Thursday, June 30, 2011

Good night!

We finished our day by singing hymns around the piano.  Lovely!

The four young Kesselrings singing "Tell Me the Story of Jesus"

A house full of FUN

A summer day in a home with four kids is anything but boring!  
Here's just a sample of activities experienced over the past 24 hours.

Cheyenne in the reading nook

Max and his robot

A couple of "Maxisms":  
OH! MY! GOODNESS!  (in response to a poem Rose was telling him about)
How COULD you?!  (to his mom when she partook of some of his ice cream to keep it from dripping)

Kids are little mimics, aren't they?

Battle Hymn of the Republic performed by Jenna K.

Jenna waiting her turn at bat


Making friends

Max "filling" his shoes with rocks

Bear hug
"Let brotherly love continue."

Ty practicing the piano

Cheyenne at the computer

Guess what it is #2 - Answers







Well done to my guessers.  Thanks for playing along.  


Do I write about things other than food???  Occasionally, but we get so much good food in the Work.  Here's another example - homemade salsa.


Monday, June 27, 2011


Grilled BBQ chicken pizza

The picture doesn't do it justice.  If you've never tried it, I recommend that you do!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ashland Days

Several of our friends live in the little town of Ashland, just west of Springfield.  This weekend Rose and I were in town for Ashland Days.

The volunteer fire department receiving the "First Citizen" award.  One of our friends is somewhere in there.

Small town parade

Land Guys "float"

Friday, June 24, 2011

What could be better...

Than hot chocolate around a fire with good friends on a beautiful summer evening?

The fire pit

The pool area

Beautiful flowers

Tea for two?

Hot chocolate and an apple  :-)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Winding Down

Our year is winding down!  The first work day at Seneca is a month from today.  Looking forward to good days ahead.  We have four more Gospel Meetings scheduled in our field.

Sunday, June 26 - Niantic Fire Hall @5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 29 - Pleasant Plains Community Building @ 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, July 3 & 10 - Niantic Fire Hall @ 4:00 p.m.

If you can make it, you're invited!

A visit from Kyle

When I found out Kyle would be traveling through Springfield on Tuesday on his way to Mom and Dad's from Oklahoma, I said in my most pleading voice, "Why not just stay in Springfield on Tuesday night and go the rest of the way Wednesday morning?"  I had to get permission from Mom, who was expecting him on Tuesday night, but she agreed to let me steal him briefly.  We met in Springfield, had (a lot of) pizza for supper and headed to Mechanicsburg for the night.  Since he had been in the car all day, and we had just stuffed ourselves silly, we decided that a little exercise was in order.  "Let's throw the frisbee around for awhile!" we both said excitedly.  Neither the impending darkness nor the gusting wind deterred us, so we "frisbeed" for about half an hour or so until we could no longer see the disc until it hit us.  (Perhaps a slight exaggeration, but only slight!)  I should add at this point, that as we walked inside, I said to Kyle, "I think I could be a little sore tomorrow."  Truer words were never spoken!  It started in my right shoulder blade and spread to pretty much everywhere else after a chiropractic adjustment.  Advil and Tylenol PM were my friends last night, and I went back to the chiropractor this morning.  I am NOT old!!!  Despite the repercussions, we had a great time, and I will most likely live to put myself through it all again.  :-)  Master Mind was next on the agenda.  It's a game of logic and strategy and is quite addicting.  We finally quit when my remaining brain cell went on strike.  We then looked at pictures of Norway until my eyelids refused to defy gravity any longer.  A lovely evening/night/morning all in all.  Come back again, Kyle!

Happy first day of summer!

Optimum frisbee playing conditions

Do you see him?  Can you see the frisbee?

(hot, sweaty, thirsty, worn-out, tired, smiling)

Master Mind
I think having Fleece on his side gave Kyle the advantage!

Father's Day - Part II

I wasn't with my own father for Father's Day, but I was with a few other fathers.  After Sunday morning meeting, everyone stayed for a delicious dinner.  Newlyweds, Freddie and Heather Bacon, were with us one last time before they headed for Florida the following Wednesday.  We'll miss you, Freather and Heddie!

The whole group minus three (Rose, me and Leah, the photographer)

Freddie, Heather and Fleece


Four kittens and one little lamb

Attacking the plant

How could you not love them?
If you're interested in being the proud owner of a new kitten...

Monday, June 20, 2011

A little late, but.....

Happy Father's Day to my own wonderful father as well as all the other fathers out there.  Hope you had a lovely day!

One of my most favoritist recent pics of Dad (and my lovely sister)