Monday, December 21, 2009

Pillman's Pictures with Puppets

Here is the latest movie short project. It was actually started last Christmas, but we finally got it put together last weekend.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Justo's address in Ecuador with a 98 cent stamp is:
Justo Pillman
Colegio Bilingue
Casilla 01-01-1949
Cuenca, Ecuador
South America

If you want to send a note to Ecuador for Justo with Jessica, send the mail with a 44cent stamp to:
Justo Pillman
E2481 State Road 29 West
Menomonie, WI 54751

For sending a letter to David use a 44 cent stamp and mail to:

Cpl Pillman, David
Fast Sent Central Command
PSC 451 Box 710
FPO AE 09834-2800

Thanks to all and have a very Merry Christmas!

Courageous says: Merry Christmas

I don't know how many of the readers have been following Sherwood Picture's newest project called Courageous, but here is a encouraging "Merry Christmas" message from Stephen Kendrick.

Monday, December 7, 2009

CHRISTmas tree

Here are just a few pictures of our family trip to find our 2009
Christmas tree. It only took us about 15 - 20 mins. to pick it out
this year. We miss your input Justo and David! :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Letter and picture from David

Dear Family, 2009, 10/23
I finally got around to writing you a letter. My days here in Bahrain are pretty routine intermingled with different training and our Ract mission. A regular day with no training starts out at my 0445 alarm. After which I will go wake up my fire team.
I just received a new fire team as I am 1st Team Leader, 1st SQD. My Team consists of LCPL Peucio From Vabas who I have known since Boot camp ... Next is LCPL Stoglin a country grown redneck from Tennessee. He is 6'3” 245lbs and is trying to get under Marine Corps weight standards which is 220lbs for his height. Last is LCPL Newland. He is from Ohio and has a fiance' waiting for home when he gets back. He has been in the Marine corps almost 3 years and is very knowledgeable on everything...
So once my Marines are awake, I shave, make my rack, and get dressed for PT in the stunning Marine Corps PT gear. PT (Physical Training) runs from 0545 to around 0700 and we do anything from running 4 miles, to swimming or doing a strength and endurance course. We take a quick shower and form up to march to chow at 0715.
For chow I normally eat oatmeal, scrambled eggs with cheese, biscuit and gravy, friend potatoes, french toast with syrup, yogurt, milk, orange juice, and a banana or an orange with bacon or sausage.
After breakfast we will do classes of other busy work 'till 1100 and then we have a 2 hour chow break 'till 1300. During which I normally hang out with Cpl Graham, Zach, and Cpl Johnson Tyrel, and watch the office or Smallville, or some movie series.
The afternoon is our busy work which normally includes a Color Guard practice. At 1630-1700 we will get off for the day and have a softball game/practice or now a football game/practice. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, I have a church activity at 1900. After that at 2000 I normally go to the gym from 2000-2130, and hit the rack by 2230 to start a new day at 0445.
This is an off week which only happens about once every month, so generally we are busier than this with more important training.
So how are things back in Wisconsin? I guess the weather must be getting colder now as here it is now 85-100F as a high every day with a low around 80F every night. Everything is building up to the Marine Corps Ball on Nov. 6th. It should be an OK time and I am the designated “Sober Cpl.” as I do not drink anyway. Enclosed is a picture of me that was put in the paper of our last squad competition. We took 2nd place.
Christ's Marine,
David Pillman
James 3:17
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall beauty

These are pictures from our walk today.

the ducklings arrived!!!

Here are a few pictures of the ducklings that just arrived today. There is a total of 11 (I had ordered 16) after 1 death and a lack females at the farm where they were hatched. They are lots of fun and of course cute. :)
- -Matthew

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hard Frost

Here in Menomonie on Tues. Sept.29, we were warned of a coming frost and we did indeed get a killing frost. The zucchini plant is black,but we got plenty off it. We picked tomatoes and green peppers and some of the squash and pumpkins. The rutabagas did very well this summer. They love the cold and the grubs did not thrive, so I did not even need to treat them. We thank the Lord for a wonderful harvest. We will still need to harvest the root crops like potatoes and beets and rutabagas.

David in Bahrain

David has been in Bahrain since June 30. He did take a two week trip to Kuwait. The weather in this part of the world is very hot reaching well above 100 many days. They also get sand storms.Bahrain is an island country connected to Saudi Arabia by a long bridge.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Peter's Graduation

We are having a graduation party for Peter on the 22nd of August. It will be at our house from 2:00-5:00 P.M.

Monday, June 29, 2009

I am getting ready to deploy so you who want my adress here it is. I cannot promise to respond to your letters but I always love recieving mail.

Cpl Pillman, David P
Fast Sent Central Command
PSC 451 Box 710
FPOAE 09834-2800

Christ's Marine
David Pillman

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Just for Fun

Justo comes, David goes

David, in the marines, had an exciting return to Norfolk, VA. He was meritoriously promoted to Corporal. Praise God. Then, the whole platoon had to repeat their field operation exercises. This time they passed. During the three days, they got only 9 hours of sleep and ate only four meals. The temperatures were over 100 degrees F. I hope they are able to get filled up and rested up over the weekend. They will be shipping out to Bahrain on June 30, for seven months. They will have several very hot months in Bahrain. June 30 is the same day that Justo is returning from Ecuador, Lord willing. He has had a wonderful event filled time and has been used mightily of the Lord.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Strawberries in Menomonie!

The strawberry season at Red Cedar Valley Farms is starting on the 18th of June. You can find your way to the field in Menomonie here. You will love the menomonie strawberry picking experience when you come to the family friendly atmosphere and snack on the sweet juicy berries while you pick.

Hopefully we will be able to get some pictures so that you can all get an idea of what we do for three busy weeks of the summer.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Here is a pic. all the family that was at the wedding. (see if you can find those of our family).
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The wedding

Groom's Family (our cousins, aunt, and uncle).
David dressed up for the occassion!
All the cousins (minus 3)
Here is what every groomsman should wear for weddings!
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Fun with the cousins!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Maple Syrup

Stoking the fire.

Our neighbor checking the product.

This is an example of the bags used to colect the sap (even though most of the taps drip right into plastic tubing).
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