

Big Sister and Little Brother!

Our next deer-hunter!! :)

Taking pictures......

Helping make breakfast!

Patiently waiting for his snack!

Blowing bubbles!

Can't do anything without his favorite hat and tie!! :)

Another favorite hat.......

And yet another hat!!

"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate."
Psalms 127:3-5

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Noah's Graduation!!

Our 2007 Graduate!!!
This past Sunday we celebrated Noah's High-School graduation. The Lord gave us a beautiful day for an outdoor party; cool and breezy with occasional bouts of sunshine and most importantly- no rain!! The forecast had predicted scattered showers the whole day and night, but the Lord blessed and it was dry the entire time!!

Three different times during the afternoon we had a drawing to see who would get to throw a pie in the face of the graduate. :) Noah was a great sport and we all loved it!

What a sweet face!!!

We also had two drawings to see who got to pelt Noah with water-balloons. At least he was able to try and defend himself!!

We so enjoyed the sweet fellowship we had with the families who were able to attend. We feel so blessed to have had you all come and be a part of Noah's special day!
We are immensely grateful for the investments each of you have made in Noah's life, and for your love and support. Many of you came from a distance to be here, and we appreciate your effort! We all want to say thank-you for coming and for all your help!

Dad did a fabulous job grilling the hamburgers and hotdogs for supper, thank-you Daddy!!
(Thanks also to Mr. Kroeker and Mr. Sarensen for your assistance!)

With so many young people about, we enjoyed several exciting games of volleyball! It was a wonderful time of laughing and playing together, and despite the occasional pile-up on the field, there were no injuries!!

Parting shot; the whole gang on Monday morning.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Face Full.

At Dad's school this Spring they had a cancer fundraiser. They selected 5 people, including the principal and Dad and each person had a jar into which people put pennies. Each penny was a vote, and who ever got the most votes won. The prize was getting a pie in your face!!! Dad and the principal were even for the first few days, but after the principal put about $25 pennies worth in Dad's jar, Dad had clear sailing for first place!! We all went to school to see Dad get splattered.

And the winner of Dad's own students!!

I love the smiles on the faces of the observers!! :)

'Anybody want a hug??'

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

April Showers..............

....bring May floods!!
The last few days of April and the first few days of May brought several inches of rain to our area. The moisture was a real blessing!! All the rivers in the area spilled over their banks in many places. There were hardly any fields along the rivers that weren't under water!
The road Dad takes to work every can't really see it, but just beyond the first bridge there is a second one, much smaller and a little lower, and the water crested only about a foot or so below it. Anymore rain and the bridge would've been underwater.

The river-bed in this picture is about 50 yards past the trees, so there were several hundred feet of field under water on both sides of the river.

The river-bed is just beyond that row of you can see the water rose a lot!!

Okay, so it was a little muddy!! :)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day, Mommy!!!
What a wonderful gift the Lord has blessed us Ulmer children with; a godly mother!
A mother who loves Jesus first, and has spent all her days of motherhood encouraging us to follow Him! Who by the testimony of her life and dedication to Him has taught her children to turn their hearts to Christ!
A mother who loves Daddy next, and has followed him faithfully. We girls have been tremendously blessed with the example of how a godly wife serves her husband, making him successful.
How many times has the last thing I heard at night been her "I love You", and the first thing I heard in the morning been her singing of God's mercies? How many hours has she spent in prayer for us children?
Thank-you, Mom, for your years of service to our family! For the tears, the prayers, the smiles and the hugs. For loving us always, correcting us when we needed it, playing with us and teaching us.
God sure knew what He was doing when He gave you to us children as our mother!!
We Love You Mom!!
Seth, Esther, Noah, Elizabeth, Tabitha, Moses, Micah, Charity, Phoebe and Silas!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ulmer Snap-shots!

Some pictures from our past few weeks!

"Here's the ball, Uncle Moses!!"

And he scores...........maybe.

It was very cool and breezy out one Sunday in April and our family set out for a long walk. Lydia and the boys came out with us too. It was a wonderful to relax together as a family, enjoying God's creation around us!

At the bottom of one hill, headed up the next!!

Seth gives Esther and Marcus a lift! :)

Silas enjoying his car, pulled by Dad...

Esther and Sweet little Marcus.

She looks like she is ready for some serious shooting!!

Elizabeth, Esther and Tabitha with Marcus......yes, for those of you who may have missed it Tabitha has out-grown both Esther and I both by several inches!!