We are so blessed with an abundance of thankful times - we wish our precious family and dear friends a Thanksgiving with all the trimmings and hearts full of gratitude for the abundance which surrounds us in this incredible time!!
My autumn arrangement from the dollar store in an old basket.
The little yellow bird is one Hanne gave me a couple of years ago. Sweet!
Target bargains = total cost $8.50
My Grandchildren Art Wall
(Please send more so I can fill up the entire wall. It makes me so happy to look at this wall.)
This missionary companion of mine just makes me laugh every time I want him to take a nice picture with me. So I give up - but anyway, if I have to grow old, I am thankful I am growing old with him. (The other pictures just has him making goofy faces)
Here are a few of our sweet and poignant moments of the past 2 months. Some are when we came home to spend 2 days with Oma before she passed on. Some are moments on our mission after we returned to Omaha.
Our handsome son with our beautiful granddaughter
Another incredible son with his adorable and amazing family(and what a cook is his wife!)
With the cute little striped Goodwill lamp and the antique desk Marty found in the garbage, we finally have a working office. I also was given a small keyboard by a senior sister missionary. Life is full of little miracles.
Yesterday we had a fun visit with Jerry and Kit Jensen when they came to our mission area on business.
We also had a delightful breakfast with them. So wonderful to have a touch of family here. Of course we couldn't stop talking about our shared grandchildren. Well.....also mission life. :)
I have so yearned for a nice little desk instead of the card table we use. Today I happened to notice someone from the apartments here taking out this old desk to the garbage. Dearheart willingly hurried out to rescue it and then worked to revive it. It really looked like a pile of junk, but look at it now! It is truly an antique of good quality mahogany that needed glue and other repair. Hooray for miracles!!!
I paid quite a bit for homemade jam in some local places, but decided to make my own today with strawberries from Costco and fresh peaches from the local markets. I added honey instead of sugar for a delicious flavor. The honey is my Christmas present given to me early by my mother. ;)
What a lovely day (only 103 degrees with high humidity) as long as we travel in the air conditioned car or stay inside an air conditioned building! Even so, we did picnic at the lake where the breezes kept us cool until we decided to walk the path. We lasted about 15 minutes when we understood what all the Omaha people have been explaining to us about Nebraska heat. For more pictures check out Trails of Faith.
This post is for you, our treasured family, to connect you with our home where we will be for the next 18 months. We are so very busy and happy and loving this beautiful place, but still you are in our hearts and I yearn to hold you all. Notice that I made the yummiest 100% whole wheat french bread ever - even without all the tools and supplies I needed. ;)