Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Band-Aid Song

Mark sings in a southern gospel quartet, God's Quad. The last couple of times they have sung, they have asked Krista to sing. Here is a video from yesterday at a church in East Palestine. They were having a "block party" so it was outside.

In case you don't know, Mark is a paramedic, but in heaven he won't have a job! (No emergency medical care.)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Visit to Nature Center

I took the children to a nature center the other day. Here are a few pics from the day.

They had a donkey, 2 sheep, and some chickens I didn't get a good picture of the sheep, but they were as tall as the donkey. The kids were impressed.

While we were there, one of the volunteers showed up to feed hay to the animals. Because they were getting so fat, they had stopped feeding them grain. He decided that a few oats wouldn't hurt them that day. So even though the sign says, "Please Do Not Feed The Animals", they were doing it with permission.

Check out this barn built in the 1820's.

Frog counting by the pond.

In the visitors center, they had cookies, kool-aid, and this little bluebird craft for the kids to make. Great thing was-it was free. Can't get any better than that.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


The puppies are 5 weeks old now. They are eating and drinking very well. So I think it is about time to find new homes. If you live in the North Benton, Ohio area and are interested in a new puppy, contact me at They are Lab/Border Collie mix. The mothers are very nice dogs, and the children have handled these frequently.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Lost Tooth

Kara lost her first tooth. The permanent tooth is already coming in behind so we had to get it out. I threatened to take her to the dentist to have it pulled. I didn't really want to, but she wasn't wiggling it. Mark said, "Let me see how lose it is." And the next thing I knew it was on the floor. I'm sure it was less traumatic that way then the dentist. She was upset at first, but now seems to accept it as a "grown up" thing.


Our puppies are 4 weeks old now. Only 2 more weeks and they can go to new homes. Anyone interested? (Pictures to come.)