Wednesday, November 30, 2011
My pictures capture but a few aspects of our peaceful, fun and relaxing Thanksgiving.The day was full of our traditions including the Walk, the feast and the Turkey Bowl. 62 family members (four generations), and 6 dogs joined us to celebrate God's Goodness in providing for all of our needs.
These pictures are set to the words of "Let all Things Now Living", (text by Katherine Davis, music by Gerald H. Knight)
Protected and stayed us,
The stars in their courses,
The sun in its orbit obediently shine,
The depths of the ocean,
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Then we broke up into teams of 3 kids and one parent on a Scavenger Hunt to find 10 specific items in " The Hall Of Valor" museum which required us to look at and read many of the exhibits to find the item and write in the information. Our guide wisely had the children count off 1-8 to be put into a group that was not made up of their immediate friends. This separated the boys which usually works out well!
The weather was so nice for a late fall day as we headed to the Bushong Farm on which the actual battle raged in May, 1864. Incidentally, the family was at home when the battle occurred but were able to stay in their basement, below the line of fire.I was so intrigued with this gal's hair which above all looked neat and pulled together. She had a bun and a braid that went across the top of her head and had the front pulled back with hair combs.