Sunday, April 6, 2014

Invitation to the Wedding Feast

We've set a date for Trey and Deborah's wedding.  We are going to hold the Marriage Feast on the 18th of May on Grandma Effie's farm.  The farm is 5 miles east of Hope, ND.  We would love to have you come celebrate the Feast with us.  The ceremony will begin at 3 pm followed by a reception.  If you can come, please RSVP to
We needed a picture for the invitations so the kids went out and had fun taking pictures.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Deborah is Betrothed !!!

Deborah is getting married.  Praise Yah!!!  We are very excited to welcome Trey Lance into our family.  Trey lives in Minnesota about 2 hours east of Grandma Effie's house.  If you look at our posts from last year when we were at Grandma Effie's house waiting for Abigail's wedding you will see Trey.  We took two trips to visit the Lances       and
The Lances had us over to their place for a beautiful betrothal dinner.
Trey and Deborah got a semi-private table to themselves.
 Below Sarah (the youngest Brendemuhl) is sitting with Deborah and Tahan (the youngest Lance) is sitting in Trey's lap.
Trey's Grandpa visited the Hershey chocolate factory and brought back a huge (and delicious) chocolate bar.
Things are kind of crazy here.  We are in the lower 48 visiting with Trey's family and Grandma Effie.  We'll be traveling all over until Deborah and Trey get married then we'll head back to Alaska.  The wedding is set for May 18th at Grandma Effie's farm.  Everyone is invited.  I'll get more details and more pictures out soon.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Quentin's 1st Solo

Quentin soloed!! It was very nice of him to wait until Dayton and I came up for a visit to do it. :)

 The whole family was at the airport to watch.

It's tradition to rip the back off the shirt you're wearing when you solo for the first time and have everyone sign it.  Quentin made sure to put a t-shirt he didn't care about over top of the one he was wearing before we could get to it. :)

Dad had to get the ripping started with his leatherman.

Then Caleb wanted to finish it off.

Dayton had to help him at the end.

Deborah decorated his shirt and everyone signed it after we got home.

Dad is already looking forward to all the shopping trips Quentin can make (and Dad not have to) now that he's soloed.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


I'm a bit behind in my birthday blogging.
I (Susan) turned 50.  I think it's kinda cool to be a half a century old :)
Paul got out the blow torch to light the candles on my birthday cake, but it was melting the candles too fast.

David turned 9.  Anna and Sarah are decorating his cake below.  

Deborah turned 18.  Below Quentin is lighting the candles on her cake.

 We got Deborah a Settlers of Catan game for her birthday and the kids have had many hours of fun playing it.
 To top off 2013, Caleb turned 11.

Below Caleb is popping off some fireworks on his birthday.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

RC Airplane

The boys built a remote control (RC) airplane. 
Quentin made a tool to cut the Styrofoam with.  It consisted of  a wire with voltage going through it that cut the Styrofoam.
They didn't have enough voltage to make nice cuts, so the plane from scratch is on hold. In the meantime they put one together from a kit.

It turned out great and it flies really nice.
Joshua designed the Night Hawk graphics.

Below Joshua is giving it a toss to get it going.
Anna and Joshua