Where The Orange Blossoms Grow....

Hello! Welcome to the Stricklen's blog. We hope to keep our family and friends up to date with what is going on with our family. You will find a variety of experiences posted here -- you may find pictures of the never ending project of building our house, Callie helping William with his first steps, Mary studying a rare insect species, or perhaps you may be terribly bored with Molly's numerous fruit trees, berries, vegetables and rare plant pictures! Who knows what we may find Chris and CJ doing -- probably something having to do with a tractor or machine of sorts. Abby and Margaret will keep us entertained with costumes from other lands or a fairy story. Whatever we post, we trust it will lift your spirits and bring honor and glory to our Lord!

Friday, September 28, 2007


Yes-I love you, Kitty.
Bubba visits Hawaii! (Cute!)
Mary's Caterpillar "Mr. Spikes"
Daddy and CJ mulching the flower bed
A gorgeous Florida sunset!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hey, y'all

Hey, y'all! Sorry we haven't posted in a while. On Sunday night, everyone came over for volleyball, and then Daddy and Uncle Eddie went to get pizza for everyone, and we all watched a movie! On Monday we went to our wonderful, patient Grandmother's house for art, Latin, Spanish and music practice. Here are a few pictures of Mama's beloved fruit trees. Several of our fruit trees have produced fruit this year. We had LOTS of sweet and juicy peaches, YUM! :) about 5 big pears, lots of mulberries, 2 avacados, 2 very sweet and delicious mangos (Well, delicious in some people's opinion:) and about 30 or 40 little, tiny bananas.



Momma's beautiful avacado! (YUM!)
And her beautiful mango! (Not so yum)
Think the hat's big enough, Willie?
And ya'll thought the Discher girls had alot of boots!:)
Hmmm.... Interesting
(Of course ya'll realize that I couldn't
have part in a blog without posting my bug pitures!)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Jordan and Gabriel-the two man
Volleyball team
Johnathan - the referee
C.J and Gabriel
Mary and William

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A trip to Tampa

Hey, everyone!
On Monday we had the opportunity to visit Grandpa Harris (Mama's Grandpa) in the VA hospital. We go to introduce him to William for the first time. We also fellowshipped with Grandma Harris and Grandmamma's brother, Uncle Sonny. Later that evening, we were privileged to be invited to the Graves home for dinner and fellowship.(And volleyballof course!)

Callie and Mary

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Yard Work!

Hey, Ya'll! Yesterday was Saturday! Fun, fun. We cleaned the house for the hot part of the day, and then when it finally started getting cooler-we all headed outside! First we mowed, cleaned up the yard, and stuff like that, and then we started off to accomplish our dreaded task- WEEDING!