...............The Hellwig Family

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Unbrace Yourself!

Posted by Mama Hellwig

This photo was taken about 2 years ago, shortly before ..... {braces}
Introducing, the new smile: Ta Daaaaa!

Gabrielle is very thankful for her new smile, and that the braces are "dearly departed!"
Carrots, nuts, jerky, Granny Smith apples (her favorite), popcorn, raisins, and a host of other formerly forbidden foods have been her delight the last few days.
Happy to have you partaking of regular Hellwig fare again, Gabrielle!
Amazing what 2 years will do!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Our Second Snow this Winter!!!

Posted by Gabrielle

This past Friday evening, we had our second snowfall of the winter!!! Wow!!! So of course, we spent Saturday morning enjoying it. The last snow was sledding snow, whereas this was "snowman" snow. Variation is always fun! :)
Arianne, Benaiah, Elliot the hambone and Tobias(the one who is always eating snow!)
Benaiah and Tobias on their snow "horses"
My snowman
Jedidiah and Elliot goofing off
Jedidiah is proud of his snowball!!! I'm proud of my cute brothers!!! :)
Toby being funny for the camera
In the three years we've been here, this is my second "official" picture of our house in the snow.
Arianne and Elliot being silly together
Benaiah being just plain ol' cute!!!
Who can deny that I have the cutest, funniest little brothers?! :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Darling Little Brothers

Posted by Gabrielle

Meet Jedidiah, Tobias and Benaiah ready to go out and play in the snow last Saturday! (Yes, we were blessed with a wonderful snowfall and even enough to go sledding in!!!) I couldn't resist posting these! I think I have the sweetest little brothers! ;)

Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the snow, so these shall have to suffice! :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's another Birthday!

Posted by Mama Hellwig
January 17.... it comes around every year, but this year.....

Gabrielle turned 18 !!

Happy Birthday, dear daughter.

Hamming it up with Tobias, and about ready to divide (and conquer) the cheesecake.
May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you, my 18 year old Gabrielle.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Texas Trip-Gulf of Mexico and The Falls Park

Posted by Gabrielle

The last day of our traveling!

We stopped to dip our feet in the Gulf of Mexico, in Biloxi, MS. Unfortunately, it was a little too cold and messy to literally do so this time around.
The beautiful ocean view
Mommy, Benaiah and Jedidiah drawing in the sand
Benaiah had something to learn about throwing sand and the way it falls...
But it looks like he had a fun time anyway! :)
Jedidiah, Timothy, Arianne, Tobias, Mommy and Daddy enjoying the beautiful beach.

We stopped at a park in Greenville, SC on our way home that day. It was very pretty and well worth the visit.
A lovely view of the bridge we walked on
Gazing at the waterfall-Tobias, Mommy, Benaiah , Elliot and I
Pretty falls. The sound sensation was even better!
A view from the bridge
A lawn along one of the many little pathways we strolled along
This was too cute not to post-Jedidiah, Benaiah and Timothy on the park bench swing
Timothy and Buddy-Boy
This amazing tree had only half its roots embedded in the soil, and the rest were growing down the side of the hill. We were surprised it was still standing, but then, we've seen plentyof unusual trees on this trip. :)
Cute Toby!
The little boys loved watching a flock of ducks in the stream below the bridge.
A fine specimen of a...duck!!! :)
And, a snapshot of southern scenery taken while driving.

More pictures on pages 1-4 of my Texas Trip photobucket album