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Monday, July 30, 2007

Dog Sittin'

The past few days we have been watching our neighbor's dogs while she is out of town. The boys especially had fun with them as you can see!

John Boy with the puppies as they get ready for nap time

Sanford and Fred checking out their new place

Good Morning- Time to rise and shine!

"Won't you come out to play with us John?!"

Cowboy Dogs!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Beautiful Sunshine

After a fierce thunderstorm yesterday Daniel took this glorious picture of God's amazing power in the sky. Isn't it beautiful?!

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Psalm 84:11

Friday, July 27, 2007

New Porch Pictures

Well here are the long awaited porch pictures. Enjoy!

The "new" porch

The room seems bigger with the high ceiling

The children's corner

The windows provides a gorgeous view of our back yard

The spacious room

The beautifully hand carved cabinets made by a great carpenter and friend

A touch of home

Each leaf on the molding was hand painted by a joint effort of our family and a friend. What fun! :)


Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Trip to Baltimore

Tuesday we made a family trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The last time we were here Sarah was a baby.

Welcome to the city of Baltimore

A beautiful lighthouse on the shore

Through the glass

A diver feeding the fish

The sting-rays

A colorful bird in the tropical rain forest

Amy eating lunch at the cafe

Daniel and John in a big mouth! :)

~~One of the highlights of the aquarium was seeing the dolphin show! We made sure we sat clear of the splash zone! :)

Jen in the stands enjoying the show

Jumping through the hula- hoop

Way up high!

The dolphin and her trainer

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Amazing Computers

This video sent to us by our aunt is SO incredible! What will they come up with next!?

Monday, July 23, 2007

Please Pray for John Boy

Since John's last seizure and diagnoses of epilepsy, he has seen a neurologist and under gone an EEG, several MRIs and X'rays. They have revealed John has a rare brain disorder called Chiari Malformation. In a nut shell~ part of his brain is slid down into the top part of his spinal cord. It is causing some blockage of his spinal cord fluid going to and from his brain. So far he has shown no negative affects but he is expected to have problems at some point. (A herniation of 3 to 5 mm is usual for this condition and John's is 18mm.) Next week he will see a neurosurgeon at The Chiari Institute in New York that specializes in John's condition, for a consultation.

This is a long-term prayer request- not just for the consultation but in the days ahead as John deals with this. We know God is in complete control of this situation and this is not an "accident" that happened without His notice!

This is an article about a five year girl with the same condition as John


Friday, July 20, 2007

Stinnett's Recipe Box

With the squash coming in, it's time to pull out our favorite zucchini bread recipe and here it is!

Zucchini Bread
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon salt or less
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans.

2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and frothy. Mix in oil and sugar. Stir in zucchini and vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon, soda, baking powder, salt and nuts; stir into the egg mixture. Divide batter into prepared pans.

3.Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until done.
**Cook's note: I make several loaves and freeze them, they taste great frozen too and thaw fast.


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Garden Update

This year our garden consists of almost 20 different veggies. Each year we always try our best to be "weed free" but as the hot summer months come we end up with more weeds then we would like! :)
The garden's new name: Garden of Weedin'

Beautiful flowers adorn the edge of our garden

Cute cucumbers

Yummy bush beans

We can't wait to eat this little guy!!

Our biggest tomato picked yet!

Aww....what a sweet little corn

Stinnettie Bug Spray
ground red pepper
dash of dish soap

~mix ingredients together and spray on plants with bugs. You will see them flying off as fast as they can! :)
**gardener's note: you might have to spray everyday for a few days if the buggies just love your plants.... also don't sniff it -smells terrible ! :)

Goodbye Aunt Grace

This morning our Aunt Grace went into eternity. This is a picture of Daddy with Aunt Grace and Uncle Lloyd. They were his godparents and life long friends of our grandparents. Our grandfather Stinnett and Uncle Lloyd were boyhood friends in grade school!

Uncle Lloyd, Aunt Hester Ann and Daddy

This picture was taken before Uncle Lloyd died when our whole family went to Western Maryland to visit them.
Daniel, Sarah, John, Amy, Jennifer, Susan, Daddy, Uncle Lloyd and Aunt Grace
Uncle Lloyd and Aunt Grace were married over 65 years before Uncle Lloyd died in March of 2003. They were a great example to us of loyalty and faithfulness. We miss them both but look forward to seeing them in Heaven!
"And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the Light thereof ... And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there...And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's Book of Life." Revelations 21:23,25 &27

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Yesterday evening we cooled off after a hot day in our neighbors pool.

Sarah taking a dip

Our sweet neighbor

One of her little cutties! :)

Camera war

Jen enjoying a quiet moment

What a great picture frame!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Family Fun Night!

Three contestants

The game that kept everyone on their toes! :)

Er..should I? choice..

After many close calls the winner is.....drum roll please!..

Yeah Aim, way to go! :)