Thursday, April 17, 2014

Relocating Fruit Trees

The new fruit trees newly planted in 2008
In 2008, we planted fruit trees on our acreage, thinking we would be building a house there. The Lord had other plans, and we did not build, but the trees are still alive. The guys recently transplanted them from the property to around our home. Thank you for all your hard work, men!
Digging up the trees to replant
All loaded up
Digging new holes
We hope to enjoy some delicious fruit this fall!

"A good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; 
neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit."
{Luke 6:43}
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Family Economics Conference, Pt. 2

A fun game of "Simon Says"

It was a fun surprise to see the Wahlquist family again -
it has been eight years since we last visited with them in person
Fellowshipping at the pizza party
Helping clean up after the conference.
Generations with Vision will be hosting another Family Economics Conference 
in Kansas City in October. We'd love to see you there!
More wonderful fellowship that evening 
Playing games with new friends from Colorado
The Swanson family graciously opened their home up after church on Sunday for fellowship

Mr. Swanson playing the piano while we sang together
Lifting voices of worship to the Lord

Over the weekend, we enjoyed getting to know this family from California
Homebound...our trip to Colorado was a blessing and we are grateful for safe travels!

"The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him,
in those that hope in his mercy."
{Psalm 147:11}
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Family Economics Conference, Pt. 1

We enjoyed the Family Economics Conference, hosted by Generations with Vision, in Denver last week. The sessions were helpful and the fellowship was a blessing to our family.

Mr. Swanson's keynotes were challenging and inspiring 

Vendor hall
Lunch fellowship

Listening to the panels
After the conference each evening, fellowship was enjoyed in the hotel lobby 
New and old friends
"Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him,
upon them that hope in his mercy."
{Psalm 33:18}

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Happy Birthday, Rachael

Happy 15th birthday, Rachael!!
We love you so much and hope you have a wonderful day. 
You are a special blessing to our family.

"Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways."
{Psalm 128:1}

"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: 
but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."
{Proverbs 31:30}
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Trip to Colorado

All packed and ready to head down the road
Last week, we were able to take a family trip to Colorado. We are thankful the Lord provided someone to care for our animals while we were gone, so that we could attend a Family Economics Conference in Denver.

As always, there was lots of food preparation for the trip - breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During this trip, we set a record of eating out only two times during the whole week.
Tourist site
After nine hours of traveling in high winds, we arrived in Colorado.
This was a first for our family, and we enjoyed seeing the beautiful mountains.
The weather was gorgeous when we visited the Garden of the Gods

Enjoying God's amazing creation together
Mr. Bunny
All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such
as keep his covenant and his testimonies (Psalm 25:10)

A little rock climbing

"O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
who hast set thy glory above the heavens."
{Psalm 8:1}
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