|My brother-in-law Matt and son Ringo splitting wood. I'm telling you, this gang knows how to work!!|
|Yep, that's the line up for supper and that's only about half the people. We had over 30 people in this house, which meant over 60 shoes in the laundry, and many piles of soggy coats, hats, mittens and gloves. It was great!!|
|Marlin's sister Dorcas, cutting donuts instead of wood. She is pregnant with number 7...beautiful, isn't she? And yes, that's Jacob eating raw donut dough. Being a relaxed mama is a good thing.|
|Emily and her cousin Vicki, who helped to fry the donuts and was my right hand lady the whole weekend in the kitchen.|
I have so many other blog posts rolling around my mind......serious ones, the kind that have been burning on my heart, but the kind that can only be written when the moment is right. Some of those kind never get written............For us personally, God is taking us through another time of testing, stretching our faith and at the same time, drawing us closer together as a family. Our children are learning that nothing is too small to pray for, even another sick calf who is most certainly going to die.......they see their strong daddy fighting for it's life and they see mama eating yet another piece of cheesecake. (didn't expect that one did you.....actually, they have seen me eating very little cheesecake as i have mostly been eating it in hiding.) It's life, and it's what makes or breaks us and through it all, i look at my husband and i'm like, "come to mama!" He has never been more handsome to me or more manly........but since you really did not come to my blog to hear all that, i will now say, "adios" and good night.