So much has occurred in the past months, that even though Jonathan had our website up and running again by early January, no one has had the time to write any posts. Some of what has taken place since the last real post that to give a full update would take far more time than I have. Instead, I’ll attempt to give an overview of the fall and winter months, touching on a few highlights.
Fall activities included leaf raking, tree chopping, garden harvesting, and visits from local turkeys!
Winter fun has included skating, skiing, and having fun in the snow with friends.
During this time frame, we had opportunity to attend a couple conferences in New Hampshire – the Family Encouragement Weekend in September and the Gospel Family Forum in February.
Not only have we gone out of our home to fellowship with other like-minded families, but we have also had many opportunities for inviting others into our home. We continue monthly men’s meetings, usually preceded by a dinner for all the families. And of course we have welcomed other groups of people, such as the Sherbrooke Gideons, as well as individual families. Such times of fellowship are always a blessing!
The winter season wouldn’t be complete without Christmas concerts and chalk art presentations…
… and a visit with our precious grandparents!
Though not foremost in our priorities right at the moment, some work has been done on the apartment in the basement. The tiles are now laid and grouted. The hardwood floor is in – both the living room and bedroom. The kitchen cabinets are underway as are the mouldings, window frames, etc. Now thought is turning toward the bathroom. Another project on the side was also accomplished: the changing of some well-worn run on our much-used staircase!
February 13th was marked an important event. David may want to say more, but for the moment, I’ll just let the picture tell the story…
This has taken our thoughts toward a future date – the results in the kitchen reflecting that rather clearly!
Sewing has also commenced. We girls had a great time together cutting out and sewing the bridesmaids dresses, creating memories of special times that will not be forgotten.
Well, that is a quick summary of some highlights from the past few months. Of course there are a few other random things that have been done such as butchering the last couple turkeys (and learning to do sutures on one of them!), preparing for the next batch of meat birds, various culinary experiments unrelated to the upcoming wedding, the more recent undertaking of clearing out a place for a new septic system, and so much more.
We’ll try to keep you posted!