Something So Big

Friday, June 26, 2015

Father's Day on the Farm

What says Father's Day more than a picnic on the farm with some softball/baseball thrown in?
 Sorry I can't figure out how to turn this picture around.  Relaxing under the shade of the tree (which, ironically, went partially down the next morning due to bad weather!).
 Ryker is 15 months old and very, very cute.  Duh!!
 Uncle Joey took the time to help Paige with her catching.
 You can't beat a Ranger Ride from Grandpa!  Everybody wants in!!

 Award-winning track coaches in our midst....
 Kierta Beans with a cute spring hair cut!
 Why can't 3-year-olds have a license to drive this thing?!
 Weird to see my kids being the "big cousins" now....
 Even our baby is a BIG cousin!
 Little did we know that half a day later, this quiet farm would be taken by storm. Literally!  Thank goodness nobody was hurt.
Piggyback on Paige!!  

 Lauren's a little more your size, Wynne...good choice:)

See that grain bin? buckled over the next morning.  That machine shed?  Gone.  I haven't seen it myself yet, but in photos.  Lots of work to be done!  Again, thank goodness none of these little people were there to take the hit, and Grandpa Donny stayed safe.
This isn't all of them, but most...we tried to get a good picture, anyway!

Foxie (Doug's dog), Shae, Cy, Brock, Payton, Kierta, Ryker, Wynne, Lauren, Ally, Mady, Tage, & Paige
 Homemade gifts for Dad back home.........
Happy Father's Day to all dads on earth and in heaven!  Thank you for loving us and showing us the way!

For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.--Genesis 18:19

Another Cousin Off to College, Summer at the Ballpark

Congratulations to Noah on your PHS graduation and music scholarship to Winona State University!  (Caught him eating a cookie;) 
 About 1/5th of the Engelke cousins gathered......
Paige, Catherine, Shae, Ally, Payton, Claire
 Good luck at college, Noah!  You are off to great things!
 Summer means softball and baseball.  Lots and lots of it.  But Shae doesn't mind!
 She's been working on her pitching...and Paige (who usually catches for her) has enjoyed a little time at first base!

 Hold your mouth right;)
 The old pro at our house.......Ally Jo T-bird!!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Birthday Month

I really have no creativity left for blog post titles.  !
We celebrate lots of family birthdays in May.  Sister, brothers, nieces, nephews, dad, grandpa, on and on they go.....May 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 20, 21, 26, 29, 30, 31...and I'm sure I forgot a few!  Here we are at Paula & Doug's marking their youngest daughter Payton's third birthday.......

 and this little girl (Harper Grace) turned ONE on May 29, sharing a birthday with her cousin Brooke!
 What would a Siegert family get-together be without a friendly competition?
Croquet for the Serious Competitor.
 Happy 3rd Birthday to Payton!!!!!!!

 Look who just graduated from elementary school?

 Cy and the girls "celebrate" this momentous occasion.  Now moving down the hall to the high school lockers!! Crazy big kids.
You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.--Psalm 16:11