Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Tree - 2010

We put the ribbon and ornaments on our tree today!

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Saturday, October 09, 2010

GBS Homecoming 2010

I had the privilege of attending GBS Homecoming for the first time in sixteen years!   There have been many positive changes made since that time!  The Homecoming Task Force did an outstanding job!  The Passing  the Torch service last evening was quite moving and Bro. Wolf was honored in a very meaningful way.  He has touched many lives for Christ. I feel blessed to have been able to sit under the ministry of both Bro. and Sis. Wolf.

Alumni Symphonic Wind and String Ensemble setting up before the evening service. I thought they did a beautiful job playing!

Administration Building

Knapp Memorial Building with the Revivalist Memorial Building (better known as the Girls Dorm) in the background.

Music Hall

The place we called "home" for 10 years!

The front entrance to the place we called "home" for 10 years!  It was here on this porch overlooking the Cincinnati Skyline that I agreed to marry Jeff in January 1995!

I love the changes that have been made to this old home.  I enjoyed many visits here with the Chip Marshall family.

Homecoming Activities! Fun Times available this year for the little ones!

The Fountain!

Bro. Avery presenting Bro. Williams with the Alumnus of the Year Award.  Congratulations!

Beautiful Fall Foliage found between the parking lot and our old "home".

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Friday, August 13, 2010


We are still here.  I have had problems with uploading pictures from my camera to my computer, so I haven't blogged.  I think everything has been resolved in regards to uploading pictures, so now I need to try and find time in my day to blog.

We have had a busy summer.  We started off June with Family Camp and then it was on to Youth Camp the end of June and first of July.  Next came Kids' Camp immediately followed by two Vacation Bible Schools.

The last week of July found us with company.  My sister Jodi and her five children visited with us from Monday through Wednesday and then Grandma (my Mom) came to visit on Wednesday through Friday.  While Grandma was here, we visited Conner Prairie.  My sister Holly and three of her five children enjoyed Conner Prairie with us.   Thursday found us visiting the home of Levi Coffin, a Quaker, who helped to free 2,000 slaves via the Underground Railroad.  On Friday Mom got ready to head home and we traveled with her as far as Geneva, Indiana and visited Limberlost State Historic Site, the home of Gene Stratton-Porter author of Freckles, The Girl of the Limberlost and many more.  We had a terrific guide and enjoyed learning many things about Mrs. Porter and nature.

Since coming home from Limberlost, Samuel has read both Freckles and The Girl of the Limberlost.  He is now wanting me to purchase Laddie: A True Blue Story.  These books have been read and loved by many in my family over the years.  I remember many of the original and/or older editions encased behind glass on shelves in my grandparents' dining room.  They were carefully borrowed, read, and returned to their rightful place.  So it thrilled my heart to see my son develop an interest in reading these books that have held a place dear to the heart in our family.

We shall have completed our second week of school come the end of the day.  These two weeks have been extremely busy and we are looking forward to a field trip one day next week to a Discover Nature Program.

Until next time,

Monday, August 02, 2010

Julissa's First Day of Kindergarten

This is Julissa on her first day of Kindergarten on August 2, 2010. It is hard to believe that my baby is in Kindergarten.

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Friday, July 30, 2010


Here is a post I found in the draft section of blogger from July of 2010.  I am not sure why it was never published, but thought I would go ahead and share it with you all now!

We visited Limberlost, the home of Gene Stratton Porter, with my Mom at the end of July, 2010.  My kids enjoyed the visit so much that we went back the next month for a special nature event for homeschoolers. After coming home from our visit to Limberlost, Samuel read The Girl of the Limberlost and Freckles both written by Gene Stratton Porter.  Below are a few pictures from our time there.

Limberlost Cabin

The Conservatory from the outside

An old wagon

The bunkhouse

The Smokehouse

Curtis looking inside the well.

Julissa standing outside the entrance to a hideout beneath the porch.

The boys brave enough to enter the hideout amidst cobwebs and spiders.

Mom and five of her 17 grandkids standing beside or sitting on the well.

Gene Stratton-Porter's art case.

A painting done by Gene Stratton Porter

The pump organ at Limberlost.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Sleep Lines!

Alex woke up this morning with interesting sleep lines running down his face.

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Monday, June 21, 2010


An Orange Day Lily that I snapped a shot of when I was out shooting the flooding creek behind our home.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mom and Her Five Daughters!

A few photos of us girls with Mom in the gazebo on the property of the Smoketown Motor Lodge. These photos were taken on Saturday evening, March 27, 2010.

Back Row L to R - Jodi, Mom, Heidi
2nd Row L to R - Holly, Dixie
Center Front - Lyndi

See above

Lyndi and Mom

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Meeting Friends for Lunch on Saturday!

On Saturday we met up with friends for lunch at Brickerville House and Restaurant. Thank you, girls, for coming to visit with us. It was great to see you all again. It had been too long. I hope that we don't have as great a time lapse between this visit and the next one as there was between this one and the last one. It is hard to believe that it had been almost 5 and 1/2 years between visits for Sharon and me and almost two years between visits for Doat and me. It was great to meet your girls, Sharon. They are absolute dolls!

Sharon and I

Holly, Doat, and Doat's niece

Doat and I.

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