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29
Nov
08

HERD

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This is Steve. He is a friend of ours who came up from Florida to spend Thanksgiving with us. Craig and Steve went to cut some firewood the day after Thanksgiving. I went to take pictures and it’s a good thing I did because we had an adventure!

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We were so surprised to see cows in the field this time!

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All of a sudden the cows started running! We drove our pickup down to the spot where we cut the wood.

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We can see that the cows all stopped up at the top of where we were and they just looked at us. We were trying to figure out what they might be thinking…were they just curious or were they going to stampede us?!

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All of a sudden, they all started running down the hill toward us! We jumped back into the truck!

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We waited to see what they were going to do. We looked at them and they looked at us!

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Craig and Steve get out of the truck and get started cutting firewood and the cows just watched…

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…and they watched…

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…and they did what cows do…

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We heard a noise and noticed that someone was approaching…

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It was Farmer Sam!

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He was here to feed the cows…

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So now we know why the cows were running toward us. They thought we were going to feed them!

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Their feeding trough was right next to where we cut the firewood!

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Craig and Farmer Sam talked for a little while…because that’s what you do out here…

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So that was our cow adventure…

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We ended it with Craig and Steve unloading the firewood.

28
Nov
08

THANKS

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Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

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I cooked the turkey…

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Craig baked the pumpkin pies…

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Craig bought this kind of evaporated milk for the pies…he loved the cow on the front of the can!

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William ALWAYS lays like this right in front of the oven whenever I cook.

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I started a tradition last year, of taking out our Christmas tree and decorating it for Thanksgiving with fall leaves and fall garland.

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I also print pictures of Thanksgivings from the past and hang those pictures up on the tree.

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I make a request to everyone that will be together with us on Thanksgiving day to think about what they are thankful for and send me the list ahead of time. Rosanna printed them on cards and we added them to decorate the Thanksgiving tree. We love reading what everyone is thankful to God for.

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Come outside with me and I’ll show you what it looks like out there…

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I just love fall…

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Ok, back to cooking…

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William is so thankful for Celery. He LOVES his celery!

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The best part of our Thanksgiving is being together with our friends and family… I so much enjoyed sending messages and love to everyone and I loved hearing from you too. We missed Rebekah and Michael so much, but we are so thankful that we did have friends to be with…

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Jon and Jess brought the green bean casserole and an amazing Oreo cookie cake…

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Steve made the candied yams…

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Dann made some delicious pumpkin/apple stuffing…

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Dann’s mom, Judy, made awesome rolls from scratch…

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and Chip helped with washing dishes.

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Craig’s mom and stepdad stopped by to say hello before they went on with their Thanksgiving plans. I am holding a platter of appetizers that I just made. They are dates, stuffed with half of a pecan and then wrapped with a piece of bacon and then cooked in the oven long enough for the bacon to get crispy. So good!

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We started on the Oreo cookie cake first, then we ate the turkey and other food…

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We got our priorities right!

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Tucker.

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Craig had a fire going all day…it was great!

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We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving day.

25
Nov
08

WEDDING

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We’ve been to one wedding in Tennessee so far. Here is Ashley, the bride.

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25
Nov
08

SNOWMAN

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Here are some of last years snowmen from our neighborhood…

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It is so much fun to drive by the houses and see all the different snowmen!

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And then they start melting…

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I love this photo…it think it turned out really good!

25
Nov
08

SNOW

These are a few pictures from last winter.

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We love the snow!!

Tennessee doesn’t get a ton of snow like Michigan, we get just enough to have fun with it.

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It lasts for a few days and then it melts away.

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Craig is shoveling snow off our front porch…he does this maybe a couple times all winter…

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15
Nov
08

ROAD

There is a country road behind our house that we love. We really enjoy going for walks on this country road. Here are some spring pictures of things that we see while walking on this road.

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Even the weeds in Tennessee are pretty.

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There is a barn that used to be a tobacco barn. They used to hang and dry tobacco in this barn. Now it stores hay and farm equipment.

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Here is a very friendly, old horse.

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We look up and this is what we saw up in a tree.

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Awesome!

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We can hear the cows mooing…very cool. Sometimes we can hear them moo even from our backyard. It’s pretty fun.

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Look! We saw a woodpecker!

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Here, Craig is driving down the road to pick us up in his pick up!

15
Nov
08

SPARKLERS!

July 4, 2008 was spent grilling burgers, hanging out with friends and neighbors, and playing with sparklers and fireworks! Fireworks are legal here…whoo hoo!

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We set up tables in our cul-de-sac and it was great!

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Snappy, our canoe, was the perfect cooler to hold ice and drinks!

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We were with friends and family, but we sure missed Rebekah and Michael.

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Lemonade, grilled burgers, potato salad, southern style baked beans, etc. etc. etc. and too many deserts to list!

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Neighbors couldn’t wait for dark to light fireworks…and we were happy about that!

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The sunset was gorgeous that night. It was so amazing to be sitting outside, eating and have this beautiful sunset fill the sky!

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Friends lit sparklers as soon as it was dark.

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And the fireworks began!!!

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What a celebration of Independence Day in Tennessee!




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