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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Dangers of Fresh Organic Salad - Part II

T.J. and I travelled to Tampa this week. The lovely and wonderful Mrs. Christine picked some fresh lettuce and stuff from the garden and packed us a bunch of food to take with us on the trip. When we sat down to dinner last night, T.J. found a little suprise in his salad...yes, another little green worm! This guy was packed into the bucket at around 7:30 am, and placed in a cooler all day as we journeyed in the morning, and then worked in the afternoon. Eleven hours later, when we were enjoying dinner, he was still alive and doing well. We set him free in a vacant lot next to the hotel.


Monday, May 26, 2008

Fun, Food, and Fellowship

Hey Ya'll,

We've had a delightfully busy week, Daddy was down in Orlando during the first part of the week and it was quite quiet, but once he got home the fun began! On Thursday the Hicks Family invited us over for supper. We had such a grand time, talking and laughing, tossing jokes and bags of corn back and forth. The Hicks showed us the wonderous art of Corn Holeing. Who would ever have thought that throwing socks filled with corn into holes in plywood would be so facinating! Unfortunately I have no pictures of this event, Boo hoo (as opposed to Whoo hoo). Thanks Hicks Family for your wonderful hospitality.

On Saturday night the Morton Clan invited us over for supper. With good food (fabulous Darth), great and encouraging conversation, and even a cute baby, who could possibly ask for more? I even got a chance to ride the infamous see-saw that Wesley built out of a light pole, fun fun fun. Thanks Morton Clan, we had a jolly good time I tell ya.


"...twould be better if conversation..."

A gathering place of friends and a center of excitement: the computer!

Wesley, Rachel, and little Joseph came for supper too. Is'nt he just precious, he's gained a whole pound since he was born!

Mama, Baby, and Adoring Anties. Oh he's so cute you could just eat him with a spoon!

Adeline Grace

Dancing to Glen Miller music

More dancing . (I don't know how Dorothy does it, I'm sweating, and my face looks like a very ripe tomato, but as usual, she looks lovely.)

The Window

Dorthy was so fasinated and excited to discover that our feet look very similar. Can you guess who's is whose?

1 2 3 BYE!! To which we of course responded with 1 2 3 WHOO HOO!! (which they thought was hilarious)

Well that's all for now, tune in next time to see the International Tornament for Corn Holers, have you got the ITCH? (just kidding, I don't have pictures)

So blessings to all, and to all a good night,


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Dangers of Fresh Organic Salad

The other night we enjoyed a lovely dinner on the front porch catching the cool breeze, after which we just sat for a little while talking. I happened to glance down at my salad bowl, and lo and behold; crawling on the edge of my bowl was a little green worm!

"...It's been many years since I've had such an..exemplary vegetable."

Well, due to mysterious computer happenings, I can't post any more pictures. So, farewell until we write again.

Mother's Day!

We celebrated the wonderful and beautiful Mrs. Christine this past Sunday. Here she is with her expertly wrapped present:

Underneath the cow feed and chicken feed bags is a new hammock. We just hope and pray that she will take time to enjoy it sometime soon...
For more on motherhood, Doug Phillips has some wonderful thoughts and insights on his blog. Click here to go there.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Strange animal happenings...

This past weekend we had some strange animal happenings around the Hagen homestead. I had never seen two lizards fight for dominance before. These two lizards were going at it for quite a while on the back porch while I was cooking on the grill. They would dance around, and then one would get a head lock on the other; by getting the other guy's head in his mouth!

The guy on the right had the upper hand here, but earlier, his head was in the other guy's mouth which is why it is discolored like it is. It was amazing to watch these two go at it.

Also this weekend, the beautiful and wonderful Mrs. Christine observed a black snake in the yard being picked at and tormented by a couple of blue jays. They were apparently very upset with the snake for some reason.

I also observed a couple of mockingbirds having some kind of tussle with a squirrel in a tree. I had never seen anything quite like this either. I think I will have to check to see if wierd animal things are a sign of the end times...

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Here we are ya'll!

We have finally got our blog started, after talking about it for over a year now.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalms 19:1