Well....the last day of 2009 did not start off too great for me this morning. I was in the van leaving about 6:35 am and the good ole' van wants to get stuck in the snow/mud!!!! Terry and Elijah were already up so I called from the van in the driveway and give the info to the rescue squad. Out they come, hook up tractor to van, pull van out, hurray!!!! Next I go to the grocery store, get all the grub on the list, back to van and its dead as a doorknob!!!! I kindly, (not really, I was getting a little sad by this time) call Terry and get info. Go back into the store and ask for mercy for someone to help. Two fellows come to my rescue but with one bad jumper cable, like the end thing falls off.......duh!!! He goes to hunt another and we giver er' another try......hurray again!!!!! Next I go to Wal Mart to see about getting new battery. Turns out, thats all I need. The young girl was so nice and we talked about children and "how many" we had and she said the kindest things!! At first she thought it was under warrenty, then not, then I go on about my shopping because I had to get the battery no matter if it was warrantied or not. I check out pay for battery and hurray again!!! Instead of $75 it only cost $9.75!!!!! So things are perking up now!!!! I was able to get back home in a timely manner to get our New Year's goodies/food going!!!
So tonight, we are going to be very low key. Dave and Kate are joining us as we bring 2010 in and also Bethany's friend, Brianne. Our menu is going to be Chicken Poppers, (chicken wrapped in bacon) Calazone, a new Bean dip, another type of dip and several desserts. Some cola and Mt. Dew for our "Happy New Year" and some Cranberry Spritz!! And of course lots of coffee and later in the night, coffee shakes!!!! We have several games we are planning on playing, so it should be a fun time together!
The guys and Dave have been meeting with an elderly man this afternoon, discussing purchasing 160 acres. They said the meeting was very positive. Caleb and Daniel want to get about 30 acres apiece and Dave and Kate would like the remaining 100. It is close to our place here, so that will be a blessing if the Lord works it out. Dave and Kate have a family ready to buy their house so if the land deal goes through, they will have to get a house built really quick!!! And guess who can help?????? All the guys!!!!
Alot to be thankful for in 2009! Thankful for health, provision, two of our younger children were saved this year, grace in grieving, not any major breaking of things we use so often, washers, dishwashers ect, our home church has had new families, thankful for all of you out there, your prayers and faithfulness, the farm has been productive, teh livestock has increased and sales of show goats is doing well.....so much to be grateful for, but all that I listed is because of Christ, his mercy and grace, His goodness, His protection, His directing and ordering our steps.....so Praise Him!!!!
May the Lord pour forth His mighty grace and mercy upon each of you this New Year 2010!!!
We miss you Joel!!!! I remember this day so well in 06'