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Friday, August 31, 2012

Day 249

"Organizing"
Today, we went through a TON of clothes bin and found a bunch of clothes for Sarah and Abigail.
(oh.. and sorry the picture is sideways. I could not turn it for some reason)

Day 248

"Mustaches"
Tonight, the CIA (Christians in Action) or the teen group had the best time being goofy with mustaches. 

Day 247

 "FREE Sonic Blast"
Today, we went to Sonic and everyone received a free sonic blast. It was so good!

Day 246

"Promises"
Today, our family  had the challenge to make a list of some promises that God gives us in the Bible. There are so many promises that He gives to us. It is great to know He will keep everyone of them.

Day 245


 "Volleyball Game"
Tonight, we had the best time playing volleyball with friends. It was so much fun!






Day 244


"Happy Birthday Ben and Tommy"
Another Birthday for August...boy it's been busy.  Today the twins are celebrating the big 10~  
Had fun as usual....now we have 2 more birthdays to go for the year!

Day 243


"Party & Reunion"
It was nice to be apart of another birthday this month (Happy Birthday Nick!)  And to get to meet the Dowell's new addition to the family....Bailey their new Daughter in law.  

Day 241


"Pear Pickin'"
It's that time of year to pick the pears!  This year the tree didn't produce very much.  Not sure if it had anything to do with the pruning job last fall.  But...never fear we have Troy to climb the trees and get the good picks!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Day 240


"Checkup"
Today I went to the orthodontist and got some really nice news that instead of having to wear my retainer every day all day, I only have to wear it only at night!   :)

Day 239


"A Very Special Surprise"
Today was my 14th birthday, and I got this very nice surprise delivered to me!!!! It was from someone very special and really made my day!   

Day 238

Happy Birthday Olivia!
Today Olivia turns 14! She is such a great blessing to many people!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 237



"A Birthday Celebration"
It was a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends our daughter turning 14 years old.  What a beautiful young lady she is....we are looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for her in the near future!  To many more birthdays!!!  Love ya girl!

Day 236

"50 years"
It was a blessing to be apart of an Anniversary celebration of Tony and Joyce.   What an inspiration to see couples married and celebrating 50 years together in marriage!  Still happy as the day they first got married!  Congrats to you both!

Day 235

"Another day at the beach"
As always our kids love going to the beach looking for treasures and digging for something unique they can bring home.  Today we visited friends of ours and had dinner and play on the beach!  Great Friday!

Day 234

"First time canning"
After many hours of picking, cutting, slicing, grinding, stirring, & then canning....we ended up with about 11 jars of sauce and salsa.   We are looking forward to digging into these this winter!

Day 233

"My Wednesday's Kids"
Oh how I LOVE this group of kids.   I have really grown to love them and all their funny things they say.  It's a privilege to teach them about God's Love and I'm so glad I have this opportunity!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day 232

"Awards"
Today Elizabeth got a award for her drawing she did for the Delaware Physician Care's calendar. It was also nice of them to give the rest of us kids a bag of goodies for participating.

Day 231

"First Day of 2012-2013"
Even though our starting date changed twice....we finally got things together and started off school with a great day.   It was a fun day altogether and we even enjoyed a lunch at home with McDonalds!  (of course with coupons)  That evening we got to watch the much anticipated Bates Family show at 9 p.m.  Loved, Loved, LOVED, the 1st day of school to many more days like this!

Day 230

"Happy 17th Anniversary"
It seemed like yesterday we were in High School and becoming friends, going to the prom, graduating high school, then college.  Now we are celebrating 17 years together along with our 7 children that God has blessed us with.  We were talking at lunch time and we don't feel worthy of all that God has blessed and given us.  It's been a journey of many ups and downs but through all of it our love has grown and our faith has become stronger!

Day 229

"Happy Birthday TOM!"
Today we celebrated my brother turning the big 40!!!  We had a great time with family and friends.  It's always a great time getting together with people we love and care for!  We have a blast making memories and being silly for the afternoon!

Day 228

"Cute Couple"
On our ride to go pick up Emma from her job training at Redners we saw this really cute couple riding down the highway in their convertible car. My mom and I thought that they were really cute!!!!!  

Friday, August 10, 2012

Day 227


"Abigail learning something new"
So this morning we were all sitting around in the living room and we gave Abigail the walker and she started walking around. She thought we was BIG stuff walking around like that. All smiles and happy!!!!! The first time she was walking around like that.

Day 226

"Blue Van"
Today, we had someone come to look at our blue van (or bus :)

Day 225

"Pastor's Fellowship"
Today, we had the pastor's fellowship at our church. The preaching was amazing! Then afterwards, our family got to enjoy free food with the Fleck family. I have to say it was a great day!

Day 224

"Cleaning and Organizing"
Today, our family and other church members are helping clean and organize the church before the pastor's fellowship tomorrow.

Day 223

"Choir"
Today at choir practice we started to break everyone into groups like sopranos, altos, tenors, and bass. It going to make the choir sound even better! 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Day 222

"No Photo"
Today, we did not get a picture. So just put on a very old pic.

Day 221

"Washington DC:
Today, we got to take a family trip to Washington DC. We had a blast. We got to see most everything there!





Day 220

"Fun!"
Today was just a day where everyone is getting excited about going to Washington DC!

Day 219

"Training"
Today, was my first day of training and it went really good.

Day 218

"Bambi"
Today, we got to see a deer and we called him Bambi :)

Day 217

"Telling Others"
Today, Olivia and I got the opportunity to serve with some of the people that we trained with in CEF. We had a great time!

Day 216

"Let's Teach"
Today, Olivia, Nick, and I started our first day teaching Sunday School. It went really well. Can't wait for next week!

Day 215

"60th Birthday"
Today, we celebrate our Mommom's 60th Birthday. She is a great example to all of us grand kids. She is really amazing!

Day 214

"Coming Back Home"
Today the boys are heading back home from camping with their grandparents. It has been a great week of camping.

Day 213

"Camping with the Boy -Day 2"
Today, the boys are going to check out the camp site. They went fishing, bike riding, and just doing some boy things.