There has been progress on Nanna and Aunt's new house, but it has been too slow for almost all of us...we've all been trying to stay busy. Kable and I have lots of things to do here, mostly our church's Vacation Bible School for me, and running for us:) Nanna has been enjoying reading through letters from her parents and Grandpa's mother; she says its been like a visit with them (they have been dead for many years). Mom, Aunt, and Nanna have been sorting/packing.
The new well for the farmhouse They hit water at about 35 feet!
We all (4 generations!) helped plant the garden at the farm
which both houses and my mom will share.
The corn is up and everything is growing!
The field below the garden (by Isaiah)
So, on Fathers Day, we went up to play and check out the apple trees, and we found black raspberries and raspberries!
These are the only berry all of the boys like picking and eating.
This house is getting lifted on to this foundation and all connected together
We thought it would happen last week, than this Tuesday...so we're ready. We've been doing other things.
Trying to catch butterflies
Lots of walks to see the cows near our current house
Playing in the backyard
(anything with wheels makes Moshe happy at the moment)
And forgetting to put up pics of my Easter Scene;)
I have been dreaming of this project for a few years. Finally, last Lent we made the tombs with our generous potter friends, Paul & Amber.
I was stumped on the people, though, 'til my friend Emily arrived and showed me how to make Felt Wee Folk. They are fun and easy to make, even if I ignore faces and hair and am not that creative. Check out Emily's gorgeous Easter scene here.
The boys did enjoy seeing and touching the scene, and so did their Dad.
In my daily blog browse I followed Shivaya to Bernadette to Shannon and found some inspiration (see sidebar pin: 'Reduce Clutter Create Space 2010') to start my sorting/packing before I talk myself into insanity.
My Friday-morning-Bob-Evans-Ladies helped too:) We were talking about how Jesus shook-up Sabbath from the book "Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity" by Keri Wyatt Kent and making sure we are carrying His [easy] yolk not someone else's [heavy] yolk.
"Lord, help me to do the tasks before me, as though I am doing them for You (and they are all for You). Amen."
Have some wonderful sunshine! Emily
P.S. - This blog took a ridiculously long time to write! Working out how to quickly add links may be the work of days [read: weeks, months]. I am hoping to be able to put up lots of links and funny little things in the sidebars as I love other peoples. I am also planning to post my blog on Facebook, a big public step for me as Kable is currently my only reader!
Now that we are outiside a lot and inside a little and my summer obligations are racing towards me, I feel...totally overwhelmed. Between packing, readying this house to be rented, and some other things I said 'yes' to, well, I wanted to just sit down and worry yesterday. Luckily, I didn't!
Moshe was sick so Kable took the morning off so I could go to "Something for Moms", and lead our book study. When I got home he got a taste of my mood and took the afternoon off too! It was a sweet treat. We got our St Patrick's Day seeds planted (onions, spinach, lettuce and peas)
and I got to make Nigella Lawson's Irish Stew and Best Recipe's Irish Soda Bread.
We also took one small step in packing - getting all of the boys clothes that will not be needed in the next six monthes to my mom's house. We have a lot of clothes in every size and season from my maternity clothes to boys' size 8, including shoes and coats! A small but satisfying step.
We are all waiting for the big hole in the ground that means Grandma and Aunt S's house has been started and this is not a dream...