Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Armor of God

Talon's class has been learning about the Armor of God in Sunday School. His teacher is really good with balloon modeling. They had a drawing to see who won the suit of armor, and Talon got his name drawn. Pretty cool, Bud!

Fancied Up

The girls all fancied up for church.
...and being a little goofy!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Friendship bread

I got a friendship bread starter.  The kids love helping me 'mash the bag' everyday.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Throw Back Thursday

Anthony was given these pictures when he went to Minnesota to visit Walt and Rachel.

This picture was taken at a friend's wedding a year after we got married.
This was taken before we got married, when Anthony was living in Hillsboro, Oregon.  These are Walt and Rachel's 3 older kids.  Such cuties. How fast they grew up!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

At the park

The kids and I went to the park this evening after I got off work. The weather was beautiful, and they had a blast running around and using up some of that pent up energy.
The youngest of the monkeys

Growing up

Natalie had to come show me today how she combs out her own hair like a big girl.
We won't rush things though... she's still my baby girl that really needs her nap!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Goofy girls

Natalie and the Witmer girls being goofy

Visitors from Minnesota

Walt and some of the kids came from Minnesota to visit for a couple of days. It was so good to see them, and it was nice for the kids to get to play together.  We had a BBQ at Anthony's parents' house. We wish they could have stayed a little longer, but they are coming back in a month for Jonathan's wedding, so we will have more time to visit then.
As usual, Jonathan became a jungle gym!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Couples' Golf Outing

For couples' outing this month, we went to play miniature golf.  We had a little BBQ for dinner before we started. It was a blast!  Our team didn't do very well, and it took us forever to play, but I think we had the most fun!

Friday, August 14, 2015


We took a trip out the the Sletten farm today.  They are harvesting wheat right now, so we rode with them in the combines. The kids really enjoyed it. Actually, we all did!
The combines have AC, but it's still a bit toasty when you are all scrunched in there.  Natalie and Tinsley played together on the floor.
Our view from inside the combine
Jim playing in the wheat. (Okay so maybe he was actually unclogging the header)

Monday, August 10, 2015


One thing I absolutely love about North Dakota... the fields of sunflowers! They are absolutely beautiful!
When we came home from Bismarck, we took some of the back roads to go pick up Natalie from the Slettens. We came across fields that were acres and acres of sunflowers.  Anthony stopped so I could take some pictures!