Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hello, y'all!!

Ah, how are all of you!? Hope your summers have been blessed! :)

We've missed "visiting" with y'all so much! We have now started mortonclanthree, where we will, Lord willing, now be keeping the records, newsie tid-bits, thoughts and going~on's of the Morton clan!!

See ya' there!

Love, Adeline

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Reached Capacity

Well, mortonclan is full, y'all!! From our (or, dear Kress and "Charlie", aka Alan's) first post here back in September 2005, to yesterday afternoon! LOL, looking back in the archives is amazing...the Lord has been, as He always is, so gracious and faithful to us.

You can now go to:

to keep up with us and what we've been doing!

I'll finish yesterday's post there, Lord willing, today.

Thanks, and have a blessed day!


Adeline, for all

Friday, July 24, 2009

Weekend Family Retreat at Calathora-Installment #1

Goodevening, y'all!!

How are ya' this lovely July evening? We're having a wonderful day here-I'm so happy. While all these pictures have been loading, I've been just soaking up some of God's Word-That is amazing that we get to read the inspired Words of God Almighty. Ah. Thank You, Lord. Please give me Wisdom...

"When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men. Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD."

We are rather missing our dear Mama and Daddy, though, who are off to the Sanders over night to check on the job and such-so that just leaves us kiddos here! We shall have a grand time, however, for Dee's made homemade pizza and Lord willing we shall all curl up on the couchling this evening and watch a moving picture show!! :D I can smell the pizza now...

Ah-now to the post-this is the first part of a quite a few pictures from a wonderful weekend of fellowship, encouragement, learning, and just reveling in the peaceful Spirit of the Lord with the Body of Christ!!
Mr. Ray and Mr W.
The brother/sister towel act...
Norma scrubbing'!
A view from the stairs....
Winter coloring...
Me and Critter having "horse rides"-ah, this child is so precious!
Mr. and Mrs, K. listening to sessions...
Father and Son
Sisters Pendleton
Mr. and Mrs. W. during sessions...
God's Word and Notes
My Father speaking...
Mama spoke to the ladies some about how our thoughts eventually come out in our actions and words-we must be so careful to renew our minds and take every thought captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ-I really enjoyed Mama's fun and memorable way (notice the thought bubble) of communicating such an important message to the wives and daughters. God bless you, Mother dear!Mr. Marc speaking...
Lovely Em!
One afternoon all the guys played ultimate Frisbee-here's a few pictures of the action....
It was quite entertaining to watch.
Mrs. Angie and Mrs. C. talk...

Everybody in line for ice cream sundaes!
Ah, we had so many sweet babies all weekend!! Here are the two youngest girls...aren't they precious?Aunt Bessie and Carlos...
Lerah and Esther
Toby with some chiplings...
Mr. Smith and Daddy talking...
Alyssa and Mariah. Goodness, Meme. I do believe you need some air, hon. ;) Saturday night we had a grand time playing cards and playing instruments and singing-I just love sitting around relaxing and visiting together...
It was so good to finally meet the P.'s sweet new sister-in-law, T.! What a joy she is! Here's she and Emily stopping for a picture...
Cleve asked us three girls to sing Scotland the Brave-we couldn't remember all the verses, but it was fun anyway!
Alan was the fiddler...
And Edger, Cleve, Mr. W. and Nick played guitar, and Jake played the piano-it was all so beautiful.
Mr. W. also played the mandolin-oh, y'all, this is incredible-he makes his own instruments! The one he is playing in the above picture is one of his, and he also brought several others that we all really enjoyed looking at. The mandolin added allot to the music.
Norma Ann
Dear Mrs. G.
A view from the top...
Little B. was so cute!! She's just leaning the violin, and charmed everybody with her sweet performance. What a doll.
Esther in holding bliss... :)
Mr. Fritz and some of his's, hanging out...
Looking at old pictures-it amazing how much people grow in so short a time! ( I guess then they would not be qualified as old pictures, LOL-how about past pictures? :)
One of the twins drew me such a beautiful picture!
Me and Anna dear...
The Handyman! :D We all thought it was so funny how the dustpan dropped just as I snapped the picture-LOL, thanks Mr. Michael for the help!
Martha triple-tasking. :D
Daisy putting out her card of choice...
Little Vi
Mama dear and the ladies examine dehydrated goods...
The two Amandas!
Marth, Esther and I with some of the S. girls-it was so good to meet y'all!
The G. family-such a blessing!
Their four treasures #1...
and #3...I just love this-see, they have one older daughter, with three little ones in a row! Just like me and my own dear sisters-that is so special to me!Alyssa RoseMe and my buddy B.!
Miss G. and her beautiful braids...
Uncle FrankA view from the deck, after everybody had begun heading out...LOL, this was actually a brilliant way of packing van-no steps, just right out the window!
Sweet Winter picks her some 'flowers' ;) before going to the car-What a doll! Love that apron.
Great-Aunt Laura with Esther... :)
Sunday was Henry's 11 revolution around the sun!! Congratulations, buddy, and happy birthday!
Daisy Laughing. I just love her!Ice Pops and Living Room Life...
"Come up here, girls!"
Dorothy and Marty
Edger and Daisy enjoying their ice pops...allot. :)TJ and little Esther
'Ze Pinwheel
Bret going at it...Oh, y'all-us kids had a hilarious time thinking up the cheesiest nick names for the grand kids today-Boxing Bret, Running Ronnie, Marathon Mikie, Crawling Carlo', Jogging Joe and Easy Esther!! Haha, these poor, dear children...
Dee and her Joe Man
Dear Mrs. Bohannan
Mother My dahlin' niece and me-isn't she almost edible!?
Our Sam
Rachel and Bethy visiting...
"Bye y'all!"
LOL, we were trying to get a four sisters and Esther picture, but, alas, this was the best we got! At least three of us are looking in the same general direction. :)
Heading out...

Well, praise the Lord for a wonderful and blessed weekend!

Ah, I think I shall hop along, y'all...Goodnight to you all!

Love in Him,

Adeline, for all