Sunday, January 27, 2013

Still Finding Pictures ;)

David, Ro, Amy and Micah went to the arboretum to get some pictures in all the snow.

It's beautiful over there no matter what season.
Love these two!


Mary loved sewing!

Josh is an amazing guy. He made us all blueberry french toast for breakfast one morning (becasue Ro dared him) and it was amazing! (I just helped him out a little and Mary snitched bread crumbs;)

Baking time with Aunt Amy!

 The result of  a snowball fight with Dana and Micah against all the girls

The official face washer. At least he got a few snowballs too the way it looks!
Ah, fun times! Miss you guys loads!!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Crown Choir singing No Other Name

This is the choir that Kayla and Micah sing in at church. They are fantastic and such a blessing to listen to!
*Thanks Julia, for video-taping!  =D

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Family Fun

...because it is always fun when our whole family is together! There's always something to do, things to laugh at, good food to eat, places to go, games to play and always late nights which equal get-up-when-you-feel-like-it mornings which are nice during christmas vacation. And if I had been on top of things I would have posted all these pictures already but I decided if I post once a week--that's good, because it is time consuming and I hate spending tons of time on this thing!
 Jesse Bear, What will you wear? (A FIAR favorite of ours)
 Playing a six hour game of Risk which was WAAAYYY too long!
 (We decided to play the shortened version which shortened it up about 5 1/2 hours. *grin*)
 Wedding planning!
 With all of Aunt Jo's dolls and Uncle Nathan's farm toys Mary was all set. It looks like she's cleaning out the barn here. :)
 The Sat. after Christmas our whole family was able to go to Aunt Sue's house and see all the aunts, uncles and cousins. Aunt Sue had alot of fun toys for Mary.
 Playing dutch-blitz with some of the cousins
 Back home again, after a marvelous snowfall we decided to play fox and geese with David and Ro.
 It was very entertaining.
 So Ro made us frogmore for dinner one evening......
 Boil everything together in a big pot and dump it out on the table.
You know, kind of like feeding cattle at the trough. ;)
 Carrots, marinated chicken, potatoes, peppers, onions, shrimp, smokies and probably more that I'm forgetting.
 Spoon some cheese sauce or barbecue sauce or ketchup or ranch down on the table to dip the stuff in.
 Its absolutely awesome! Don't mind the shrimp tails in the distance.
 A David and Rhoda tournament!
 She looks determined!
 Playing a hilarious family game of pass-the-pillow
Nathan LOVES it when the older boys come home. He crawls all over them and in return he gets tickled and tormented but he loves it!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Christmas Week, cont.

Morning Bible time in the living room where it is warm!
Uncle Micah showing Mary how to play the cornet. She was pretty fascinated by it.
Ro and David doing our breakfast dishes ;)
Jo and Mary making a gingerbread house
David and Rhoda making a snowman for Mary
Mary loved him. She even gave him a hug. :)
A few last finishing touches
All the girls went to visit an old barn down the road. Lisa, you look great in a carhartt!

And on Christmas eveing, our stack of gifts waits to be opened.
When you have 14 people all opening gifts it gets pretty messy!
Mary had more fun in all the paper then with her presents...