Category Archives: Family

Visiting with Family

It was great to have Uncle Donnie, Aunt Lisa and our cousins Liam and Logan down to Virginia for a visit!  It was the first time some of them had visited the farm, so we were pretty excited that we had an afternoon to show them around the property and do farm chores.

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After catching up for a few minutes, we took advantage of the sunshine to play some soccer.

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After soccer, traisping through the woods, and climbing trees, we were all hot and thristy.  Of course, water did not quite cut it . . . . so we voted for an impromptu run to the store for ice cream.  {We are soooo spoiled :) }

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Other fun moments included . . . when we took Liam and Logan down to the swing in the woods.  We had so much fun!

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Can’t wait to see you all again!
~Olivia

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Independence for All! // Part 2 of 2

….. More photos from the 4th! …..
~ We loved hosting the party {it had been way too long!} and owe a huge thank you to all who came out and made it a memorable day! ~

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 ~ Olivia

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Up Sharp Top!

Last Sunday, our family and some friends, Jenny and Elizabeth Post, their friend from Scotland – Kathleen, and Derek and Morgan Rutrough went out to the Peaks of Otter to hike Sharp Top. We all had a wonderful lunch and time of fellowship before going our separate ways: the older children, along with the Post girls and Rutrough boys, hiked up Sharp Top while the younger Meggs and Dad and Mom along with Mr. and Mrs.  Post, walked around the lake at the bottom of the mountain. Both parties had a wonderful time and made many memories! After hiking , we all headed over to the Post’s house and enjoyed some ice cream.  Mom and Dad took the younger ones home, and the rest of us stayed to have some time of reading The Word and singing together. We all had a very blessed time and look forward to the next trip to Bedford!
Below are pictures from the hike. Unfortunately, we do not have pictures from the walk around the lake :(

His newest invention - a shirt into a bug screen :)

His newest invention – a shirt into a bug screen :)

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Stopping for a break

Stopping for a break

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Everyone needs water!

Everyone needs water!

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The neighboring mountain, Flat Top

The neighboring mountain, Flat Top

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It was neat to experience wildlife up close!

It was neat to experience wildlife up close!

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P.S. Thank you to all the guys who carried the backpacks full of water bottles all the way up and down the mountain!

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Does it really matter ?

Hello Friends and Family!

I do not often appear on or visit this blog, but I thought that in the midst of a busy schedule I would drop you all a note.  For some time now I have been unable to enjoy the companionship and friendship of my family.  I have been engaged in earning my degree as an RN as I am sure most of you know.  However, in the midst of all of this whirlwind and daily grind, I have learned an important lesson that I would like to share with you all.  Simply put the lesson is this – relationships matter.   Take time to establish good relationships with your siblings.  Yes, I know they are your relations,  but they are also the people with whom you spend the most time,  and those from whom you will never get away indefinitely.   Just as Iron sharpens Iron, so does a positive relationship with your siblings encourage and build you up.  Just because I am not home half the time and when I am home unavailable,  does  not excuse me from fulfilling my duty and my God-given responsibility to my siblings.  I am there to be an example to them. What kind of example am I? Does my life say to them  “You do not matter, all that matters is me are the things that I am interested in” ?   What kind of image does that give them of family; of brothers and sisters? Certainly not a positive one.  I know that this message has been given many times before by passionate, sincere people,  but I would ask you to take time to reconsider this issue, and to form strong relationships with your siblings.
As I am writing this Proverbs 17:17 comes to mind “A friend loves at all times,  And a brother is born  for adversity.”  A friend is nice to have around, and a true friend is one who loves you, who values your opinion, and considers your best interest.  But a brother, or perhaps a sister is born for adversity.   The crucible of life that God designed has knit you together with a special bond, one that brings you close together in times of trouble. Friends come and go, but a sibling is always there.  They are there when it matters the most.  This is even more true if you have endeavored to cultivate that relationship that God has given to you. Put the time and effort into those relationships now, when it matters most. Please do  not wait until tomorrow, or next week, or when you get around to it. We are not guaranteed a certain length of life, life is short, and time is precious. My prayer is that as you invest in these relationships, that your siblings would begin to see a clearer picture of Christ through you.

Joshua David Meggs

Please note: the verse listed above does not indicate that brothers are born for trouble, of their own making ;)  Just a thought.

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Boys and their toys

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Because you are never too old to play airplanes with your younger brothers :)

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Throwback Thursday

Today has been one of those extremely busy but somehow boring kind of day when you just feel like looking through old pictures.  You laugh at what used to be your favorites and wonder why you never brushed your hair when you were a kid.  You cannot remember why you were crying, but you sure look funny!  Or from a photographers point of view, you take a moment to view the photos you once counted your masterpiece . . . and are completely shocked at how little skill and talent was involved.  Ah, memories.
We unanimously agreed that you would probably like to see what we looked like when we were younger.  Some of us were a little concerned :), but then again, we have changed a lot.  Don’t you think so? ;)

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Playing with Dad

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Our singing memories go way back to when we could hardly carry a tune!

Our singing memories go way back to when we could hardly carry a tune!

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Elise playing pool

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Playing in the snow

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Elijah’s birthday

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Lydia was and is a ham in front of the camera!

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Christmas of 2004

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Elijah with his favorite gerbil

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Back in Time

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Our Memorial Day Parade

Micah - with socks for ears!

Micah – with socks for ears!

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Sophia and Olivia

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Elise and Olivia with a baby goat – we were still new to raising goats!

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Meggs and Poland girls with their hair braided

Meggletts @ Wade Park

At a park

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Spring of 2004

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Our Christmas Picture 2005

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Elise, Olivia and Lydia at a park

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Dad and Nathan

Somebody photo bombed us!

Somebody photo bombed us!

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Sophia – It’s tea time!

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Elise’s 12th birthday

Olivia and Micah

Olivia and Micah

Elise and Grandmom

Elise and Grandmom

The boys in Colonial Williamsburg

The boys in Colonial Williamsburg

Joshua and Olivia, playing Minuet Men and their Families

Joshua and Olivia, playing Minuet Men and their Families

Elijah and Elise playing an American Soldier and his Family

Elijah and Elise playing an American Soldier and his Family

Olivia and Charis

Olivia and Charis

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On Lydia's 9th birthday

On Lydia’s 9th birthday

Elijah, Joshua and Nathan

Elijah, Joshua and Nathan

Clowns!

Clowns!

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Olivia

2008

2008

With Nan

With Nan

Kristen as a newborn! Awww!

Kristen as a newborn! Awww!

Little Kristen

Little Kristen

Wow!  Haven’t we grown up a little bit?  :)

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