I had the privilege of taking pics of this beautiful lady in October, when she was up for a visit. :)
This year for thanksgiving all of the cousins met in KS for a reunion, with the exception of the married cousins (except for Andrew & Cristi). It had been over a year since i saw most of my cousins and almost 7 years since i had been in KS so it was really good to see everybody again! :) We always have a party when we are together! :) Our daily morning backrubs… just kidding, it only happened that morning. :)We had some additions to the Miller clan this year with Winston and Caleb’s girlfriends, Katie and Bridget. :) It was good to have them there! We all wrote our name on a cup and that was our cup for the weekend..Alot of music was played! Our thanksgiving dinner…Doing dishes…Goofballs! ;)Many games were played…
And LOTS of ping-pong! Jenita was pretty much the reigning champion all weekend..:)One night we had a low country broil..and we just ate off the tablecloth with our hands. I must say it was alot simpler! :)On Saturday everybody played Sardines in the house..it was amazing how many people could get into a small space! At one point we got approx. 28 people in a 5 x 15 closet! It was quite cramped! :P
Below about half of us squeezed onto a small balcony above the kitchen…we were a little worried that it might collapse! :)
And what would a Miller reunion be without our midnight cereal parties! :)And a pic of the lovely couples..;)
The 3rd weekend in September our family went to a cabin in Bellville for our vacation. It was a great time just chillin and hanging out with family. There was lots of good food, many games played, and lots of good conversation. :)
Knockout was a very popular game that weekend..:)
L to R: Kaden, Hudson, Zachary, and Savannah.
Katie was a new addition..:) Why was she there? Oh to visit me of course..who else? ;)
Ok, ok, she was there because of Caleb..;) It was alot of fun having her around! :)Battleship was played alot! :)Raphael had a remote controlled helicopter that he flew around alot. And Zachary was so intrigued by it..he would follow it all around the room trying to get to it. It was very amusing to watch at times. :)
When it did finally hold still long enough for him to touch it, he didn’t know what to do with it! :)
The whole Stoltzfoos tribe…Thus ended the Stoltzfoos family vacation 2013. :)
I was introduced to this place last summer. Its a small development in Atglen. And the kids there have completely captured my heart. I never tire of going in there and playing with them. They look at me with their dear little faces and big eyes and i just melt..:)
The other week we went there and had a little bible school for them…its not super organized or anything. :) We just go in there and play games, have a short little bible story, sing, and just love the children.
Piggy back rides are also a very important part of it..;)
Can you feel the hearts of the children? Aching for home, for something of their very own. Reaching hands, with nothing to hold on to, but hope for a better day.
Crying,”Jesus help me to feel the love again in my own land. But if unknown roads lead away from home, give me loving arms away from harm.”Can you hear the voice of the children? Softly pleading, for silence in their shattered world? Angry guns, preach a gospel full of hate, blood of the innocent on their hands.Crying, “Jesus help me to feel the sun again upon my face. For when darkness clears i know your near, bringing peace again.”Can you HEAR the PRAYER of the CHILDREN?