Saturday, November 10, 2012

Over the ground lies a mantle of white...

We woke to a sparkly world of ice over everything.   We go to sleep with a generous powdering of snow on all we can see.  Life in ND is so very interesting! 

It was a very fun filled day here at our little home.  We celebrated the boys' birthdays with a party, consisting of the 5 of us, as the roads were not very passible for anyone else who would have come...  We had good food; sang lovely hymns of thanksgiving to God; read in a book by Pastor Prince; then gave the boys their birthday gifts.   It has been a long-standing tradition to write out clues that lead to other clues that lead to further clues that eventually lead to a gift, so this morning, my mom helped me some but it was mainly me thinking up hints----that rhymed.  There were 10 of them for each brother, so it took some time for them to find all of the clues, but it was so much fun watching them and hearing them think out loud.......    After the gifts were at last found, and it was decided that it was too late in the day to start one of the long games that the boys' received, we all went out to the shop (started the fire in the wood-stove!) and played many games of ping-pong.  :)   After supper and chores were through, we finished watching "Cranford" and now it is bedtime.

I thank the Lord for the brothers He has given me.  Sometimes I think about what life would have been like if my parents had not gotten back together when I was a little girl and how Andrew and Jacob would not even be in existance now....  Sad thought indeed!

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