There's No Place Like Home

We've been home for 5 days and enjoying it more everyday.   Although we are thankful for the ministry God has given to us, we do miss our home life on the farm.

The first day at home was spent unpacking, doing laundry, putting our house together, looking at 5 weeks worth of mail, and much more.  

We got in 4 days of school before we took a break today.  Here are some of the various tasks that some of us accomplished today:

Picking pecan meats, practicing music, cleaning house, doing office work, making granola, playing outdoors, working on the farm, sewing projects, doing laundry, putting clean sheets on the bus beds, and probably other things I don't know about.  :)

Hudson, Denver, Taylor, and Elizabeth were invited to a "nut picking" party.  (Rebecca came without an invitation!!)  They listened to their beloved  Jonathon Park while they were nut pickin'.  About halfway through they had a snack of carrot sticks, dried fruit, and pecans.

Rebecca does everything with gusto!

What a crew!

The 5 oldest are working on a new song of which not even I know all the details.  I think it will include 5 instruments, creativity, and who knows what else.  Stay tuned..........

Allison finally got to finishing the comforter her grandmother helped her put together.

This is our wonderful father and husband trying to make a dent in his never ending desk work. 

Rebecca was Allison's right hand helper in making delicious granola.
The day is not over yet.  Allison is cooking up a yummy soup for supper, Chelsy is baking something wonderful for our church dinner tomorrow, Rebecca is playing harmonica, Elizabeth is cutting fabric, I will be heading outdoors for a walk, and all the men and boys are still outside doing farm work.

Wishing each of you God's blessing on your families as you serve Him.

More Cousin Pictures!

These are a few more snapshots from our time in GA. To read about our day at the aquarium, and for many more pictures, go here to our cousin Ashlyn's blog.


Special Times w/ Cousins

 We have so many pictures from the last several weeks that we want to get up here sometime soon, but for now I just have time for one so the rest will have to come later!
I feel so blessed to have such amazing cousins...and so many of them, too! On Monday we had the opportunity to spend  2 days with mom's younger sister and her family in Georgia. We all went to an aquarium in TN on Wednesday, and got this picture of all 17 of us (just from two families, mind you!) lined up in order of age. Of course our rather large group attracted much attention and speculation. :) To the rest of our Stoltzfus side cousins...we wish you could've all been there too!