Guns, Airshow, and Possum grapes

by Carinna


A couple weeks ago, our cousins from out of state were in the area. So, we all went shooting. They provided the ammo and clays, and we brought the guns.
As usual, it was so much fun! : ) 20160930_154432IMG_7898

Gun season for deer is just around the corner,
so we also took the opportunity to sight in some rifles.

Heidi joined us for the fun too. : )

Grandpa still knows how to knock ‘em down.

While we were out shooting, some old airplanes flew over in formation. They were flying in for an airshow some of our family went to the next day.14517383_10154249263268110_8406116354922543762_n

With fall comes the annual possum grape picking expedition. Well, almost annual, 
two years ago they were SO plentiful that we skipped picking them last year. 
If you have never heard of possum grapes…here are a few posts we’ve done
in the past about them.  1, 2, and 3.

Why is that bush moving? Oh, that’s where Dad went… : )

The picking crew was a bit smaller this year than normal, but that’s the way it goes when people have to study for school and are very allergic to poison ivy. : /

Do we need the trailer or not?                      The answer would be yes. : )

We picked at the place where Grandpa used to live, and a little on the
county roads one evening. Then the next evening we went back out
to pick at the best possum grape vines around.

There’s nothing quite like being with your family out on a county road at dusk,
a cool fall wind blowing, standing up on an old rickety wooden ladder “balanced”
on the trailer, trying to miss the poison ivy while picking possum grapes.
It’s a special experience.

Then came the time consuming, purple finger staining, picking process. ; )
We got a total of three batches of jelly this year! 

Hebrews 13:15 
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually,
that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”

Remember in what ever circumstance, (even itchy poison ivy) praise God continually!

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End of Summer…

by Burnett Family


Happy Fall, Ya’ll!!!

Here’s the last of the pictures from our summer…Enjoy!


We were blessed to attend the Family Connections event in OKC! And also to have the team come to our house for supper, games, fellowship, and fun stories from living in Mongolia!


It’s always super fun to meet new families! We met this family through the blog and they drove all the way from Kansas!



Carinna has fun coming up with new things to do with “her kids”. You can’t go wrong with making flubber…unless you play with it in the kitchen and get it everywhere!


Dad and Mom took a Saturday go to an Amish auction together.


Carinna, has been working hard brush hogging and getting things ready for deer season. She loves it!


Our friend Barrie from Alaska came to visit for several days and helped Maggie and Carinna clear out shooting lanes at the deer stands.


We helped out with a project at Abbie’s school gathering items to take down to the flood victims in Louisiana.



We’ve had so much fun getting to babysit these 2 little guys quite a bit lately!


And loving every minute with little Eric!



“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”

-  Colossians 3:1-3  –

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Labor Day…

by Carinna



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!

Almost everyone got in on some bean bag tossing.


We are so blessed to have family so close!

Abbie and our Cousin-In-Law.

Uncle-In-Law, Charity, and a random bunny Winking smile

We mixed up some good ole’ Butterfinger ice cream. This stuff is amazing.

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.

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.

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


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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


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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