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While I was vacuuming, Stella raided the recycling bin and found an apple cider container. Of course, even though she has lots of toys, this empty jug entertained her for over an hour!

Apple Cider Jug Fun

Stella's Recycled Entertainment

October 29, 2015

Oh ,this dog... she is one spoiled pup!

Blu Needs Love

Brian & Blu

October 22, 2015

On this beautiful Sunday afternoon, we had the opportunity to participate in Wayne County's 2015 Farm Tour. We checked out the Ron Grosjean Farm & Museum, Moreland Fruit Farm, and Troutman Winery & Vineyard. It was a GREAT day!

Farm Tour Collage

2015 Wayne County Farm Tour

October 11, 2015

I just love this guy and his fantastic freckles!

Porter Wendell

Fantastic Freckles

On this incredible, sunshine-filled morning, we headed a mile down the road to Gailey Park so they kids could romp and play.

Playground Porter

It couldn't have been a more beautiful day!

Playground Stella


On this absolutely gorgeous fall day, we headed down to Frazeysburg, Ohio with Grandma Bev to visit the Longaberger Homestead. Stella was beyond impressed with this giant basket filled with apples!

Gigantic Longaberger Basket

Longaberger Visit

October 10, 2015

Oh, these two! They just love to coordinate outfits:

Best Dressed Duo

Best Dressed Daddy & Daughter

October 6, 2015

Stella thought she was hot stuff today on her big brother's bike!

Stella on Porter's Bike

Biker Babe

Stella has been going non-stop today. She had no interest in taking a nap, but those darn car rides really do her in!

Sleepy Stella

Those Darn Car Rides

October 4, 2015

Have I mentioned how much we love Secrest Arboretum? We enjoyed yet another beautiful visit there today and even enticed Grandma Bev to come along too.

Porter at Secrest Arboretum

Porter has a long list of things he must climb when he gets to Secret. Of course, this tortoise would have to make the list.

Our Favorite Park

I just purchased a fantastic new children's book written by Kevin DeYoung and illustrated by Don Clark called The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden.

The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden

This story is gorgeously written, and the pictures are EXTRAORDINARY. I highly recommend!

The Biggest Story

October 2, 2015

Here's a glimpse at our typical morning shenanigans while waiting in drop-off line at Porter's school:

Porter Waiting in Drop-Off Line
This digital scrapbook creation was made possible by Melissa Bennett's "Life Is Boys" quick page album.

Morning Shenanigans

October 1, 2015

Adventure Archives


Welcome to our blog! Here you will find the adventures of Brian, Autumn, Porter and Stella. Together, we are THE STEPHEN CLAN, a family who loves the great outdoors, exploring new places, rough housing, dinners out, and discovering God's fingerprints on our daily lives.


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