Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Marylynn and Hannah's birthdays are one day apart. Dad and Mom got back on Hannah's birthday and missed Mare's. Since they were going to be gone for Mare's birthday they left money for us to go do something fun for their birthdays. Since Dad and Mom flew in at noon, we decided to go bowling for the birthday girls in the morning. (since we hadn't done anything fun for their birthdays yet) Our grandparents came with us and then took us out to eat.
                        We had the whole bowling ally to our self's. (at lest for the first 10-20 min.)

                                              This is what they think of bowling. ;) jk
                             Mare forgot socks, because she wears flip-flops all the time. 

                                                              Michael being himself. :)

                                                                       Strike!!!! :)
                                                                     Strike!!!! :)

Us waiting for them to arrive. We got to the airport thinking they came in at 12:00 but they got in at 12:30. It wasn't to bad sitting there waiting.

                                                 Ben and Michael waiting for the luggage.
  Tired after a Long day! They left the Philippines at 8 am Sat. and got home at 12 pm (noon) Sat. :)
Mare and I had planed to have a big dinner that night, but everyone was tired and Jenel's employer's gave us dinner. (They are the best ever!!! They gave us pizza one night and cupcakes for Mare's birthday.) I thought that after they got back that everything would be back to normal, but No!!!  They were only home for less then a week and then left for a retreat for Dad's work for the weekend. Then this last week Mom and Mare set out for CA, because our Grandma isn't doing well. So I'm back in charge  God is really growing and stretching me this Fall. (and it's not over yet) Well, I need to go fix dinner. (at lest I'm getting better at cooking) ;) Have a Great Day!  

Friday, November 23, 2012

Floor Project

I informed you in the last post about our floors. We had to move all the books off the bookshelves and take everything out of the entertainment center. We started moving everything before Dad and Mom left, so Dad could help us move the furniture. Although Nate and I moved most of it.
 The night they left we tore up the carpet. Before we tore up the carpet. :)

                                                      Taring up the padding.

              We didn't know that there was going to be pressboard on top of the plywood.

       So we ended up taring up the pressboard and then sanding down the plywood. Thanks to our great
                    friends who came and helped us. ;) We couldn't have done it with out them.

                                                   See all that dust?? It was really dusty.

                                             Clean with hardly any dust. :) Yeah.

                       Ready to paint. ;) Oh, by the way we are painting the floors. ;) lol
                       I never told you what we were going to put instead of carpet. ;)

                                                         Laying down the primer.

                                                                           The primer all on.

                                Ok this is the first coat of the green paint. I Love the color!!! :)

                               It all done after two coats of green paint plus a coat of white primer.

                                                The room back to normal or almost. ;)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Anniversary Trip

Our parents have been married for 25 years!! We gave them their gift last Christmas. Their gift was...... A trip to the.......
  Philippians!!! ;) That's where they met and lived for their first year together. They hadn't been back for 24 years. Us kids announced to them at Christmas last year and they got to plan it. ;) They prayed, planed, and decided to go in Oct. Jenel also decided to join them on this trip. (She was paying for most the trip anyways and has always wanted to go.) They didn't just want to go for "fun", so while they were there they went to a Bible dedication and joined a team for the last two weeks there. God gave them a Fantastic trip and blessed them. They also got to bless people. It was a wonderful trip.
                                                          At the Airport ready to go.
                                                                      In a hotel.

                             Jenel and Hannah (who went with the team.) went on a zip-line. :)

                                                        Doesn't that look like fun? :)
                                          Jenel and Hannah riding back up to the top. :) 

                                                                   Mom and Dad

                Oh yeah! Farm land! :)                                                    

                                             All three of them at the Bible dedication. :)

Now while they were having fun, we were at home taring up the carpet in our family room. ;) (Which was fun) While they were gone for three weeks Nate (older brother) and I were in charge. Nate was working, which put me in charge of the kids, school, food, and transportation. God taught me a lot in the three weeks.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Barn Party

Our church youth group hosted a barn party as a outreach this last month. It was a blast!
                                             The stage were we sang and gave testimony's.

                                                                          Food. =)

                                                               Hannah and Susanna. :)
                    The cow pies for the cow pie toss. =) Oh yeah! It was Great! I was in charge of it. :)
                                                    Our youth pastor truly knows me. :)

                                                    Where you had to toss the cow pies. ;)

                         Me.                                (Our friend took these)                        Susanna.


                                                                  Mare and Abby! =)

                                         You can't have a barn party without line dancing. :)

I had a blast! Well, I'm trying to catch up with myself. :) So much going on at our house right now. ;) Post about our floors, a Big trip, and Birthdays coming soon. :)