Sunday, March 30, 2008


Last Friday night our church had an activity at the bowling alley. We had a lot of people come. It was fun, and that's saying something, because I usually hate bowling!

Before we got to the bowling we had to have some bowling alley food - the greasy kind!

This is Casey, our neighbor kid.
Naomi loved the french fries.

The kids had a blast!

They used the ramps because the balls were so heavy for them.

Naomi made the mistake of walking out onto the lanes. I had to grab the camera quick to get this picture that's why it got blurry, but I think it kind of made it look cool. This was the second time she fell so I had to put my camera down and get her.

She survived!

Afterwards, we went back to the church for some preaching (Matt) and some ice cream sundaes.

The kids were playing some games too. In this game they had to get a peanut out of a bowl of flour just using a straw.

It was a fun evening of fellowship.

"That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ."

I John 1:3

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Spring!!

Spring is here!!! Today is the first day of spring and we spent the afternoon outside today because it even felt like spring.

Remember this stuff? Grass!! Beautiful green grass.

Wonderful day for a jog.

We went for a walk today and after we got back Naomi was playing with her stroller.

And pushing it around everywhere.

She turned her back for one second....

What A Deal!

I just had to share with you this awesome deal I got yesterday at Walgreens. I visit a blog called Money Saving Mom where she lets you know of good deals and where to get coupons to go along with them. Anyhow, I was able to get all this for $3.07! Isn't that awesome?!
Just had to share!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

We'll Miss You Samuel

For those of you who have been out here to visit us I'm sure you will remember Samuel. He is one of our young men at church. He grew up Amish. He has a very thick dutch accent. He left the Amish when he was a teenager and then by the grace of God came to our church a year and a half ago and was saved. He's been a blessing to the church, always willing to do whatever needed done. He is moving to Colorado to work on a 400 acre ranch. We're going to miss him around here. Samuel would always make us laugh with some of the crazy things he would say. He has a different outlook on a lot of things having grown up Amish. Matt really had a fun time when he took him to an amusement park, Worlds of Fun, last summer. Samuel went on all the rides including the roller coasters. Afterwards, he said it should be called Buckets of Fun instead of World's of Fun. Last night we had a going away party (or as Ezra mistakenly calls it, a get away party) for Samuel. Of course, I wanted pictures of him but it is very hard for him to have his picture taken being Amish all his life. He kept saying "you'll make me an idol." I promised him I wouldn't and he finally let us take some pictures. The best pictures are the ones I would snap before he realized it.

Samuel with some of the men of our church.

Samuel with some of the kids of the church. The kids always enjoyed Samuel and he enjoyed them.

Friday, March 14, 2008

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Feels Like Spring

We're doing cartwheels!!! It was 55 degrees today!! And the sun was out!! The children took advantage of the nice weather by going outside. Yes there was mud, but it didn't keep us from enjoying the day.

Cassidy began preparing the ground so she can plant sunflowers this spring.

Naomi had to get in on the action as well.

Naomi also enjoyed the trampoline today.

It even got warm enough to take our coats off.

"From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised." Psalm 113:3