Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Doings on (and off!) the Moss Farm

This is a quick update because I'm in a hurry. Lord willing, I'll do a picture blog post soon

We have been very busy here at the Moss home. We spent Wednesday and Thursday with Daddy's family in Brownsville. We got to see some family members we hadn't seen since Thanksgiving, so that was fun. With thirteen grandchildren under fourteen, there was always plenty of excitement. George and I take piano from Mamie (our grandmother name for Daddy's mother), and we had our piano recital yesterday.

Mommy's daddy, Paw Paw, is moving up here from MS! We have been helping him move, and we love his new house. We are very glad he is moving up here!

On Tuesday we went to Memphis for to see Mommy's O.B. for an ultrasound. We like to wait to wait for the baby to be born to find out if it is a boy/girl, but we loved getting to "see" the baby. We also went to Delie's doctor for her prosthesis.

On Monday we went to our pediatrician, and Samuel and William got shots. Samuel was such a brave boy, and he never cried. We were very proud of him. (It helped that he got to pick where we ate if he didn't cry. He picked Chick-fil-a!)

George and Daddy have joined a father/son Christian scouting-type program called ALERT Cadet, so on Saturday we went to a Christmas party to meet the other families in the group. The group is in Memphis, and Daddy would like to start a group closer to our home, so if you are interested in joining please let Daddy know.

Tomorrow we are having all our extended family that are in town out here for Christmas breakfast.

Oh, it's supposed to snow tonight. Not much, but maybe we'll have a white Christmas after all!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Savior!

Joy, for the Mosses

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

George's Star Buck

Last Saturday George shot his first deer. It is an eight point. (For all you non-hunters that is a really big deer!) He is eight years old, so we tell him he'll have to shoot a fifty point when he's fifty.

The proud hunter, George with his extremely proud brother, Samuel.

Daddy and the boys. (And, of course, the deer.)

The boys and Big George. George was hunting with Big George when he shot the deer.

George's notes:
We were about to get down when he walked out. He was on the other side of the field (about 200 yards). It took about 5 minutes for him to come to the other side where we were. When he was about 25 yards away I shot at him and missed him. (I brought 4 bullets). Then Big George put a bullet in the gun. The deer just stood there. I shot again and he fell down. We got down and I shot him. He kept breathing. I shot him for the last time. He was dead.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Moore visit: Part 2

The Moores have come back through, and we have immensely enjoyed their visit. This year we celebrated the tenth anniversary that our families have known each other.
Now, after ten blessed years-and nine more children-we celebrated our tenth anniversary with pizza and cake.

One night Daddy, Mommy, Aunt Edee, and Uncle Shane went out for sushi. We had a great time here, eating burritos, talking, taking care of little ones, and watching a bird documentary.

We went down to the pond to fish on Sunday afternoon.

Sweet Delight, resting on the picnic blanket.

We played some football, as well as kickball, tag, Fox and Geese; we rode on the zip line and jumped on the trampoline.

We also played Whoonu, a fun personality game. Although we knew them very well beforehand, we learned a lot about the Moores as we played.

On Sunday we hosted our home church meeting. One family was sick, so only the Dawsons were able to come. This is a picture of combined Moss, Moore, and Dawson girls-minus Joy (behind the camera) and Delight.

We miss you already, Moores!

Philippians 1:3

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Moore visit: Part 1

Our very dear friends, the Moore family, came to see us on their trip to TX. We had a good time of fellowship. We went to my cousin's birthday party and got a good picture of the 20+ Mosses and Moores on the playground.

The boys played ball the day they left. We girls talked a lot, as well as playing Capture the Flag and Fox and Geese with the boys. (No pictures.)

The Moores are now on their way back from the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival
(Check out their documentary, Children are a Blessing, at Moore Family Films.)
We will miss you all, Moores, and we can't wait to see you tonight!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Baby Conference

Vision Forum had a conference called The Baby Conference in San Antonio last month. It was about the blessing of children. It was really good. Speakers included Scott and Deborah Brown, Doug and Beall Phillips, Jay and Kay Valenti, the whole Geoff Botkin family, Kevin Swanson, and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar!
We didn't take many pictures of the actual conference, but here are a couple:

There were children everywhere, and strollers in abundance. They wouldn't allow strollers in the talks, so they had "stroller parking".

We enjoyed meeting so many families who live like we do. We hope we can see all of you again! (May be at another conference ?!?)


Where in the world are the Mosses?

We went to a Christian family conference (I posted about it separately) in San Antonio,TX.

Pictures are below:

The Alamo was very interesting (and very sunny,too, from the picture!) A nice home school family took a picture of our whole family, but it's on Delie's camera, so we can't put it on the blog.

It's hard to believe we've visited two scenes of American patriotism already in my life time (this and Valley Forge). Someday, if I marry, I want to bring my children to the Alamo.

William had his first ice cream (chocolate and strawberry) at Haagen Dazz. We rarely go out for ice cream, so this was a real treat. Thank you, Mommy and Daddy!

We took a couple of walks on the River Walk. Sunday afternoon, it was not crowded and we were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery (which we were not able to do Saturday night because of the crowded sidewalks).

We did a lot of walking in the cave. They said it was the equivalent of 18 stories! Thomas walked the whole thing with his crocs on the wrong feet (I think he was the one who put them on!) We did make him hold a hand, because some of the surfaces were steep and wet. We also drank some cave water. It was good, but didn't taste any different.

We haven't really taken a trip like this since Samuel was a baby. We all really enjoyed it, and can't wait to do it again!

This a rather over due post because the conference was July 8. We've been busy.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My 8th Birthday

We had a birthday party on our farm for Elizabeth (7) and me (8).
Us in the truck, getting ready to go fishing.

This is a picture of me.

I caught two fish.

We went fishing, and it was raining.

I had a chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream. I decorated it with a dead deer, and four men hunting. My cousin, Elizabeth, brought a cake with pink flowers on it.
Delie gave me this card.
I got a new Bible.

The Carpenters gave me a gift card to Gander Mountain.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Samuel's Birthday

We went to the park for my fifth birthday! We ate fried chicken and strawberry cupcakes with our extended family.
Daddy and Mommy got on the balancing thing with me.

Thomas and Amy sliding down the slide.

I liked swinging on the tire swing.

I decorated my strawberry cupcakes with Skittles. This is a picture of Thomas, Martha, and me eating cupcakes.

I got to blow a party blower, and wear a birthday hat in the van. I got lots of presents and I got candy!

William is wearing a birthday hat. My real birthday is tomorrow.

Dictated by Samuel, posted by Joy

Monday, May 3, 2010

We're kidding! (again)

Little Debbie
April 27th, 2010
Proud mother, Dottie

Also welcoming her: Cinnamon and Chocolate and the whole Moss family

We had another baby girl born last Thursday. She is black and white. This time, I actually got to see the birth! It was very neat, and once she got started, very fast. I was the only one who got to see it. The mama was screaming up a storm, so Mommy ran inside to call Big George (our grandfather and vet) to see what we needed to do. Little Debbie was born while Mommy was inside. I didn't have anything to do with it, though.

Dottie loves her kid, but she isn't a great caretaker and she doesn't come running whenever her kid calls.

All the goats wanted to check Little Debbie out.

Cinnamon and Debbie "talking". It looks like Cinnamon is telling her all about life. The girls are one week apart, and already very close to each other. Incidentally, we had hoped to get a kid on my birthday, but the first kid came a week after; the second, a week after her. I guess we'll always be able to remember their birthdays!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

We're kidding!

We had a kid this Thursday! Our Nubian/Alpine doe had an adorable baby girl. Her name is Cinnamon, and she looks like cinnamon toast! She is very cute and very friendly. Her father is a Nubian, and she definitely has that Nubian look. Here is a picture of Cinnamon and me:
Her mama, Chocolate is a very attentive mama and follows her everywhere.She is also very protective, and she gets very upset (much more than the kid) when we pick the kid up.

Our pregnant doe, Dottie, was rather jealous of the new baby kid, so we had to work with her on not butting Cinnamon. She's better about it now.
We like Cinnamon!

She is so sweet. I wish you all could see her, hold her, and play with her. Lord willing, I'll soon be able to blog about our other doe's kid/s.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


William is geting big.


Friday, February 12, 2010

Samuel's Picture

Indian Night

Samuel drew this picture on the computer. He says, "Do you see how many stars there are?"