Thursday, July 30, 2009

Befort Family Reunion

Here is the Befort/Brouillette clan, missing some kids from each family! What a good looking bunch! We took the picture outside of John's is just so funny to see such tall corn right outside your window...I'm used to wheat!

We went to the county fair while we were up in Hastings, NE. Here is the only ride Emalie was tall enough to get into. She was a very ANGRY girl when the others got to ride and she didn't!

Natalie and Zachery in a flying saucer.

Abbey throwing darts, she did a great job!

Saw a wind farm just outside of Concordia..They are so cool!

Me and MY Dave...I just love him!

Me and My Michelle, I just love her! Why can't they live closer to us?

Mama and 1/2 of her children in the corn.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A family that plays together stays together along with other things that bind our family!

Jeremey out in the water. What form..What white legs!

Abbey watching Daddy...

Emalie watching Daddy.

Zachery watching himself. This is one of the many self portraits of him I find on my camera.

Jeremey trying to get Abbey up on skis for the 1st time. It lasted this long, 1..2..3 He asked if she wanted to get back on to try again, her reply was a very quick NOOOOOO!

Natalie and Emalie enjoying the boat ride.

Zachery wasn't much for the water so he mostly just stayed on the dock, threw ropes out to us to drag us back in and save us.

Natalie loved jumping into the water with this tube.

We could hardly keep Emalie out of the water. She just couldn't get enough.

Abbey and Stacey out rafting.

Just hanging out in the water OR Seriously, this is all I can get in? OR Will you let go already?

Abbey our resident water bug. She would have slept in her swimsuit if I let her.

Emalie knowing she is pretty big stuff getting to drink POP.

The last day we went out one more time. Natalie Zachery and Emalie all fell asleep.

Meanwhile Abbey was tubing, and tubing and tubing. Did I mention she and Ally went tubing?

And last but not least. This is my very dear friend Stephanie. We meet at K-State and became fast friends. We have always keep in touch with Christmas cards and such, then found each other with our blogs, and then on Facebook (see Jeremey it's good for something) Well on her facebook she said she was packing heading for Grand Lake. Me too I said, where are you going to be? She gave me the address and said just Google it to get directions b/c she couldn't tell me and I didn't know where it was at. Well guess what? We were 1.2 miles from each other, 4 coves!!!! What a miracle!!! So she came over to Nana and Papa's house and we got to see each other for the 1st time in LOTS of years. She brought her fab hubby Skip and her adorable 3 kiddos, Emerald, Calvin and Zachary!!! (Cute name huh?) Go check out their family blog!
I was so pumped to see her again and can't wait to we meet again!

Tractors and Daddy

The kids love spending time with Daddy, it doesn't really matter what they do, just as long as they get to do it with him. After harvest he has been doing LOTS of tractor work.

And for the dismismount...I know the picts are backwards today!

How was the ride E "grrrrrr" I think it means noisy, but fun.

Daddy and Emalie ready to road the tractor to the red shed.

Zachery and Daddy test driving a red one. Jeremey's big requirement is the buddy seat. That just makes me smile!

Monday, July 13, 2009

I Love Watermelon!

We had some fresh watermelon last month with supper, Emalie hardly ate anything but watermelon and she wanted MORE!!! She definitely got her fruit intake for a week in 1 night!

If you had any questions about it, the next few pictures should clear everything up for you!

Getting ready to dig in!

Grrr....this is mine!

Watermelons are so portable!

I think it almost all gone...

No wait...I can get ONE MORE BITE!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Park Play

The little ones in our tribe

Can you hear me now?

Natalie always ready to have her picture taken.

Abbey teaching Emalie..she is so good doing that with the little ones.

Really I have to stop playing to get my picture taken? Really?

Making mud pies!

Can she get any cuter?

Our Z man always on the go!

Cookies for sale!

Well, maybe she can get cuter! Little E having fun in the tunnel!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 8th

When I left town this morning, everything was it is not. My town is sad...part of Main St is burning and has been for 3 hours...And the Kansas winds don't help any. Please pray for the winds to die down, the gas to be shut off, and no more injuries.
Our town's trash truck hit a gas meter today and it exploded. Please keep our town in your thoughts as they battle this blaze and the aftermath to come.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Abbey and Nat 2 days before harvest finished. (Nat's dress)

Zachery and HIS combine!

Our machines....
Our grain cart...I think I am really liking silhouette picts...

Took 3/4 of the kids out to the wheat field to get picts...last years were better, what can I say! But the subjects are always adorable!

Natalie and her wheat picture. It was storming off East so the color is very cool.

And here Mom, let me this!

Feeding the harvest crew inside my new ride....

And here is my new are all impressed and very jealous I know....Don't hate b/c she is beautiful!

Before I got my new ride, they ate picnic matter what I feed the kids for supper, they would eat again with Daddy, so I just gave up and they ate sandwiches or a hot meal with them.

Love this picture...After dinner the kids would ride combines or tractors, once Jeremey had all 4 in there with him. I think its cute that Z-man is on the same step and looking the same way as his Daddy! I love the men in my life!!

Had to throw in this picture from Harvest 2008...I think it will have to be a yearly shot, but I bet next year E will be walking too.

I think this may be my favorite picture of harvest. Before he started cutting again Jeremey had to wipe the dust off his window.

Daddy and his tribe. Emalie has really become a Daddy's girl and rode with him every night, and would come off the combine with such a BIG GRIN! It was adorable. Notice Miss Natalie, legs crossed and all...she wore a dress and heels to the wheat field one night to ride. What a diva!!! Jeremey tries to tell me that he will have Abbey out in the field next year, honey we have lots of talking to do before then...she will ONLY be 9!!!! And then look at Zachery, can you tell how much he just HATES being out in the field??? Yeah, I thought you could!

Here is the littllest victim of harvest. I started making meals about 5 to get them to the field about 7. And most days that just would not do for Miss Em...she was hungry and tired and just wanted held by her momma. Moms, you can relate to this. Well I couldn't cook and hold her too, so on this evening she CRIED FOR 15 MINS straight until she just gave it up and fell asleep at my feet in front of the sink. And yes, I let her sleep there for about 45 minutes until I finished!!!