Saturday, July 23, 2016

M&Ms....the precious kind

It's been a while.....
But this is a great day to try to get going again.
Today, these two lovely girls turn 11 years old.
Well, that pic is from a few years ago...

Here they are today....getting ready to go out for their birthday breakfast with Daddy!

Happy Birthday sweet Madeline Hope! 
Happy Birthday sweet Megan Joy! 

A few fun facts about each girl:

Favorite song:
Megan - "Love as I Loved"
Madeline - "Oh Church Arise" (the song they danced to in their ballet recital)

Favorite singer(s):
Megan - Herbster Trio
Madeline - Gettys

Favorite book:
Megan - "Peanut Butter Friends in a Chop Suey World" or "Flight of the Fugitive"
Madeline - "These Happy Golden Years"

Favorite Activity:
Megan - reading and volleyball 
Madeline - ballet

Favorite food:
Megan - pizza or ice cream
Madeline - pizza

Favorite chore:
Megan - sweeping
Madeline - windows

Favorite handiwork:
Megan - sewing on machine
Madeline - wooly things - spinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving

We pray for God's grace in your lives as you continue to grow into the beautiful women He intends you be!

Happy Birthday M&Ms!!!!!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Rachel Elizabeth

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. “


Rachel Elizabeth Coder

Has not only mastered a body of knowledge pursuant to a secondary education, but has also demonstrated Godly wisdom and personal maturity based upon faith in Jesus Christ, we are pleased to announce her graduation from high school.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

McMurphy House

                                       .......and now.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sewing Day

Madeline was the only seamstress from our family today. (Meggie was unwell.)

Today we made shorts! A great ...short... project that was completed in ample time, allowing for some outside play afterward!

Here's the finished project, bubble shorts w/ side pockets!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Brigade Encampment

On National Get Outdoors Day, Fort Vancouver sponsors Brigade Encampment, commemorating the return of the trappers to the fort, which was run by the Hudson's Bay Company.
Here are the costumed volunteers at the end of the day. Ben, Emily, Rachel, Joshua, and James all participated this year! 
Here are some pix...

There are booths from outdoorsy organizations set up to whet your appetite for summer the littles (K5) had a go at rock climbing...

Benj and Em provided music for dancing in the afternoon.
A bit of hatchet throwing

Here's a fine looking gentleman educating folks about the furs traded here at the fort.
Dancing, dancing,....

Oh and Gregg an I got away the previous weekend to Timberline Lodge...I think it's the only place in the states that you can ski in the summer.....
We didn't ski... Just hiked around a bit, but they did have 2 lifts operating!
Beautiful weather. Beautiful place. (Just about an hour and a half from where we live!)
Delicious food!
 We are trying to go away every month this year in celebration of our 25 anniversary! This was one of the weekends!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Around the Yard

Twin rose buds in one flower!
Arbor brightly arrayed!
Sheepish happenings....

And this....
Not in our yard, but visiting our county fairgrounds for the Rose Festival...
The Beautiful Clydesdsles....
The BIG beautiful Clydesdales...

No Cinderella foot here!

Giant beauties.

So went our day.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

USS Lake Champlain

This morning we dropped our boys - well three of them - off at the Port of Kalama to ride this boat into Portland. Gregg has been on this adventure before, but it is a first trip for Grandpa and James.
Wish I had better pictures, but perhaps the guys will provide me with those when I retrieve them later today.