Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Here are some of the pictures from Reformation Day last week. What a busy time we had of it getting ready! Fiona was my official pattern cutter outer person.

She took her job very seriously. She likes to do these "hands on" type things, and she also likes to feel useful. I guess being the youngest of the three middle girls, she likes to feel like she is an important part of all our projects. :)

Try to keep the boys from walking all over everything with a book and a designated spot.

Shay was upstairs working on her dress...

Into this mess Papa walks and sets some home grown apples he got from a clients tree and asks for a pie. Yes dear.. :)

At the church Shay and a friend ran a booth together and pass out candy to the kids. Here they are burning the Papal Bulls that were sent to Martin Luther.

Turn around and look at Mama with your sticky little face Joseph!
And then the camera runs out of batteries. Isn't that the way.
Well, the chocolate is all eaten and the kids are down to the lollipops and such. The wrappers were drifting around the house like autumn leaves, but they are all pretty much cleaned up now. The costumes are packed away and now we move in to real autumn here in the NW. Which means rain. But you know I like the rain, so let it come.
Thank the Lord, I saw my midwife last week and my blood pressure is still holding steady. I'm officially in the last month now, though if things go as they always have before, I will probably have about 6 more weeks.
As for the election.. I got up last night and Forrest was still up doing his math at around 12:00. He told me O Bama had won, (And Shay told him he shouldn't have, he would give me insomnia!) of course I wasn't surprised, but still, having it all official was a bit of a bummer. I read Psalm 37 and decided to take that as my motto and not allow myself to worry. Then this morning one of Shay's friends mentioned the same Psalm to her, so maybe it's God just reminding us all not to worry. Ultimately this war will not be won in the political sphere, and there are many battle fronts. We must keep on, train our children in godliness, pray and watch and tend to the sphere of business God has given each of us and let nothing distract us from it.

The Lord Bless You and Keep you...


  1. Nice pictures. In regard to Obama, we read this in Proverbs this morning:

    Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked:

    For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

    My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

    For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

    We thought that was pretty appropriate, especially the "meddle not with them that are given to change".

  2. Wow love that verse above. Well I suppose you saw I even changed my header for this occasion. Sad day. But life goes on.

    loved this post. Its such a cozy look at home life!

  3. Can I bring you apples and ask for a pie too??

  4. Hi, Kerri,

    It's a treat to have a peek into your busy home. :)

    Our pastor recommended the following blog post as a good read concerning the election results:

    Glad to hear the news from the midwife was good.

    Take care. :)

  5. Hey! Great photos, and glad to hear all is well with the new baby!

    Christopher, love that passage.

    Oh, Kerri, love the music too!

  6. Goodness --that Shay is a very attractive young lady who sews very well!

    You should have known it was time for me to be preggo too--isn't this about the time I announced last time you were preggo? ;0) I'm due around July 5th. My birthday is the 7/9 so that is my vote! Makes sense doesn't it?

  7. I am loving the pictures of your kids. Can't believe how grown up Shay is now. I remember your mom and how excited she was when Shay was born. She's really beautiful. A little bit of Ellie in her and a lot of you.

    My heart sank as we watched the election returns. Ultimately God is in control, but it gives me pause to see how so many people are so enamoured with him and follow him almost as if he were a "savior". God have mercy.

  8. Waaaa I wanna new post with another bunch of pics like this! Come on share with us!