Saturday, December 2, 2017

~Our Mission service, Thanksgiving, & life~

PLEASE PRAY FOR MY IN-LAWS AS THEY ARE MOVING RIGHT NOW FROM AZ TO OH!!
Their first 30 mins. on the road they had a flat tire on their trailer. :-(
Yesterday found Dad's truck broken down on the side of the road.
THIS IS PHILLIP'S REPORT OF WHAT HAPPENED!
Thanks for your prayers! The bearings for the pulley for the vacuum pump went out and broke the serpentine belt. After miles of driving through desert God let it happen in the middle of a city near some auto parts stores that had not yet closed for the night. Dad fixed it so fast with so few tools that he had out in case of an emergency that I was amazed! It was not hours but minutes. We are on the road again. God is good! -Phillip
~Love these pics of Grandpa's hands busy at what he does best.  That man is so talented, there's just about NOTHING He can't do. :-) ~


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Life has kept me hopping...being a "single Mom" while Phillip has been gone.   

~On Tuesday before Thanksgiving while packing to go to IN for Thanksgiving....and while making 68 rolls, 2 pies, etc. my toilet (filled with nasty Brown stuff) OVERFLOWED!!!  :-(  
(And my "plumber" was in AZ!)  But, Jesus helped us thru it. :-)

~One day I had a huge batch of sourdough starter setting on the island.  Abigail came by and decided to STIR IT!!  
YOU GUESSED IT...
IT LANDED ON THE FLOOR...
and splashed all the way to the ceiling...
down my new shelves, and all over EVERYWHERE on that side of the kitchen!! :-( 
So, Sarah and I SPRING-CLEANED THE KITCHEN in NOVEMBER! :-) 

The kids and I have had a good time and we have done lots of work, fun activities, and coffee-ing, mate-ing, and hot chocolate-ing together.  :-)

Here's Lots of Pics from before Phillip, Kimberly, and Noah left to go to AZ to help my in-laws move, and after they left!
~This verse that I read in my devotions the other morning was encouraging to me.  Psalm 62:8
Trust in Him at all times, ye people, 
POUR OUT your heart before him:  
GOD IS A REFUGE FOR US!!

 ~One day we enjoyed good southern Cornbread, pinto beans and cooked cabbage for supper.~
 ~A loaf of bread that I sent to the girl's Dear piano teacher,  Martha Miller~
 ~The week before Thanksgiving, my sweet brother Andrew came up to Daddy and Moma's and completely re-did their bathroom for them!!  Here's Moma showing the progress to GG.~
 ~GG and her oldest grandchild...(whom we all know is HER FAVORITE...Andrew. :-) ~

~OUR CNC HOMESCHOOL GROUP'S THANKSGIVING DINNER~
~We are blessed to be a part of a wonderful homeschool group.  We always enjoy the Thanksgving dinner!
I made 68 rolls and honey butter.~
 ~We were so happy to walk into Goodwill and find Abigail this cute little dress with a Turkey on it.~
 ~Mary the pioneer lady and Elijah the cowboy~
 ~I also made 3 gallons of sweet peach tea.~


 ~Two little precious girls wearing their turkey dresses. Abigail and Baby Clarissa~

 ~Brittany, Laura, Heather, and Katelyn~
 ~3 cowboys.  The Kennedy twins and Elijah~
 ~Mrs. Jowers made this adorable veggie turkey.~
 ~A. Nesi made this cute owl.~
 ~Some of the young ladies....and of course they always have this adorable baby with them! :-D ~
 ~Abigail and Raegan~
 ~We had a nice crowd~
 ~Kelsea, Abigail, Raegan~
 ~The older girls~
~ Sarah and Phillip helped play games with the younger kids.~
 ~Elijah and Sammy~
 ~Saw this old pic of our TINY precious baby Abigail on someone's instagram and just had to post it!!~
 ~And this little pic of our little Mary was on that same instagram.~
 ~A nice wreath A. Carole gave to me~
 ~Peppermint sprinkles make Cold weather and the Christmas season so much fun.  Dear A. Carole gave a huge bag of them to our family to enjoy!


 ~Abigail drew this of "Kimberly."~
  ~Before P, K, and Noah flew to AZ the Dear Beckers invited us over to a yummy Sunday dinner!!  Then we hit the road and ran to Westfield, IN for a missionary service that night.~
 ~Sunday night, Nov. 19th, we were privileged to have a mission service at Union Friends Church...the church where Daddy and Moma pastored for 6 years.  It was so nice to see our dear friends there.~
 ~We enjoyed a lovely snack with the Whitakers and the Stetlers.~
 ~The next day (before Thanksgiving) Phillip, Kimberly, and Noah flew to AZ to help Dad and Mom D. pack and move from AZ to OH.~

~OUR HAPPY THANKSGIVING!~
THANK YOU, DEAR JESUS, FOR ALLLL YOUR MANY BLESSINGS!!!
~I had some help making treats to take over to Gramp and Gram's house for Thanksgiving. 
(And yes, that is a Christmas tree behind her head.  Since a lot of my help was leaving to go to AZ, and since we were going to celebrate Thanksgiving at Dad and Moma's....Phillip let us decorate for Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving this year.)~
 ~Elijah and Mary helped me peel and chop over 7 lbs. of potatoes for mashed potatoes.~
 ~I made a pumpkin pie...~
 ~2 little pumpkin tarts...
 ~and a chocolate chip pie.~
 ~A pic from Kimberly of the mountain near Grandpa and Grandma's house from which they just moved.~
 ~Happy Thanksgiving Eve~
 ~Moma made a yummy jello salad, and Sister Agan's YUMMY sweet potatoes.~
 ~Mary playing with Gram's baby dolls.~
 ~Abigail and GG eating breakfast together~
 ~Cousin Bryan combing Abigail's hair.~
 ~Darla playing a game with Mary.~






  ~Beautiful GG who is 95...and counting!~
 ~I got the last of GG's Thanksgiving prayer~
 ~Mary added coolwhip to her little pumpkin tart.~
 ~Laura made an apple pie.  GG asked for a piece of ALL 3 pies.  :-) ~
 ~Sarah's beautiful blouse.~
 ~And Darla snapped this of the back of Sweet Sarah~
 ~The 5 of us on Thanksgiving ...missing our Daddy, Kimberly, and Noah!!~
 ~Elijah~
 ~Mary~
 ~Abigail playing dolls~
 ~Sarah, Mary, and Darla visiting on Gramp and Gram's front porch~
 ~GG and Me~
 ~Moma, Laura, and I~
 ~GG and Abigail~
~Moma, Laura, GG, and I~
~Kimberly's pic of helping Grandpa and Grandma move.~
 ~Phillip's post about helping his parents move. :-( ~
 ~Sarah....the "handy lady" took a heater apart to get some fuzz out.  Her Daddy and Grandpa were quite pleased with her. :-) ~
 ~Abigail drew this of Daddy, Mommy and her.  This is exactly how Sarah drew people when she was little to.~
  ~A HUGE egg that one of our chickens laid.~
  ~November 30th was National Mate Day in our beloved Argentina! (Photo Credit: Sarah!)~
 ~3 of our Girls!!  These are very GIRLY girls! They love lace, frills, snuggles and hugs!! ~
 ~We ran into Kohl's to spend some Kohl's cash.  The kids wanted to go to the toys while we made some decisions on what to buy.  When we came to get the kids, Abigail had fallen asleep on the floor.  :-( ~

 ~Three of the Treasures with which Jesus has blessed Phillip and I!!~
 ~We watched the Singing Christmas tree from Hobe Sound last night and got to see my niece Natasha. :-) ~
 ~Yummy Treats that Laura sent over!~
 ~After seeing the angels in the Singing Christmas tree Elijah went downstairs and made Abigail an angel. ~
Dad and Mom and our crew are traveling this way as fast as they can!  We can't wait to see them!!
I'll post Christmas decor pics soon.
~Heather~
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