Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving


Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  We had a house full!  We drove to Lancaster to pick up Ray and Ruth Land on Wednesday. Cindi was kind enough to cook the turkey, and we had enough food left over to feed 5 or 6 more!  Michael is a great cook too and he made the gravy.  Grandma Sikora was there, and Cindi’s brother Steve and his wife Suzie stopped by for a visit. 

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What are you thankful for today?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fall Gathering

   We had a Ladies Fall Gathering at my house this past week.  It was so much fun!  We swapped recipes and decorating ideas.  Darrah put some of her jewelry out, IMG_7329and nearly everyone brought sweets!  We had so many wonderful treats there was enough for everyone to take some home.  Why is it that women congregate in the kitchen? : ) Someday I need to get a bigger kitchen to accommodate more people!

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Out of the goodness of his heart

We have a new toy in our house.  Hubby bought a new HP TouchSmart computer.  The screen is huge, and you can actually touch the screen to do things and/or use the traditional mouse and keyboard. He has been having great fun with it! Then to my surprise he told me that it was for me! He wanted to get me a desktop pc so that I wouldn’t have to hunch over a tv tray to work on ‘my’ laptop like I normally do, and he wanted to replace it with something faster to handle the mountain of pictures I try to store and work on.  Isn’t he a doll, doing all of this just for me?  ; )  He has worked very hard on it, uploading all my pictures, videos and programs, and I am very thankful to have such a considerate husband. It is a lot more comfortable to work on… and it is pretty cool.

IMG_7321In other news, we are not selling our house anymore. Well, it’s more like it didn’t sell in the time we had to get into a new home, so we took ours off the market.  I’m sure it’s no coincidence that we decided to sell our house right before the economy tanked, so we took it as a sign from the Lord and we are moving on.  We are very comfortable here, and very thankful for it.

Mom and Papa John were out here for a visit a few weeks ago! It was so good to have them here.  Sometimes, I just miss my mommy.  Fall is in full swing so we took a trip up to Lancaster and road on a train to get a view of the countryside… and Papa John is a train enthusiast.  IMG_7283 It really is beautIMG_7289iful country. 





I am frequently in awe at the wonders of God’s creation, but no more so than in the fall.  The beautiful colors that can take your breath away, and the multi-hued trees look like they have been hand-paiIMG_7294nted by God.

This was a two person job. There are two teams of horses and the driver you can’t see is steering the actual corn-picking  apparatus, while the boy is

   IMG_7312                                                                          keeping the  trailer in line right behind it. The white barn is vented for drying tobacco, the other stores tons of corn cobs! Maybe for feed?