July 6, 2021

A Belated Anniversary Post

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To celebrate the first anniversary of our blog, I have posted a random collection of pictures from this past year. We would love to hear from all you lurkers, so please comment by voting on your favorite picture and why you like it. Every one who comments will have their name entered in a drawing, to be held on March 27, for the first copy of our new cd. We will announce the winner on March 29. By the way, we are planning to be in the studio March 24-26, so you will have to wait a month or two for your cd. Have fun!! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

HARD WORKING BOYS!

MARLIN READING THE WORD TO THE FAMILY

A SPECIAL MOMENT FOR SISTERS

ELIZABETH

OUR FAVORITE DAD

GIVING LOVE

OUR UP AND COMING DOBRO PLAYER

NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP

LEARNING TOGETHER


BEST FRIENDS

M-M-M-M

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD


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  1. I would have to echo the first comment–“Elizabeth” is just such a sweet picture! Makes me want to be a little girl again! 🙂 What a great idea for the anniversary post! Love you all! Marissa

  2. UMMM I think my favorite is the “hard working boys “picture the reason is because I also have six brothers and I think it just shows what brotherhood and boyhood is all about !
    I loved all the pictures ! and what a good idea! I also really enjoy reading your blog!
    Your sister in Christ
    Ellie

  3. Yay! A drawing… I love em!
    Ok, I love the one of Mitch and Ali… but I also love the one of Elizabeth… but I also love the cornshuckin’… but, no. My fav has to be of your dad… totally love the glasses, the smile, um… it’s just so, so, like Mr. Bontrager. I guess I’ll leave it at that.
    Thanks for being our friends and for letting us be that. 🙂
    Love ya all lots!
    N

  4. very hard decision but I think that I like “best friends” the best. I guess I might be a little partial.
    Charity B.

  5. Hi its me again 🙂
    I just wanted to say I really like Chelsy’s jumper in the “A SPECIAL MOMENT FOR SISTERS ” picture .What a cleaver idea ! I think I will do the same thing!:)
    lol
    God bless
    Ellie

  6. My favorite picture would probably be “Best Friends”. I also like the pictures of Rebecca and Elizabeth!! So Adorable!! -Tiffany Bontrager

  7. hey Bontrager family, from snow-covered N.Y.! awesome, a drawing! since everybody else so far said which picture they liked the best, I will too! M-M-M-M, now I lay me down to sleep, giving love, and Elizabeth…you narrow it down – I just couldnt make up my mind!*smiles*
    Love to all,
    Kaylie Lapp

  8. I like the one with Elizabeth also! Of course, she is a cutie pie, but I like the picture because I want to know what she was thinking. She looked so intense.

    T. Lynn
    Happy lurker for about a year now!

  9. Well, the “Old” folks at the Yoder house have to vote for Marlin in the shades:) It has that “youthful” look to it. It must be the vintage year:)

  10. Love the pictures!!! And Happy Blog Birthday/Anniversary!! We’ve enjoyed all the pictures and updates!!! My favorite pictures from this post are; Elizabeth, Giving Love and Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord!!
    God Bless!!
    ~Elizabeth for the Ulmer crew!

  11. They are all good! but I love “Elizabeth”, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord” and the boys husking corn best. -Wanda

  12. Greetings from the SOUTH. I like ‘Elizabeth’…the black and white and her serious look. Blessings to all of you. Diane Y.

  13. hey guys! i think i will have to go with the one of your dad with the shades cause it reminds me of my dad. i love that look mr. bontrager. you pull it off well! 🙂
    may the best man win! tiff

  14. Greetings to the Bontrager family, A favorite………………….. We enjoy ALL of them! To have to say, um…the one of sisters on the porch because of it being on the “porch” where we have enjoyed blessed fellowship with ya’ll! So, add our name to the list. Praying for you on your up and coming recording! Our love-The Mayo family

  15. I liked the “learning together” picture. It’s nice to see children, particularly boys, enjoying books and learning, especially as a family. Hope the recording’s going well.
    Joe Desaulniers

  16. All the photos have their own special charm. From a purely photographical stand point, I would definitely say “Elizabeth”. I think that is good enough to be entered into a contest.
    However, just looking at them for the fun of it, I would say “Our Favorite Dad”. However I could also make a case for “Best Friends”. It would have been easier if you had just posted one good picture and a bunch of bad ones. All the pictures have something that I liked.

    I saw you guys on WHO-TV 13 in Des Moines on the noon news. It was a clip of Mitchell and Allison performing at the homeless shelter in Des Moines on Resurrection Sunday.

    Hope all is going well for you in the recording studio.

    Wesley D.

  17. Hi! I like “Elizabeth” & A sister moment, & Make A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord. They’re all good really!:) Hope everything goes well w/ recording! Praying for you! A cousin, Dorcas

  18. Ohhh, how can anybody chose what they like the best?? I like them ALL! (I’ll have to admit ‘favorite dad’ picture made me laugh though)

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