Friday, July 29, 2011

Emily Turns 14

Gentle:
mild in temperment or behavior
kind or tender

Let your gentleness be known to all men.  The Lord is at hand. 
Philippians 4:5


Happy 14th Birthday Emily!!! 
Love, Your Family! 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Family of Love

Whatch' say?

Hot and sweaty as Rachel adds to our fence. 

Ice cream cones are just a nice way of saying REALLY FUN BIG MESS!!!

Precious Sister

I can't believe this!  I only have 34 olives on my pizza and not 36!!! 


Abbi Howard and her faithful dog!



I love birthdays and I love my daddy, Daddy's birthday.  What could be better?

Troop Assembly.  This is our signal that you are to be completely and utterly silent. 

One cute cute boy scout!!!!

Can I open that for you?

Okay fine, we talk a LOT!!!

Sweet Daddy!



Aravis, the newest addition to our life. 


Hey, where are her legs?

One precious hardworker!!!!

Jessica

Countdown Has Begun!!!!!


Special Tickers

Countdown Has Begun!!!!!


Special Tickers

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Picture Post!

With Ryan in Boy Scouts, the interest of scouting, camping, hiking, and caving has grown among my younger siblings.  The other day Ryan as the scoutmaster, took Troop 18 into the woods to camp and hike.

When they came back, Michael prayed at lunch that "Ryan would take me into the woods to camp in the little ditch again!"  I think he had fun!



Be Prepared!
Ryan pitched this tent for his troop on the trail in our woods.  

Native Wildlife - what kind is it?

Troop 18 preparing for departure

Scoutmaster leads them in devotions

I think she is already an Eagle Scout!

She is a tenderfoot!

The Way to Cool Scout master

Panther Patrol and Gator Patrol

Troop Assembly

Why am I here?

Again, why?

Scoutmaster has a great photo-op

Too cute!!!!

Troop 18 prepares for the hike

Sweet Smiles



Monday, July 25, 2011

Firetruck Numbers

"That is my photo with the hands and the Firetruck Numbers."

The previous statement was made by Michael at the supper table.  He said it with a touch of pride in his voice as he gazed at the painting.  

Let me add some details and let you know why I had to hide a grin. 

  1. He is just so cute. 
  2. Firetruck means red.
  3. Numbers can mean numbers or letters, as it strikes him. (in this case it is letters)
  4. And last, but not least, He did NOT paint that picture.  Those are not his hands or his firetruck numbers. 
Did I break this sad news to him?  Did I tell him the ugly horrible truth?  

Nope.  He is just to cute and he will only believe his own stories for a little bit longer.  The world is tough and too soon he'll find out he has to paint his own pictures to get credit. 

But for now...  "I love your hands and firetruck numbers Michael!"

Jess

Friday, July 22, 2011

Some Fun Entertaing Photos

Centuries Apart
A Plants and Pillars Production


Discussing the next move. We wanted it to be lunch, but it was 4 more scenes!!!!

Joel thinking, "you want me to do WHAT?"

A Boy Scout is Loyal, Clean, Trustworthy, and does their scene correctly!

The Howard Girls and their hired hand.

The Howard girls and the top of their hired hand's head. (say that five times fast!)

The Howard Girls, their hired hand, and their cat.  Well, actually it's Mrs. Spurgeon's cat, but you would have to watch the movie to understand!! :)

Mrs. Mara Spurgeon.

Josiah and his friend who is not from the movie, but is still really cute!

L. to R. Eliza, Hannah, and Beth Howard

Miss Jane Parr on a REALLY bad hair day!

Hannah decides that Henry Watson has gotten away with his criminal behavior long enough!

Good Friends - Until the trial!

Buttoning up the actress before the sub-machine war.

Two sweet smiley girls.

Instruments of torture!!!  Ahh, 18th century costumes in July!

All our clothes

L. to R. Beth and Eliza Howard and Josiah Bennet

"When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more"

"The King of Glory comes, the nation rejoices."


I am pleased to announce that Centuries Apart is finished and will be available on DVD on August 18th!!!