Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another swing-party and some surprise news~

Our good friend, Sarah K. and her 3 children came to pick up their Azure order this morning. (My mom had picked it up at the drop-off point last night when she was getting our order...) As our friends had never seen our big swing-set before, the swings became very popular very quickly and I got several fun pictures that I thought I'd share here.

These are Lane and Sarah's oldest children, James and Ila.
Ila kept finding new ways to enjoy the swings...
Then James had to imitate his big sister, of course!
Mother, James and Sarah went for a ride on the "Double" swing...

...and soon our double swing became a quadruple swing!

Mom and Sarah were going on a garden-tour when I snapped this picture of them by our very tall sunflowers!
Later, Mother had the camera and caught me jumping with the little ones. :) I had a lot of fun with the children--swinging; bouncing; eating apples and blowing bubbles! They all stayed and visited for a couple hours before Sarah had to leave, as she was teaching a ladies' Bible study this afternoon. It was so refreshing to have sweet fellowship with friends, and it was so neat to listen to a 5 year old girl who was able to tell me all about their garden and how they put up their produce--as though she were a fully grown lady!
This afternoon, Jacob shredded some of our cabbage for me so that I could make 5 more quarts of sauerkraut. We did up our one and only purple cabbage, so I had to get a picture!

Then, as we were waiting for our home-made pizza to bake before supper, Mother and I decided to give the boys a haircut... As it was lovely outside, we snipped out of doors. Isn't Summer wonderful? :)

Oh, I was going to mention the surprising news I found out this morning! A dear friend of mine, Amanda, is engaged to be married to a young man that we know! Congratulations to you both and may God guide your paths in the days, months and years ahead. ~


Miss Jen said...

Awww.... how lovely swings are SO
fun!! congratulations to your friend!

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

*~Virginia~* said...

looks like fun! hahaha, my brother would NEVER let me cut his hair! He's too picky! hahaha!

Hannah said...

Hi Cora!
Your swings have got to be ALOT of fun!
Oh and thanks for the comment! That's fine with me and Grace if you put links to our blogs on your blog.
Could I put your blog on "my favorite blogs" list?????
Well I gotta run now as we have to get ready for the farmers market that we vend at today...
Have a good day!
~ Hannah

Cora Beth said...

Dear friends~
Yes, our swings are so fun--I've probably mentioned that a few times before!

Hannah & Grace~
It's fine with me if you add my blog to your "Favorite Blogs" list too... :) I hope you have a succesful day at the market!
I've got to run. We're going to a baby shower today. :)

Kimberly said...

I love the pictures. That's something I've never made before, saurkraut! My mother made delicious saurkraut. It is so much better than store bought. Maybe I will try it next year! I like that in the picture of you cutting Andrew's hair Millie is right there, too. How like a dog.

Anonymous said...

I would have never guessed that you cut your brothers' hair. Is it easy? Do they cut yours? :)

Cora Beth said...

Yes, Millie has to be in EVERYTHING! The sad thing is that, just a little while ago, Mother and Jacob headed outside to see what a certain cheeping noise was and here our dog was working on killing a chick from this Spring. :( I thought we had that problem over with...

My mom had a friend years ago who was a beautician and she taught my mom how to cut hair. Then, my mom taught me several years ago so that I could help her with our guys' haircuts. It really is pretty easy, once you know how. I think it's really fun to do too. Oh, and no, I don't let them cut my hair!!! :)