Abigail and her grandma

We took Grandad and Grandma and Nathan and Melanie out to dinner after we came home Tuesday night to thank them for all they did for us. Mom had some sweet time with Abigail :-).
We took Grandad and Grandma and Nathan and Melanie out to dinner after we came home Tuesday night to thank them for all they did for us. Mom (who doesn't have a cold 🙂 ) held Abigail for awhile during dinner, and I'm not sure if the flash surprised Abigail or she was just being a little fussy 🙂 . Mom enjoyed having some "Grandma/Granddaughter" time with Abigail.

I know there have been some hints about wanting to see pictures of Abigail, so enjoy the one above! Right now we’re keeping our distance because we do not want to pass our colds on to her. We’re anxiously awaiting the time we can hold her again 🙂 . Truly, children are a gift from our Lord Jesus.

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward” (Psalms 127:3).

Sarah

Tour of Uriah

(This was written on our last traveling day, Tuesday 🙂 .)

Welcome aboard, Uriah! We’d like to take a few minutes to show you around. Today is a beautiful day, with not too much wind, but you’ll still want to watch your step.

This is looking from the front of Uriah. I wish we’d taken a picture of Joseph as he took this picture. You’ll notice his recliner, on your left, is empty. That’s his spot.

Mom is the official navigator (notice the atlas in her lap). Everyone is sitting in their normal places, except for John. He goes back and forth between the jumpseat, which is up near Dad, or in Mom’s recliner, when she’s in the jumpseat, or various other places. Mom will often sit in the jumpseat, to keep Dad company.

Let’s step past our seating area, and you’ll see our little “kitchen”, or “pantry”. Our refrigerator door is held closed with a bungee cord due to its propensity to pop open when we make a curve. The microwave is secured as it sits on top of the fridge, and we’ve really enjoyed it on the trip! The taller boys have an easier reach than we girls 🙂 . The shelves the boys built right beyond the fridge have been so useful; Mom has everything organized so that we have a lunch tub with our essentials, breakfast tub with food for the boys, and other misc. boxes and tubs.

Let’s step through the doorway, and you’ll see a set of shelves on the right side, and the first pair of bunkbeds on your left. The shelves hold many miscellaneous items; we added another set this trip, and I’m not sure what we did without them!

Round the slight corner, and you’ll see our hanging clothes.

To your right, is the last set of bunkbeds, and straight ahead is the restroom on board for your convenience (but the rest stops are preferred!).

Turning around to go back up front, here’s another view.

Finally, going back up front, looking toward the back, here are four of my wonderful brothers!

Thank you for stopping in to see around our metal tent 🙂 .

Sarah for the rest

“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you” (2 Thess. 3:1).

At Lake Erie

From the weekend:

We have been so blessed with being able to see so many wonderful places across the States and Canada! Many times we see famous places but may not have time to stop because of our schedule. On Saturday, after the conference (which was located a few minutes from Lake Erie), despite being very tired, we took about 15 minutes to stop and see the water.

Mary, Mom, and Anna
Mary, Mom, and Anna
A little waterway leading out to the lake.
A little waterway leading out to the lake.
Anna and Christopher (you might be able to see the windmills in the background)
Anna and Christopher (you might be able to see windmills in the background)
A silhouette of Jesse
A silhouette of Jesse as the sun sets (or, to be a bit more flowery, "as the sun sinks below the horizon").

“Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.”
Psalms 57:5

Home!

It was a little before 5 p.m., when we arrived at home! We hurried to unload because a storm was just about to hit 🙂 . We were surprised by the greeting on the front door (via Nathan)…

We try to decorate the door each birthday with a message and Scripture, and what a nice surprise to see the front door when we arrived home!
We try to decorate the door each birthday with a message and Scripture, and what a nice surprise to see the front door when we arrived home!

Sarah for all my family 🙂

Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons at the Saturday conference.
Fathers and Sons at the Saturday conference.

During the late Saturday afternoon session fathers and sons are together for the Preparing Sons session, during which Dad shares from the Word and his heart about raising sons to provide for their family. Even  though it is was the last session of the day the group was very attentive.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ”
Proverbs 22:6

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