The Alford Crew

July 5, 2010

~and many more…~

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristina @ 2:35 pm

Happy Birthday America! I wish you all things pure and just this year! I pray for freedom to continue to ring in our homeland, that Love will prevail, that hope and faith will burn with passion as great or greater than what or forefathers envisioned. I pray we won’t forget our awesome God who went before us to bless us with this special gift we have of freedom. I love you God and i love you America! Happy Birthday!!!

December 21, 2009

~Winter Wonderland~

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristina @ 6:06 am

Just thought some photos of our little winter wonderland would be fun to share!

“Welcome”

Almost every season of the year the front of our house is totally blocked from the road…during winter you can see things a little bit, although it has to be pretty white and some limbs bent from the weight of the snow!

This is Maggie our Magnolia…well…part of her, she is rather large.  The storm took off most of her top and the branches you see here were also broken from the heavy snow.

I loved getting under the tree (makes a great play place for the children—including this child at heart!)

Where is Cayden?

Just a few more…

Cayden’s first attempt at a snowman!

“Walkin’ in a winter wonderland…”

September 1, 2009

~Some family pics~

Filed under: Family, Favorite Things, General, Uncategorized — Kristina @ 11:24 pm
Us

Us

Thanks to Lucas Brown in SC for these pics from a while ago…i was expecting Cayden here! We were so excited and so nervous as we had miscarried before this pregnancy.  As i look at these photos, i am full of gratitude to God for the peace i see in our eyes along with the hope and usual pre-baby jitters! God is so good.  He knows just what or who we need and when-His perfect timing makes me speechless…

Connor seems so little and young here! He has grown up so much…literally.

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Wow…we are now four, but this was a sweet moment just the “three/four” of us.IMG_9500

~Quote~

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristina @ 12:20 pm

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.”

~Martha Washington~

August 1, 2009

~really?~

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristina @ 2:09 am

(This was recently sent to me in an email…really, if so this is amazing…even if 18,000 men didn’t stand still long enough for this photo, the thought of it is very moving!)

I find it amazing that this photo, taken so many years ago, actually still exists!
And now, someone has put it online for all of us to see. This INCREDIBLE
picture was taken in 1918

It is 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge in Iowa.
EIGHTEEN THOUSAND MEN!!!!!

What a priceless gift from our grandfathers!


FACTS:
Base to Shoulder: 150 feet
Right Arm: 340 feet
Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 feet
Right thumb: 35 feet
Thickest part of body: 29 feet
Left hand length: 30 feet
Face: 60 feet
Nose: 21 feet
Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet
Torch and flame combined: 980 feet
Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000
Number of men in torch: 2,800
Number of men in right arm: 1,200
Number of men in body, head and balance of figure only: 2,000

Total men: 18,000


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