Thursday, June 30, 2016

"O" and Cochran Kid Fun Night!

One night, the parents went out to dinner and us kids had a fun night!

We watched a movie.

Played legos.

Played games.

Took selfies. :)

Had an adorable little dragon!

And sword fights! 
(Granted this probably wasn't the greatest idea with the parents gone, but no one got, hurt so it was all good! :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"O" Family Baby Shower

We had a "Be Mighty" theme to remember William while also celebrating the birth of Andrew.

The spread. 

I know it's kind of blurry, but I thought it was a fun picture of kids and balloons!

The Ford's always make the neatest diaper cakes!

As always, Ariel's cake was amazing - the armor of God!

Matching in Be Mighty shirts.

Poor Sarah fell off a horse not too long before and was quite the invalid!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

February 2016 In Review

Misc. pictures from the month of February! A few more specific February posts to follow. :)

Sabrina graduated!! Actually, she finished her educational requirements the end of last year, but with the move and all we were a little delayed in getting her announcements out!

We didn't have a party supply store where we used to live - TOO MUCH FUN!!! :)

Now that we live closer, we are so excited to be able to be a part of the Right Path riding academy that the "O" family runs! We had training in February.

I got to have some time with Andrew. :)

Presidential debates!

We had a delightful visit with Mrs. Bryan and Daniel!

The kids had a lot of fun outside.

Sayer fell in a cactus!! 

Thankfully it wasn't too bad.

Sienna, daddy, and I had the pleasure of meeting a WWII veteran.

All of us with our riders at the Right Path:

Sayer started having a night where he helps with dinner!

Shen and Daisy.

Shen and Fuzzy.

They are best friends. :)

Seth up a tree! They got some branch clearing done!

Debate night with the Ford's!

Ariel taught Shen how to knit and they finished the purse they'd been working on!

LOL - apparently we were tired. 

Shen loves playing "house" in the entryway with the cats. I think they like it too. :)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Second Solar Array Goes Up and Fun Fellowship With Friends!

A big project we accomplished was getting our second solar array up!! We did the prep work the first day and then were very blessed to have Benjamin's help with the racking on day two!!

Day 1

Those poles are HEAVY. It was pretty intense trying to get them in place!!!

We got them in though!

We also did some work on our front entrance.

Day 2

Sun on our solar!

According to Sayer, you have to have "sticky" feet to climb on the panels. This is not to be confused with STINKY feet. :) Unfortunately, your feet lose their stickiness after a little while!!

Just proof that I was there too. :)


When Sayer's feet lost too much stickiness, daddy and Benjamin took a turn.

A selfie of the work crew - we got it all done!!! As you can tell, it was a bright sunshiny day! :)

Some friends from out of state and most of the Bender family joined us for the evening. What a delightful time of fellowship!
We also got some help on our front entrance!

The Benders brought the goats home!!

I'll let the rest of the pictures speak for themselves!