It has been snowing most of the day here and there's now a thick blanket of white over everything... It's so pretty~
My dad headed for town this morning to get some supplies... While at the hardware store, he bought a new faucet for our kitchen sink! Hooray! Our old one has been dripping for months. The guys took it apart a while back and cleaned it up and it worked for a little while then, but it soon got right back to dripping. Dad put the new faucet in and it is SO nice not to listen to that sound anymore, although I'm afraid it will take us a little while to get used to not turning the handle a little up and to the right all the time (to slow the stream down to a drip!)
Mother and Jacob got serious with schoolwork today, while Dad and Andrew worked on fixing things around the house. It is so wonderful to have handymen who live in the very same house with you!
I ground up the pumpkin Mother had baked yesterday and put 4 quarts in the freezer. Then I used the quart I had left out to make a double batch of pumpkin bars--one of our very favorite desserts! The only sad part about making the bars is that Mother and I are now doing the Master Cleanse (otherwise known as the "Lemonade Diet") and won't be eating anything for a couple weeks, so we won't be eating any of them! :)
We made more applesauce and juice today too and canned some salsa... It was so nice to be inside with the snow blowing around outside!
(later) I just got off the phone with Mrs. Dagley... We talked over some of the plans for the wedding and visited. She shared how God's been giving her verses in the Bible everyday to help her as she tries to think of daily life without her daughter's presence.
Amanda & I've been e-mailing back and forth with some clothing issues too... She sent a picture of her brother and sister-in-law so that I could see what the guys will be wearing and what the ladies' blouses look like. Once I saw that it would match, I ordered a pretty denim skirt last night and now can hardly wait for it to come... I'm just so excited and can't wait for November to arrive! I can't imagine how excited Amanda must be now (and James too, of course!!!)