Saturday, July 30, 2011

Corn day!

Our cornfield

We started picking the corn around 6 a.m.
Corn piling up in the truck
 The first truckload of corn
A messy little corn face
 Mama Flo, Anna, and our friends, the Berrys came over to help us put up the corn.  We don't know what we would have done without their help!
 Livy and Anna
 Amanda and Rebekah unloading the second truckload of corn
 Livy wanted to taste every ear she shucked!
 Many hours later....still shucking corn!
 All our counters were piled high with shucked corn!
 We were so busy we didn't get many pictures of the inside work - cutting the corn off the cob and getting it into the freezer.  This picture was taken around 3:30pm.
This year our corn day had a very special ending!  The Gallaghers arrived!!
Livy enjoyed holding baby Emma...
 ...and Patrick and Nicolas jumped right in and helped put up corn!
 Precious little helpers!
 We ended up calling several friends and begging them to come get some corn!  By 8 p.m. the corn was finally all in the freezer or given away.  We are so grateful for this bountiful harvest!

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven...a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Gospel

Our family had the privilege of hearing this message back in December of 2009.  This is the most powerful presentation of the gospel I've ever heard. If you haven't already, please take the time to listen to this message and share it with your friends!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Joni and Friends Family Retreat 2011

This month Rebekah and I (Sarah) again enjoyed the privilege of serving at a Joni and Friends Family Retreat.
Making signs to welcome our campers
Waiting for the campers to arrive
Rebekah's sweet camper, Heather arrives
My camper, precious Megan, arrives
Rebekah and Heather playing putt-putt
Megan loved to go swimming!
Playing bingo
Megan's family and me
Waiting for the fireworks show to start one night
Some cute little girls
Rebekah and me with new friends
My Megan
Playing a game
Megan really enjoyed the swings
Megan's sister, Jaiden, and me
Heather fished all afternoon one day...
...until she caught this fish.
Rebekah and Heather catch a ride back from the lake
Happy faces
We both had such a wonderful week with our campers!