Monday, November 29, 2010

Wedding Time

On August 6 Andrew and I were privileged to help Angela Reynolds-Shelenberger with her wedding. I served as coordinator and Andrew served as the Bible bearer.

Andrew's MP3 player came in handy during the photo session and wait until the wedding.

Andrew with the flower girls!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Once Upon a Time...Story Land

A vacation is never complete for Andrew without a trip to Story Land. As you can see he turned into a tour guide with his map.

This year he was tall enough to ride by himself...Mom was left on the sidelines watching and taking pictures.

The Bamboo ride was one that we did not let him ride alone due to his light weight. I even took my turn with him.

Summer Vacation--New Hampshire

Once again we made our way to New Hampshire. This time we stayed for two weeks. Very Relaxing. Went to the same cozy cabin that we love and hiked to many falls in the White Mountains.

Stan and I resting after a 2 mile hike (straight up) to the summit.

Holding onto a seven-year old at the dangerous but beautiful Sabbaday Falls.

Jackson Falls near our cabin.

Beautiful cascades along the way to a falls that we could not reach because the water was too deep at the stream crossing from the previous nights rain.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial Day Picnic

Chatting in the shade!

Annie hanging on for the ride!

Hoping to get warm and go back into the water.

Pretty Virginia!!

John wet from head to toe!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Picnic Continued

Andrew loves to fish, especially with Uncle Donnie!!

Grandma and her cute hat!!

Annie enjoying her watermelon!

The perfect life...watermelon and a fishing rod!

The three younger cousins! not to be taken forgranted!!

Memorial Day Parade

Andrew was not too shook on posing for the pictures, but he did enjoy the parade!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Father's Church

My father was taken to the Meadville AWM Church as an infant. I remember attending here many time with my parents during visits to my Durfee grandparents.

My Uncle Jim is standing in front of the Meadville Church. He has spent many, many hours of maintenance keeping the church beautiful.

Andrew in front of the church sign.


My dear Aunt Mary (my dad's sister) was honored as Mother-of-the-Year at her church this morning.

My Uncle David giving a tribute to Aunt Mary.

Uncle Jim is holding a cell phone through which my Cousin Byron was giving greetings to my Aunt Mary. (Byron had his own service to speak in so was unable to attend his mother's service.)

Aunt Mary receiving her gift...she was completely surprised.
We enjoyed a meal at my Cousin Bethany's house. Uncle David along with my Cousin Dawn and her husband Gus were at the meal. What a treat for all of us to be together!

My Mother's Day Gift

Last week Andrew used some of his gift money to buy me a Mother's Day balloon and a candle holder. Today he gave me another gift that he had made at school. A goblet with a stained glass effect and a battery run candle inside!! Oh, how I love my little fellow. He has brought me sooo much joy!!

Beautiful Drive

On our way home from the mother-daughter banquet I took some shots of the beautiful countryside. The slant of the sun was perfect on the new spring foliage. God's beautiful world!!

Mother-Daughter Banquet

Mom and I were invited by my sister to a mother-daughter banquet. Here we are with my sister and her two daughters, Doenisha and Annie. Lovely meal and fellowship. The preacher's daughter sang several songs as part of the program. Beautiful singer!!

Friday, April 30, 2010


and grew strong as a boy must grow who does not know that he is learning any lessons, and who has nothing in the world to think of except things to eat. (Rudyard Kipling)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Now We Are Seven

Andrew was delighted with a Walnut Mocha Torte with seven candles on it. As requested his cake was adorned with soldiers. Andrew has brought a lot of joy into our home during the last seven years. We are blessed to have such a delightful son!!

Three teeth are missing!!