Friday, November 23, 2007


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Ezra made our pumpkin pie this year for Thanksgiving. It was his first time and it turned out great.

We had a great meal together...turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, rolls and cranberry sauce. I forgot the sweet potatoes! Matt's the only one that likes them...I guess that's why I forgot. Notice I didn't forget the cranberry sauce even though I'm the only one that likes that.
Before the children could be excused from the table Daddy had each of them tell what they were thankful for. It was sweet to hear their answers, most of them being God and family. Even Naomi joined in by answering yes every time we asked her if she was thankful for something.

Naomi really got into her mashed potatoes.

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 118:1

First Snow

Wednesday we had our first snow of the year. Just enough for the kids to play in. They had a blast sliding on the trampoline.

Naomi watched from inside where it was warmer.

Buck Season

Here is a picture that shows all the buck taken this year. Not bad, huh?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ezra's First Buck

Ezra got his first buck on Monday. He was so excited!!! He was hunting with his dad and was just about to fall asleep when his dad said "there's a buck!" His grandfather also got a buck that evening (I'll post pictures of his buck soon).

Thursday, November 8, 2007

A Visit and A Surprise

Matt's parents are in town for a visit (it's hunting season!). They brought along a 4-wheeler for the boys. The boys have been slowly saving money to buy one so they were very excited to get one from their grandparents. They used the money they had saved to buy helmets and gloves. Ezra is in the orange helmet and Levi is in the white. Papaw is giving them lessons on how to operate it. They spent about all day taking turns riding the 4-wheeler all around.

Hang on Papaw!!!!

Missy's New Home

Missy is now officially home. We were able to finish enough of the pasture to keep her back at the garage. Cassidy has been having a wonderful time with Missy.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Work Day

Today the whole family worked on the pasture so that Cassidy can keep her horse on the property where the garage is. We were able to get a lot accomplished.

This is a picture of the framework for the barn. You can see Matt's garage in the background.

Ezra's taking his turn holding Naomi. When we ask Naomi to smile now she closes her eyes.

Cassidy and Levi ran a lot of errands back and forth to the garage.

Here's another closed eyes picture.

Ezra's helping dad run the post hole digger for the posts. We were so thankful we didn't have to dig these by hand.

Bringing water for the concrete.

Cassidy's turn to hold Naomi.

I even ran the tractor. Yikes!

The end of the day found us all quite tired. We're thankful for the extra hour tonight.

"When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet."

Proverbs 3:24

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Our Evening At Church

Every year on October 31 our church has a service. I can't think of a better place to be on this night than church.

We enjoyed a meal together and then the kids played some games like this one. They had to carry candy corn on a spoon over to another cup and fill it up. It was harder than it sounds.

Our Pastor didn't want to give up the jar of candy to the person who guessed closest to the right amount, but he finally gave in.

We then finished the evening with a message from Samuel. Samuel used to be a part of the Amish community. One year ago on Oct. 31 Samuel accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour. It's been exciting to see him grow in the Lord.

If At First You Don't Win, Try Again

Ok...I didn't win the first drawing for Vision Forum, but now there is an even bigger one. Living in a Shoe has another drawing, this time for $250. So here's my list.

So Much More $20
Passionate Housewives: Desperate For God $16
A Church in the House $12
Thoughts For Young Men $8
The Centrality of the Home in Evangelism & Discipleship $10
Homemaking $20
The Influence of Older Children on Younger Children $10
Fatherhood From a Biblical Perspective $35
The Letters & Lessons of Teddy Roosevelt For His Sons $14
Beautiful Girl Tea Set $55
Make Your Own Doll Dress Kit $19
Doll Quilt $20
How To Think Like A Christian $10
Total $249