Wednesday, April 30, 2014

When your nephews bring you flowers...

...and they absolutely make your day. It is wonderful.

Love my little buddies!!!
They have a very happy, smitten and completely enraptured
Aunt Poogie.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Supper, Olive Green Motorcycles and People Loved, Etcetera

 Hello, Sproutlings! Hope you're having a fantastic week!! 

Random lovely stuff today. 2014 is passing so quickly. So thankful to God and all his mercies...
Supper, with Daddy and Mama, waiting for their progeny to arrive for 'de feast! Everyday dinners together, with Marth's fantastic cooking.
Check out this beautiful motor cycle!!!!
Very cool, besides being the most scrumptious of green colors.
Also, note the beastly driver. 
So getting John an outfit like this.
Katie is just the sweetest sister. One day we came home and found all this delight on our buffet. She is so giving and the most wonderful big sister ever!!!
"Fire-a Pow-a!!!!"

We burned off the farm recently. Always a very fun and exciting event. I have so many memories that make me smile about this time of year, especially the smell of that smoke...
Our woods flower, what we call blue bells. The flower you picked growing up and marveled at, and the ones that got crushed on the way home in the stroller-the fate of all field flowers plucked by young urchins while on afternoon walks. :D
Andrew on the tractor. (He is an amazing driver, by the way...)
"...De boots, and de cape..."

(Love, love love Georgia men in Georgia boots. It's the greatest!!)
Lots of us gathered at the Davis to watch The Debate!! So grateful for men like Ken Ham, and for family like this to gather with.

Dosn't everyone look fetching?

Zoom up on this one. It's worth it. 
We had so much fun with April!! It was a true joy to meet her and get to know her some while she was here! (She drove over with Cleveland and Lise, to help Lise on the trip and with moving in, when they moved back from Texas) She was a tremendous blessing to Lise, and we were so encouraged by her sweet and servant like spirit.

One day we played with hair, as seen above. :) (She's an amazing braid-er!) Oh, and the other day we got this HUGE moth and thought of her!! (She has a incredible butterfly and moth collection) Hopefully we can send it to her. "Dear friend. Here is a dead fly. Hope you like it." LOL. :) But it really is gorgeous, and it's massive. Anyway, we had a blast with her and hope to get to see her again soon.
I love Mama and Daddy's room. This is one afternoon that I passed by and saw the sun hitting all the creams and blues and love and gold, and it nearly took my breath away.
 And then...let the party begin!!! Sunday afternoon the Alexanders brought icecream and root beer for floats and and we had a movie-thon with yummies and friends!
(everybody looks like they're around 10 or 11 in these pictures, LOL...)
We are so blessed to know and love families like these...

Plus, they like ice cream. ;D

Always a good thing.

Love y'all,


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gracie and David's Wedding 12/28/13

A wedding. It reminds us of so many things, and rejoices our hearts as we watch two people become one before the Lord. We were so blessed to be present at the marriage covenant of Gracie Smith to David Powell in December. May God bless this precious young couple as they seek and serve the Lord together!
The lovely programs...
While we waited in the lobby for the seating to begin (we were early!!!!! Wow!! :D ) young T. came all a spiff, and was SO manly and precious, greeting us all and shaking the men's hands and then stood there like a small gentleman, engaged in pleasant conversation. :D He makes me smile!!
Kisses for Paul, for being his wonderful self.
"You've got a little splotch, right, right, there..."
Andrew and T.
The Hagens are here!!!!

Mumsie and Auntie are seen here, so beautiful in pearls and cardigans.
We got to speak to Mr. Mike, (the FOB) before the ceremony. The Smith family is an incredible blessing to us...

(I wonder what it's like, just minutes from giving one of your little girls away?)
We're all seated, and I espy Campana!
Gabby, I love you.
Uncle Marc and Aunt Laura a row behind us....

Love, beautiful love all around you, some new, some together for years, only deepening with the time that's passed....
The Heavenly Hagen Herd Huddles Happily, Hailing, "Hello! Howbeit ye Happened Here Hitherto?" "Haha," (Hollered the Hahiraians) the Highway Happens to be Handsome this Hour, Hence our Having the Honor of Hearing the Harmoniousness words of the Happy...Houple!

That is a lot of H's. :D
You're welcome.
Marth and Tayte!!! (and I love this one of Daddy, laughing...)
"...Young love, first love, filled with deep devotion..."
"How good and how pleasnat it is,for brethren to dwell together in unity...for there the Lord commanded the blessing-life forever."
Charming roses at the reception. Everything was so beautiful!! A chocolate fountain, coffee punch (!!)  and tables laden with tasty treats of all kinds...not to mention Jennifer's fabulous (and gorgeous) wedding cake!! She is amazing.
John decides The Couple needs some additional people for their picture. Haha! This child delights my heart. (and his bow tie, too, which is very good.)
Oh my goodness, M&T are one adorable duo!! They are so perfect, each for the other. (and look, he's even got the perfect amount of inches to make the perfect silhouette with her!!! Awww!! Yayy!)

Watching engaged couples at weddings is too cute. :D
Nick, Jay and Frank dominate the chocolate fountain.

;D    (I love cruel pictures of wonderful people eating)
Little flower girl!
It's so good to watch Mama and Auntie be together. :) They have so much fun.
The lovely junior bridesmaid, Charis!
Me and my baby-buddy, again!
Random around-the-table shot. :D Making me laugh....
David and Gracie went around and spoke to all their guests. They were wonderful!!

Above, they pretend to look interested.
Marth with two stalwart young specimens!!!
Mr. Mike and Mrs. Deborah. A beautiful couple, and precious friends...
Aww. 'Der's a cute cake topper.
I spotted Mr. T. with Young Sprout.

"Yes, yes..." he added with a quiet chuckle, "the chloroform really works..."
Listening to speeches and toasts.
Oh. my. word.
This has got to be one of the cutest couple I've ever seen.
(He caught the bride's bouquet.)

(Just kidding.)
 Dear Amanda, and Jean Marie!! (whom I finally had the pleasure of meeting after years of seeing her around on fun when that happens. :)  )
And, the time has come for the new family to depart!!!
 Afterwards, we decided to invade Jason's Deli with the Campana family!!!
Four beastly business men have a meeting with...
...the two suave billionaires on the other side of the table.
Meanwhile, the two secretaries attract the attention of the local authorities...

:D Love all our men!
Parking lot talking. :) (It must have been cold)

 We look at pictures on the camera together.

"Wow!! Dude! You got the kiss? Man, zoom in!!"
Four of us girlies!
I'm so blessed in these three.
(Miss you girls so much!!)
 May God bless this wonderful new family. Congratulations, Gracie and David!

Adeline, for all