What a tremendous joy it was to be with Matthew & Amanda the week after Christmas! The Lord brought them safely down to us just before the ice and snow set in – a reminder of His mercy and goodness in our lives.Though the weekend had an unexpected turn and we ended up traveling to south GA for a funeral, the Lord blessed us with safety and a precious time together. 

Part of our Christmas celebration...Reading a book that was given to the precious little niece/nephew on the way!


Friday morning, while we were waiting for details regarding our trip south to finalize, the guys left to go move a heavy piece of equipment with which the Lord recently blessed us. We ladies then gathered in Mom’s room for a sweet “girl time” together. Laughter, stories, and just sweet fellowship made the morning hours fly by. May we all learn to cherish moments like this to their fullest.


We love you, our dear, dear siblings, and look forward with great anticipation to the next time!

Enjoying fresh salads for lunch on the trip -- a great travel food for a crowd this size.Our last evening, after our return from GA, we gathered in the livingroom and looked at pictures of life on the farm.

“O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth forever. Praise ye the LORD.” Psalm 117