Wednesday, February 29, 2012

National Pancake Day

Did you know there is a National Pancake Day? (besides all of you IHOP fanatics who I am sure took advantage of their free pancake day :D) February 28th is said day, and the Morton's celebrated it by having our favorite pancakes (Mrs. D.'s recipe!) Breakfast food is welcome any time of day in our home, so we jumped at the opportunity to have pancakes yet again for dinner.

Hope this inspires you to enjoy some pancakes this week!

"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31

The Morton Maiden

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Our Day With the G. Family

We went to the Creation Museum and some of us held various reptiles (as you faithful blog readers already know :)

J. holding a snake. He's a brave one!

Daddy is, too!

A very interesting reptile

J. and S.

In the model of Noah's Ark there are monitors to quiz you on your knowledge of God's word about the ark


We went to a special event called "Snakes Alive!", where we saw and touched many different types of snakes and learned more about God's wondrous creation of reptiles

Touching an alligator! (it was a baby one)

Hesitant me :)

The reptile expert who hosted the show had volunteers hold some snakes. One of the snakes stuck his head into the pocket of the guy who was holding him! *shudder*

The instructor put five snakes around his neck all at once!

He was a dynamic speaker...I enjoyed listening to him and appreciated how he pointed everything back to God

Mumzie was stuck for a few moments of having to hold a snake skin...she was not exactly thrilled, but did quite well! :)

The G. men holding the boa constrictor

Just had to post this one, too....look at Mumzie's face!

It's fun being part of a large group!

A dinosaur!

"wow" :)

Friends are such a blessing

Comparing S.'s hand to the foot print of a dinosaur

Us girlies riding a dinosaur

J. and C. took a turn

On our way to the petting zoo

Ever seen a zonkey before?

S. and M.

Thankfully, I do not think this was a spitting camel :)

The zorse and the zonkey

Bad hair day :D

I don't remember what these animals were called, but they were somewhat like a llama

Sweet sisters

Waiting while we figured out a plan for dinner

I love these two ♥

Giggling and enjoying the company of one-another

Looking for the other two in our group...."where are they?"

After dinner we headed across the way to Jungle Jim's!

Mumzie and Mrs. G.

"Nooo! Not my picture!"



Fun times

Finding the all-important Nairn's

Senoritas! :D

What a blessed day!

"And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so." Genesis 1:24

"Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend..." Proverbs 27:9

The Morton Maiden

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Random Picture of the Week

Mumzie and I holding a 100 lb. boa constrictor snake today with dear friends

We spent a relaxing day in wonderful fellowship with the G. family! Looking forward to doing a longer post about it later!

The Morton Maiden

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Place of Mud Pies, a River, and Friends; Part 2

Continuing my journey with Devin to Mississippi....

Preparing the house for guests

Preparing ourselves for guests

"How does it look?"

Chloe, Devin, and S.

It was such fun playing games and building log cabins with all these children and young ladies!

Little Helper

Opponents in Jenga

A different sort of hat :)

Despite the age differences, there is not much difference in height!

Who says you can't be silly sometimes? :)

A game of Pit

Miss B. and Miss S.

It was delightful to meet the R. family....

...the S. family,
and the I. family (whom I sadly did not get a picture of, but nevertheless enjoyed meeting them!)

Setting up our beds again

Delighting in our midnight snack!

Chloe and Devin named Chloe's violets

Tuckered out the next morning after a late night

Bright-eyed Sam

We took a tour at the Vicksburg Civil War battlefield

An interesting war monument

Walking to see....

...the reconstructed ship Cairo


Along our travels, Mr. Bob found a beautiful camellia bush, and decided to search for the perfect camellia

And a perfect camellia he found!

THE river :)

"I'm cold, this cross-walk sign is not working, I just want to be indoors, and you have the audacity to take my picture?!" :D

"Is this  cross-walk sign ever going to change?"

Shopping and stretching our legs at an antique store

This part of the basement reminded me of something that would be in Phantom of the Opera

Dinner outlooking the river

Did I mention it was cold? :)

Driving to church the next morning

Devin and I

On a walk later that day

I love this picture....we have such fun together! (wish you were in it, too, Devin!)


It's so fun having other people around to do your hair!

One afternoon we chatted with Kaitlin and Katie via Skype...the only Squirrelys not present! :( We missed you two!

Hat shopping at Wal Mart



Our last dinner before Devin and I left :(

Our last splurge before leaving was Blue Bell Ice Cream!

It was so good!

Mr. Bob made us waffles the morning of our departure!

A sad drive to the airport

In the air again!

Devin employed her time with reading

Book Art

From this picture it would appear that I employed my time with.....nothing :)

More sky shots

After we landed, we had dinner at The Cheesecake Factory with our Moms and Mrs. P., Makenna, and Melanie! 

The other side of the table

Melanie delighted us all

She is so cute!

And so is this little lady :)

Thank you again N. family for having us! You all are so sweet!
The Morton Maiden