Matching Cousins

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Horse and Buggy Ride

While the rest of the family was at a concert Hudson, Rebecca, and I had the privilege of riding this beautiful, white carriage around Shipshewana.  We were making memories!!

"For I know to soon they're up and gone and walking out the door, and I'll never have a child to kiss good-night anymore."  from "Good-night Kiss"

More IN Time

We spent a few hours with my brother and his family while we were in IN.
The boys played numerous games of Chess.

We met the sweetest little kittens.  I might have been persuaded to take one home if we had been going home that day instead of next week.

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good:  because His mercy endureth forever."  Psalm 118:1

Girl Friends

"A man that hath friends must show himself friendly:  and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."  Proverbs 18:24


The Fire Station

 While we were in Indiana we had a family field trip thanks to a friend and fireman, Mr. Martin.  He gave us a personal tour of the two Harrison township fire stations.   
We were most intrigued with the rescue truck and all of its amazing and life saving tools.

Our boys got out the stop watch while Mr. Martin put on his fireman gear.  Final score:  1 minute and 5 seconds.

Five of the children had the thrill of riding the fire truck.

Thanks again Mr. Martin, for the great educational experience.  For the boys at least, this field trip would have to rank at the top.  You are an example of the many selfless men all over the US who volunteer many, many hours and risk their lives to help those in time of need.  

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."  John 15:13


Davis Mercantile

 Even though our blog has been quiet, (lack of wi-fi and time) we have been busy!  Our two week tour began with singing on Saturday afternoon and evening at the Davis Mercantile.  We packed in an amazing amount of action in a single day. 
After we got there around 10:30 a.m. the older ones set up while I read from Uncle Arthur's Bible Stories to the younger children.  

After set up and sound check we had just enough time for some carousel rides, compliments of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Miller.
Half the fun for Hudson was choosing which animal to ride.  In addition to horses there were pigs, roosters, dogs, and sheep.  To a 4 year old, this may have been one of the more difficult decisions he has made so far!!

Oh joy!

Between our concerts, some of us stopped by to taste the homemade goodness of soft pretzels at Jo Jo's Pretzels.  Thank -you, Joanna, for the special treat!  


The concert.