Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Visiting Grandma Rogers

We all headed to my Mom's home and Zadok got to meet his great-grandma.  

It was also the first time my mom met Trey.  We had a wonderful visit together and took the opportunity to take a four generation picture.

My mom loves taking care of her yard.  

Sarah had lots of fun planting flowers with grandma.
Lavonne and Josh flew down and met us in North Carolina.  They each took a turn riding the horses, 

 Deborah
Trey
My brother David and his daughter Maris were out riding with us.
 The kids gave the horses a good workout.


We found Zadok a stroller at huge consignment sale.  The kids had lots of fun driving him around in it. :)
 We had lots of fun getting projects done around my mom's house.  With just a short time to be there, we were very intentional in getting a lot of the little jobs done that we never seem to get done at our own house. 
 We spent an afternoon at the kid's museum.  It's a really fun place.


 After we left my mom's we headed to Silver Dollar City where we met up with the rest of the Lance's, the Hughes' and Dayton, Abigail and Ronen.  The two first first cousins got to meet each other for the first time.  We had a blast riding the roller coasters!


Friday, April 3, 2015

Traveling South

Trey and Deborah and Zadok drove over to Grandma Effie's to visit before we continued our trip down south. 
 Grandma Effie and Paul's sister Debbie got to meet Zadok.

 We drove down to Oklahoma and met up with Dayton and Abigail and Ronen.
Ronen had grown lots in the 2 months since we'd last seen him.
 Snow followed us everywhere we went on this trip.  We went to North Little Rock to visit my brother and they had a huge snowstorm while we were there.
 Abigail got to play with her younger brothers and sisters sledding down the hill in the backyard.

 We headed to Tennessee for Meri Brown's wedding and stayed at a cool campground.
 We had fun hiking around the waterfalls.

Then we went and visited the Hayes'.
 The kids had lots of fun planting air soft bb's together all over the Hayes' yard  :)

We also got to visit Dave and Nancy Slaughter.  They led the bible study that Paul and I both attended when we met.  Over twenty years had passed since we'd last seen them, but it could have been yesterday. They made us feel right at home and we had a great time catching up.  
Trey and Deborah and Zadok met up with us at the Slaughters and then went with us to spend Shabbat with the Taylors.
The big kids above and the little kids below, had lots of fun playing cards.
The big kids helped clean up the kitchen.  With over twenty of us between the two big families, we didn't want to leave Lisa with a mess to clean up after we left :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Brendemuhl Family Reunion part 2

We have been home back in Alaska for several months now.  Catching up on things here took time and I got so far behind in blogging that I didn't know if I could catch up.  But, I think this is the best way to keep a journal of some of our fondest memories (our hard drives seem to crash every once in awhile).  So I'm going to do a quick catch up (or not so quick) of the last six months.
Here are some pictures of the Family Reunion we had last winter.
 Quentin and Caleb delivered something across the lake.  Ice was beginning to form on the lake and made the return trip interesting.


 Dayton and Trey got to go with Quentin, Joshua, Caleb and Josh A. on a hunting trip.  They couldn't hunt but they had a lot of fun watching Joshua and Caleb get their first caribou.  Quentin and Josh A. each got one too so we got lots of delicious meat! David and Benjamin got to fly out with Paul to pick them up and help pack home the meat.
 Processing the meat is a fun family affair.



 The kids (it was cold so Paul and I stayed home :)  went to the dump to do some skeet shooting.
 Ronen and Sarah stayed in the truck to stay warm and protect their ears.
 Quentin helped Benjamin.
 Trey
 Many Foosball tournaments were played.
We celebrated Deborah and Caleb's birthday's
 Ronen, learning to do the dishes with his Mom. I think he's asking if we have to do ALL those dishes?!
The braiding chain :)
 Paul loves being a Grandpa!
 Uncle Caleb and Aunt Sarah taught Ronen how to have fun with a lazy susan.
 Alaska is a beautiful place!