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Location: Maryland, United States

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Summer Flowers

Planting flowers this past month, pays off with this peaceful picture

Rose pedals and pansies

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Chestertown Tea Party

Memorial weekend was filled with lots of fun. We went to the Chestertown Tea Party, a family cook-out, raft race, swimming at the neighbors and boating on the river with cousins.

A colonial puppet show and songs

Good old Irish bag-pipes

We enjoyed watching the colonial dances on the streets was so cute..

Learning how to make tea- this was before they dumped it over board!

Restin' by the roadside underneath the trees...

goodness how delicious eating Lapp cookies! :}

Sunday afternoon we plied in the car to cheer our cousins on in the annual raft-race on the Chester River. Here are some of the kids playing in the water. It was a great way to cool off because it was very hot!

Grandma and Macey watching from the river side

Best pals

Even Mark came for the fun!

The raft-and in case if you haven't noticed everyone wore matching red shirts for the occasion! :}

One Day's Picking

We have been enjoying fresh strawberries everyday from our garden!

Monday, May 28, 2007


Today is a day set aside to honor America's veterans. We remember our own departed loved ones who have served our country.

Starting as a private and later coming home a sergeant, our grandfather, Bernard John Stinnett served during WW II in Louisiana guarding German soldiers.

As my Dad grew up, there was a neighbor across the street with a foreign accent. His parents would always be there helping them out by driving them to the store or with other needs that they had with out thinking about this family's military background or where they were from. Then, one day while my Dad was at this family's house he saw a picture of a German officer in his uniform. This family across the street were once enemies, but through my Grandfather and my Grandmother's love for God and others, this family was now their friends.

Uncle Nat was one that paid the ultimate sacrifice. He also served during WWII and survived.

Then later answering our nation's call,
he fought as a Marine in the Korean War. He was wounded, captured and taken to a POW work camp where he later died because of lack of care for his wounds. They have never found his body and it is the hope of our great-grandfather that they will find his brother before he dies so he can give him a proper burial. We pray that one day his dream will be fulfilled.

We love all our military family and you are OUR heroes!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Discovery of Frogs

John caught a fat toad this afternoon. Delight is written right across his face as this is the biggest frog he's captured yet!

Daniel and John Boy with their prizes! :)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Cowboy John Boy

Yesterday John was also too excited for words. Mom and John stopped at a second hand store and John found a horse stick. Pushing the ear, it plays the theme on the Lone Ranger and the head moves. If that wasn't good enough, he looked up and saw a made-in-the-USA, 100% wool cowboy hat! Oh wow!
This boy's Roy Rogers side came out as he named the new horse "Trigger" dispite he sounds like the Lone Ranger! :)

The one eye horse man!

John Boy has been wearing a patch over his good eye to strengthen his weak one. His vision has gone from 20/80 to 20/40 in just a couple months of wearing his patch four hours a day.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

New Baby Pictures

Here's an update on our littlest cousin, Mark Samuel.

Mark is 10 weeks old and 7lb, 4oz. He needs to learn eating is good for a growing boy but so far he seems to be doing well for his adjusted age. After all those weeks in his bed at the NICU unit, he does not like to be put down- To be held and cuddled is much better! :)

Grandmom and big brother James try holding a coversation with Baby Mark. (John is trying to be a mouse in the background!)


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day

"Happy Mother's Day" means more

Then have a happy day.

Within those words lie lots of things

We never get to say.

It means I love you first of all,

Then thanks for all you do.

It means you mean alot to me,

And that I honor you.

But most of all, I guess it means

That I'm thinking of

Your Happiness on this your day

With pleasure and with love.

Two little girls smelling some flowers at church that were given to the mothers.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Weeks of Activities

The past couple weeks we have been enjoying the beautiful weather by laying out in the grass, helping our neighbor with yard clean up, playing with cousins, working on the porch and weeding the garden.

Daniel and Luke catching bugs

Sarah and Jamie helped out in the kitchen by cutting onions for our salad. After many tears they came up with their homemade contraptions to help with the stinging onions! :}

The kids enjoying ice-pops outside

John having fun on a ride during festivities at the Galena Dogwood Festival earlier this month

The first Saturday of this month we had the privilege of attending Deanna Tomlinson's graduation. Here she is with one of her brothers, James.