Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday was beautiful but windy. We were forced indoors for our pictures. I always like to put the Easter baskets out the night before and take a picture before the kids ravage them the next morning! If the boys' baskets look a little lacking in comparison it is only because they had a gift card from Game St*p in them and that doesn't take up a lot of space. BTW~trying to get pictures of four kids and make it to church on time is almost impossible. This is especially difficult if two of them are teenage boys who don't exactly like to have their pictures taken. There are a couple of pictures from an aftenoon Easter egg hunt at the Grandparent's house. James was in charge of the camera and he had subjects that were too quick for him. I think his Mom may have gotten some better shots though. I will have to have her e-mail me some.

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Natural Bridge

We took the kids on a hike to Natural Bridge one day during spring break. Claire enjoyed taking pictures with her V-T*ch camera, but she isn't much into the hiking scene. Not enough shopping for her taste! She didn't like the mud, the heights, or much anything about it. She is also somewhat of a bathroom snob so that also created a problem for her. She says she is never going back there again! Too funny. Claire is more of a beach girl when it comes to the great outdoors unless you count Disney World as the great outdoors!




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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ice Storm

As you may have heard on the news, Kentucky has been dealing with a bit of ice lately. Fortunately, we only lost power for a few hours, but some have been without it for eight days now. People have even had to resort to getting their water from streams since water treatment facilities were also affected. It is bitterly cold here right now. Here are a few pictures of the ice before it melted. (We had two warmer days and got melting.)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Chinese New Year

We had two events we attended for CNY to help celebrate the Year of the Ox. The first event our whole family went to a Chinese dance and then we went with a large group of families to eat at a Chinese restaurant. Claire and Laura were able to see several of their friends including Oakley, and Lillie, who they had their picture made with. It was a lot of fun seeing all of Claire's "China friends".

The second event we attended was with another group of "China friends" and a lovely lady from China demonstrated some Chinese dances for us and then she allowed the children to all join her on stage as she led them through the steps of the dances. The girls loved this. She even gave them each something to wear for the dance. Laura had a vest and Claire had a headband.