Today Anna and Jesse’s voted in their first presidential election!
I hope each one of you, who can vote and is willing, makes the effort to cast your vote today. In addition, may we be faithful to pray for our government officials all throughout the year. They need our prayers!
We continue to pray for those affected by the storm.
Love, Sarah PS – The rest of us voted last week in advance, so they were the last two :-).
“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4
We girls had a sewing day! We went “shopping” in our own sewing cupboard, picking from a nice collection of fabric we had that needed to be used. Mary chose a beautiful brown corduroy, I picked a light brown with flowers, and Anna selected a beige floral.Â After we each decided on a pattern, we set out the cutting mats and began to work.
We took a break for the tea party and lunch, but after that, we were once again busy in the dining room. Just like when we sewed with Liz earlier this year, we set up several sewing machines on the dining room table. What a special time we had amidst the sounds of the sewing machines whirring, Christmas music playing, and our own voices chattering with each other. By mid-afternoon, Mary had completed her skirt, Anna’s was done except for the hem, and mine was making good progress. However, we needed to stop sewing in order to prepare for the birthday party, so we packed up our sewing materials and moved on to cooking.
For those who would like pattern #s: Mary’s:Â Butterick B5421 Anna’s:Â Butterick B4136 Sarah’s: Simplicity: 4188
“She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.” Proverbs 31:13Â
We had a surprise tea party yesterday for Anna with the nieces. Melanie asked if Anna could come over at 10:30 because Abby wanted to give her a card. As Anna entered the house, Abigail and Bethany sang her “Happy Birthday.” Very quickly, Abby asked what kind of tea she wanted. Then, Bethany asked what kind Grandma would want. Anna didn’t know she had been invited for tea, but she deduced it from the conversation. The Grandma part was confusing, so she explained to Bethany that Grandma wasn’t coming over.
Abigail could hardly wait for Anna to open her gift, so they went into the living room, and about that time, Mom and I came over. Yes, it was a surprise tea party for Anna! We missed Mary, Anna Marie, and GiGi. Mary has a cold, and she didn’t want to give a new one to the little girls, who were just finishing colds, which is why Anna Marie and Gigi didn’t come.
Melanie and the girls did a great job decorating and making the “tea party” special. Abby likes to decorate with rocks (notice the table), they had bought a balloon at the grocery store the previous day, and they hung streamers too. So, we enjoyed our tea, fruit, and peanut butter balls.
Anna was surprised and was blessed by it!
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…” Proverbs 17:22
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