Thursday, June 29, 2006

Glenn Sees the basement for the first time!!

Brittany led Glenn downstairs when he got home to surprise him. We gave him the impression there was something wrong....he was really excited!! excited as a tired hard workin' carpenter named Glenn could be!! It was really fun!!
Jon's basement bike ride!!

Jon was so excited to ride his bike in the new and improved basement!!!
New Improved Winslow Basement!!!

Rollerblading in the basement...could it be true?? Yes!! Check out the new shelves Glenn built me, and all of the there is lots of room down there!! Room enough for some rollerblading!! Wow!!!

Grace's Crazy Cat Eli!!!

Here is Eli...taking a nap......Britt snapped this photo....It's his favorite napping place!!!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Meserve's Remember Aunt Ginny

On Saturday June 10th we gathered together to remember the live of our dear Aunt Ginny. She was such a kind and loving woman!! A true picture of hospitality and God's love. Four of the five living Meserve siblings were present. Absent was Uncle Bob who was attending a graduation in Chicago. To the left is some of the other relatives there....including our cousin Wayne whom we hadn't seen in probably 30+ years. A wonderful time was had by all!!

The Winslow's go to StoryLand...What Could be More "EGGS" citing???

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, and always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1st Corinthians 15:58

Maddie and Grace have a small egg business. They have been selling eggs since we got the chickens in February. They have a can that they save their money in. They tithe on it, save some in their account, and then save in the can. They had a dream of taking the family to Storyland. Well....they saved $95.00 in their can, and Daddy said we could go!! They paid for us all to get in!! They were sooooo excited. What a sense of accomplishment for them!! We had a great time!! Below are photos and then also some videos of things there!! It's truly a very "family" friendly place and we loved it!! Thanks Grace and Maddie!!
Grammie Linda came with us for the day, too!! We all had a great time!!

Friday, June 23, 2006

The Winslow Storyland Adventures

Merry go round at Storyland!!! The happy version!!

On Saturday June 17th Grace was honored at NHPTV for her award winning story..."America My New Home" We had a great time!! Maddie read the story to everyone there and many tears were shed. It's such a touching real life story!! Great job Grace!!! She was interviewed on TV and they had her say..."See the Difference!!" for her on channel 11!!

Grace's NHPTV Awards Ceremony

Turn up the volume and listen to Maddie read Grace's award winning story. There wasn't a dry eye in the house!! Great job Grace!!

Happy 10th Birthday Gracie!!

"Our beautiful birthday girl!!"

We are so blessed to have Grace in our family!! We loved celebrating her first every birthday in America!! Grace had never had a birthday party before!! She was soooo excited!! Here is her menu for the day!!
Breakfast: Apple pancakes and bacon with fresh juice by Mom!!
Lunch: Hot dogs, cheese curls, canteloupe ("that green stuff with bumps on it"), kiwi, and heart shaped cupcakes with peanutbutter frosting!!
Supper: Spaghetti with meatballs, (and Grace had hotdogs, too!), salad, garlic bread, and chocolate chip cake and vanilla icecream!!

We had a "family" party in the morning with her breakfast. Glenn had the day off!! Yeah!! Grace was so excited to get a TV/VCR for the club house!! Then she had friends over for lunch and Brittany gave them tractor rides!! Then a family party for dinner, and a special gift of a little fridge from Matt and Miriam and Maggie!! Wow...they can now move into the club house!!

The table is all set for the dinner party!!

Tractor Rides by:Britt

The kids all love to be together!!
Grammie and the gang!!

Friends for lunch!!

"Mom's" in training!!! Grace and Maddie!! What great Mommy's they are going to make some day!!

Grace's gift pile!! Wow!!

Abby, Maggie, and Jon!!

Fun in the clubhouse!!

Grace and her beautiful birthday dress from Auntie Brenda!!

Grace's big surprise from Matt and Miriam......a little fridge for the club house!! Daddy and Matt bring it on up!!!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Britt's flute recital

Wow..what an accomplished flutist Brittany has become!! We are soooo proud of her!! She had to memorize two very difficult pieces!! Great first recital Britt!!!

Grace's First Piano Recital!!

This was Grace's first piano recital. She has a wonderful teacher named Leah Jackson. Here is Grace and Shanae. Her friend from Haiti that came to the recital!!

Here are all of Leah's students!!

The kids had a blast outside after!! It was a beautiful night!!

Grace's Piano Recital

Join us in congratulating Grace on her first piano recital!! She played an original piece written by Leah and named by Grace...presenting...Caramel Latte!!!
Maddie's Piano Recital

Join us in watching Maddie at her piano recital 6/16/06. Thanks to Leah for being such a wonderful teacher!! Maddie is playing Minuet and Trio along with Largo!!