Thursday, October 30, 2008

Apples, Apples, Apples!

First of all, these pictures are in the backward order. 
Secondly, I am recapping my time with my family! Pictures of Mozambique will come...
But when you only spend 10 weeks with your family after being gone for a whole year...well, there is allot of catching up to do and fun to be had! So, I am posting some pictures so I can go back and remember the good times:-)

Okay, so after making a TON of apple sauce, you get a little slap happy! These are the kitchen slaves hard at work...
(Joel, Bobo --aka Christina, and Andrea)

Cooking down apples for apple saucing and apple buttering...

Some pretty apples at the apple orchard. Crispy and delicious. Nothing like biting into a fresh picked apple, and the sweet juice running down your elbows. 

The farm hands coming back from the orchards.
(Oh, wait. That's my family.)

That's me picking apples. I am so blessed to have been home for Fall! Autumn is by far my favorite season! I love the beautiful colors as the trees turn. I love apples, and apple cider, and candy corn, and apple pies, and scented candles, and a warm bed, and cozy pj's. I love bon fires and raking leaves and all the smells of Fall in the air.
It was such a gift from God to be home for this season!!

~My 3 Little Sisters~

This is Andrea, and my niece and nephew. Andrea has lots of energy. She loves to clean the house, bless mom and dad or her siblings by making their beds, and she does her chores very well (without complaining or being asked!!). I share a room with her (when I am at home). She always has her dolls all lined up on her shelf, and all her things arranged nicely. She is a joy to be around.

This is Christina. She has such a great sense of humor. I don't know where she gets her silly ideas from, but she is hilarious! She likes to dress up and pretend she is like a sales person or an old granny. She sings very well and is on the youth group worship team. She and Cara sang at my brothers wedding and my friends wedding this Summer.

This is Cara. She graduated high school this year. She also came to visit me with my dad:-) (you can come back now, guys!!) She is a tom boy all the way. The kids in the neighborhood used to beg her to be on their team of back yard foot ball! She works on a farm and loves it. She is slow to anger and doesn't hold grudges for long. She likes to keep peace.

Dad and his girls (minus one)
Cara, me (Anna), Dad, Christina, and Andrea
when we went apple picking this Fall at Stottlers.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

~My 3 Little Brothers~

Sammy, the little Foot Ball player! He loves to play catch. He loves to put on his foot ball gear (including the knee pads and chin guard he just bought with his own money) and play that he is a foot ball player. When there is no one to play catch with, he just tackles himself on the trampoline and pretends to be in the big leagues! 

Seth loves to hunt and fish. He also loves to fix cars. He got his first deer of the season his first day out hunting this year! It was with his new bow, and he shot a nice buck. We were able to restock the freezer with like 35 pounds of meat. He boiled the skull to make a nice mount. 

Joel went hunting with dad, and shot a squirrel! I made him pose for so many pictures that the poor guy got hungry and took a bite...   

   So these are my three dear little brothers. They all love to tease, and love to make people laugh:-) And they are all a blessing to our family.

I am alive and in Mozambique...!

Hello to the faithful readers of this blog!
I am very sorry for not updating in awhile, but I am back in Mozambique (I arrived one week ago today), and it's going great!

I have an update coming, but the pictures I am trying to load are just not loading right now, so please check back soon! 

God bless you all richly today!