Thursday, April 27, 2017


 It's warming up around here.   The kids have been swimming.  It's too cold for me, but they love it!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Caddo Lake

Our family went to Caddo Lake. We had a wonderful time.  
It was beautiful, much prettier than pictures.
The large Cypress Trees growing out of the water hung with Spanish Moss.  The reflection off the water was as colorful as the trees themselves.
Julia and Thomas rented two canoes for everyone to use.

We all took turns rowing around the lake in between trees.

John fished with the kids.  After an hour with no luck John went and dug up an earthworm.  
Worm on hook, Anastasia got a bite as soon as her line hit the water.  The first time she didn't know to pull on her pole to hook the fish, but with a few tips from John, she finally caught a fish.  

At 6 o'clock in the evening we had reservations for a boat tour.  We got there a little early just as the previous tour finished.  We got to start half hour earlier.
After all the younger kids had their life jackets on, we took off in the pontoon boat.
Natalie really enjoyed the boat ride.  Isn't she adorable all snuggled up next to her Daddy?

Jonathan spotted this snake sunning on a platform of Cypress knees.  We also spotted an owl shortly thereafter.  When we came back around, the snake was gone.

           On the way back, Captain Ron let the kids take turns driving the boat.

We didn't see any alligators on the boat tour, so rather than disappoint, he invited us back to his home to see his alligator.

Meet Scales!

Captain Ron also showed us his baby ducks.  They were so cute!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Easter

We had a very nice Easter weekend. 
He is Risen!

On Friday we attended the Good Friday service where Annalyn, Julia, and Thomas sang in the choir.  On Saturday we did tons of yard work where we also got a few fire ant bites/stings. The girls made chicken salad with the kids' dyed eggs for dinner that night and John and I slipped away on a date.  We went to the Country Tavern where we had some awesome barbecue.  After church on Sunday we took a family picture then headed up to Caddo Lake for the day.
More pictures to come of the awesome day at the lake.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


With Easter coming, this song is most appropriate. 
We sing Hallelujah!