Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy (early) New Year to everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did! We were blessed to be able to spend Christmas Eve with my dad's side of the family and then Christmas day with my mom's side of the family. It's a blessing to have both grandparents so close.

For New Year's Eve we are planning lots of games and lots of snacks! Yum! And of course, staying up till midnight! It's so nice to lay all of the busyness aside and spend time with family! Wishing you all a wonderful New Year!

Posted by Kelsey

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Sufficiency of Scripture Conference 2009

We're home! We just got back from the Sufficiency of Scripture Conference 2009 up in Cincinnati, Ohio. We left on Tuesday, the 8th, and got back on Monday, the 14th. Travel up there went well. Ethan and I battled really bad head colds all week, but things got much better the day that the conference actually started (...hmmm, divine intervention?) The weather up there was beautiful ( a little chilly for Mom), with a little bit of snow dusting the earth one day. We all went out & played in it though, no matter how small it was!
By registering for the conference we also received a free pass to visit the Creation Museum. It was amazing to see how everything taught in our modern school system and everything talked about in the news was Biblically and soundly refuted in this Museum. Every exhibit and presentation were beautifully done, and our family would highly recommend this museum.
The conference itself was also wonderful! We feel like we really pulled a lot out of this conference and learned a lot. There were many speakers there: Scott Brown, Doug Phillips, Voddie Baucham, Kevin Swanson, Ken Ham, and many others. But my personal favorite speaker was Paul Washer. He was a missionary down in Peru for 10 years and is now the director of HeartCry Missionary Society. He spoke late one night on "The Sufficiency of Scripture and the Gospel". He spoke with such a passion and urgency as I have NEVER heard before, nor will probably ever hear again. He had a way, as one friend put it, to "stick a knife in you, pull it out, and bandage it up, only to stick the knife back in, pull it out, and bandage it again". I was completely blown away by this message, as well as severely convicted of the apathy in my own life, especially as far as what Jesus went through for me.
We also met several new friends which is always a plus! It's wonderful when you meet another family and instantly feel like you've known them for years. It's the Spirit!
It was a wonderful week of learning for all of us, and we are so very glad that we went!

Posted by Kelsey Ann

Farm Pics

Here are some pictures of our farm for our family and friends. ENJOY!

Taking a walk down one of our paths.

Our authentic, one of a kind, scarecrow. Almost!
This is actually Ethan.

Our summer garden

Four of our milking does
(Dreamer, Allie, Faith, and Dora)

Butch Cassidy
(one of last years babies)
Posted by Jordan

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A New Addition

Meet the latest member of our farm...Stormy, our 7 month old Great Pyrenees guard dog!

So far she is working out really well with our cow. The two adore each other. He rubs his head on her, and she chews on his ears. If its gets really cold, you'll sometimes see them laying side by side, but we're yet to get a picture of that!

Posted by Kelsey

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

When Country Kids Go To The City...

We recently went to the Augusta Mall to do our Christmas shopping. We go every year and we always go together! And since we only go once a year, what's our favorite thing to do? Ride the escalators and elevators, OF COURSE!!!
So we rode the "escavator" (as Noah calls it) up...

...and down...and back up... and back down...about 4 times throughout the day!!! Not including the elevator rides...

We browsed through the bookstore for quite a long time. That was probably our favorite shop there! It was a wonderful day and we all had lots of fun!