Monday, June 22, 2015

Guess Who? Challenge - June 2015 - ANSWERED

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.


Take your guess!

It's.... JOSEPH!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day

Fathers are much to be appreciated. They have so many pressures to deal with between family, work and much more, and they are often misunderstood. But today we thank them for their sacrifice, just like we can every day, and share with them that we are grateful for everything they do on a 
day-to-day basis. 


Our dad has been such an incredible example of faithfulness. He takes seriously the responsibility God has given him as a father, and he consistently shepherds, provides for and protects us as his children. We are very thankful to have this rare blessing in our lives - a dad who truly patterns himself after his Heavenly Father. His favorite verse to tell us is 3 John verse 4 "I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth." May we walk in the truth as we follow our dad's lead! 

Father's Day is a great time to remember and appreciate our earthly fathers while giving special thanks for the One who cares for His children. He is an unfailing source of strength!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

OCMS Concert

There is an OCMS Banquet and Concert coming up this week on Friday, June 19.


I hope y'all can join us for a musical evening!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Guess Who? Challenge - June 2015

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.


Take your guess!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Memorial Day happenings

On Memorial Day, we had our annual softball 
game with some good friends!

Ethan was our youngest player - he did a great job!

We got rained out in the 5th inning, so we all went under the pavilion :)



Orange was obviously the color of the day!

Joseph and Alice H. - buddies :)

After about an hour, we went back to our game!

I (Lydia) was the catcher for part of the game - that was fun!


Caleb had an injury before the second part of the
game started, but he still played!

There's the ball!!

The final score was 8 - 8 - Mr. A. said we would have to come back
next year to find out who actually won :)

Both teams did a wonderful job!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mary's Birthday!

Today is the 12th birthday for our Mary!


                                   Makes us laugh with her humor
An avid talker
Reads A LOT!
                                           You're wrong if you think she's shy

Happy birthday, Mary - we love you!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Smashing Surprise Party!

So, when Dad and Mom got home from their 25th anniversary trip, we had a surprise party!

Cooking 35 lbs of sloppy joe meat :)


"Surprise!"



Watching a slideshow of pics from years gone past...


We kids re-did these pictures on the wall - we didn't want individual
pics from 4 years ago to still be there!

Mark had the idea of putting swings on our front porch and we love it!

Enjoying the beautiful swings along with the wonderful weather :)

See anything different?!?

This was how we transported our guests up to the house :)


We had 120 people come to the party!

How well do Mom and Dad know each other??


The lovely cake had their original wedding topper on it!







What a spread!






So good to see Corrie and family!

Funny memories from long ago

Fun visits!

Grace loves the quad!! 



Mom with her dear friend of 40 years, Becky, who was her matron of honor

Friends!

Friends from years ago!

Let the games begin!



You mean us???

Great job, Collin!

Such a lovely couple!

Talks with good friends

Mark's mom was quite the driver!




Fun with friends

Mom's friend Nada from nearly 30 years ago in college

Another of Mom's dear bridesmaids - she wore Mrs. L.'s wedding veil!






Mom wore her aunt's wedding dress - Aunt June had passed away
at the age of 33 many years ago.


What a way to hang your heart!

Strange people after a long day and week!!

July 14, 1990

Happy early anniversary to Dad and Mom - we thank the Lord for your faithfulness to each other!