Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
We had a maple tree right beside the driveway that just had to come down. We don't like cutting maple trees but it was necessary. It was so close someone was bound to knock their side mirror off their car if they weren't watching. So today was the day. Rob came over to help Jerry. The tree was in two parts. They had chained the larger tree but not the smaller one. Well, it turned out that the tree was rotten inside right where it split apart! The smaller part surprised them both by suddenly falling against the house, mainly the porch roof! Thank goodness there was no damage done. I took the picture from the porch and the bell was really in the way. It's hard to read my captions so I'll write them out here. #1 says: tree going down! #2 says: tree against porch roof! #3 says: Jerry on the run!
Thank you, Lord, for helping Jerry and Rob. This was a big job. Thank you, for keeping them safe. I praise you, Father, because You are In Control.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Lord, also, please be with Doug as he loads up her belongings and then drives the big truck to Colorado. Keep him safe and alert.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
At the reception, after the 'ceremony', at the Holiday Inn. Leah having a little fun with Jerry! Pastor Dave is giving the okay!
Nathan, Linsee, and Isaiah! Isaiah was dedicated to the Lord on Sunday morning by Grandpa, Pastor Dave. This was a wonderful family time for our pastor's family. Thank you, Lord, for Pastor Dave and Leah, and for the rest of the family too. Thank you for bringing Nathan home from Kuwait safely. I praise You, Father.
These pictures that look like the woods are on fire are actually the sunset last night! I took the pictures from our back yard. The whole sky was red! It was beautiful and I couldn't resist getting out my camera!
We've been working hard cutting and splitting and stacking wood. Jerry cuts and splits; I stack! It's a big job so yesterday when we went inside Jerry built a nice fire in our wood burning stove. The chimney with smoke coming out of it I took this morning. It was a cool crispy morning, Jerry built a fire again and saw the smoke coming out of the chimney against the deep blue sky. He hollared at me to bring the camera outside and see if I could capture the scene. Well, it's not what it was when he first called me because the wind came up. It was just rolling straight up, but it's still a nice picture. Thank you, Lord, for the beautiful sunsets, for our health so we can cut wood, and enjoy a nice warm fire on a cool crispy morning!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
This is a working cookstove! There is a pan of mostly eaten cinnamon rolls sitting on top. Yes, Jerry and I each ate one! Mmmm! Marilyn made them in this old stove! I don't know how she knows how hot the oven is...it's a mystry to me!
Emmie made stone soup outside over the fire. Here she is stirring it to keep it from burning. She said this old black pot was full yesterday and it's almost gone now. I didn't taste it...I was full from eating Marilyn's cinnamon roll! The soup did look and smell good!
Richard had all kinds of old machinery working. Men love this. I don't know what they are all called except one, inside the barn, was a corn grinder owned by Richard's grandfather. Friend, Dale, was grinding corn in it. It looked like it'll make good corn bread! I just couldn't take pictures of everything, I wish I could have. Dear Lord, thank you for the preservation of yesteryears. So much progress has been made but our forefathers worked very hard. They would be totally shocked to see how things are done now today. I praise you, Father.
Here I am ready for the people! Come on over and enjoy a taco! We'll do this again next Sunday but I may serve something else if I can think of something simple to fix. I couldn't have done all this without Jerry. Thank you, Lord, for the privilege of serving You; for the families who are called to serve You in another country; and for giving us creative ideas of how to promote these folks. I praise You because You are Omnipresent!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I love this picture of my mom. Lorraine and I bought these bears...we couldn't resist! The darker one is mine, we're giving the other one to someone. So we had some fun times along with all the work of packing! Mother is moving Oct. 26 to Colorado. Thank you, Lord, for good times to look back on and smile.
Mother. You can see we used Bone China to serve everyone. We tried to do it up right!
Monday, October 08, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Then there is Lawrence. He loves to tell stories of his past. He was a choir director for years. He and my dad were good friends and now he would stop by my mother's table and share another story with us. I loved him. I saw him being pushed in a wheel chair down the hall one day this week and I almost cried...even now writing about him makes me very sad. He has fallen a couple of times, broke his leg and some other injuries so he's now in nursing. The day I saw him I was shocked at how he looked. I said hello to him but he didn't respond. It's very sad. Thank you, Lord, for these wonderful folks. Thank you for this wonderful place where they can grow old and be well taken care of.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
# 3 Bob & Judy arrived home Saturday evening after being gone for a few weeks. # 4 is Richard, Jim & Muriel, Emmie & Bob. # 5 is Barb, Lena, Evelyn, & Marian. These are some of the better pictures I took. Everyone seemed to have a really good time and are looking forward to the Oct. luncheon. Thank you, Lord, for the privelege of serving you and for good Christian friends and fellowship!