Monday, November 30, 2009

Thankful for such a blessed yet busy week.

A blessed Monday morning to you all! I hope that everyone's Thanksgiving was as joyful as ours. Our whole week was delightful though VERY hectic. The last of our week went as follows: Thursday - Thanksgiving with the Jennings, Friday - Birthday party for all three Jennings girlies and taking a mini tourist trip, Saturday - A blessed and relaxing Sabbath. Since we do celebrate the Sabbath and set it aside, and since we had company coming in; it was needful to cook all the meals for three days prior to Friday. If we were old pros at preparing meals ahead of the day this might have been a breeze. However, we are very new at it so it presented a bit of a challenge. :) This Thanksgiving we decided not to get with our extended family but instead stay home. We were all pretty excited about not traveling anywhere but as the day got closer, it seemed like it might be a bit lonely. Well, YHWH provided and we were able to celebrate with the Jennings family. My, were we excited! Grace's birthday was on Friday so we decided to have a joint birthday party for all three girls. We had missed Heidi and Emma's earlier so it worked out well. I will just share a few pictures of the lovely time we had.

This is my brother Joel and Steve Jennings playing at swords in the front yard. They said that they had to get rid of all the turkey they ate. :)

I believe Joel won this match.

Little Emma is so adorable. Her and Grace kept running out to see if the chickens had laid any more eggs. They were expecting great things out of those chickens. :)

Dad and Steve did some blacksmithing on Friday while us girls gave Phallin a tour of the Mennonite community around here. We had an amazing time going to all the little stores around and being able to have some 'big girl' time. We left before they really got started but this is a picture of the open forge getting heated up. They worked on some railroad spike knives and a couple of suprises we don't yet know about.

We had a little party for the girls Friday night and then a time of discussing the goodness of the Lord to begin the sabbath. We praise the Lord for such wonderful friends to enjoy Thanksgiving with and for Him giving us sooo many reasons to be thankful in the first place. ~Sara


  1. Sara, I am working on your pictures tonite, will send soon! Phall

  2. Aww thankyou so much! :) I am excited to see them.

  3. Great, only one up but they are on the fan page on FB! ;-)

  4. hey!!! Sara, love the blog!! Emma is so cute!!! ;-)
    I hope you had a fantastic time with the Phallens!!! hehehe that is funny pic of Joel and Steve! hehehe ;-)