May 18, 2012

Happy Double Birthdays

On the morning of Dustin's 5th birthday, I woke to the pain of consistent labor contractions. Yes, Dustin's baby sister was to be born on his 5th birthday. Now, twelve years later we are celebrating the lives of these two precious children.

We had a great birthday celebration, though it was fast, rushed and a blur because we also found out about our trip to Galveston the night before and spent their birthday packing and organizing for peeps to help us take care of things around here while we were gone. So, store bought pies it was, but they were so grateful and happy to just celebrate with each other.

  Dustin received a MacBookPro we found on Craigslist. Dustin worked on some programming, added some RAM and he is happy as a clam now. He is spending his mornings working on his college studies and a couple of hours after lunch finishing up his high school studies. Though he lost a school year with Lyme Disease, he still will graduate on time in 2013 and should easily have 50 hours completed for college by next May. Dustin enjoys woodworking, tending to the property and farm chores, computer programming, reading, playing piano, and hunting and fishing whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Rebecca received a Lionhead rabbit buck to add to her growing breeding herd. Lionheads are a sweet dwarf breed that have great personalities. She will have photos and information on each of her breeds she is raising on the "Our Rabbitry" tab very soon. 

Rebecca also received a special gift form her brothers. Both boys offered their handiwork skills to build her next two hutches and watering system she needed for her rabbitry. Rebecca has been working diligently to earn money for supplies for the hutches and for the English Spots and American Fuzzy Lops she wanted to add to her  rabbitry with her Lionhead herd. Besides tending to her many bunnies, Rebecca loves to cook, sew, knit, crochet, read, help take care of her younger sisters, and garden.

So, with the birthday celebration coming to a close...

Sarah was letting us know that she was all partied out : )


Elizabeth wondered if we could hurry up and get to the beach already!


  1. I was really confused until I figured out the candles on the pies were supposed to be a 1!! =)
    You have some great kids. I really admire your family.

  2. So wonderful to see you blogging again....and to see your precious kiddies!!!

  3. Your family is beautiful! Hope you had a great trip.


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