This past week we celebrated James’ birthday! Here is a short video about what he enjoys doing and his purpose in life.
What a joy to be back home! My time in TX on the Emergency Response Team at ALERT was full of challenges (like the Caleb Nelson Memorial Race), but also tons of fun. It taught me responsiveness to people’s needs and skills to help in times of disaster. Through the two months I learned both […]
Mom and I walked out of Wal-mart slower than usual. Not because of extra groceries, but for a very different reason. The winter was coming to an end resulting in drastically-fluctuating temperatures. This caused the sap of the Maple Trees to be pushed through the cambium, which when collected and boiled down produces syrup. Though we […]
When the pastor of the Reynoldsville Baptist Church asked for a overview video of the FEW Conference, we decided to put together a video to summarize the weekend. We hope you are encouraged as much as we were!
Last month we had the privilege of hosting the Stelzl family. One of the days they were here it rained so we all took a trip to school–A one room school house that is. It was fascinating to see the differences between present day schools and old fashioned schools. Here are ten differences we observed . […]
Ring Ring! We all ran to the phone, eager to find out if it was the Bates family. And it was! They informed us that they were leaving…. Now we only had a little time left for final preparation. We all quickly got back to making beds preparing food. The hours flew by as we […]
Because of such a long hard winter, the weather didn’t permit us to tap our Maple trees till March instead of February! On the other hand because of all the snow, more water was in the ground causing the trees to have more sap flow in them. This year we tried an experiment tapping Red […]
What fun we had decorating this year! But one thing we are learning is that it isn’t the end of the world to break old traditions. Since we will be traveling to Florida for Christmas, there are many things we decided to do differently this year. For instance, we usually we spread out our lights […]
For the past years we have always looked forward to a fall Apple Butter Festival. In years past we have participate in “Greased pig contest” and other little activities. But this year sadly we were all too old to join in. What could we do this year that would make this 25th anniversary special. A […]
This past week Mom had the opportunity to go to the Northwoods on a week long “Journey to the Heart.” Esther left at the same time to go back to Oklahoma City, leaving only Dad and the five of us boys at home. Thankfully Mom and Esther had left detailed instructions which prepared us to […]