Labor Day…

by Carinna

Sep
13

 

Did you know the first Labor Day holiday was
celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City?
Well, 134 years later, we celebrated it again.

Getting in some SMASHING games of Catch Phrase. SmileIMG_1476

Psalm 128:2  “For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands:
happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.”

We didn’t grow this watermelon, but someone worked for the money that bought it!
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Almost everyone got in on some bean bag tossing.
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We are so blessed to have family so close!
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Abbie and our Cousin-In-Law.
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Uncle-In-Law, Charity, and a random bunny Winking smile
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We mixed up some good ole’ Butterfinger ice cream. This stuff is amazing.
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Awww! Such sweet sisters! (until they’re playing a game against each other Smile)
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Like I said, we’re all sweet…until we’re playing a game.
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Dad is extra thankful this year, because he has a job again!
He just started working as a chaplain at a nearby hospital! God is so GOOD!
He does things in His own PERFECT timing.
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How blessed we are to be able to get out of bed each day!
Blessed to breathe, have energy, and purpose to live!
That gives us reason to smile while in the middle of any job!

Colossians 3:23 
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”

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Happy 26th Birthday, Caleb!!!

by Burnett Family

Aug
30

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A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Caleb!!!
We pray the Lord will guide and direct you in every step this next year, and do exceeding abundantly above all you could ask or think (Eph. 3:20).

We all love you very much!!!

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Happy 30th Birthday to John-Clay!!!

by Burnett Family

Aug
16

This post is a little late, his birthday was on the 14th, but who doesn’t like an extended birthday!!! =D

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Happiest of Birthdays, John-Clay!!! As the oldest in our family you are someone we all look up to and admire. You have set a great example for us to follow. We are thrilled with what the Lord has done for you this past year and we pray this next year of your life will be filled with His blessings as He proves Himself faithful to you every day and guides you and your family! We all love you very much!! 

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A Summary of Our Summer

by Charity

Aug
15

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For Memorial Day Abbie, Carinna, Mom, and Granny took a trip down to Sterling to visit Granddad’s grave and put some flowers out.

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Our garden has done pretty well this year…canning green beans is always
a group effort!

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It’s been awhile since we’ve pickled green beans…and I’m not sure why we’ve waited so long! These things disappear in a blink!

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I guess fishing with a storm approaching just makes it more exciting. Granddad used to say that it’s best to go fish in the rain ‘cause the fish will all be under the dock trying to stay dry! =D
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Working bees makes for a very long hot day! We are grateful for the hard work these two put in to maintain our apiaries!

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Maggie and Abbie took Benjamin to Frontier City for his birthday!

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Visiting the Oklahoma History Museum. When they came home and told us about it, it made us all wish we could have gone!

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Dad and Mom both celebrated birthdays in July!

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This precious little guy was born in June just one week before his baby shower!

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Maggie and Carinna celebrated their birthday with a 5 mile hike around the Sulphur park and springs!

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For 2 weeks in August we had 7 kids in their 20’s! Maybe we can take this picture every ten years as we all get old…Can’t you just imagine us all in our 80’s for 2 weeks right before John-Clay turns 90! =D

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We are so blessed to get to see these little guys a lot and we never get tired of them!! 

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Abbie started LPN school and is already swamped with learning tons of new medical terms. She comes to the supper table from studying and tells us some of the most random strange terms and what they mean.

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We were blessed with 43 gallons of honey this year!! One taste of this liquid gold and it makes all that hard work worth it!

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James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

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The Twins are 20!

by Burnett Family

Aug
02

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Maggie – She has a fun personality, one that makes friends easily, loves adventure, and trying new things…especially odd things like seafood! She is a good friend, caring, happy, and an energy giver. She enjoys photography and has acquired several jobs with that. She is artistic and would be great at doing illustrations for children’s books! She currently works part-time at a daycare and will be going through EMT training this next year.

 

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Carinna – She is good at most everything she does and does everything with excellence. She is loyal, determined, creative, and wise. She is very artistic and loves working with her hands and trying new projects that most people would hire out to get done. She has a love for dog training, it’s really fun to watch her work with our dog, Heidi! She is Dad’s right hand in our bee business. She currently has job tutoring for a homeschooling family. She loves teaching and watching others grow and learn new things!

 

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Happy birthday, girls!! We are grateful for each of you and love you very much!

Leave a comment and wish these two a fantastic birthday!

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