Tuesday, July 08, 2008

July 4th Weekend

It was a very full weekend on the home front --filled with friends and family and hometown Seward's memorable July 4th celebration!

Between helping to prepare and serve 230 meals from our kitchen and enjoying a few of the local festivities, we also gave our first program without Rachel, Bethany, and Andrew! It was very different without them.....but God's grace was sufficient. Abi helped with a few songs -- and Stephen even surprised Josiah and Abi by singing a favorite ol' love song!

Here are a few pictures of the day -- thanks to Hannah for filling in for Bethany!

Preparing dozens of sugar cookies!

Making our annual flower arrangements.

The Bontrager family shared a night of music on July 3rd to kick off the celebration.
The Lord gave us a beautiful evening!

Matthias, Elizabeth, Susanna and Alaythia ran in the annual 'fun run'
-- along with several friends from church.

Alaythia even won second in her age division!

Matthias ran the 10K race
"So you shall rejoice in every good thing
which the LORD your God has given to you and your house."
Deut 26:11


Anonymous said...

It looks like ya'll had lots of fun! Just wish we could have been there to help with all the cooking. :)

The Flemings

Stephanie said...

That sure was a lot of cooking to do! It also looks like you had an amazing time though! I love fireworks!

ladygreen said...

It was so much fun being with you in Seward on the 4th. Thanks for opening your home up to everyone, it was such a blessing!

Anonymous said...

You must have had so much fun. Congratulations Alaythia on your 2nd place win! :D

Desiree said...

Looks like tons of fun!!!! Good job Alaythia!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you all had a great holiday! The flower arrangements look lovely!

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

It was so much fun to be at your house on the 4th! Thanks so much for your amazing hospitality!

Lady Ruth Ann said...

great post!! Thanks for all the pictures - Hannah, you're doing a great job in Bethany's absence, thanks for taking pictures so we can see some!!! :)

Suzanna said...

Hi all!
I'm kinda new, but I love reading the posts...looks like you guys do things in a BIG way out there! What fun!
Congratulations Alaythia. I used to like to run races too!
And Stephen, what a nice thing to do for your brother and Abi! It's refreshing to see a young guy be real and bless somebody :)

Our prayers are going out to China and Ukraine! I wonder how many people Andrew has laughing up there :D

Mrs. Suzanna Mathison

Anonymous said...

I love to run! And way to go, Alaythia!
Nice pictures.