Monday, April 21, 2008

A Walk to the Quarry.

It was a warm, windy day in Kansas-- what a perfect day for a walk with a friend!!

We were delighted to bring sweet Bekah Rehm home with us following her sister's graduation party on Saturday.

We let the horses out for a run in the bright sunshine-- they were thrilled!

They wandered a bit far though, so we had to round them up.

Playing follow the leader!!
Manie--- isn't he beautiful!

Noah's baby, Honey.

"Come on Sandy."

Playing with his baby.

The fun begins as we set out across the hills.
We never imagined all the memories, laughs and near accidents we would encounter.

Hiking across the Kansas Hills.

The Rocks reminded us of old western movies (Right, Bekah?!?!) :)

It was extremely windy, especially after climbing "Mount Sinus" (don't ask, it's a long story!!) :)

Awwww.... good times!

Leaping gracefully across the ravines.

Our faithful four-legged escort-------Roscer.

The scenery was breath-taking.

Best Friends....

"Mount Sinus"
(Name courtesy of Noah!!)

Drama Queen in the 'volcano'.
(Don't question our imaginations!)

After such a long walk, my companions died of exhaustion.

The 4 Explorers!!

What a perfect day!!

Nana's Guessing Game.

Can anyone guess what this is????
(All Ulmers and Ansons disqualified.)

posted by Momma/Nana U

Forecast; from Nana.

After days and days of April showers when asked what the forecast for the coming day, Phoebe offered that it was going to be "blurry".

Monday, April 14, 2008

Nebraska Children's Conference 2008!

The first week-end in April was the Nebraska Home School Conference. Esther, Noah, Tabitha and I had the privilege of serving as staff in the Children's Conference that ran concurrently with the parents conference.

Noah, Tabitha and I were on teams, but Esther spent her time in the kitchen preparing meals for the staff. As always, her cooking got rave reviews!!
Mmmmm......fresh cinnamon rolls for breakfast!!

Tabitha and I got to assist Esther in the kitchen early in the morning (and I do mean early!)!! Tabitha was our expert cookie-baker!! :)

During main group the children learned songs, memorized Bible verses and watched exciting scenes from the 8-part drama!

Rachel leading the songs during main group.
The drama, entitled "The Legacy" involved five orphaned children who loose their Grandmother and move in with their Aunt Bessie. During the move, they discover a locket and their parents journal, which tells of a hidden treasure left to them by their parents. So they embark on a journey to find their inheritance; a journey which takes them through Germany, Holland, Italy and France.
Throughout their travels they have many exciting adventures, and they learn many precious lessons about wisdom.
In the end, they find the treasure, not just money, but special keepsakes from their parents, letters and their family Bible.

The Schroeder children on the train.

Inquiring after their locket in the jewelers shop.

Noah was thrilled to have a part in the drama!! He got to play the skinny chef who makes 'disgusting' pizza dough gets lectured and promptly quits!!!
Noah arguing over the recipe!
Noah's team!!

Elizabeth's team!

Tabitha's team!!

--The Staff--
"The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy."
James 3:17
(Pictures #6,7,9 & 10 curtesy of Bethany Wissmann and Jim Adams.)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday, Daddy!!
We love you!!

"The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him."
Proverbs 20:7

Please join us in wishing our Dad a very Happy Birthday!