Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jacob and Susan's Wedding

We were thrilled to be invited to an Amish wedding!  We'd never been to one before so that was exciting.  But more thrilling was that it was little Jacob and little Susan... who somehow have managed to grow up in the last six and a half years!

It was a wonderful experience, even though we didn't understand a single word that was said.  After the church meeting and ceremony we joined everyone over at Joe's for the afternoon meal.  I couldn't believe all of the food!  And it just kept coming!  Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, fresh and canned fruit, home made bread, salads, fresh churned butter, cakes, pies...  It was so good!

The meeting and the meals are segregated, in other words, the men sit and eat with the men and the women with the women.  The wedding party has its place with the tables set for the men.  Gracie Anne and I got to sit with a whole bunch of Joe's older sisters, which could have been lots of fun if there hadn't had been so much food, because I fully intended to learn about all of the trouble Joe managed to get himself into and tease him about it at a later time!  Lucky for Joe that my plate was full and I spent the majority of my meal enjoying the food and light conversation!

After the meal I had a wonderful time visiting with good friends and neighbors and catching up on what everyone has been up to during our hustle and bustle in Nebraska.  It was a great time!  And a good thing we needed to get heading back to Nebraska, because the evening meal, I was told, was even better than the afternoon meal... And I really wasn't sure that if we had stayed, I'd have room to enjoy any of it!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

There's a Hole!

There's a hole in the bottom of my floor...

There are actually a whole bunch of holes throughout this holy house, of which I'm wholly excited!
Someday hot air will be blowing through these holes and we will have warmth in the dead of winter!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Lil' Helper

Isn't she great?!

She is also a filthy mess!

Progress in the south bedroom moves slowly!  But at least it moves!  And at least I have some great help!

We are working on taping and mudding the new drywall.  I'm also working on some repairs to an old wooden bed frame I found when I went antique-ing with some good friends!  I picked up this set for $10.00!  The veneer needs a little attention, and I've also stripped the orginal finish off of it since a lot of it was flaking off.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Takin' It Up a Notch!

That's what I'm talkin' about!

These people are my favorite people right now!!  They have something that I desperately need!

My heating unit! 

I think I will be thinking happy thoughts of them come summertime too, when its hotter than hot and I'm kicking back eating a popsicle!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

House Guests in Nebraska!

We were so excited when the Frehners said they were coming to MO and wanted to stop and stay a couple nights with us!!  They were very brave considering the condition of the house and its lack of central heat.  But we did the best we could and plugged in a space heater for the room that they stayed in and tried to keep things as warm as we could!

Once again, I'm shy the photographs from this great visit!  But I did manage to get this cute one of Sam, Gracie Anne and Blaine!

The boys thought Sam was hilarious and had a lot of fun with Jakob, but Gracie Anne was thrilled and was at Blaine's side the whole time!!

The Frehners attended church with us on Sunday and were able to witness our records being read into our new little ward.  This was also Callan's first Sunday to pass the sacrament and he passed like a pro, even though he was nervous!

I was so glad to see Jessica again!  And I was thrilled to finally meet Annabeth for the first time!    The Frehners had a great time back in MO. and signed papers for the sell of their home - just a few days after we signed on papers selling the north 100 acres of our farm!