Naomi + Kaitlin :: Old Stoudtburg Village

Last week, I finally made it to Stoudtburg Village to capture some photos of a wonderful family. My assistants (because Suzanne wasn’t and isn’t here) were Kaitlin and my sister, Naomi.

See, the reason I asked Kaitlin to come with me is because she and I both enjoy photography and we both wanted to go to Stoudtburg Village for a while. So it worked out perfect. And a bonus is that I also got to take pictures of them, too.ย So if you scroll down an inch or two, you’ll find the pictures I took of them.

Meet Kaitlin…
And Naomi…
What can I say? I have a beautiful sister ๐Ÿ™‚
I don’t know what she was doing here… practicing taking a selfie?
very likely.
Or giving someone a thumbs up?
But nobody was in sight in the direction she was looking.
I should ask her…
And since a fellow photographer was there, I had to get pictures taken of me too.
Thanks Kait!

Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week, people!
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Horse back riding

This past Tuesday I was very happy to go horse back riding with some awesome friends. We were celebrating Barbie’s sweet sixteen!!

Here is Barbie with her three of her sisters… Left to right: Martha, Mary, Barbie and LizIMG_0041

Liz and Barbie on the horses they got to ride…IMG_0055

Mary and her horse…IMG_0051

Lavina…IMG_0244Galina… she is an amazing horsewoman ๐Ÿ˜‰
IMG_0150Getting situated on my horse… Her name was Wildflower…IMG_0048

Heading out to the trail…IMG_0046

IMG_0062After we came back from the trail we went out in the meadow and were galloping around in there…

This is Barbie, high up on her horse…

Happy Birthday to you!! I hope that you have a wonderful year. And be safe on the road. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope to go riding again soon. This was tons of fun and hope to do it with some more of my friends soon…

Have a wonderful week…ย Suzanne

friends forever

The other day, four of my wonderful friends and I got to spend the day together. It was something we wanted to do for a long time, so we were very happy that it was finally happening ๐Ÿ™‚
And while we were together, we had to get pictures… because that’s just how we think ๐Ÿ˜‰

first, we went to the ice cream shop…
oh yes, they have drinks, too.IMG_1151
yeah, you saw these people on this blog before (because I never get tired of putting them on display ;))
…in this nice old town ๐Ÿ™‚
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those who know me well, know that I like cities/towns and vintage type places to take pictures at ๐Ÿ˜‰
This worked very well ๐Ÿ˜€

Elizabeth (better know as Liz :))…
Mary… my fellow photographer. but then, they all are! sweetly offering to carry the camera (because sometimes it gets heavy) and taking some pictures for me when I happened to get tired of taking them (which I never did yet :))
Fannie… My almostย twin ๐Ÿ™‚ the reason why we planned this get-together. (to celebrate our birthdays)ย 
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beautiful Katie… whose 14th birthday was veryย recentlyย ๐Ÿ™‚
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cousins… ๐Ÿ˜€
these blue doors blended right in with us butย stood out otherwise ๐Ÿ™‚
sweet smiles+sweet girls=perfect combination

on the way back, (and the way over) we walked the railroad tracks…
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pictures at the bridge
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checking my lighting… and these are the subjectsย ๐Ÿ™‚funny girlies
I have no Idea what was going on here, but this picture is so funny, that i’m currently sitting here laughing ๐Ÿ˜€
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matching with this sweet girl ๐Ÿ™‚ I miss being neighbors! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ (her family moved faaaar away recently- which happens to be around fourty-five minutes from here)
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and after we got back, we dressed up in “old fashioned” clothes ๐Ÿ™‚
and because I like the way Mary styled my hair, I’ll add this picture ๐Ÿ™‚
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thanks for the wonderful time, girls, and let’s do it again sometime!
these twoย agree…

{Posted by Linda}

radom happenings

so many things have been happening around here lately, and today I’m just sharing some pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

enjoy all the randomness! ๐Ÿ˜€

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on the farm, the ducks have been sitting on their eggs for a long time… we’re hoping that a bunch of little ducks will be waddling around here soon! ๐Ÿ™‚
Visiting Hershey Chocolate World in celebration of the end of the school year.
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having fun with friends… ๐Ÿ˜€IMG_0223
Caleb eating his banana splitIMG_0282
playing crochet one Sunday evening.
and of course we have strawberries to pick. (we have around 600 plants)
just a picture of my sister, Katherine, yet ๐Ÿ™‚
’till next time folks!

{Posted by Linda}

day twenty-eight {Photo a Day}

I love springtime!
I love the green grass and trees,ย digging in the dirt, planting seeds, the freshly mowed lawn, the recently-mulched-flowerbeds, the {beautiful} sun tans, the brisk walks/jogs we take (without getting cold) and oh-so-many other things ๐Ÿ™‚
I think spring just might be my favorite season ๐Ÿ™‚

anyway, the picture for today…
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aren’t they the cutest little children? ๐Ÿ™‚

{Posted by Linda}

day fourteen {photo a day}

So right now I am at home with the all of the children except Linda. Mom and Linda went to a meeting close to here and I got the job of “Mom” for the night. So far we are having an awesome time.

And now for the photo for today… This is a photo taken last fall with our “adopted” “little” sister. She is such a fun, energetic, amusing, and entertaining young lady! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Till next time folks…

Friends {Portraits}

I’m just recovering from a wonderful weekend with these wonderful girls from our Church! They’re really awesome friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are a few pictures I took of them one evening.

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Me ๐Ÿ™‚
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Mary and Kate
Mary and Elizabeth
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Elizabeth, Mary, and Katecousins

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It was getting very dark (as you can tell) and cold!

I’m very thankful for my wonderful friends that I was with this weekend, the ones that couldn’t make it here, the ones I don’t see often, and my many other great friends! โค

{Posted by Linda}

A Wonderful Week of Bible School

So this past week I have had the opportunity of attending a Bible School at my church! It was an awesome week of spending time with God and friends! I loved meeting all the people and making new friends! We also had some wonderful men of God who came and taught us! This is all of the 15 and 16 year olds…15&16BS The best place of all… The coffee bar!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This place was open in the mornings from 8-9!ย bible school 3fellowship And there was some awesome volleyball played at some gyms….Bible School The music in the evenings was great! We had around 7 guitars, 3 violins, a piano, flute, and an accordion. So that made for some awesome music.ย IMG_3833 Then the Skating!! Wow, what fun! Here is an earnest game of hockey! (I didn’t play though ;))hockey[bs] And prisoners base…prisnorsbase[bs] And the food!! The cooks all did a fantastic job! One night we had an Italian Meal!IMG_7403italianmeal And a Chinese Meal!Chinese meal [BS] Then on the last evening for dinner we had a banquet!ย  Saturdaynightbanquet[BS] Then there were also the times when we just prayed for the person who happened to be sitting beside us at the time. Those were all great times!prayertime[BS] And last but not least here is a picture of all the students worshipping one morning…the group On the last full day of Bible School we had a guy come in that lives in the city of Reading! He was talking a little bit about what he does, was quite interesting! Then we were all put into different groups of about 10 people in each group and were told that we can go wherever we want (pretty much) and bless somebody!! We were not told at all what to do! So the group that I ended up with went to Wal-mart and got a basket of stuff and took it to the house of the main couple that was heading up this whole thing. Then we went over to Fairmount Homes and sang for some of the resident’s there. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of that. But that was quite an awesome time!!! Well there is a whole lot more that I could say and I have quite a few more pictures but I will stop with what I have!! Have a great week, Friends!

{posted by: Suzanne}