Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fathers...the unsong heros of this day!

So many people take time to celebrate mothers, and they should. Equally so should we celebrate the fathers in our lives...God never makes mistakes. God knew that when he made a family that it needed a Daddy and a Mommy. Sadly the world is going far away from the design that God has for family!


Here is a simple collage of pictures honoring the Daddy in our family!!


Thank You, Dad

Thank you for the laughter,
For the good times that we share,
Thanks for always listening,
For trying to be fair.

Thank you for your comfort,
When things are going bad,
Thank you for the shoulder,
To cry on when I'm sad.

This poem's a reminder that
All my life through,
I'll be thanking God
For a special dad like you.

What is one thing that you appreciate about your Daddy, please share...we would love to hear it!
EJM signing off.

Special Blessings.

Family is such a treasure. Those who know us best and yet love us despite of that fact :)

This post is dedicated to the last few birthday's that have happened so far this year that we have forgotten to honor and remember on this blog.

January is Mom's birthday month

 Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
 The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. Psalm 111:1-2

March is Ben's birthday month

Ben and his family! We love you so much Ben! Happy Birthday!
 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. II Timothy 2:3

May is Matthew's birthday month

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  Matthew 28:19-20

June is JoAnna's birthday month.

 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 
1 Timothy 4:12

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Spring 2017!!!!!!

It's about time for a spring blog post!! The beginning of April was the Home-School Tournament! Here JoAnna is doing a speech which she got first place with.
Me (Marie) doing my speech!I got second in Senior speech. The speech competition this year was a little different than most years. This year you had to memorize a speech from history or a passage of Scripture(which is part of history:). JoAnna recited the Gettysburg address and I recited part of the Sermon on the Mount. "...Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God..."
Two concentrated players competing in a chess game! Caleb got first place in chess which is quite an accomplishment considering all the competition there is in chess! 
Caleb with all the other guys!
Receiving some awards!
Every year sometime in April our family heads down to the Ronald McDonald House which is located in Minneapolis. We make two meals for the people with sick children or relatives in the Gillette Childrens hospital. We also make blankets for the kids in the hospital. Here Mom is working on making one!
Esther with one of the blankets we made!
Playing some games together. Those 14+ are the only ones allowed to work in the kitchen so Esther and JoAnna were not able to work in the kitchen. Dad's leg was bothering him during this time so he wasn't able to help as much as he would've liked to.
At work in the kitchen.
Ready to serve supper!
JoAnna served the drinks! Notice the pans of apple crunch on the counter! That stuff is AMAZING!!!! I am so glad that God decided to create apples.
Kneading bread. This is what happens when you forget to bring your bread machine !!! :)
Conversations back at the hotel.
On Sunday, after church we enjoyed a meal with a friend of ours in Minneapolis! Thanks for having us Ian!
This school year us four kids that are still in school went to a Home-School Co-op! We had a program at the end of the year and here we are singing a song!
Me sharing one of my favorite memories!
JoAnna sharing her favorite memory!

At a Mothers Day Tea hosted by Margaret M. So thankful for sweet fellowship.
Esther with a bunch of rhubarb!
This is one way to spread manure on the garden!! :)
The five oldest kids in our family, along with our cousin Priscilla headed down to South Dakota for our cousin Josh and a friends graduation! Rachel, and I with one of the graduates, Alexa H.
Dutch Blitz! A family favorite!!
Was super fun watching some of the older cousins play, who haven't done so for q
Getting a tour of Ben+Emily's new house!
Matt and Caleb having some fun with our nephew. {Who is growing up way too fast!!}
Josh and Caleb flying Josh's new drone!
This tree is so beautiful!!
The boys having some fun! (For those of you who have watched the most recent episode of the Bible Bee Game Show, you'll be able to guess where the boys got this idea from!)