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 school in the truck while chaperoning.

Putting gogether chicken orders.

Bible study on ghe verandah, an almost nightly occurrence.

Distributing fliers for Caleb's wild game butcher business
at the local sportsman show.

His and hers matching guns.

Pretty In Pink

North & South

Helping milk ghe cows, which Jordan did most milkings.

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 with a faithful chaperone, ha!

Caleb's 24th Birthday

Nice tie!
Good thing it was a gag! Had him worried!

Showing Jordan Caleb's childhood photos.

Back to the barn!
They spent a lot of time talking over the cow's backs!

Today's chaperone!
She took her job very seriously!

Chatting with the Hammonds.

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.
I don't care for seafood, so shrimp isn't something I cook.

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



 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!

In the midst of Jordan's visit, our youngest enjoyed her first official day of school!

No trip to canada is complete without going skating!


The long walk with little chaperones.

Showing Jordan the combine.

Two lovely handmaidens 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 next visit.

And not only turn her into a hocky fan, but an Ottawa Senators fan!
~ Go Sens Go!! ~

Standing Sheik to Sheik!

Beautiful Princess!

The lot of many a man, toting the good while she shops!

Fancy dining at Costco.


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


  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!

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

  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

  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.


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