Saturday, November 17, 2012
As you've probably noticed (if there's anyone that still reads our blog), posts have been few and far between!! I've actually tried to post this a couple of different times, but have been having technical difficulties until now. :) I hope you enjoy the following pictures and getting a little glimpse of what we've been doing the past couple of months.
We harvested honey - YAY!!! It is SO good!!! We had a little battle with the bees though and Seth and I got stung by our eyes (daddy also got stung on his arm and back!)!!!
It was worth the honey though. :)
While daddy and the boys were at the Father Son Retreat, the Cochran ladies reorganized the house! It turned out to be a little bit of a bigger project than we anticipated... :)
Stasia and Shenandoah
Sabrina and the work in the hall.
We had stuff piled everywhere. I guess it always looks worse before it looks better!
Left over stuff from Germany.
I organized the guest room closet. Hannah, you should see it now - it looks great and you'd have plenty of room!!! :)
We must have been tuckered out after a busy three days because we fell asleep waiting for daddy and the boys to arrive home!
Our adorable little goat milker.
Shenandoah and Sabrina.
Canning green beans.
Scrapbook box filing is my job!!! Somehow, I hadn't done it since the end of 2010 - YIKES!!!
Sabrina canned more okra - she did it different and it actually tastes good this time!!
She also made some experimental...
Seth made another cathedral (and since then he has built his version of the Eiffel Tower :).
He also made grandma Elder's chili recipe - it is the best and he did a great job!!!
Sienna preparing salad toppings.
Our salad bar - healthy and delicious!
Stasia made apple fruit cake - she copied the recipe from Elsie Dinsmore and made it all by herself!
We put together a care package for our missionary friends in Africa!
We had so much fun going shopping for them!!
This time apples!!!
Taking a break for lunch.
Back to work!
Lots of peels!
Seth was such a blessing doing dishes.
Shenandoah likes to help fold laundry.
Sisters and kittens.
Seth helped daddy stain the deck. Daddy said he couldn't have done it without him!
We had some little people under the weather one Sunday, so I stayed home with them from church. Seth made some shaved ice with flavored stevia - it was delicious!!
We had fun playing Go Fish!
(We also had fun trying to get this picture. :) It was a challenge!!).
Sabrina canned banana peppers.
Our little cowboy.
Chicken soup for lunch when people were under the weather!
Stasia milked the goat while Sabrina was sick. It was an adventure the first day (the goats are partial to Sabrina), but it went better after that.
Stasia loves to experiment and cook in the kitchen! If it's true that good cooks have a messy kitchen (although we generally beg to differ with that), she's going to really be a great cook!!! :)
Do you think we had a problem with this new bag of prunes that we ordered?! :)
Stasia took this pretty picture.
We had our first fire of the season a few weeks ago!!
I was excited to get my first voter card in last month!!
Sabrina made homemade fish and chips - we hadn't had fish and chips since we were in Germany!
Stasia had fun dressing Sheny up!
Lots of hanging clothes - this is what it looks like when we're getting ready to leave town (except for this wasn't all of them!!)!!
We were blessed to be able to go to a very convicting and perspective honing conference a few weeks ago. We were blessed by what we were able to learn and also by the fellowship we had with dear friends. More pictures on this in the future...
On the way home, we drove right by the arch!
This reminded us of Europe...
Thanksgiving preparations are underway!!
We've had a great, but very full last few months (these pictures really do just give a glimpse! :) I'm looking forward to doing more posts as time allows!
Blessings to everyone - enjoy this lovely time of year!!