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Monday, August 17, 2009

Fun w/ Family

Two weeks ago we got to spend four days up in the Lebanon, PA area reconnecting w/ family, friends, and supporters, and sharing in several churches. We stayed with my Uncle Mark and Aunt Alice right down the lane from the dairy farm. Aunt Alice's "midnight snacks" were a big hit w/ the kids after we'd come home from presentations way past their normal bedtime.

The kids had a blast playing on the farm! Of course, after seeing so many water buffaloes, snakes, chickens, monitor lizards and other "normal" animals over the past several years, it was a real treat to spend some time with some truly amazing ones--good ol' milk cows. The twins went nuts over the cows. It was pretty funny.

As crazy as Britton is about animals, Hudson is equally enthusiastic about tractors, trucks, planes, etc. So he was really thrilled to be able to "drive" the Bobcat, and tractor w/ my cousin, Duane. He's been talking about it ever since.

Last Thursday Grandpa and Grandma Forney took the kids fishing. Everybody caught some nice fish!

Then on Sunday the whole family went up to James Buchanan State park for a picnic. The kids had fun playing in the creek catching crayfish and frogs. Tanner still sports his little "speedo" style trunks from Indonesia.

The latest excitement are the baby chicks, hatching in the basement. For the past three weeks, Grandma and the kids have been incubating little chicken eggs, turning them each over several times per day. Yesterday they started to hatch!

As you can imagine, this has caused much excitement, though Britton's comment that "these would make good python food," did not go over well.


Growingtogether said...

Great pictures of the family. I know what a blessing it is to watch my kids play with my parents and connecting with them. I am sure the kids are having just as much fun as the grandparents during this time. :)
I was wondering if you and Joy will still be speaking in TN on the 30th? Do you have more of your schedule available? Thank you. We are praying for you and your family as you guys travel around the states.

Unknown said...

We pray for the seven of you and thank God he has blessed you richly with family and friends! Keep us posted on your speaking engagements and prayer needs.

Praying always - Dixie and Lew

Dave said...

No, i'm sorry. We had to cancel the speaking engagement on the 30th in TN. When I get more of our schedule, I'll post it.

Joyful said...

Beautiful photos. I absolutely love the ones of the children at the lake and them with their catches of the day :-)