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, November 7, 2008

Pastor Appreciation Day!

October was Pastor Appreciation Month. So on the 3rd Sunday, we all pitched in and appreciated our WONDERFUL pastor, patriarch and Granddaddy! We all made him a dessert that mostly consisted of Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies, Spice Cakes, and anything with cinnamon or apples :) Later, we all put on our work clothes and did some weeding, replanting, hoeing, raking, and whatever we could do to help Granddaddy. We got done some of the things that he's been too busy to do :) We all had a tremendous amount of fun, and hopefully gave Granddaddy a BLESSED Pastor Appreciation Day! Thank You, Granddaddy, for your faithful dedication to the Lord, His Word, and to teaching us! We all love and appreciate You!!!

~Mary Noelle~Time To Eat!!!
Yay! I got a picture of Pete!!!!
Wow! Rootbeer, a rare treat!
Everyone gathered around as Granddaddy opened his presents
Curious OnlookersGranddaddy with his homemade treats
Our new favorite game--pool w/out sticks. We generally end up with a bruised knuckle or two, but it's fun anyways!Art :) "Use CLOROX antibacterial wipes for all of your everyday needs"
Mama's little helper
Kit enthusiastically cleaning
Cute~ cute~ cute
No, don't do it! PLEASE!!!!!


The Miller Family said...

What a wonderful thing to do for Granddaddy! He certainly deserves it.

Wish we could have been there as well.

Aunt Katie

Jason and Ashley said...

Aww, what a sweet way to say thanks! Willie P. I mean william looks so cute and getting big. Margret, what a beautiful pic of you! Hope to see you all soon!

Love you all,
Aunt Ashley

Bonnie said...

Thank you, all our church family, for a wonderful day. I am a blessed man to have such appreciative and loving members. The treats were a delight, and the help was a wonderful surprise. God bless you all, and may He help me to be worthy of your trust and honor.

Granddaddy/Pastor Dan