Two Birthdays!

One was our awesome Russian Uncle, Denis, the other was our wonderful Russian “big brother”, Stan. πŸ™‚ We celebrated Uncle Denis’ birthday last Wednesday andΒ Stan’s yesterday! πŸ™‚

Denis’ Birthday:

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Since it was the day before Thanksgiving, Denis helped fix, paint, and improve several things. One was this table. πŸ˜‰
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We got him a shirt that says, “I’d Flex but I Like This Shirt”, so of course he had to work out lol.
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Reading a funny “story” Josh texted. πŸ™‚
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Playing Foosball! Denis and Dad against…
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…Andrew and Joseph. πŸ™‚
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Denis chose cheesecake and ice cream for dessert. πŸ˜‰

Stan’s Birthday:

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Stan brought along his favorite chocolate cake from NY. πŸ™‚
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As well as his Grandmother’s wonderful mint tea!
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Ladling tea. πŸ™‚
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Boggle players!!
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Counting up points…
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Foosball!
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For Devotions Dad led Sword Drills and Q&A on financial circumstances from the “Men’s Manual”. πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday, guys!

AC

November Snapshots!

It’s been a busy, wonderful, autumn month! Enjoy the pictures…

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Smiley Alex!
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Two cute cousins!
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Ben and Josh.
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Future voter!
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Yikes! I think we need better seating arrangements before it’s time to use the wood stove!
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Pilgrim April!
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Cleaning out the computer. πŸ™‚
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Funny Justus. πŸ˜€
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Mom faithfully puts out daily vitamins for Dad, her, and us children!
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Alex loves rice!
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Hmmmm… Josh’s Pj’s pulled up to Justy’s chin. πŸ˜‰
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Painting the laundry room!
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Uh oh!
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Work boots – Andy and Josh. (Uncle Denis took this and the next 3 pictures πŸ™‚ )
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Josh & Foxy.
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Justus. πŸ™‚
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Running!
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A cozy, lazy afternoon… Everyone reading – minus Justy chasing Alex! πŸ™‚

~Abbie C.

Thanksgiving 2016!

Thirteen members of our wonderful family joined us for an exciting Thanksgiving!! It was a great time from Foosball, to supper, to our walk up the road to burn the turkey calories! πŸ˜‰

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Alyssa made this fun appetizer!
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Foosball was a highlight. πŸ™‚
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Ben and April had fun “playing” too. πŸ™‚
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April.
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Alyssa & Emma.
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Sami, Alex, and Christiana.
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Sam playing near Emma was so cute.
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Lineup for an outside game Aunty Esther headed!
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Denis running back to his team!
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Dad racing…
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…mom! =D
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Josh running with his feather. =)
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Ready to try out Foxy, the go-cart, and the plasma car!
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Two Uncles racing two cousins!
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Zzzoooommmmm…
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Onlookers!
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Loaded Foxy!
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Uncle Josh and Christiana. πŸ™‚
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Aunty Esther and Uncle Joe.
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Dinner time!
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Discussing “The Spirit-Controlled Temperament”. πŸ˜‰
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Denis was the official photographer!
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Joseph took some too.
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Dear Emma!
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Gathering for songs and prayers! πŸ™‚

An amazing, Godly, Christian family isΒ  one thing that I am most thankful for! I hope you & yours had an awesome Thanksgiving as well!

~Abbie

Friday Favorite

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Congratulations to Donald J. TrumpΒ and Mike PenceΒ on their magnificent win last Tuesday night!!


~Abbie

“And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:” Daniel 2:21

Foxy!

That’s what we named our beast of a yellow dump truck! You’ll see why…

Rules:

1. Safe ways to stop Foxy: None.
2. Unsafe way to stop Foxy: Crash into a tree (not recommended).
3. If you can’t deal: don’t ride!

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In his day, Foxy used to be a nice little truck powered by a battery that little kids could drive around on. Age has had its toll, however, and now it’s been “upgraded” to fulfill a higher calling!

 

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The improvement process included ripping out wires, batteries, seats, hood, dumper, gas pedal (or in this case, battery pedal), and other various articles.
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These two deflated wheels serve as a cushioned seat.
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It used to be that we’d all cram on the yellow truck; now we’ve added Dad’s go-cart on the back for better (and more spacious) seating arrangements.
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Once on, no getting off!
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Even if it means crashing somewhere along the way.
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The chickens are our audience…
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…and occasional passengers.
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A loaded Foxy!
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The result of Joseph’s furious swerving! Don’t worry, we were laughing – and Foxy? He never gets injured!!
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He does have to get towed on the way back, but that’s ok, as long as he still does his job!

Bye!
Abbie