Thursday, March 31, 2011

February Happenings...

We had a couple BIG snows!!!

We had some big drifts!

Aren't snow covered trees beautiful?!

A winter wonderland

Sabrina took Shenandoah out to play in it.  I think this was one of the first times Shenandoah played in snow and she was really excited.

They sled down our snow covered stairs!

A few random pictures...
Stasia crocheted this beautiful purse!  She came up with the pattern all by herself.  Didn't she do a great job?!

Shenandoah and I enjoy a walk on a warm day

Sabrina made Seth a "feather pen"

Shenandoah is a good little mommy

Mr. O's surprise 50th birthday party...
The cake

Mrs. O had a few words to say

The O's 
(or most of them anyway!)

Opening gifts

We got our wood stove in!!!
We've really been enjoying it!!!

A quick flash back...
Daddy cutting away the carpet to prepare for the stove!

Mommy did most of the tile -she did a great job!

Doesn't the tile look great?!

The wood gathering crew
 -we just had to try our new stove out!

The kindling 

Our faithful reader of the instruction manual

Now it's time for the big stuff!!

The first flame

The cautious boy and the confident boy

Gathered around enjoying the stove 
(thank you mommy for the picture!)

The Thomas' came up for an evening a couple of weeks ago...

...and horsey rides!!!
Stasia and her faithful steed Domino (aka Matthew)

As always it was a great time you all!!!  
I once again had too much fun to remember to get any pictures (thanks to mommy for these!)!!!  

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Workday On Our Property...

...and a lot of fun fellowship!!!

Last Saturday, the Thomases (minus Mrs. Thomas and Melanie who were here) came up and helped do a lot of work around our property.  Lt. Harris joined us for the day as well and we were greatly blessed by everything that was accomplished - and by the wonderful fellowship too!!!  Thank you all so much!!!

Our garden beds


New kittens (born earlier that morning!)


Sabrina planting

Matthew digging for the grape transpalnts

Mr. Thomas



This huge toad (the picture really doesn't show how big he was) crawled out of one of the holes that was dug.  I think we disturbed its winter nap!

Micaiah and the toad


Some of the kids 
-poor Marscel hurt his eye a couple days before they came, so he was taking it easy that day.  

The work crew

A closer view
Unfortunately, I was told after the fact that I missed out on taking pictures of the grand wheelbarrow races that occurred that afternoon. :)  So we shall have to leave that to your imagination!

After they were done outside, Micaiah helped me finish dinner -thanks Micaiah!  It was a lot of fun!

I had to keep Micaiah from sneaking a taste and getting germs in the soup! :)
The soup turned out great!!!

(Thanks for the pictures Matthew!)

The counter group

The table group

Shenandoah and Marscel


Horsey rides!

Shenandoah and "Bub"

Horse races!

Little ladies and their mighty steeds

Micaiah de-boned the chicken 

The clean up crew 
-many hands really do make light work.  Thank you to everyone for pitching in!

Fellowshipping that evening

What a great day!!!  Thank you again to everyone!!!