I know this is a week late, but hey, we've been rather busy...not that I'm making excuses, mind you...just coming up with reasons for why it's so late. :) Anyhoo, we went to the apple orchard last Friday and had a good ole' time together, and I thought y'all might want to see just a few pictures. Oh, and William and Emma were practicing their ballroom dancing, so there are a couple photos from that too. :)
"May I have this dance, please?" How could anybody say no? ;)
Dance, dance, yeah!
William demonstrating how a girl should curtsy.
Do you see what I see?
No colored dyes, no added sugar...100% all natural...get Honest Kids.
Cinderella and her almost carriage pumpkin!
Hey look! It's Jerry Gourd and Jimmy Gourd!
He's an old cowhand a' leanin' on a giant pumpkin...
Aren't they absolutely adorable?!?!
Check out William's face...
Dad and his shiny apple
Snow White's apple...want a bite?
Fresh apples, and a spankin' bright red Radio Flyer wagon...this could be your children too...just click here to make your order for one today... ;)
Oh, just take a look at those healthy children...eating fresh apples right off the tree...*gasp* but what's that in the background???
Mom is eating potato chips!!! tsk...tsk...but, looking on the bright side, they are all natural...:)
"Oh!!! Y'all weigh a ton!!!"
Reminiscent of Signs, eh?
Homeschoolin' in the orchard.
Yeah...it's amazing what those Honest Kids drinks will make you do...
I'm so amazed at how fast time has flown and I find it hard to believe that Caleb is already twelve. This past year has been such a blessing to our family, even amidst the challenges we, as a fallen people, face. Through it all, I'm so grateful that the Lord saw fit to knit our hearts closer together as a family as we rest on Him and trust in His amazing Grace.
The day I flew back into town was also the day my dear friend Melinda was celebrating her birthday! The Ryken's were so kind and picked me up at the airport and we drove down to join in the festivities. The next week, my parents went out of town for their anniversary and my mom's birthday. Nine days at the house alone without them was a bit lonely, especially with all the rain we've been having. We took some pictures of Mom and the little ones and had them printed. There's a slide show at the end of those pictures. To keep the doom and gloom out, we got some crafty items out and went to work decorating to lighten up the house. Later on in the week, our dahlin' friends the Riggenbach's came over to stay with us, and then Melinda came out to spend time with us as well. Here are just a few pictures for your enjoyment!
Hmmm...I wonder what she could be up to?
Was it this?
William after he talked with Mom.
Voila! See the lovely new decor! You too can have this same look...just head out to your local office supply store, purchase some nice looking construction paper, tape, glue and scissors, and get ready to spend a whole afternoon making paper chains! ;)
Hard at work.
"You can't see me!!!"
Sisters...sisters...there were never such devoted sisters...
Sleeping on the job...or waiting for inspiration?
One foot, two foot.
The finished product! We couldn't get the whole banner in the lens, but at least this gives you an idea of our great accomplishment!
Is she inside...or outside?
William at nap time. Sound asleep and cuddling with mom's nightgown.
So, I never posted the pictures from my trip down South, and since I don't have the other photos of our exciting week after I arrived back home, I thought I'd post these! A photo slide show of all the pictures I took are at the end. Be watching for part two!
Such a sweet baby.
...and the other twin. Cute, eh?
He didn't realize that Jagulars live in trees, and when you look up...they drop on you...in this case, though, it might have been an older brother up in the tree. :)
The Princess fair among the foliage.
Hmmm...he looks a bit mischievous.
Ahh...and he has a side-kick, and they don't look like they're up to any good...
Down they descend on the maiden fair.
Ah-ha! But who is this?
And so the brave hero was knighted, and they lived happily ever after.
In which I steal a bit of a smile from Little Mr. Puddleglum. :)
"Hello, Mr. Grub! I'm so glad to make your acquaintance!"
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Having reached the ripe age of four and twenty, being three of ten, and the very happy wife of Ben Hector, Tiffany delights in taking joy in the small things in life. Her haven of rest is in Central California where she is quite happy being a housewife. Her main interests include baking, sewing, writing, pretending to be a photographer, knitting, historic dancing, playing the piano, writing music and clothing design. Her latest experiments in the kitchen, have been many different kinds of Cheesecake and large gourmet dinners which include way too many dishes.
...a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white. ~ G.K. Chesterton