Wednesday, May 14, 2008


and a few other random things that we've been doing!  We hope you enjoy this Ketchup Day and thanks again for your patience visiting!

Tulip Festival
May first, all of us girls went to the Dutch settlement of Pella, Iowa, to enjoy the annual Tulip Festival.  We watched the parade full of people dressed in Dutch costumes, enjoyed yummy food, and scouted out all the little shops down Main Street!

Our family recently grew by four:  three goats and one lamb.  Here's a little view of our trip to the sale barn to get them!!

My favorite red-head sister!!  
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PS. We are sorry to admit that our three goat friends didn't make it more than a month at our house.  I should say they were sick before they got to our house... and -sniff - they never recovered.  You might not want to come to our house if you are a goat.  We don't have the best track record! 
A Random Picture From Tiffany's Birthday!

Don't they make the sweetest couple?!


Seth said...

Wow! I think thats about the most pix I've seen in one post! :) being a photographer, I like the 3rd picture. All the others are also fun!

Congrats on the goats and sheep!

The Great Excavation said...

Wow! You posted! Great job, Nicole, you're such a good blogger.....Happy trails,~Alli~

Anonymous said...

Oh, dear, I didn't mean to comment as the great excavation....this is what happens when you try commenting on someone else's computer....OOPS!!!

~Tori~ said...

A new post!! YAY!! :-D

SPRING!! I love it....

You went to the Tulip Festival??? We used to live near Pella, and went to it once, and we loved it! We loved the nighttime parade.

Also, my sister was looking back in some of your old posts, and noticed in your recent ones about the TeenPact thing in Des Moines that you know Jon Freed? So do we! I never even noticed him in the pictures - my sister pointed him out to me. We are in the same church denomination and we have known each other for a couple of years. In fact, I think we will be seeing him in a few weeks....isn't it a small world!

The Great Excavation said...

You Chmelars post some of the cutist/neatist pictures, and have some of the cutist/neatist words to go along with them. I love it. That is so sad about your goats, hey, look on the bright side, they went to heaven. Ours aren't faring very well either. It looks like you had a great time at the tulip festival this year; I like the picture of all the girls.
Thank's for all your help today!

See ya'll later Mickey=D

bonnie said...

You went to the Tulip Festival May 1st?? So did we!!!!!!!! How weird! I also saw Zach Schwab and his parents. Looks like you guys have been pretty busy!! Luv ya.