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!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

FINALLY--An Update!!!

Here's an update on what's been going on from about December 'till now!
Sorry it's been SOOOO long!!! (Sorry, we skipped Grace's BDay party, Thanksgiving, and a few other things--Technical difficulties:)

O Give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever. Psalm 136:1


In Dec. Mama took me out for my 14th Bithday. We went to the Lavender N Lace tearoom in Lake Alfred. ( Willie tagged along, too, of course!) We had a great time! Thank you, Mama!


The Lavender N Lace Tearoom

Mama and I (and 'Lil Wils, too)


Mmmm...Iced tea!

William and I

Shooting Clay Pigeons

Daddy frequently takes us all out in the back yard and we all shoot trap. We have alot of fun at it !Thank you Daddy for your time and loving effort!

Daddy and C.J.
"Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father,
and attend to know understanding."

Daddy and Margaret Anne

Daddy and I (Mary)


Callie always hits the most:)

The strong, loving hand of a father!


One day Daddy suprised us all, and said that he would like to go to Disney and Epcot next week.We were all VERY excited as you would probably expect!!! So, we all packed up and started our great Disney adventure!

We're ALMOST there!
But for some of us riding the monorail is fun enough already!

Cool, huh???
When countryfolk go to places like Disney,
you can expect to see dumb pictures like this:)

All of us!!!

Abby's HAPPY

Abby's REALLY happy!

This is starting to get exciting!!!

The ladies in front of the Cinderella Castle


C.J. grew quite attached to his gold camel, and just HAD

to have his picture taken with him!

Margaret, Mama, and C.J. on the Dumbo ride

"As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them...." Psalm127:5-6a

Abby, Deeda, and I on the Winnie the Pooh ride!

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too!

Mother an son--Daddy and Grandma Sue

Are those snowballs???

Grandma Sue and Willie




(Our feet are KILLING us!)

Posted By Mary


Tina said...

I am soooo glad to see you back. You have definately been missed. I love all the pix. So, Callie is another Annie Oakley, huh? I love seeing fathers doing things like that with their daughters. What a blessing!! Thank you for blessing us with all the pix.
Love ya'll, Mrs. P

Bonnie said...

How nice to see all the wonderful activities the Stricklens have been up to. Of course, we were around when this was all going on, but it is fun to see it from a "blog" perspective! Mary, I love the Scripture verses appropriate for each set -- you are a faithful girl!

Love, Grandmama Bonnie
(the other grandmother!)

ladiesue@gmail.com said...

What fun the Stricklens have been up to! Great blogging Mary!
Thanks for letting me know about the update.
Love, Aunt Sue