Thursday, October 21, 2010

Some of October at a Glance

My how time flies, and I get behind on this thing. Too bad I'm not caught up in the children's scrapbook. That sounds like a good winter project to me. Haha, I think I said that last winter.

As you can see, Benaiah is growing up, walking, saying a few things, and gets cuter and ornerier by the minute. In the above picture I caught him playing in the cupboard. Not a big deal until I find potatoes and onions all over the floor. Obviously I caught him before he found the food that look like balls. : )
He knows he's been caught.

And that's the ornery face.
He keeps us all in smiles, even during those times that aren't so happy. My Grandma Murphy passed away a couple weeks ago. Life can change so quickly. I am so thankful for the pictures that we were able to take earlier in the year with my grandparents. What a blessing to have those now. The time of the viewing and funeral all went by so quickly. It seems like a moment in time that came and went without much processing really taking place. Yahweh did give us a beautiful sky one evening while the children were out playing and it reminded me that He gives and He takes away, and He continues to spread His sun beams wherever they are needed.

Before we headed out for the viewing of my grandma, we went to a local Farmers Market store and bought some apples to sauce. It seems that we found things to do to keep us busy and our minds off of the loss. We were able to get 15 quarts done, felt good about our accomplishment, and then got ready to head to Coldwater.

My girls were great help with this project!

It was so nice to see all the cars line up in my grandmother's processional. My grandparents have many friends in their car clubs, and some of them showed up in their cars to bid their farewells.

If you want to continue reading, feel free, but no tattling on me for the pictures that I took!!!!

We all went back to Grandpa's after the funeral to visit with family and go through things. As Grandpa sat and read the paper, he had a very interested girl reading over his shoulder. They were both so into what they reading, it was a great moment for a quick picture.

Oh, this is Thelma, my oldest niece.

Last week we took the children along with some friends to Goshen Library to do an Alice in Wonderland tour after we spent the week doing an unit theme in that. It was free, fun, and a nice night out with friends.
The pictures below are from just last night. I went in to check on Benaiah, making sure he was asleep and found him in Josiah's bed. He does love his brother.

Upon covering him up, so he didn't get cold in the night, I heard a strange sound coming from above. So, I stood up and looked at Diella to see this......

and she was snoring. It was priceless! Love that girl!
We have our moments of joy and our moments of grief, but through it all we rest in our Father's hands to get us from one moment to the next. He is faithful to give when we are in need and take away when one is ready to be with HIM. Bless the Lord for HIS unfailing love!