Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Kennedy Post

Greetings one and all!
Me and Martha were talking with a dear friend-over-the-ocean the other day, laughing, eating M&M's and taking pictures of ourselves to send to her...and I thought I'd post it!

So here's for you, Kennedy, us in picture! (Can't wait to see you in person SOON! :))  
Oh, here's Marth's new shirt that I told you about. Aren't the gathers beautiful? Found it a few days ago at goodwill.  Ann Taylor.  Oo la la.
Oh, and here's my special phone. HA!! :D  "Can I get you a brochure?" (Notice the dead black phone on the island. The one I dropped in the dishwater? Yes....)
Awwwww....this is so sad!! Here is the little tiny baby bird Marth found in the chimney while I was talking with you, that we were hollering over. The CPR didn't work. :( (ridiculous I know) This is very sad and very gross. See the poor claws clutched thusly?

Every year, we play land lord to a fascinating ritual of chimney sweep-family building.  We wouldn't know what to do if we did not hear the little family in the chimney every summer. It usually goes without a hitch.  *sigh*
And look!!!! Mama is THE cutest girl ever born. Then, now and forever!! I think she was about 6 or 7 here. Doesn't she make you smile?   She celebrated her birthday this month - July, as did quite a few of us here at Calathora!
And here's that egg toss at Martha's party!!! It was a riot and we had so much fun. Katie and Aunt Lisa won.

Just wanted to tell you we miss you and love you! And loved getting to talk, too. Oh, and Marth mailed you some of those M&Ms...they should get there soon. Trans-continental junk food party! Oh yeah!

You are a blessing to us.

Love you.

Adeline and Martha

Friday, July 12, 2013

Luke Anthony is here!!

Praising the Lord for the safe arrival of our newest grandson, Luke Anthony! Rachel is doing wonderful! She and Wesley are amazing parents-so grateful for them! He's 7 lbs and 2 oz, with hair!!! :D I can hardly wait to hold him!! God is faithful, God is good. Blessed be His name.

Oh-and he and his very happy Grand Mama now share a birthday.

Happy birthday to Mama and Luke!!!!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Around the Farmish

Hello Y'all!

How is your Summer going? Ours is hot, hopping and happy-hope yours is too. God is so good, all the time. We're learning about, laughing over, struggling with, and enjoying this beautiful journey of life belonging to The King of Kings. Being His...there are no words...

Much love to you today! Daddy's taking us all out to a special dinner tonight. :D Our choices are:
Olive Garden, Longhorns or Red Lobster.
We kids get to pick and we're in a quandary. Recommendations? What's your fav? "I'm so e'sited!!" Good food delights my heart to extensive lengths... Ahh...the flavors, textures...fragrances...stir in some of your favorite people in the world and you have perfection!

On to randomness! Pictures, from all around:
 The garden! Sweet water.
The colors of Swiss Chard almost always make you stop & stare.
I give thee!!!

Phillitopis Mcfarland

He (was) a notorious rodent that Martha and I noticed in our poor dear bedroom, and one day we found him trying to drag this piece of dried French bread to his wee table in the wall. He was extremely bold and hence, the picture. Here he is, dragging his precious loaf off the field of battle. He was no more very shortly.  All of Scotland mourned. His gallantry will be remembered.
A dried cameilia. I thought it kept it's color so beautifully...
We have THE sweetest nephews in the world!! Here's Wally, one morning, bringing us some coffee from his house. Kate said later he was like, "Mama, can I bring Gwam Mama and the Aunthies and the Uncs somth coffee?"
(He then proceeded to fix it up himself with creams and sweet stuff and then hand delivered it, walking very slowly up so as not to slosh.)
Was there ever a sweeter 3 year old? My heart is melting all over again. My word.
Lise sent us some pictures in the mail-it was soo good to 'see' them!! Look at how huge Liam's getting!! Chunck Chunck! Texas is big, and all is well from their little home. (Wow, we miss them.)

Samuel (beastly stud that he is) got to fly out there with Cleve during a prep trip. He said the jet was incredible and that Texas was HUGE!
Our wonderful Sis-in-love!! (We like this girlie allot...)
Supper one afternoon goldeness...Is not our family getting small?

Mama's amazing hat. Mama and Daddy's room is one of the most peaceful places in the world. It really is. It is holy...
Bible study in Mom and Dad's room in mid-plunge. :)
Pouring footers at Andrew's house on that eventful Saturday. It's coming along and looking so sweet. (blow this one up, Paul is cute. Why, hello, Wesley.)
Knee favoritism.
Samuel! "I'm your man, Misses."

 Oh my WORD this was funny. I have laughed over these pictures. So good. Joey was trying to break this pine stick in two and he just gave it all he had. His expressions are priceless.
William should be a salesman. That smile would sell anything.
This car is phenomenal.

Living room in the evening. Sam's reading the Word and the chess board reminds me of Wives and Daughters...
On a family walk one evening. John taunts us with a special gift he found.
'ittle buger. 
What a blessing to have a father and mother who love each other.
"Fleet of foot and swift of limb" The urchins launch towards homeward...
Me and Sammy go to get some wheat at the office. That fabulous young man also got me a frappe. (They love us there) (also, brothers are really fun and wonderful)
Love it when the girls and their babies come to visit!!  Here's Kate and one of her crew with Marth.  LOL. Anna's right before a sneeze.

Movie night! We're all looking pretty excited here. Andrew, I like your lap robe.
*Laughing hard.* Blow this up for roars.
Mike and Kressy's house is coming along well!! Here's the kitchen, a month or two ago. It's finished tons more now. Kressant's colors are perfect!!!! Look great!!
LOL, Paul is CUTE! I love him. He's our faithful chicken man. See, below, yonder egglets.
This way you can have a large, medium or small fried egg with your toast and tripe.
That airplane's excited. Going somewhere high.
Isabella!! Wowzers. This baby girl is pret'ious.
Here is Her Majesty, feeding on crasins and chocolate chips. We got to baby sit her one afternoon and she soiled her frocks, so here she is, now, clean and fresh in one of Grand Daddy's tee shirts, wearing Mama's hat, which she begged to try on. She walked around very slowly for a while, looking up through the straw, making us all laugh after she walked past. Little Girls!!! Ah.
John has been running the CSA for the past year or so, and he's done an excellent job. Edwin and Paul help him with the harvesting and they keep the fields producing and weeded.  The three of them make a great team.
Some of the onions they grew! Ginormous.
Me and Marth at a painting party at Amanda's! Angela go to come, too...sleepover!!! Chocolate, talking, movies, late night rat-runs to the kitchen for crunchies...We had a total blast, and ended up getting enough paint on the walls and ourselves to meet requirements. We sure are nice here. Really rocking, that look I was going for.
Being Uncle Larry's daughter, I was surprised to find this was not an intentional pun.
My favorite flower in the Spring time!! They grow on trees all in our woods, and their fragrance is truly like the deepest perfume. We call them Bay flowers. The leaves are stunning, too - a silver-y gray green.
The petals caught the little tendrils so lovingly I had to get a picture. 
The same flower, a few days later.

The grass withers, and the flower fades, but the Word of my God shall stand, forever and ever... Read this  if you like. And this, if you have time. So beautiful, God's word-and It's true.

I love you all!   Have a really stunning evening, alright?