Friday, October 05, 2018

Jerit Daniel

It's a BOY!!

Jerit Daniel was born on the morning of October 3rd and has already delighted all of us with his sweet personality!

The name Jerit is the German alternate version of Jerry... named after our dear Grandpa Gerald "Jerry" Hager. It was extra special to that he was born on what would have been our grandparents 64th wedding anniversary.

Jerit Daniel means 
"May the Lord exalt as a gentle & kind leader. God is my Judge." 

Congratulations Ryan & Ruth and Lee on this precious little bundle!!!

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul."
Psalms 23:1&2

Wednesday, October 03, 2018


September 22 there was an auction at our Grandparents farm to sell the tractors, antiques, tools and so much more that Grandpa had collected in his sheds. 

Over the course of this summer we took turns being up there along with Mom's siblings to help sort through things and get ready for it. The week before the sale we were all there working till dark each day to get everything ready!

It was amazing to see some of the things Grandpa had in the sheds. We ended up with a long line of bikes, a long line of milk cans, a long line of tractors, a huge stack of old wooden doors, lots of lawn mowers, boxes of tools and so much more!! I think we ended up filling the back of 10 trailers with the small items and then the entire lawn was filled with the bigger equipment.

Throughout the week there were moments of tears when missing Grandpa and moments of laughter when finding something funny to try out.

After the work was done Friday night we grabbed a few pictures with some of his cool cars.

We are so grateful for all of the friends that came to help get things ready and brought food for us. By the end everyone was really tired, but grateful for how everything went.  At the end of it all the quote that comes to mind is:  "Remember, the most important things aren't things!"

"You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus."
2 Timothy 2:1