Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ericka

My name is Ericka. I am 17. Last August, I started working at my Uncle's coffee shop. I enjoy sewing and baking. I also know how to play fiddle and piano, but I don't practice often. For a graduation present, Mom and Dad bought me a camera, so I have been having fun taking pictures. The apple in my hand is from our Gravenstein tree. It went into the applesauce we canned this year. Yumm!.
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Favorite Brother

Well, here is Kenneth. He is our only brother. At 9 years old, Kenneth is the chief goat milker and egg collector. He is becoming a great fiddle and piano player and he also plays the ukulele.

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Scarlett

Here is Scarlett Anne. She just had her 7th birthday on November 7th. Although we don't own a horse, she loves horses so we made her a horse cake. In the past few days, Scarlett has become a great helper and loves drying dishes. It must come with getting older. . .
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Samara Rayne

Smile Samara! Samara is 5 years old. She is learning to read. One of her favorite things to do is play with playdough.
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Hannah

This is our 3 year old "dimple darling" Hannah Naomi. She loves to help most of the time. She also enjoys coloring pictures for school.
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Our Youngest Member

Here is Eliana Beth. She will be two on November 12. Eliana loves to sing Jesus loves Me and play with her baby doll.
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Mom and Dad


Here are my parents, Chris and Lisa.

Dad knows how to build, sandblast gas pipes, take pictures--you name it and he could do it. He is also a professional musician (and our table manner expert)!

Mama is definitely a mother. She makes sure that the house stays clean and that everyone eats well. She also homeschools the children.

Introduction

Hello!

Before I post about our activities, here is an introduction to our family. We live outside of Drain, Oregon in a 1930's farm house on five acres. Other than raising six kids, we also have four Nubian goats, two dozen chickens, a cat (with lots of kittens) and an old dog named Ginger (our back door mat).


The following pictures will tell you more about us.