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.
 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!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread

We are still in the lower 48 visiting with our new grandbabies and Grandmas and Aunts and Uncles and lots of friends. We are in Silverthorne, CO right now where we will be for Passover and Unleavened Bread. It's kind of late notice, but I think the hotel still has rooms so if you're in the area and don't have plans yet, come join us for the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Zadok Doren Lance

Deborah and Trey had a beautiful baby boy,
Zadok Doren Lance
was born at 11:25 pm on the 11th of February. He weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz.
His name means “Righteous Gift”.
He and Mom (and Dad too) are doing great.

Deborah, enjoying the fruits of her labor.
He looks tiny in Trey’s arms

The kids could hardly wait to hold their new nephew.

In case you don’t have a concordance available to you, these are two of my favorite passages about Zadok and his sons in the Bible:
1 chronicles 12:28
1Ch 12:28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his father's house twenty and two captains. 

Ezekial 44:15- 31
Eze 44:15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:
Eze 44:16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.
Eze 44:17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
Eze 44:18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
Eze 44:19 And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments.
Eze 44:20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
Eze 44:21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.
Eze 44:22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.
Eze 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
Eze 44:24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
Eze 44:25 And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.
Eze 44:26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.
Eze 44:27 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering, saith the Lord GOD.
Eze 44:28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.
Eze 44:29 They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.
Eze 44:30 And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
Eze 44:31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Brendemuhl Family Reunion

Dayton and Abigail have come to visit several times but this time Dayton, Abigail, Ronen, Trey and Deborah all came to visit and so we had our first Brendemuhl Family Reunion, very cool :)
Dayton, Abigail and Ronen got here first.  I hadn't seen Ronen since he was eight days old and none of the rest of the family had ever seen Ronen.  He is beautiful!!! He got held just about every minute he was here.
 Uncle Quentin
 Aunt Sarah changing Ronen's diaper.

 My boys made Ronen a Ronan gun while he was driving up the ALCAN to see us.
 Dayton took a turn homeschooling his brother and sister -in - laws.   Probability and statistics :)
Sarah cleaned up early and Dayton taught her to cash out while she was ahead :)

 It was close but Dayton beat even Sarah.
 They were playing for M&Ms and Dayton closed out the homeschooling session by teaching them to calculate and weigh out their winnings.

 Uncle Caleb

 We were working on a few projects around the house.

 Dayton supervised :)
 Paul flew out to Anchorage to pick up Trey and Deborah and we all headed to the Airport to greet them.
And play while we waited for their arrival.


Trey and Deborah, what a beautiful couple!!!
 The city is replacing the water lines and they got to our house.
 I wanted to get a family picture so we all headed outside.  The boys played in the mud while everyone gathered... they got sucked in and couldn't get out.  Dayton to the rescue!!!
The Brendemuhl Family