A Few More Pictures

“James, Daniel, and the three oldest Bateses stopped at Hocking Hills State Park on their way home . . .”

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“On Saturday we were invited to attend the 40th anniversary celebration for the church that the Bates family’s pastor had started in Clarksburg.”

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“The rest of the week flew by as we played ping pong, hiked, went bird-watching, felled trees, rode bikes, played chess and many other exciting games.”

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“Their joy and dedication to the Lord shone through as they diligently took care of younger siblings and helped out innumerable ways.”

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9 Comments

  1. Michelle May 15, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    Thank you for sharing these photos too. It looks like you all had a lot of fun times–and played plenty of games!
    The park pictures are beautiful! We have beautiful parks in Florida, but they’re a bit different—lots of sand and plenty of palm trees usually, I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a waterfall here. 🙂

  2. Becky May 15, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    what FUN! and such a precious family!!!

  3. Michael Staddon May 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    Thank you James for putting these pictures up. I’m so glad you were here to do some professional photography of the event – an event we will be glad to remember.

  4. Martin Family May 16, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    What a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day and the blessings of families designed by God!

    How are you going to top that for Father’s Day???

    The Martins

  5. James May 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    I really don’t know. Maybe you guys could come and visit! 🙂

  6. Michelle May 19, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    Thank you for sharing these photos too. It looks like you all had a lot of fun times–and played plenty of games!
    The park pictures are beautiful! We have beautiful parks in Florida, but they’re a bit different—lots of sand and plenty of palm trees usually, I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a waterfall here. 🙂

  7. Deb May 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    The photos of the Hocking Hills are lovely. The area is not far from my hometown, and I spent many happy days there.

  8. Daniel Hancock August 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    I love Hocking Hills. When we went there I came back with a couple hundred pictures.

  9. James August 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    Do you really? I usually come back with a lot of pictures too. 🙂 Do you have them posted somewhere on the Internet? I’d love to see your perspective of that beautiful place.

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