Thursday, October 30, 2008

Farm Visits and Apple Picking

Late this summer and early this fall we've had a lot of great family outings that haven't been blogged about! In August, we went to Indian Ladder Farms and the Schaghticoke Fair. This fall we've been apple picking and also visited the Hawthorne Valley Farm Fall Festival. I love people watching (Mullets at the county fair, hippies at Hawthorne, etc...) but I especially love seeing all of the animals. I love to yell out "DITTY!!!" when I see any animal, and then say "Bmoo - bmoo!". Yes, I'm a little confused about animal names and sounds, but I love them all so much I just get too excited to remember what name goes with what sound!! Here are some snapshots from our various family outings!!


Mama made me my very own baby sling!! Here are some pictures of me "wearing" my soft little duck from Aunt Sue!

We'll miss you, dear friends!!

We are very sad to be seeing a handful of our closest friends leaving this month. They have been a big part of our lives!! We've shared great meals, bible studies, and special outings with them.

Mama's good friend Susanne was there on the day I was born. She was one of the first people to hold me and was a very special friend during my first year. She and her husband Dan just moved to swanky Irvine, California and we miss them a lot!!! Joe and Rebecca and little Helena are also moving away, just not as far. Helena was one of my first friends, like a big sister to me! We'll miss the amazing food Rebecca always prepares and visits to their pretty little farm.

We love you all and will miss you so much...

"Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart...." Phillipians 1:4-7

Here are some great photo memories....

Family Photo at Uncle Sam's Rugby Game

Monday, October 6, 2008