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!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Happy Birthday, Daddy!!

April 2nd was my sweet Daddy's birthday. The girls knew the only thing they could really give their Grandaddy (that he didn't already have) would be some homemade goodies. They all know how their Grandaddy just loves home baked, wholesome desserts. So they set out to baking -- Callie made him some Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Mary made Applesauce Cake and Abby and I made some homemade Cinnamon Rolls w/ Raisins (of course!)
Later in the evening all the adults in the family (except Robert and Grandma Sue) went out to Carabba's. It was a really nice evening :) Thank the Lord for this wonderful man, my dear Father, who has touched so many lives by his godly example of Patriarchal faithfulness. He turned 61 (but you are so young at heart, Daddy!!)

The Stricklen Girls and the wonderful desserts!

Hot Cinnamon Rolls :)

Oatmeal Raisin

Applesauce Cake -- Yum!

Daddy, Chris (Mr. Handsome!!) and Ed

Ashley and Mama (Sorry, I didn't realize your eyes were closed, Mama!)

Katie and I (and Little Wills)

Eddie and Beth

Hans: (In German accent) Oh, I don't know if I can eat it all! Such a large bowl of lentils!! Jason: Oh, come on Hansy -- You know you can!!

Ah, We knew you could, Hansy!! All gone! All that work at the Discher house has worked you up quite the appetite!!

(Hans is going to kill me -- he was desperately trying to get out of this picture!!)

Posted By: Molly

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