Monday, June 30, 2008

40 Day Fast: Day Eight and Nine

Sorry so late getting day eight out so late.

Blogger Licia fasted on day eight for the RHFH Rescue Center she works at in Haiti. Out of all the blogs on this fast- this one is close to being my favorite. She is an amazing woman who is doing amazing things. Please read more about Licia and the center by clicking here.
You will read later in July how the6stricklands will be "Taking A Stand" for this Rescue Center. (stay tuned!)

Jason fasted today for day nine. He is passionate about serving the poor and working with an organization called World Vision. Read more here.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

40 Day Fast: Day Seven

Today's blogger is Lorijo. There are two parts to her posts. Click to read Part 1 or Part 2. In Part 2, she highlighted an organization in Peru. Really cool to hear how this organization is trying to promote justice and the development of the poor and marginalized in Peru.

Friday, June 27, 2008

40 Day Fast: Day Six

Viva Le Dieu (God Lives) by Scott, a man on a mission to Paris France. Read about his post on the people of Paris by clicking here.


Our sweet little one year old made his first outright deliberate choice to NOT obey today by digging in the trash anyway. He got a spanking.

He is a laid back kid, who really doesnt want to cross the boundary lines. But I think today, he just realized he had his own will and decisions he could make.

Ohh it has just begun!!

40 Day Fast: Day Five

Out My Front Door by Autumn, She mentioned an organization I never heard of called Blessings In A Backpack which is combating our nations child hunger problem. To read more about it. click here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

40 Day Fast: Day Four

Luo (which means to set free)by Annie. Read about it here.

40 Day Fast: Day Three

Jehu And Really Expensive Gas by Brian Seay, he had alot of great practical advice. I encourage you all to go read it. A very well written post, click here to read about it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

40 Day Fast: Day Two

The Gift Of Reading by My Friend Amy.
Click here to read.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

40 Day Fast: Day One

Where God Lives by Brant Hanson, check it out by clicking here.

What we've been doing....DAY TWO!

Last night was the big camp out in the backyard! The kids had a blast swimming, bike riding, jumping on the trampoline, digging in the sand, playing on the swingset, roasting marshmellows, and watching a movie in the tent. All in our backyard!! They slept in the tent all night, with good dad/ Uncle Joel is sleeping out with them.

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40 Day Fast

Remember last year's 40 Day Fast? Well, it's happening again! And The6Stricklands have the honor of being apart of the fast again this year.

Hosted by Inspired to Action, the 40 Day Fast emphasizes ways we can help our neighbors in need all over the world. Read more about how and why the 40 Day Fast was started by clicking here.

This year's fast is June 23-August 1. (Starting tomorrow) Click here to see the official schedule and who will be fasting what day.

Each day, two bloggers will fast on behalf of specific causes. They will also post about groups that are helping to alleviate the causes of poverty and serve those in need. On the 40th day, we encourage everyone to join in in fasting on behalf of our neighbors in need.

The6Stricklands will fast on day 40, the last day of the fast! We are so excited, and cant wait to step in! Read what we fasted for last year by clicking here.

Join us by fasting yourself, following along with each day's post, or linking to the fast on your blog! We will also provide a link each day here on our blog to each day's post. It's gonna be GOOD!!

What we've been doing....

We have our cousins in from out of town till Wednesday. We will be doing lots of fun stuff. This was one of the first exciting adventures we went on- bike riding!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Welcome baby Averie!!

Our newest family member- Averie Leslie was born 6-7-08 at 2:15p.m. weighing 7 lbs and oz and 18 3/4inches.

Isn't she just precious???


We recently went on a very peaceful and enjoyable vacation to the Fort Davis Mountains, which is located in the desert land far West Texas. The land was beautifully rugged- lots of rocks and it was sunny and hot.

We camped out the entire time. We hiked, explored all the wildlife, took enjoyable adventures into the small Fort Davis town, visited the McDonald Observatory, and did alot of sight seeing. We also spent some time swimming in Balmorhea, which is located on the foothills of the Fort Davis mountains. Its like an Oasis in the middle of the desert.

Our camera wasnt taking good pictures- it was messing up. We have more pictures that need to be developed from the kids personal cameras, the underwater camera, and on our Papa's camera- whenever we get them, we will post them! Until then- enjoy these pics from our old camera (which has now officially died- and been replaced with a new camera our mom got for her birthday.)

Hiking in the Fort Davis Mountains

Visiting the
McDonald Observatory

Our time in Balmorhea

Saturday, June 7, 2008

This.. the picture Joel sent me from his phone while he was on a bike ride with the kiddos this morning.
Joel said as they were riding, Kayla said "Dad, where is Taylor?" Joel said his heart jumped then he noticed Taylor was asleep.
Evidentually Tator Tot was enjoying his ride in the bike trailor sooo much- he fell asleep!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A family adventure!!

We had so much fun visiting with family over the weekend. We went to celebrate our cousin Christopher's graduation, then we went to Lake Justiceburg. Afterwards we stopped in Abilene to see more family! A great trip but we sure were glad to be home!!

Can we just share with the world how much we love our Aunt Arleen? What a great lady- and we love her dearly!
She took us on the boat and we had a blast!

We did a whole lot of swimming,

and cliff climbing,

cruising the lake-soaking in the sun,

and of course

Dont worry, Taylor stayed back with Pawpaw and had a blast!!

Dylan's FIRST flip flops!

Dylan is always wearing everyones flip flops around the house, even the pink ones with flowers. So we decided he was ready for his very own pair. This boy is loving have his own BUZZ LIGHTYEAR flip flops. He can put them on himself- most the time-backwards! Notice the bite mark at the top of his shoe!