Friday, January 23, 2015

Silas and Karen's Wedding

 We moved into our "church home" a few days before the wedding, but first, a new door had to be put in the girls' room to meet fire codes.
 I didn't get very many good pictures of rehearsal, but here you can see Esther standing in front of Auntie Priscilla.
 Mom (with my sisters' and her sisters' help) had a very beautiful and delicious groom's supper.
 Hosanna, Anna, me holding Aaron Joseph, and Esther
 Silas and Karen, Mom and Dad
 I went to take a picture of the cake and Anna jumped in -
 Hosanna helped me with the fondant and the flowers were what really made the cake beautiful!
 Aaron, Aaron Joseph, and Anna
 The cutest flower girl ever!
 Silas waving goodbye -
 This picture was blurry, but I like it anyway :)
I asked Silas to smile and this was the look I got...Hopefully I'll post more pictures before three months goes by again!

Corn Maze

 Esther and Anna having more fun in Aaron Joseph's playpen than he does :)
 In early October, we went to a conference in WI and Aaron's parents came to spend a couple days with us - we had a little early birthday party for Esther.
 One of our favorite things to do when we travel through WI is to buy cheese for a special snack.
 Anna and the other children helping me pick the winter squash - which we're still enjoying in January :)

 I know no one wants to see corn maze pictures this time of year, but you'll have to endure them...
 I think it was the last weekend I finally got around to actually going through the maze. Esther and Anna grabbed each other's hands :)

 A lady offered to take one of all of us...
 The tire dinosaur -
 Anna joining in a straw hunt -
I love this picture of Sarah and Aaron Joseph!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Last October Update - September

 I selected these pictures out of order, but I think they're all from the last month. All those things on the ground, other than the leaves, are tomatoes....ours didn't do exceptionally last year, so this year we planted extra and got more than we needed :) I have a feeling we're going to be eating a lot of chili and spaghetti this winter! Aaron actually took this picture to show the baby standing - he'll even stand without holding onto anything, but hasn't taken any steps yet.

 Esther wouldn't hardly sit on a swing at the beginning of the summer, but now swinging is one of her favorite things to do.
 Esther and Anna in the corn box at the corn maze.
 One of their favorite things to do there is look at the animals -
 and beg Grandpa for a pony ride :)
 Jeriah and Esther on a hayride -
 Aaron's new office - It was originally an office, then used as a nursery, but we will most likely use it for an office again. We were finally able to close on our new church home! Thank you to all of you that prayed for that situation...In the next few weeks we'll be putting in a shower, washer and dryer, and kitchen sink - I'm excited to unpack all our stuff and settle in :)
 Jenna, Anna, and Esther
 More corn maze fun :)
 Aaron Joseph - I didn't realize we had so many pictures of him standing...I guess the miracle of growth is still fun to watch even on the third child!
 All dressed and ready for church!

 Playing in the grass -
 Waking up from nap -
 Tomatoes turned into spaghetti sauce - We also made salsa and stewed tomatoes, and I've frozen some and dehydrated some - as well as eating tomato sandwiches for a lot of quick busy-day meals.
We're so grateful for the Lord's provision!
The girls and their Aunt Miriam -

October Update 4 - ND

 I spent more time at playgrounds this summer than I have since the last year I taught 5-day-clubs :)

 Aaron took us girls into GF for a special day...

 Aaron Joseph starting to pull himself up....
 We took a walk to look at the static displays of old planes.