Thursday, September 15, 2011

Jordan's Two Week Visit

Jordan arrived on September 1st and left today.  Unbeknownst to her, we four parents had planned a surprise, keeping it a secret from all the siblings except for Bethany.  Little did Jordan and the others know that Caleb and Bethany were flying back with her!  So, Jordan's now home with her beloved family, and our two eldest are in South Carolina too!  They'll be returning Monday. 

They say a picture's worth a thousand words, so I suppose this next post will be the equivalent of one hundred and forty-eight thousand words!! Could be worse, dear readers, because we've GREATLY whittled down our collection!! 

 Unfortunately, no pics yet of Jordan's surprised reaction when we told her last night that she wouldn't be flying home alone.  They're on our camera which is in South Carolina.  Suffice to say she was shocked!  Very pleasantly so!  As were her siblings when Caleb and Bethany rounded the corner in the airport where they were waiting for Jordan!  Way too much fun!!!! 

Jordan's Arrival







Explaining Some Aspect of Farming



Family Devotions
(And no, Caleb isn't sleeping!)


Helping Caleb Move Hay



Bethany Teaching Honour School In The Truck While Chaperoning



Putting Together Chicken Orders



Bible Study On The Verandah
~ An Almost Nightly Occurrence ~



Distributing Fliers For Caleb's Wild Game Butcher Business
At The Sportsman Show



His And Hers Matching Guns


Pretty In Pink


North & South


Helping Milk The Cows
~ Which Jordan Did Most Mornings & Evenings ~



The Spoon Game
~ Poor Unsuspecting Andrew Had A Headache The Next Day ~


A Bit More Silliness
~ Trying To Get The Egg Through The Crack In The Door ~



Ta Da!


More Bible Study & Discussion


Hmmmm... Perhaps Getting Tired Of The Unrelenting Paparazzi!!


An After Chores Morning Bouquet


Breakfast Table


Family Devotions
~ The Faithful Chaperone ~


Caleb's 24th Birthday







Nice Tie!
~ Good Thing It Was A Gag! Had Us Wondering There!! ~


Ahhh... That's More Like It!
~ An MP3 Player ~


Showing Jordan Caleb's Childhood Pictures
~ Much To Caleb's Embarrassment!  Hey, What's A Mom For? ~



Back To The Barn!
~ They Spent A Lot Of Time Talking Over The Cow's Backs! ~


And Today's Chaperone Is ... Blessing!
~ She Took Her Job Very Seriously!! ~


Chatting With The Hammonds


Bowling
~ Took This One For Kelsey, Knowing How Much She LOVES Bowling Shoes! ~




Notice The Scores
~ Seems Bowling Wasn't First & Foremost On Caleb & Jordan's Minds! ~



Jordan's First Chinese Food
~ An Expert With Chopsticks Already! ~



Jordan Teaching Caleb To Eat Shrimp
~ We Don't Care Much For Seafood, So Shrimp Isn't Something I Cook ~



~ Well, He Said It Wasn't Too Bad, But Wouldn't Trade A Nice Steak For It! ~


Glow-In-The-Dark Mini Golf









Chaperoning Is Serious Business!


Out And About

















Visiting The Bonnechere Caves Near Eganville



Spelunking!








Mmmmmm....


 Or Not!










A Little Cooler Weather For Evening Bible Study
~ It Really Wasn't That Cold!  But Jordan IS From South Carolina! ~


A New Chaperone During Barn Chores!
~ Cherish ~




In The Midst Of Jordan's Visit, Libby Enjoyed Her First Official Day Of School!


Skating!
~ No Trip To Canada Is Complete Without Going Skating! ~






BBQ!





The Long Walk
~ Little Chaperones ~









Showing Jordan The Combine



Two Lovely Hand-Maidens Of The Lord Goin' A Cartin'


Terrific Meal And Warm Fellowship With Friends!



Strolling The Streets Of Renfrew



Bound And Determined To Turn Jordan Into A Hockey Fan!



Hockey Tickets To Take Jordan's Family And Ours
 To A Game When They Visit This Winter


And Not Only Turn Her Into A Hockey Fan, But An Ottawa Senators' Fan!
~ Go Sens Go!! ~


Standing Sheik To Sheik!


Beautiful Princess!


The Lot Of Many A Man - Toting Around The Goods While She Shops!


Caleb & Jordan Can't Hold Hands Or Link Arms Yet,
But Bethany Makes A Terrific Conduit!


Fancy Dining At Costco




6 comments:

  1. What a treat! Thank you for indulging your readers with such a long, happy post and so many delightful pictures!

    Blessings,
    Susan

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  2. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time of fellowship with Jordan! I really wish we could see the picture of the surprise. Make sure you post it when you get that camera back!

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  3. Just precious and beautiful Debbie.
    Blessings, Dana A

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  4. Fun! I can't help but fall in love with the little chaperones though! Darling!!! You are so blessed! I want some!! Thanks for sharing! Love, Julie in Denver

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  5. Excellent pictures! The Redman's are so very pleased for Caleb, his soon to be wife, and the family as a whole. May the Lord richly bless you as you seek to follow Him.

    Andy

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  6. What a wonderful visit!!! They look so happy!

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