Saturday, May 29, 2010

Our Visit with Mr. Green Snake and Other Family Events

Birthdays were abundant in May. Happy, happy birthday to so many!

Amongst our festivities, this bright green fellow joined in the fun. Mr. Rough Green Snake was a joy to hold and admire as he twined with agility in and out of our fingers.
We have an awesome, amazing God to have created such an intricately designed creature as the wiggly Mr. Green Snake.
He never seems to have a bad temper, and having teeth so small that they can cause no harm, he is such fun to hold.

Once he enters his natural habitat in the leaves, his excellent ability to climb and superb camouflage hides him in such a way that you very easily loose him from sight.

And a very happy birthday to our young viking! May God richly bless you. A combination of buttercream and fondant transformed this cake into an appropriate Norseman's protective helmet.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Visiting Ryan and Amanda

After traveling several hours, we arrived safe and sound at Ryan and Amanda's apartment in Terre Haute, IN.

We camped out wherever we could find a comfy spot! Amanda and Ryan were very hospitable.

Oh, a gift for us?

How nice. . . .

What is this?


Baby bibs?

Congratulations Ryan and Amanda! We are all so excited! We get to be grandparents!!!! and aunts!!!! and uncles!!!! Hooray!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Church Campout at Dolan Lake

The time once again rolled around to the camping season and our church family gathered at Dolan Lake for a relaxing weekend at the campground.

All joined in the fun with games of Frisbee, whiffle ball and plenty of bike riding, music playing, great food and fellowship.

What a bubble!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Work On the Pantry Has Begun!

The work has finally begun on our pantry. We are all very excited as everything progresses!

Our men have been working diligently and everything is moving along nicely.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Mrs. Cox!

Happy, happy, birthday to our dear Amanda!
May God continue to pour out His blessings on you!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother"—which is the first commandment with a promise— "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." Ephesians 6:1-3

A special dinner was prepared for Mom on her special day.

Her place setting was graced by this unique origami swan.Happy Mother's Day to all wonderful mothers! May God bless each of you in your efforts to raise Godly offspring and generations of standard bearers!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bird Count 2010

It was once again time to count the birds in Hamilton County to participate in the state wide bird count. Off we trekked through the fields and woods of Providence Prairie.

On the way, we found several box turtles- an eastern and two westerns.

Looking up into the treetops, we spotted several species of birds.

Along the way, we noted a small frog.

It was a fun day of identifying flora and fauna here on the farmstead!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Birthday!

What could be better than home baked blueberry cheesecake?

Happy Birthday Trey!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The New "Shorn" Look

It is sheep shearing time here on Providence Prairie.

Each ewe is carefully positioned to our best advantage as her wool is sheared and collected for later spinning.

Shearing must be in the air, because Clair convinced Trey to become clean shaven as well!
Off it comes!

It has been a long time since he had no beard.

Oh my! Even the mustache is going?
Sure enough!

I just wonder. . . .

if there is enough hair left in the sink. . .

with enough crimp to spin?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Ryan and Amanda Return To Providence Prairie

After having been married just over one month, Ryan and Amanda arrived to visit, share, and enjoy time spent together with family at Providence Prairie. We had a great time visiting and catching up on all the latest news.

It was so good to see their smiling faces.

Amanda milked Cheesecake just to keep in practice! :)

Her hands are as strong as they ever were!

Ryan even tried his "hand!"

Yep! He has the country in him!
We enjoyed our time spent together, but it was sad to see them go.

We love you both!