Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It decided to snow today

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Growing up Fast

Found this last night when we asked Charis to take care of Annesley for a while. Sometimes no noise from the kids is a good thing!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Mandy and I heard a huge crash last night during the rain storm - we've gone about two weeks without rain, and got about 1 1/2" last night, so that's welcome. Here's what crashed!

Huge dead limb fell out of the tree and landed covering up our entire street.

Here are some pictures of the cleanup!

This log was about 6' long and about 24" around - Rachel almost could pick it up by herself.

Grey tried as well - he could only get one side of a bigger log in the air!

This is Elijah Grant enjoying the out of doors and the first 70 degree day in the past two weeks - the rest have been in the 90s!

Then Charis got the camera and took a few pictures around the house/yard

Our Chicken shed/tractor (sans wheels)

Nana's car (she's over helping Mandy sand and paint)

The boys - resting

Monday, June 14, 2010

Visit to Another NY State Park

Mandy and the kids met me and Uncle J on our trip back from Canada fishing in Ithica, NY. We were looking for a park for the kids to play at, and found this place instead!

We had a blast looking around the park, and playing on the gymset they had a bit away. Here are some current pictures of the kids for your perusal.

You can click on any picture to see the larger size.

We'll also post all of the pictures on our shutterfly site - if you need that address, please let me know.



Sunday, March 21, 2010

What a Glorious Day!

Well, today is the day Josiah accepted Jesus as his Lord! We're truly excited!

Please pray for him as he's got a struggle on his hands. Satan has warred long and hard for him, but today, God won!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Pictures are here.

Here's one to satiate the click monsters.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

We're off

Well, we're off for this birth of this baby.

You can pray for us, as this is #7, and we're really excited.

C-Section this time, so it's very planned.

God's been very good to us through this pregnancy, and we're excited to see our new little one!

Will send out pics and whatnot as they are available.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Hope you're enjoying the Christmas Season!

Saw this today - Yep, he's right, "Best Christmas Decoration Ever!!"

Click on this, or the title!

Hope you and your family are enjoying all of the Christmas music and events, and The Reason for the Season!


Monday, November 30, 2009

Home again, Home again, Jiggity Jig!

Well, after a week in warmer Georgia, we're home again in Colder PA! We had a very good time seeing Mandy's extended family over the Thanksgiving holiday, and talking, playing games, and building a pumphouse for Grandma Bell.

Travel was smooth, other than a God blessed flat tire that was caught by a good citizen who pointed it out during our trip home - change was quick, and necessary, and on our way again.

Glad to be home (Benn!) and in my own bed again. Kids running all over the house, as we get ready for the new arrival of the baby! Thanks for all your prayers, and hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!

Have a merry Christmas, as we remember another baby that came!

Benn and Mandy and the Kids!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

updated and very quick family pics

here are some quick family pics, everyone is being themselves! All 9 (NINE!!!) of us in this pic. And this is a bit of what we see out on the front porch.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sink #1 installed and ready to go!

well, after a tough day doing stuff we've never done before, we got a sink installed in our kitchen downstairs - only 5 months with no water in the downstairs!!

Here's a very bad pic taken with my computer:

You'll get to try it out when you come up for a visit - which is open to anyone reading this!



Thursday, November 12, 2009

Working on the Kitchen

Well, we've been hard at it - we're redoing the kitchen for the past 6 months - we're cutting into our brand new Amish-made counter tops tonight.

Here's some pictures for you to see.
We're all doing well - I've(Benn) been sick for about 3 weeks, and just getting over it. Mandy had another Dr. apt today - she's doing well with this pregnancy, and we're looking forward to another blessing from God in February. Keep in touch. You can reach either Mandy or I at our email addresses. If you don't know it, it's our first names at our last names (plural) dot com.

Thanks for all your prayers and if anyone wants to visit - we're up for that!! Come on up!