October 28, 2016

Emma's kitten

 My 9 year old niece has been saving money for a kitten. 
 Paul gently pet the kitten.  And then wanted to play trucks.
Timmy watched me taking photos and I let him take a few photos with my camera.
Their dog, has been licking the kitten, very loving...  And they share a mat where their food is, and also a tiny ceramic bowl that my niece made with milk in it.
Leaving, the sunset was just lovely...

October 24, 2016

Tractor and horses

We went to a friend's house...Brad, Maria and their son Alex had bales of hay in the wagon behind the tractor for a hayride.  The trees started to turn yellow and reddish, although there is still more green here.
Paul is 13 months old now.  He was very excited to be in the wagon.  Playing pee-a-boo, by bending down and popping up!
Last time we went there, we were talking about camping out here.  We went for a hike around the pastures to the woods in the far back. We cooked dinner over the fire.  Rob got out his mandolin and Brad played his harmonica.  It was beautiful.
 Feeding the horses apples for a treat...

October 15, 2016

Painted pumpkins

 Just starting...
Olivia and Hannah are into details.  Looked like Paul was playing the, pumpkin, more than painting.  He did a little painting, and I wrote "fall" on the other side in cursive.
The end product:

October 10, 2016


Royal Hojari frankincense from Oman at the monastery in WV.  We also bought frankincense from Somalia and Ethiopia.  I've burned all 3 kinds this week on charcoal during morning prayers. 
Procession from the church to the outdoor area where the services were held.

I got to help milk a goat.
 New little friend.
Friends (13 year olds...and their little brothers)

October 3, 2016

Our weekend in WV

Nice weather this weekend!  My sister and her family rented a big cabin at Beech Fork State Park in West Virginia.  We met them there.
Very tall thistle!  Nice hiking weather...thanks be to God!
Doing the limbo with cousins because they found a cool stick!
Beautiful spider web with dew drops.
They shared a few bananas...
A cookout and chicken soup for healing.  We've all been battling a cold for 2 weeks.
I was hoping to kayak on the lake, but the rentals closed up Labor day weekend.
We had lunch at the Hillbilly hotdog place!