Archive for November, 2015



This year our whole family plus Mom’s sister and her family
celebrated Thanksgiving at our house.
Granny was out of town for the holiday, we sure missed having her around!

Dustin, Caleb, Benjamin, and Abbie got a couple games of 42 in
before we ate.
Everyone who came brought a dish or two (or maybe more like four)Smile
filled with somethin’ scrumptious. Dad carved the turkeys. DSC_0678

Some of us hadn’t seen this little kid in over 5 weeks…(or his parents). Winking smile
We had fun with him.

The group in the living room.DSC_0682

There was lots of good dessert!
Pies, pies, and more pies. Oh, and one amazing apple cake!

Here’s one end of the dining room table…

…and the other.

We played a couple of group games. 
First, was a Thanksgiving version of Fishbowl.

The “say one word round” was definitely the funniest…
…thanks to Dad and Uncle Ken.Smile

We played Pictionary Pass It. That game is hilarious.FullSizeRender

Lots of random conversations, football watching, and clean up happened 
throughout the day.

The party started to dwindle down the later it got…here’s the last of the crazy 
late night/early morning people.DSC_0696

We had a BLAST! Family is an incredible blessing!

It is easy to be thankful when life is “good”, but does that change when our circumstances aren’t so grand? It shouldn’t!

1Thessalonians 5:18 
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

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October Recap – Lot’s of fun memories!


No, it can’t be. October is gone. Done. Over. History. Wow!

Here’s a little glimpse into our lives during the month of pumpkins, chai tea, jackets, beginning of Thunder basketball season, hunting season… AKA October. 

This is Benjamin with a squirrel that he…I want to say accidentally hit with a rock…but he was trying to hit it, he just didn’t mean to hit her square on the nose and knock her senseless! But she did recover and continued to drive our dog crazy!


Dad, Mom and Grandpa attended our cousin’s wedding.IMG_3094

Hunting season is looking good! Caleb has shot 2 deer and this is Benj’s first deer of the season! It was a doe…till he got up close to it then…oh…um…it has antlers! IMG_6938FullSizeRender

Lots of venison for the freezer!


Maggie and Mom got to go to the last pre-season OKC Thunder game. It was a first for Maggie and I think it’s safe to say she LOVED it!


Like last year, some of us drove to Arkansas for the annual craft shows there. But we didn’t just craft shop…we hit as many thrift stores as we could too! And boy did we find bargains! We were so happy Hannah and Evan got to come along for the fun.


Maggie has been working part time at a daycare for the past 2 months and just loves her little kids! And yep, they like her just a little bit too!


Our uncle had a “get together” at his house…We played lots of volleyball, rode 4-wheelers, roasted wieners, ate s’mores, held babies, played basketball, watched the OSU game…


Some of us went to OKC for a Protect Life and Marriage rally. It was really good!


And this little guy just continues to grow up so fast! If you get a chance, you’ve got to ask him his animal sounds! Especially a deer, frog, snake and monkey! :)



Phil 2:13-15

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world…”

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