Thursday, January 11, 2007

Daily-ness

We have been enjoying lots of 'daily-ness' lately. The joys of waking up in ones own bed, cooking in ones own kitchen, having school in our schoolroom.....and the list goes on. Now, just to clairify, we do greatly enjoy and are grateful for the opportunities the Lord has given as a family. But at the same time, I think we're starting to have a greater apreciation for life's 'times and seasons'.

And especially the things we tend to forget when counting our blessings: the day-in/day-outs of home. Cooking. Landry. Piano practice. Local shopping. Our home church.

Isn't it odd how easily I take such joys for granted? [smile]

So, for a view of our week thus far in pictures......

We are so grateful for our home church. To those of you who are reading this blog -- your love and support means more than we can say!!! We look forward our Sundays with you!

On Monday we had a fun evening helping our friend/neighbor/'bus-helper-extraordinaire' celebrate birthday festivities...

...and remembering 2006's bus marathon.

Of course, the celebration just wouldn't be complete without our 'high-jump' attempts (minus the poles)!!

Yesterday we spent the day helping our mighty hunters -- who, after a successful hunt last week, ended up with 6 deer to butcher!
We're thankful for so much good meat in our freezer! Anyone for some venison steaks!?

And now today school continues....

...along with piano practice...

...and computer work.

We've heard that snow is on our way -- maybe, just maybe, we'll get some sledding weather before we head south!??! [smile]

"Serve God by doing common actions in a heavenly spirit, and then, if your daily calling only leaves you cracks and crevices of time, fill them up with holy service."

-Charles Spurgeon

12 comments:

Megan said...

So glad that you're enjoying your 'daily-ness.' I loved all the pictures--always great to have an update on what 'ya'll' are doing. :)

David Kent said...

without our 'high-jump' attempts (minus the poles)!!

And that includes you Rachel? How many of you tried that brave and daring act?

How many people are in your home church? (I'm full of questions).

Rachel said...

David -- Oh, yes! Of course I took my turn! Some of us just flipped higher than others (i.e.-- made for a better picture). I think we all tried it, although a few of the younger ones opted to run and jump on the pads. But really, since we didn't have poles, it was simply running and flipping in the air -- not a super daring act!

And about our home church...I think there are around 32 families.

Anonymous said...

Great post! Congratulations on the deer hunt! It's great to see that all is going well! with prayers JConner

Kori said...

Wow! High jumping with out the poles!!! Looks like fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, thats a lot of deer. just one question? who shot them?????

Carly said...

Actually, there's 39 families, Rachel. ;) (I only know because I just went and checked the phone number list.) :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the mighty hunters!!! Deer steaks are the best!

Caleb Naylor said...

ewwww, those dear look all to familiar!LOL! I skinned like 40 this winter! : )

BrittLeigh said...

Such a FUN post :). Loved all the pictures. Life just never slows down does it? Whether home or away from home.... ;)

Miss you guys!

Happy Birthday to dear Fred!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh...yes...the 'bus marathon', and high jumping we remember that.:) What fun memories!! Thanks for the update, and pictures.

PS--Oh, deer steaks are delicious!

rehm family said...

Happy, happy belated birthday, Fred! We hope you had a SUPER day!!

With our love,
The Rehm's