Monday, June 30, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

More 2014 happenings...

We went to our cousins' house recently and had a blast while we were there!

Julia at the loom

Kaitlyn spinning wool into yarn!



We even got some horse rides!

Rebecca had a lot of fun

Joseph's lawn cutting job


Tired of reading a book? Just take a nap and you will feel much better!

What do you do at a recital? Sleep!

Our grandparents took us and our cousins out to Frankenmuth, MI
to celebrate 3 birthdays - Grandpa's 76th, Uncle Gordon's 50th and Dad's 50th!

Grandma & Grandpa Birchard

It's stollen bread!


The cake was delicious

Mom was able to see some of her friends that she hadn't seen for many years!

One of our friends recently had a baby and her name is Julia Ann!

Rebecca playing peek-a-boo

You are growing up so fast!

Like mother, like daughter

We had so much fun!

I think we are officially caught up!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

2014 happenings...

These are pictures from the past couple of months that we never got around to posting.

At a ladies' retreat that we attended they had a fun activity of
making your pastors out of some random materials.

Here's our music pastor conducting :)

When one of us kids has a birthday, Dad and Mom take that person out to a restaurant!

Who's the third person in there?!?

Mom and Joseph - Mexican of course!

Hannah and Rebecca - look at those smiles :)

Sarah and Anna 

Christina and Grace

Melody and Stephanie

Mom and Rebecca - they went out to Culver's for dinner!

Dad and Rebecca

Someone's sleepy!

Gideon, Uncle Gordon and Rebecca

Sisters :)

Notice something unusual in this pic?!?

More sleeping...

Some of the kids went to the Matthaei Gardens in Ann Arbor - beautiful!

That's it for the random pics!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Guess Who? Challenge - June 2014 - ANSWERED

Wow! Time flew really fast! June has come and with it our monthly guess who picture.


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.

This is..........REBECCA!

Some of y'all were very close! Great job everybody!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Family Bible Camp

Just for y'alls information, Family Bible Camp at our church is just around the corner!

More info on the flyer below:

Hope some of you can attend!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

OCMS Appreciation Concert

We recently had an OCMS Appreciation Concert at First Baptist Church of Lake Orion!

Mr. Holliday, our beloved conductor

Playing one of Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Spring - with Lucy Alessio as soloist

The mighty cello section :)

We honored Mr. Holliday by giving him a few gifts.


A caricature drawn by Austin Flowers of OCMS

A picture of the OCMS orchestra on canvas - done by Stephen Dawley of OCMS.

We thank the Lord for bringing Mr. Holliday into our lives and for his starting OCMS!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Guess Who? Challenge - June 2014

Wow! Time flew really fast! June has come and with it our monthly guess who picture.


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.

Start guessing!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to the best dad in the world!


Malachi 4:6 
He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Predicament and Remedy Game

Think of a predicament, then a remedy for it and write both down on two separate papers. Now pass the predicament to your right hand neighbor and the remedy to your left. Once you have received your set, read them aloud and laugh until tears are streaming down your face!

Here are some of our results from the game that we played with the Beckmans:

Predicament: What would you do if you needed to swallow while singing a vocal solo?
Remedy: Yell, "Unclean! Unclean!" and run down the steps.

P: What would you do if your car broke down in the middle of the Sahara Desert?
R: Take it easy because this happens all the time and there's no sweat.

P: What would you do if the wind blew your music away while playing?
R: Stop your car to protect it and wave traffic around you.

P: What would you do if your computer crashed?
R: Walk until you found the nearest antelope and hitch a ride.

P: What would you do if got too many mosquito bites?
R: Hope you remembered to to put on your kangaroo shoes.

P: What would you do if the hitch fell off your vehicle?
R: You should ask a politician to pass a bill giving you more lunch money.

P: What would you do if your trail horse decided that going
straight back to the barn was an excellent idea?
R: Slap them silly!

This would be a great game for you to try! Let us know your funny results!

Friday, June 13, 2014

A fun weekend part 2

On Sunday evening, we attended a recital that Emily and Kristen Beckman participated in!
They did an amazing job!

Our grandparents brought their '66 Mustang to the recital, so we took a few pics.

The older ladies

The guys

The younger ladies

Playing "Predicament and Remedy" (more on that game later this week!)

Andrew is obviously not impressed with Jonathan's remedy.

The guys arm wrestled into the wee hours of the morning :)


A three-man pushup (Rollover!)

Wow! These guys are strong!

Preparing for Ultimate Frisbee

Great friends

These lovely ladies matched - they must have called each other!

"A friend loves at all times..."
~ Proverbs 17:17