Monday, October 13, 2008

Saturday Clean-up and "Awesome God"

“Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may count the money which has been brought into the house of the LORD, which the doorkeepers have gathered from the people. And let them deliver it into the hand of those doing the work, who are the overseers in the house of the LORD; let them give it to those who are in the house of the LORD doing the work, to repair the damages of the house— to carpenters and builders and masons—and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house."
2 Kings 22:4-6
We had Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Blue and her two children, Kendall and Micah over Saturday morning for fellowship and questionnare time! After a big lunch and a little more talk time everyone left and the whole family went outside to help clean-up around the house. We were "cleaning up" because Sunday we were having the Nash Luncheon at our house. The "Nash Luncheon" is held at a relative's house, every month, in honor of our late great-grandma, Great, who served all of us lunch every Sunday afternoon after church.

Daddy and Caleb Planting Pansies in One of the Front Mulch Beds in the Design of a Cross.

(Isn't daddy such a great designer???)

I'm (Kimber) drying some of my lavender stalks (is that what you call them??) to put in a scrapbook and for smelling uses like potpourri, sachets etc.

(If there are any lavender-drying professionals out there who have any great tips, please share! For now the electric dehydrator is it!)

I know you are all wondering what that stuff in the bucket is! That "stuff" is....GRUBS!!!! Yuck! As we were mulching the back mulch bed (one of them) we kept finding all these grubs. We picked most of them out, so they wouldn't be wasted, and fed them to the chickens who love this delectable treat! (Don't get me wrong they are delectable to chickens!) Caleb, Seth, Eden and Josiah had the jobs of picking the grubs out as we shouted "grub!" while we spread the mulch. Eden and Josiah enjoyed it as far as I know. Seth, not very much, because he was holding a few grubs in one of his hands and he dropped them all of a sudden and tears came to his eyes and close to the over-flowing part! We think the fat, white grubs pinched him.

At the verge of dinner-time, daddy started a fire to try and desenegrate our medium-large pile of miscellaneous trash and old cans. Well, the cans are metal so they never eventually melted, so we still have a pile of cans in our fire-pit. :-( If you're wondering why we have a fire-pit.....when we attended Hanover Friends we would have a bonfire and cook-out every Fall. We would provide the main meal - hot dogs, hamburgers and smores - and everyone else would bring a side dish. We have lots of trails so we would creep along the trails with flashlights and hope no one would scare us (sometimes people did and that was freaky!) A few times we bought glow sticks and all the children would throw them up in the air and try to catch them, play football (the boys did) etc. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and fun! I miss having not having a Fall Fellowship at our house every year. Those memories of piping-hot apple cider, warm, gooey smores, breath-taking ATV rides and good times with friends will never be forgotten!!!


I've been teaching Eden and Josiah the song "Awesome God" during our music time together - signs and everything. Since tomorrow night is "homeschool night" (when we share what we've been doing the past few months) I had them perform for me today. Here are some of the pictures of Eden performing - Josiah got a little distracted at times!

This is the sign for "God."

This is my sign for "heaven."

I forgot some of the signs and so I made up the "heaven" sign. You know, Heaven is way up there so they have to reach as high as they can. Close enough to what I remember learning!

The sign for "love."

Eden and Josiah.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you guys had a busy day. I'm with Seth on the worms! Yuck! I'll be sure to ask what exactly we are eating next time I come over. I don't want to be eating any choc. covered worms!! lol just kidding :)

    Are you ready for some Sign Language Classes girl?? Just let me know and we can set it up :)

    We had a wonderful time of fellowship with you guys. Thanks again for lunch. You guys worked hard on those hot dogs... those were hot dogs right ?? lol :)

    Mrs. Collins