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!

Monday, November 10, 2008



Lots of smiles!:):):)

What's this I see??? .............
Ooops-- Iv'e been found out!!!! Willie was determined to make his toy work:)
He loves his big brother.....
....and his big brother loves him:)
We LOVE it when Grandmother and Granddaddy come over and join us for supper! Enjoying some after dinner tea!!

As I peered around the corner to examine the kitchen-cleaning progress, my eyes beheld.....well......an interesting sight.....A towel-popping war????As well as a bubble-throwing war... OK, so I admit it--this picture was posed....As was this oneAmmunition:):))The weapon of choice:)AAaahhhh!!!! The camera person is being attacked from all sides!!!!!What a feminine little lady she is!We always enjoy visiting Mama's beautiful butterfly garden to see the butterflies and caterpillars:) A beautiful part of God's Creation!Caterpillar war:) Sweet little Deeda
There are always a few unwanted guests:)Willie was just discovering the pretty butterflies
Wow! Lots of caterpillars~

Well--That's all, folks!


~Posted by Mary N.~

10 comments:

Amanda said...

I love all the pics! :)
Willie is always getting in to something isn't he? He's just going to keep right on even though you're taking his picture. :)
That towel popping and bubble throwing war looked like fun!
Also, the squirrel under the first picture of CJ made me laugh! :D
See y'all soon!
:) :)
Love,
Mandy..or is it Sunshine? Maybe Samantha...Oh I dont know anymore.. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey Mary!
I love the post. :) Youv'e taken so many good pictures!!

Thanks for blogging, :)
~Mallory~

Anonymous said...

*you've* :)

Bonnie said...

What a fun look into the kitchen window at the Stricklens! We always love to be invited over for dinner. And there is always something absolutely delicious going on in that mixer bowl! No wonder Willie can't resist!

Mary, you always seem to be able to take the most interesting insect pictures! Sure hope those ugly creepy crawlies are not getting on your mother's wonderful veggies in the garden! How nice it is to be able to pick fresh lettuce in November! Way to go, Green Thumb Stricklens!

Grandmother

Mr.Special said...

Hey Mary. Are you sure y'all don't have more than a few unwanted freinds.We do.


Did Wills ever get his toy fixed.:):)


Peter

THE STRICKLEN FAMILY said...

No, Mr. Special, I don't think he ever succeeded in fixing it,:):) and YES, we do have more than afew of those VERY unwanted guests

Shorty

The Pollock Family said...

The captions on Wills are so hilarious. He's still as cute as he can get! Great bug pics, too.

The war in the kitchen looks so very familiar. Work turned into fun is not work anymore, is it?

Love y'all,
The P's

The Miller Family said...

I love to see CJ being the big brother, it's precious!

You girls looked like you were having quite the time in the kitchen, bubbles and all!

Molly, please do an entire blog post on the garden improvements... I have been waiting for a month!

Love,
(Aunt) Katie

The Dischers said...

That was such a cute picture of William getting the goods. They sure know where to go, don't they? I caught Emma taking a spoon and getting her own "pick" of cookie dough right out of our mixer bowl!

The caterpillar war was a great picture!

Love,
Aunt Beth

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