Thursday, July 22, 2010

Saturday Work Day

We set to work ripping off old siding with the help of a borrowed scaffold!
The silver is "Radiant Barrier"--what we used to 'insulate'.

Taking out the existing boys room window...

More siding off

A good workman : )

Measuring for the new hole

Peace.. : )


Preparing to lift out the cut...

And there it is!

Andrew takes off his hat to a wasp.
(Just to swat it!)

Nathaniel does the same

Job Foreman and unexhaustable worker

The new window!
It is so much more open in the boy's room now, and also we will be able to put a window unit AC in there!

"How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flow'r!

In works of labor or of skill,
I would be busy too;
For Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do.

In books, or work, or healthful play,
Let my first years be past,
That I may give for ev'ry day
Some good account at last."
--Isaac Watts

"How beautiful is rain..."

...And the calm after the downpour

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

His Mercies are New Every Morning...

"I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses." Isaiah 63:7
We went blueberry picking...

And came home with 70 pints of fresh berries!

Our Princess

Stephen at work with the guys!

Close friends

Sweet Deborah! Reading is one of her favorite things to do.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

More pictures from our trip!

This family talked on Discipleship.

A great close up!

Elisha descends the stairs on the last day of the conference!

Our very flexible Hostess! Mrs. E. gracefully accomodated us despite the late nights!

Starting the grill with a torch! : )

Pistol practise!

By the way, they were very careful to be safe!

Guys discussing guy things!

This is Anna--a little girl adopted from Haiti several years ago. It was so nice to meet her and her adopted family!

Ryan getting a picture of a clay exploding, flanked by Nathaniel and Daniel. (skeet launchers)

Too cute!
Preparing to shoot clays...

We almost matched our chairs! (also the E.'s van and ours are almost the same maroon!)

The clouds try their hand at shooting : )

Austin E.

"Here it is, sir."

The shoot out. These two were the last ones left in a competition.

"Let's try to push this bell over!" Actually, this was just a base in a game the guys played!

These two both have beautifully curly hair!

The house we got so used to calling "home" this weekend!

Visiting on the porch as the sun goes down

The guys played into the dark!

A late night game of spoons.

Almost Home! We dropped off Moses and Crystal M. (our travelling companions) at their house, and picked peaches there before driving home.