Has it really been almost a month since Jérémie and Sarah’s wedding? I should have had this post up a long time ago!!
Wedding preparations began almost as soon as MiEl’s wedding was done. Sarah and I put together the cutlery packs
The days sped by so fast, and not very many pictures of preparations were taken. The day before the wedding, we setup Faith Hall.
By lunch time the room was just about set up. We all sat down for a lunch, then we had the rehearsal. Jérémie and Sarah were also given a couple hand-made gifts.
Because of logistics, we were on our way to the wedding before dawn, and then as soon as it was light, the groomsmen and groom had their pictures done. Then the bridesmaids got their pictures done. The lighting for the bridesmaids and bride was absolutely stunning. Unfortunately, I cannot put any of those pictures here right now. The wedding was officiated by M. Hauser, the Rhéaume’s former pastor. The message was very God centered and a blessing to many.
May the Lord abundantly bless you Sarah and Jérémie and be your Guide through all of life’s blessings and trials.
If any of our blog readers have a good memory, they might remember reading a post by David about six and a half years ago about a pounding that he received. If not you can click HERE to reread it. Well, yesterday evening, Jérémie and Sarah got pounded.
Traditionally a pounding is when a couple is given a pound of different dry goods to fill their pantry. In this case, my parents also gave them other practical things such as office supplies, cleaning supplies, tape, batteries, disposable cups & cutlery, etc.
May the Lord bless you Jérémie and Sarah as you set up housekeeping!
Our cow, Hershey, was due to calve yesterday, and I had an inkling that it would be fairly soon, because she gone off her hay the previous evening. But when yesterday morning, she began to eat again, I figured I would just keep checking throughout the day. I went out after lunch with D&E’s girls to check for a calf, but to our disappointment there was none to be seen. Immediately after supper, I went to check on Hershey again, and lo and behold: there was a little calf standing there trying to get a snack!
I was too busy to weigh the little guy last night, but I picked him up in my arms to get an estimate. I guessed him to be about 50 lbs or so. But when I weighed him this morning, much to my surprise, he was 67 lbs!
Mr. Big is very smart and is drinking very well. I am trying to train him to drink both from his mother and from a bottle.
In the past few years, Elizabeth and I have been learning how to trim horses’ hooves. I felt like I was starting to really get the hang of it, when a friend asked us to do a new horse that she had acquired. Of course, I willingly said, yes, we would do it, but when we picked out the horse’s feet, we were in for a surprise. I have done several corrective setup trims in the past, but I had never seen hoofs like these before. The bars were so grossly overgrown, that the horse’s hoof was no longer being supported by the wall (which is how it should be), but the horse’s weight was being held up by its bars and putting a tremendous pressure on the sole.
I took an educated guess that all that bar was going to have to go, but having only a few times done a dramatic setup trim similar to this, I was a bit nervous to proceed without consulting a professional. So Elizabeth sent an email to a friend of ours who is does lots of hooves, and she graciously offered to come by and help us out. My gut feeling was indeed right and the horse seems to like his new “foot-do”.
As I was thinking over this situation, I thought about how we can have “over-grown hoofs” in our lives as well. If we don’t take care of the little problems right away, they will get bigger and bigger until they are ginormous. Then when God “trims” us it takes a lot of work to get us back to where we should be.
With all the snow that we have been getting, it has been starting to feel like Christmas! William has been busy decorating the house to give it a festive air and Christmas cookies have been being baked giving the air a festive smell.
May this season be a constant reminder of the reason our Lord came to Earth.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Mt 1:21
Winter is here, and with it comes lots of snow. Having somewhat warmer weather on Sunday, William, Stephen, and some friends decided to have a snowball fight. As we watched from the window, some of us decided that it was an opportune moment to capture a moving objects mid-flight.
Meanwhile, a couple of girls were cutting out paper snowflakes to decorate the house. Not one is the same, and though they may be pretty, they do not compare to the ones God made!