Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Corn


It's that time of year again!! We are beyond blessed by our dear friend who grows the best sweet corn for us to freeze every year. There were a few years that we ended up working late into the night to get it all done, but recently we've done it in smaller chunks which has been really nice. There aren't as many of us at home and so we don't end up freezing quite as much as we used to.


Because it is a longer process it makes for a lot of time to talk while we work and usually at some point we will put on music or a movie to make it go a little bit faster. I didn't get many pictures this year because our hands were pretty sticky most of the time. But we are blessed to have our freezers stocked for another year!


"He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper."
Psalms 1:3

Saturday, July 25, 2020

A Visit East


This year our hometown's huge Forth of July celebration was canceled which was understandable, but also sad since we've celebrated in Seward for as long as most of us can remember. I'm not sure who came up with the idea, but since states had opened up, we made sure that we were all healthy and ended up heading east to do a few concerts and spend a couple of days with Dan & Bethany in West Virginia.


We hadn't seen them for a long time and hadn't been to their house for an even longer amount of time. So this was a special treat!


The kiddos keep growing faster than ever. We got to play games, see what they are learning and projects they've made this year.


The morning of the Fourth we all went out to a farm to pick blueberries.


Obviously, by the amount of pictures you can tell that it was a fun morning activity.


Not only that, but the blueberries we picked went perfect with homemade ice cream that we enjoyed while watching fireworks that evening!


Because a lot of city celebrations have been canceled the kids were disappointed that we didn't get to go to any parades this year.


So we decided to put on a parade of our own!! We got some candy, made some quick costumes and had quite the celebration in their living room.


Thank you Dan and Bethany for the wonderful time! We love you!!

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."
Psalms 33:12

Monday, July 20, 2020

Stephen


Happy Birthday Stephen!




"So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom."
Psalms 90:12

Friday, July 17, 2020

Bethany


I know this is a little late... but 
Happy Birthday Bethany!!




It is such a joy to watch your family grow and to see all the adventures you make together in West Virginia. We just wish we could see y'all more often! Love you tons!


"Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Your blessing is upon Your people."
Psalms 3:8

Monday, June 29, 2020

2020 Graduate


Congratulations to Nathanael on his high school graduation!!


And on purchasing your first car!


We are excited to see what God has in store for you in the coming years!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hannah



Happy Birthday Hannah!





"I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being."
Psalms 104:33

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Milestones


Recently there have been some pretty special milestones for some members in our family. The first is that another person is joining the pilot squad!!!


Susanna has spent this spring studying and flying with our brother Josiah (who is an instructor) and just last week she took her first solo flight!!!


Our crew of pilots.


Congrats Susanna!!

"So I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.""
Psalms 55:6

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Matthias


Happy Birthday Matthias!




We love y'all!


"Happy is the man who finds wisdom,
And the man who gains understanding."
Proverbs 3:13