These are some pictures of my niece, Jewelyn on September 14th, 2014
Her aunt Brenda made her jumper
She is usually a very happy baby. And a sweetie. :)
This picture is to show how strong she is. She is only 4.5 months old, and she's already holding herself up like this. When you hold her, she lifts herself up in your arms because she doesn't like lying down very much.
We are thankful that God made her strong, for she has three older brothers to handle. :)
This picture was taken in July 2011 while I was going through chemotherapy for breast cancer.
These were taken yesterday, September 7, 2014. God has been so gracious to me, in giving me health and hair, by allowing me to still be alive to minister to my family.
(If you think I look a little stressed in this picture, I was worrying about the traffic on the highway in front of our house--what were people thinking? I should not have been worried about people. I'm sorry!)
Janet's spare minutes the last couple weeks were spent making this quilt top for grandson, Jonathan. It is a full size quilt. He will eventually move downstairs to share a bedroom with his older brothers. Right now, they are in twin bunk beds, using their own special quilts. But when Jonathan moves in with them, they will use a bunk bed with full on bottom and twin on top. Therefore, a full size quilt will be needed.
The cute printed animal squares came from Great-aunt Marlene's stash of fabric. The blocks are 7 inch, and the pieced blocks are nine-patches and snowballs.
The quilt top is on its way to the quilter in Galena, Ks. We are hoping it will be a quick turn around, so the quilt can be bound and complete before the Quilt Show on October 25!
Emily got her driving permit in June and has already logged close to 50 hours driving since then! She is Rowen's 6th student, and he says she is the best! She has to keep her permit a year, and is going through National Driver Training Institute online. We have used this training for five out of our six kids and we recommend it highly. It qualifies with our insurance for a discount, which we enjoy. We also love having removable magnetic Student Driver signs, which we searched for and bought online. We feel that having the signs displayed cause people to drive more charitably and carefully around us!
Judy Hunt married Tonweya (Ned) Sherman in Colorado Springs on August 29. It was a precious, beautiful ceremony. Our favorite parts were her dad's speech when he gave her away, and the song she sang to Ned about the kind of wife she was praying to be to him.
We have known Judy for years, but it was our first opportunity to meet Ned. We know he got a high quality girl for a wife! God will use their yielded lives in His kingdom!
The reception was in the mountains, and the cakes were displayed on tree stumps! So many people commented, "It is 'so Judy'!" The cakes were made by her Aunt Becky Hunt, with help from Uncle Gary. It was yummy, as well as beautiful!
The bridal table with mostly their good friends from Penn View, Pa., but also Judy's sister Marlene, left of Judy.
We were so happy to witness the start of this godly young couple's marriage. May God bless them!
Before Beth and Jason left for college, we decided to celebrate some birthdays. They were leaving on August 16. Janet's birthday is August 24; Jason's August 29, and Beth's is September 26. So the girls got out the China plates, put flowers on the table, and we sang some birthday songs. We also had assorted cheesecake because it is one of our favorite things.
We are thankful that the Lord is helping Jeffrey, Beth, and Jason as they have begun a new school year at God's Bible School and College in Cincinnati. We miss them! Emily is the only "child" at home. Our college boarder that we had last school year decided not to come back to school in Greeley this semester.
We debated all summer about what colors to paint our kitchen. Randy painted it for us after Beth and Jason left for school. In the picture above, a calendar and framed picture is not yet back on the wall, and Janet made a new bag bag to replace the old blue one in the picture.
The other wall is European Linen but looks like a light yellow.
Both the colors of paint change according to the lighting and the time of day. The red door is the same color as the red wall, but the lighting is different in the pantry, so it doesn't look the same in this picture. The European Linen looks more yellow in that lighting. Overall, we are loving the new colors. The kitchen had been blue since 2004 when we remodeled the kitchen. We kept the wall paper the same, and everybody comments that the red wall brings out the red in the wall paper. (See early birthday picture above for wall paper.) (We did have to put away the red tablecloth, as it was not the right color of red.)
On Janet's birthday, we were at Randy and Joy's house for dinner after church. The grandsons made the sweet wall hangings to help us celebrate.
Jonathan was playing I Spy with Grandma.
Randy built this Book Nook in the corner of the living room. The boys love to read and be read to in the Book Nook.