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!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

William Recites Ephesians 6:1

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 

 William learned his first Bible verse:):)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Deeda!

 Deeda Turned 10 Today! 
Happy Birthday!!!

Posted by Mary

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Trip To The Beach

Our humble abode:):)

Searching for shells
CJ's crab

He claims that he's Roy Rogers:)

 My Florida snowman:) He even has hair! Haha
  Abby made a castle with tile floors made of shells
  The water was so pretty:)


 Willie was constantly washing off, and then rolling around in the sand, and washing off again......and so on:):)

 Welcome to our beach house:)
 There is a lovely view from here

 An Osprey, I think.....(Abby??A little help???)
 Notice the approaching storm
 The seagrapes make nice shade

 "Let's go fly a kite....."
 Skip-bo, anyone???? I used to love playing this with Grandmama when I went with her and Granddaddy on jobs:)

 A willing helper
 "Move over, CJ! You're squishing me!!!
 Callie taking advantage of her internet access:):)

I love taking pictures of the sunset over the ocean!


  CJ proudly showing the camera his fish:)

Well, thank y'all for stopping by!!!!

 ~Posted by Mary~