Monthly Archives: January 2014

Christmas with family

 

 

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This is me with my grandmother.  I think she turned 90 last Oct.

 

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This is Jemma with her distant cousin who is 2 weeks younger than she is.

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Here is Ben opening his gift from my mom.

 

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Bovine Friends

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While we were at the farm over Christmas, we went out and checked on the cows.  They were eating corn stalks out of the field, that’s why this cow has so much snow on her nose.

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This was a baby calf that was about 4 weeks old at the time.

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The calves my dad is feeding were born around April- June of 2013.  They are very friendly with him, but were shy when the camera was around.

Brother in Christ

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My dad and Bill studied with Ben during Christmas vacation and he made the decison to become a child of God.

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His mother and brother started attending the church in Dresden Germany a few years ago through the Let’s Start Talking Campaign.  His mom was really excited that he was baptized.

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One of the things Ben wanted to do was take his picture with a whole turkey before it got cut up.  We didn’t get this accomplished at Thanksgiving, so during Christmas, my mom prepared a turkey that was given to her.  The turkey was from Target, so for some reason it didn’t have legs or wings.  It didn’t have the gross inside parts either.

 

A little sledding in lots of snow.

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We went sledding while we were in WI for Christmas.

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Here’s Jemma and Ben going for their ride.

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Now it’s time for the long walk to the top.

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Everyone got a chance to go down the hill.  The problem was there was a tree laying down and a rock at the bottom of the hill.  My mom went down and caught air.  The boys were really impressed.  I on the other hand hit the rock and got thrown out of the sled.

More boy toys.

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Justin got to drive the 4 wheeler by himself while we were at the farm.  He was so excited.  He learned how to spin out and write his name in the snow.

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Jemma got a ride with my dad.

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Justin is giving his dad a ride.  Ben drove the 4 wheeler also, I just didn’t get a picture of him.

Jemma in a wedding dress.

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My mom wanted Jemma to try on her wedding dress.  It fit Jemma really well.  There was a little room in the top, no extra room in the waist and it was the right length.

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My mom is still a pretty small person, but I can’t believe she was that small when she got married 48 years ago.

Big boy toys

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My dad bought a new tractor before Christmas.  He got to bring it home while we were there.  Jemma is getting her ride.

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Everyone got a chance to ride in it.  Ben got his turn.

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Some of us even had a chance to drive it.  This is Justin taking his turn with my brother Kent supervising.

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This is Will taking his turn.  I drove the tractor too.  I haven’t driven a tractor since I was in high school and then I tried to avoid it if I could.  This tractor was so easy to drive, it was amazing.