Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Guess Who? Challenge - September 2014

Summer is officially over in 5 days and we have another Guess Who? Challenge for y'all to take!

The Guess Who? Challenge is posted once a month, and is
a post of an old picture of... well, give your best shot at it!
Leave a comment with your guess of who is in the picture,
and the answer will be revealed a week after the original post.

Have fun and try your hardest!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Another Mieczkowski Birthday Party...

Recently, we had the 5-some birthday party and had 
a wonderful time of celebrating life!

Grandpa & Grandma B gave Caleb this funny card :) 

Caleb also received a great pair of boots!

Mom got this pretty cup from Melody

One of Melody's gifts was a Geneva Bible!

Grandpa B with 2 of his princesses

Jon received this great book by Ben Carson!

We had some goofy people attending the party :)

Who are those funny people?!?!

Julia got this appropriate sign for her birthday :)

Daddy and daughter

"Happy Birthday!"

We thank God for these 5 blessings and wish them many more years to serve Him!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Star Spangled Banner 200th Anniversary

Today is the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem! 

While everyone knows the first verse, the fourth verse in particular is rarely sung.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

When Melody sings at patriotic events, she always tries to sing the 4th verse if possible. 

For this 200th anniversary of our National Anthem, 
here's Melody singing the Star Spangled Banner at a Paul Ryan rally back in 2012:

Friday, September 12, 2014

2014 Barn Trip - Part 4

We have the tradition of going to the Ice Cream Shack to snack on some ice cream.

Enjoying time with Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Sharon

They even had a Model T car show going on while we were there!

This was another old car that was there

This ice cream is so good! We love being with Cousins Bonnie and Paul!

Our friendly ticket master :)

The captain of the ship (notice the other ship in the background!)

The school marm - never realized they wore sunglasses

This was the Sunday school class...aren't they cheerful?

"Was I really that bad?"

Some of you may remember that last year Kuckville, NY was closed,
but we found out that it was reopened this year!

We're open!

Rebecca with Cousin Dave

Fun with cousins

This picture was taken at night, so thus the very funny looks :) Can't wait for our
new cousin due in November!

For Labor Day, we had a few friends over!

Launching the boat

All of the kids

Everybody - "This was a lot of fun!"

Lila enjoyed having a few friends for lunch!

Lemons for...

...homemade lemonade!

Aunt Sharon's cute dog, Hanna

Playing croquet with friends 

Annie loved Caleb's piggyback rides :)

Lydia Rose and Lydia Rose - notice the halos!

Our last evening at the Barn was gorgeous!

The heavens declare the glory of God...

This is who we get all our goofiness from :)

Father and daughter

Our two weeks were fantastic! Can't wait until next year!

Our house was a tornado when we got home...

Lots of laundry!

Produce from the ever-growing garden - notice the sneaky zucchini that grew
like gangbusters!

Unpacked suitcases

LOTS of wood to split and stack!

Well, now we are back to real life! It is good to be home, and to
thank the Lord for His wonderful goodness to all.

"O give thanks to the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever."
Psalm 136:1