"And every day Mordecai paced in front of the court of the women's quarters, to learn of Esther's welfare and what was happening to her."
Since I’ve been so long in posting I might as well give you a recap as to what has been going on around here!
Last Friday (the 22nd) our family went to Emily Collins birthday party. It was a rainy day so we stayed inside the whole time and caught up with our friends, the Coppedges and Collins. We had a yummy lunch that consisted of a couple of different dishes (chicken nuggets, mac ‘n cheese, salsa and chips, salad, etc.) and then we sang “Happy Birthday” to Emily and ate some cake! Emily opened her presents after cake and when she finished we cleaned up the kitchen. After saying our goodbyes we left laden with lots of homemade cotton candy from the Collins. It was really good! :-D
Saturday (the 23rd) Daddy, Caleb, Seth, Eden, Josiah, and I went to our auto mechanics house and picked up some manure from their horses. Then (after filling Daddy’s trailer about ½ way) we went and dumped it on one of our gardens! Yum! After lunch (and hot cocoa!!!) we went back outside, finished spreading the manure and then tried to start a fire on some of the brush piles Daddy compiled as he’s cleared the land. Since it had rained the night previously we couldn’t start it despite our efforts. So we then went and picked up the logs that Daddy had pre-cut on our property for the furnace. Then we came back and unloaded and stacked the logs and went inside to take showers! :) Mama, Hannah, Lexi, and Lydia had stayed inside and done different things like preparing dinner, billing, etc. Our friend, Mr. Johnny came over around 6 PM and fixed us up some deer! He cut it up, put some butter in the pan, added some salt and pepper and voila! He was done! Daddy meanwhile cooked our hamburgers on the grill. When everything was ready we sat down and ate dinner. After clean up Caleb and Seth showed Mr. Johnny their new favorite computer game, Bloons Tower Defense, and Daddy and I popped and seasoned lots of popcorn! :) Once the popcorn was finished and ready to devour we watched Amazing Grace together in the den. When the movie ended we gave Daddy kisses, said goodnight to Mr. Johnny and then went up to bed. Daddy cleaned everything up for us.
(Mr. Johnny went home sometime that night)
Sunday, after church, we drove up to my grandparents house to celebrate Grandpa's birthday. Of course, there was a delicious lunch when we got there! After eating and cleaning we watched a little bit of football and then Grandpa opened his presents.
He got a map from Grandma.
A sweat outfit from Uncle Greg, Aunt Amy, and family.
Reading a card.
I love his eyes in this picture!
Grandpa also got a new suitcase from Grandma. Grandpa urged the little ones to get in which Lydia (and Josiah) soon did...
Closing them up!
Then it was time for cake!!!
Does that look good or what?
Lighting the candles.
Grandma bringing the cake into the den.
Grandpa blowing out his candles after we finished singing to him.
We then ate some wonderful Carvel icecream cake! :) Afterwards Grandma gave some tips on make up to Hannah and I (Kimber) and we watched some more football, and then piled into our vehicle and drove home. We got home around 9 PM.
So, Happy Birthday, Grandpa! The world would be a very boring place with Grandpa's like you! :) We love you!
Delighting in Jesus,