Thursday, November 29, 2012

Snuggling with Horses & Making Apple Sauce... (or, Our Day Today)

We went riding this morning...
Quantum wanted to snuggle...
Then we made apple sauce and apple butter with the Kraemers...

And we had a really good day. :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Black & White Mini Shoot

Matthew & Leah joined us for Mom & Dad's Anniversary... 
Today we had a mini photo shoot while they were here. :)

Aaaand... the announcement... I made a slideshow for my parents. :) 
Here's a piece of it with photos of just them.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!

Hey everyone...

I love you, Mom & Dad! It has been a delight to watch you serve God and grow old together... I love you!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankfulness: Part 15

It's been fun!!!

1 Year Ago Today, this is what we were doing...

This year, this is what we were doing:

Happy Thanksgiving, All!

I will leave you with this song by the Wintons...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thankfulness: Part 14

1. My Parents' TENTH ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!
(It's on the 23rd)

2. The Pilgrims... who came all the way over here for Freedom to Worship!

3. A Republic (if we can keep it) [Thanks, Mom, for the idea. :)]

4. My Partners in Crime...
Diana & Anne...Episode II
Trouble & Looking For Trouble...
Anne & Diana Episode I on horseback...
5. Iron Sharpening Iron

6. Texas "Fall Weather" (a.k.a. 70 degrees on Thanksgiving) [Mrs. Marshall's idea]

7. Coming Upon Old Pictures on the Family Hard Drive

8. Curly Hair

9. Wednesday Evening Thanksgiving Service at Church

10. A Grateful Heart

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankfulness: Part 13

1. Anticipating a morning of being in the kitchen with my Mom, preparing for Thanksgiving...I am making these:

2. Getting to ride a Tennessee Walking Horse today!

3. Working on a Surprise... I will reveal it on Saturday. (In case someone sees this who shouldn't...*wink*)

4. An Upcoming Album by one of my Favorite Composers... to be released SOON!

5. Birthdays...

And a Very Happy Birthday to Everyone out there with a November birthday!

6. Candles...
Not mine... just a random photo from Google. :)

7. God's Provision to Our Family

8. Providence

9. Discovering an Updo for Curly Hair!

10. Classical Music...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thankfulness: Part 12

Sorry, I missed another one... so y'all get 20 today. :)

1. Impromptu Sleepovers! [See? I didn't do it on you know where I was. :)]

2. The Astonishing Variety of God's Creation

3. An Amazingly Edifying and Delightful Sabbath Day

4. The Anticipation of a Visit from a Friend Today!

5. Spending the Afternoon Talking on the Porch

6. A New Recipe to Try, After Enjoying it Yesterday (thank you, Allison!)

7. Holiday Traditions
A Scene from It's a Wonderful Life
8. A Loving Dad...
Many moons ago...
A little more recently... about a year ago. (Taken by Kiefer)

9. A Loving Mom
Many moons ago...
Earlier this year.
10. A Loving Brother
Many moons ago..,
A More Current Photo :)
11. Scouring the Internet for Thanksgiving Recipes

12. My VERY FIRST CELLO LESSON! (yes, really)
Which leads me to...

13. The Piano Guys (they inspired me to do the former!)

14. Surprise Visits from Friends

15. Fresh Air in the House

16. Reading Pilgrim's Progress

17. The French Language (I have been studying it - thanks to Rosetta Stone)
Who can tell me what that says? :)
18. The Gift of our Senses... so we can see, smell, touch, taste and hear all the things God has created for us to enjoy!

19. Fuzzy-coated horses
Not my photo
20. Fleece!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thankfulness: Part 11

1. Rain

2. Visiting Historic Places
A View of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
3. Lake Days!
Mom took this photo...

4. Trail Rides

5. Seeing People Encourage One Another

6. Cool Sunglasses-Wearing Friends

Just so you don't get worried... they're very good at smiling too!

P.S. Miss you, Deamers!!!

7. Trying New Recipes
Esther's Favorite Ginger Cookies

8. Handmade Gifts from your Sister-In-Law's Etsy Shop 
(Check it out; she has some beautiful items!)

9. Enjoying the Outdoors

10. Sunshine