Tuesday, May 1, 2018

I didn't even go

A few weeks back, Jessica took her youth group to the Young Christian Weekend at Silver Dollar City in Branson. Jamie went with her to help out and in turn took his two older boys and a friend. I didn't go but sure have enjoyed the pictures they took. I know they all had a blast even if it was freezing cold.
 Nothing like a giant turkey leg wrapped in his favorite food.....BACON!!!
 Cold here but....
 guess it warmed up later at the concert.
 Hey I need one of these at home.
 Best friends
 I am thankful that the teens love our boys so much and don't mind at all if they crash their trip.
 Even dad got in the fun.

 We always rent a house for this trip and this way they can cook instead of always having to go out to eat. Besides, Jamie loves cooking breakfast for everyone.
 Their traditional goofy picture at Silver Dollar City.
 Love these kids and adults.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The hunt.

And....they're off. Even Lily is old enough this year to really get into the spirit of the hunt.
 
 And I just had to post a picture of the "hiders".


Friday, April 13, 2018

More Easter pictures

Love the boys "Easter baskets/laundry baskets" they brought to the egg hunt the City of Barling holds each year. They love coming to this one.
Lily has really gotten the hang of this egg hunting thing this year.
Then Sunday on to Aunt Detra's where the hunting is fine but the prize basket is soooo much better. But first we had to do individual pictures and group cousin pictures. So thankful these guys get to see each other enough that they don't have any bashfulness when they get together. They just start playing like they just saw each other yesterday.
 This picture just might embarrass these two when they are older, but maybe not.
 These two have been having their picture taken from here.....
to here.....
Hope they will always be close.
 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pictures, pictures and more

As a family, we take tons of pictures and since I use this blog as a way to eventually get my pictures printed in one place, I post a lot of pictures here. So here goes for our Easter pictures. Also, although we do have a lot of fun at Easter, we also know why we even have Easter. Jesus was crucified, died and the rose again. Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice, for your love, for everything you do for us day after day but especially for the love that you gave us on the cross. Someday we will see you face to face and what a wonderful day that will be.
We start with our annual Easter egg dying of the eggs. I started not to do that his year because of the disinterest the two older boys had with the Christmas cookies but decided to go ahead since the two little ones were still interested. Turns out the older boys loved it too.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The longest ride part II

OK so here is the second and final part to the longest ride. After we left Guthrie, we started back towards Stillwater because that is where the race ended as well as started. We didn't really have anything to do, outside of taking a nap which I definitely did, but wait and watch. But it wasn't long before riders began coming in to cross the finish line.
Looks like they have spotted Jenny coming in the cross the finish line.
 The boys got to run in with Jenny crossing the finish line all together.
 Whitney couldn't wait to greet Jen.
 Isaiah was very serious about helping Jenny with her bike.
 These kids adore her.
 She is dirty but not quite like last year.
 Yes even Mom was glad to see her finish safe and sound.
 
This picture is "Whipper" as Jamie calls her and the "Jamester" and Whitney calls him. So special.
After a quick shower, we all went to eat. I don't know how Jenny had the energy to even do a quick shower much less go eat with a bunch of starving people who asked her a million questions. But we all had a great time and my only regret is that we weren't there for her last year seeing as how it was so miserably wet and cold for her.
Oh one last thought......I think we have a new land run 100 participant in the making.