Dad's Birthday - April 18th Ryan, Leah, Mom and Dad looking at his new dictionary the Noah Webster's 1828 "American Dictionary of the English Language". An excellent addition to our library!
April 18th was my Dad's birthday and through a bountiful home cooked breakfast, singing a special birthday song to him, writing him letters of love, and sharing our love for him through gifts, we sought to bless him on this day. I am truly grateful to God for giving me a father like my Dad. Where would I be without this special man leading and guiding me along the path of Truth? Without his protective covering? Without his desire to be obedient to the Lord no matter what the world says or does to him? I would certainly not be where I am today! And I can joyfully assert "The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places, indeed my heritage is beautiful to me." Psalm 16:6. Thank you, Daddy!
Several weeks ago, Leah and I recognized a need for the girls in our girl's group to have notebooks in which to keep the things that we learn and do during our times together. Things such as their recipe cards, scrapbook pages, teaching notes, articles, their journals, etc. We had an enjoyable time designing covers specifically with each of the girls in mind.
What excitement there was this past Thursday as the girls were able to frame their cross-stitches! They began the cross-stitches in September of 2006 and since then have been working on them for a short period of time just about every week that we meet together. A couple of the girl's cross-stitches were more difficult and thus they completed one project, and a few of the girls were able to complete a couple of cross-stitches. For every girl, cross-stitching was a new experience. Through pricked fingers, missed or wrong stitches, knots and broken threads, they worked cheerfully and diligently and thus reaped the benefits of their labor.
Ryan, Leah and I had the opportunity to spend an evening with some friends of ours, and we had an enjoyable time. After the meal, Ryan and the boys went for a walk on their farm and Ellie, Leah and I rode horses. It was a such a pleasant evening to ride as the breeze was blowing gently and it wasn't uncomfortably hot. After we rode, Ellie's younger sisters rode in the barnyard for a bit. I liked this photo of Leah leading them!