Monday, January 30, 2012

Grandaddy's Coming!

We're counting down the days until my dad comes to see us. He will get in this Friday night and we can't wait to see him. It's been over a year. We will surely be missing Grandma June but will enjoy every minute with Grandaddy. These pictures were taken the summer of 10 when we went on our cruise...

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

More Play Time

We had six kids here last Sunday having a good time playing around.
Here they made a fort in the living room with the dining room chairs.
Matthew is our music pastor's son and Michael's big buddy.

Emmy and Lyndi are sisters and go to the church with us. Lyndi is in Mallory's class.

I made the kids some cookies but they had to sit on the floor to eat them since the chairs were all in the living room!

The girls and Michael dressed up in costumes we have around the house. Taylor, in the blue, is our next door neighbor.

This picture cracks me up. The girls are twirling and dancing and the boys are pointing toy guns at them like they're trying to take them out!

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Michael's turn

Mallory's had quite a few friends over to play since we moved here and Michael wanted to have a kid from his class over. So Braylan came over last Saturday for a couple of hours and the boys had a big time. I am enjoying this about the small town. Lots of good clean fun with kids coming over to play. It's nice.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Go Eagles!

Mallory recently participated in a cheer clinic put on by the high school cheerleaders. They got to perform at half time of a basketball game.

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Friday, January 13, 2012


My dad and brother gave Mallory and Michael my brother's old iPad for Christmas. And Santa brought them a dsi to share. They are really enjoying them both as they did on Christmas morning here...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

East Prairie Hill

As you can tell from pictures it's pretty flat around here. The kids enjoy playing on this dirt mound in the lot next to our house. It's the closest thing they have to a hill or mountain to climb on! ha!

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Friday, January 6, 2012

EP Church Building Photos

I got these off the church Facebook page for a photo gift I did for someone for Christmas but thought I would share them here for anyone interested.

This is the front entrance to the sanctuary although there are a handful of different ways you can enter the building. I miss having just the one entrance we had at Frankfort. You could literally stand at the front door and see every person entering and exiting! Here you really don't know if you have seen who's there so you can't say, "missed you last Sunday" with much certainty!
If you look just to the left you can see the school where the kids go and I work. Mallory's class is right there and Paul's office window is directly across from her door.

This is the coffee room where people gather just before Sunday school to visit.

This is one of the Sunday School rooms.

This is the prayer room.

These two lots are across from the front entrance and the church owns them as well. There used to be a tabernacle on the slab you can see where camp meetings were held years ago.

What's not pictured is the Family Life Center which is a nice gym/kitchen where lots of events in the community take place. Also not pictured is the old sanctuary building which was built in the early 40s. It's a beautiful building but is in need a much repair. I love the wood floors it has and the little gas heaters in each class room.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy 2012 from the Missouri Mattes

We hope you had a good new year's weekend. Paul cooked a pork roast, made black eyed peas and I made a slaw for the cabbage. It's not that we're superstitious and believe in the good luck and all that. It's just tradition.

Paul's pork roast...

And black eyed peas...

Gotta have rice.

Lock jaw slaw...


and a lemon meringue pie for dessert!

Happy New Year!
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