Hello everyone!  I’m popping in here to give you an update on our lives of late.  There has been lots of excitement around the Bontrager house recently with Bible Bee, all things Christmas Play, friends visiting, Thanksgiving, field work, school, and Winter Tour preparations.  
Mitchell recording his part as a man looking for an inn.  “But Ma’m……..can’t you help me out?!”
“I’d love to help you OUT, now which way did you come in from??!!”
Mary (Katie), Milcah (yours truly), and Hoglah (Mary Jane)
The following pictures chronicle my adventures as self-appointed mouse-trapper.  You see, with my darling Hudson (who usually catches my mice and slays my dragons) gone at Bible Bee, I decided that we ladies were NOT going to let the mice get the upper hand just because the men were gone.  So I verily emptied the trap of the mouse……….
………..fed said mouse to one of the cats………
……..and (after many attempts) caught my own finger reset the trap.   The End.
Below, the little girls enjoy some granola bars and milk after a late evening with their big sisters recording at church.
Rebecca doing her studies.:)  
Carson took time to read a story to the girls.
Elizabeth made granola…….and some of it burnt.  Apparently, several anonymous individuals did not know at what temperature to bake granola- thus, a burnt offering.:)
Chels took scrumptious ham and cheese sandwiches and other goodies to church one evening when we went to record. 
Josh on stage during Senior Division Semi-Finals at Bible Bee.

Josh, Denver, Taylor, and Hudson with their friends, Elizabeth and Andrew Adams.  We were all so thrilled and proud when Andrew got 5th place! 
the Bible Bee choir
Josh with some fellow semi-finalists.
As you can tell, they had a blast together and cheered so much when Ryan Sinni got the grand price in the Senior Division.
with more Bible Bee friends


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  1. Loved seeing this re-cap, Allison. 🙂 Haha, those two lines you quoted from the play are pretty amusing – we're so looking forward to seeing it, Lord willing! The picture of Rebecca studying is so sweet – miss that girl and all of you! And it was {of course} so fun to see the part about nationals – what an amazing, encouraging time. The endless BB discussions are still going pretty strong around here…and I can imagine that the same is happening over at your home, too. 😉 (And so glad someone gave you pictures from semis. I was slightly confused on the whole flash photography thing/if we could take pictures at all :P) Blessings and thanks for sharing the update, Allison!

  2. Thanks for the pictures, Allison!
    I really enjoyed getting to meet and sing with your mother in the Bible Bee choir this year…tell her I said hi 🙂
    Blessings to your family!

  3. Cute mouse. Although I'm thinking he might have looked a little better if he hadn't been partially deformed by the mouse trap. 🙂 I know y'all will do great in your Christmas play. After all, you do great at everything else. 🙂 Stay strong in The Lord, God bless! -Abby Allen 🙂

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