Friday, November 13, 2015

Quick Post - For Lack of a Better Title

Things have been busy enough around here that it makes it hard to post.  I wanted to let you know what we've been up to though.  Last Sunday we gave Isaac and Aimee an open house for those that couldn't make it to the SD wedding.  We used some of the decorations that they used at the wedding.  Isaac and Aimee made it back from their "down south"  honeymoon and are settling in their house while Silas and Karen are settling in their house. 

Naomi came by with her children and we just had to get a picture with little Julia.  She is so sweet and looks  a little like little Aaron.

Arthur and Isaac shipped their fall calves yesterday.  It sounds easy but it took a few days to bring them home, separate them from the rest of the herd, and vaccinate them. Then a semi came and loaded them two levels high and brought them to the auction.  While the guys, and Aimee went, we girls stayed home and enjoyed watching it online. 

Well, that's it for now.  Have a great weekend wherever God has placed you!  Don't forget that you are where you are for a reason!

Friday, November 6, 2015

It's a Snow Globe World!

I'm not sure who was more excited to get a tractor ride, the girls or Grandpa!

We had a gorgeous snowfall yesterday and Priscilla said she felt like she was living in a giant snow globe!  It's so hard to imagine in the summer when everything is green and flowering that things could be so pretty when the leaves and flowers are all gone!  God truly hath given us so much to enjoy!

Monday, November 2, 2015

It's a Girl!

Julia Ruth
8' 5 oz.
Born to Aaron and Naomi yesterday, November 1st!
It was a fast delivery for Naomi but it went well and Mamma and baby are doing great!

This precious little girl has some very doting aunties! 

She has more blond hair than any of their other children had.

We took the girls down to see their new sister after church yesterday.  She will be one happy little sister with such good big sisters who adore her! Little Aaron on the other hand will need to be watched!  It's so fun to poke eyes you know!  Ever wonder why that's the first thing children do when they get a doll with eyelids that move? 

Congratulations, Aaron and Naomi! We love you all and think little Julia is an adorable gift from God!

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Wedding!

Isaac and Aimee had a beautiful wedding on Saturday.  They told me to share a few pictures, and they are not the greatest pictures because I took them and my camera is not good :(  Mr. M. took Aimee down the aisle to give her away.  

Aimee and Isaac listening to Grandpa K. during the service. 

Aimee's side of the family and Isaac's side of the family.  A note of interest is that Isaac and Aimee will have five new nieces or nephews between the two families in the next few months!   

Signing the marriage licence. 

The happy couple!  Everything was so nice and decorated just perfect.  The food and cake were so good as was the fellowship with family and friends.  I can't wait to see Isaac in his husband role :) and am looking forward to seeing what God does with this awesome young couple!

We will be having an open house for them November 8th, from 2-5 at our house.  Anyone is welcome to come and this is your invitation!  If you are, and aren't from our church or a family member, give us a heads up that you're coming so we can look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Crazy Busy Week

I forgot to add this picture at the end so I'll put it on the top. Arthur took David out duck and goose hunting for his birthday.  That's one happy boy!
It has and is going to be a really crazy week around here!
First -
Isaac and Aimee get married in five days!!! We are excited!!!

There's lots to do to get everyone ready for a wedding!
We've had some colds ;(  Pretty much everyone except Isaac!We're finishing up the garden.  I made four gallons and one crock full of sauerkraut. I can't wait for it to be done! (Added carrots to one and bell peppers to another.)
Miriam is digging and washing carrots, and there's a ton of them!
The guys are working on moving all the cattle home so they can vaccinate them before shipping them in a couple of weeks.
We're trying to clean up the maze and figure out what to do with all the stuff!
Silas is making plans to get his house ready, which isn't ready for him to work on, so they can move into their house, so Isaac will have his house to live in! If that makes sense!  Good thing these guys, and gals, are not the kind to worry!
if you think of us, please pray
That Isaac wouldn't get sick!
For Aimee's family as they do all the last minute wedding prep!
That the wedding would be a blessing as
Isaac and Aimee start their married life together! 
Safety for the guys moving cattle around!
For Cora and Michael who also have a wedding this Saturday!

Monday, October 12, 2015

End of the Maze for 2015

Well, the maze is officially over in one hour.  The girls are over at the maze, in the freezing cold and wind, with just a few guests here and there all day.  It's been a good season with several really nice, record breaking, weekends.  In fact, the total count as of this weekend makes it our biggest year ever.  It is all so weather dependent as next year could be our smallest if  God should choose to send lots of rain. We are thankful though that God did send nice weather, that no one got hurt  "too" bad, and that everyone seemed to have a good time.
While the girls are at the maze, I've been home cleaning up from the mess of putting in a new floor.  Both the dining room and kitchen are done and I think it looks pretty good.  Thank you, Isaac!  It was actually done a few days ago but we haven't had time to put the furniture back till today.  As you can see, I put up a few fall touches, including Arthur's deer mount that we always put up in the fall where we can all see it.  I'm not sure I ever mentioned the buffet, but I got it from my mom, who got it from my grandma way back when she was first married, after Grandma had used it for many years.

Now, I'm tired.  We all are.  We always are after the maze is over.  After a few days of cleaning up at the maze, we can finally clean up the yard that has really gone downhill in the last two months and get the house clean again! Hopefully get caught up on sleep too!

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Silas, Karen, and Samuel

With Silas and Karen's permission, I am posting some adorable pictures of their family that Jessica and Krystal took.  Enjoy!

Isn't he a cutie?!!

Y'all have a great weekend and don't forget your church needs you tomorrow!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, Arthur!

Happy Birthday, Arthur!
We love you!!
We appreciate your love for the Lord and for all you do for us!
(special thanks to a maze goer who took this picture)