We Don’t Know What a Day Will Bring Forth!

Jan
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2014 was a year chock FULL of change, I thought it would be fun to do a little year in review -  picture style!!!

January, we got a call from Mom’s parents in Tulsa telling us that they’d called an appraiser to come look at their farm, and for us to start looking at houses in our town. This was a COMPLETE shock!!!

60th anniversary

We love to have company, and enjoyed a visit from our friends, the Bontragers.DSC_0216

Gotta have a little fun! =) =) =)Snowwoman

February, after much thought and preparation, Grandpa’s addition to our house got under way._DSC0408

Abbie had the exciting opportunity to play violin with some friends at the State Capitol.

Abbie playing for homeschool day at capitol

Celebrated G and G’s 60th wedding anniversary up in Tulsa.

Granny and Granddad

Had a fun visit from the Dorninks!IMG_3573

March, Abbie and the girls enjoyed babysitting for some friends who had a baby that stayed  in the hospital for 19 days.

rented mother

John-Clay got to do some teaching for a Christian Film Festival down in TX.

san antonio film

April, we took the annual trip down to Big Sandy, TX for our uplifting and encouraging homeschool conference.

Big Sandy

The Nakatsus stopped by on their way back from the conference…IMG_0086

Baby continued roasting in the oven…

Hannah and Dustin and June Bug

J-C took a trip up to Ohio to work on a Christian film.

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In May, after a big sale at the farm, Granny and Granddad moved in right next door! We are spoiled having them right across the fence!!! =)

auctionDeann, Granny, Cheryl, Abbie

Meanwhile, Gpa’s addition continued in the making.

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Eating and sleeping on the second story. =)

Maggie, CArinna, Charitysilly kids

Abbie loved the opportunity to return to Nashville helping out in CI at conference.DSCN0285

Mother’s Day.

Mother's DAy

June, brought one of our biggest highlights from the year! Mr. Evan Trust Dornink. =) We love him to pieces.

Evan

Evan

July, Benjamin spent 4 weeks away from home at Quest.

Quest

…and of course we made homemade ice-cream at the Peach Festival.

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Extracted honey…

honey extraction

Charity’s friend from MN came for a visit.

Tomato time

August, we said a sad goodbye to these guys who moved up to MN for 4 months.

Evan

Our family had a blast helping out with a friend’s wedding.

Brenna, Brooke, Abbie, Maggie

September, we had a fun visit from the ATI connection team, and Grandpa moved in to his addition.DSC_0174

We took a family (except Caleb) trip up North.

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October, Abbie completed her CNA

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These 4 took a road trip to AR to the craft shows.

Abbie, Cheryl, Maggie, Charity

We re-painted the girls room.

Abbie, Carinna, Maggie, Charity

girls room

Celebrated Granddad’s 80th birthday!

Granddad 80th

November

The Ferraros came down for a visit which we thoroughly enjoyed!!! =)

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J-C and Abbie took a trip down to TX for a video project, and also Abbie started working at the nursing home.set up

December = CHRISTMAS!!! =)

Mitten TEa

We DON’T know what a day will bring forth and are told in Scripture to redeem the time, because the days are evil. No one can deny that fact!

None of us know how long we have left here on this earth. It could be years, months, days… “What you do TODAY matters.”

I encourage you to live for Jesus, He lived/lives for you. Surrender to His will, He surrendered HIS will to the Father. Offer your body as a living sacrifice to Him, He sacrificed His body on the cross. Willingly obey His voice, He was in-tune and obedient to HIS Father’s voice. Lay down your life for Jesus to use however He chooses, He laid down His life for you.

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Matt. 16:24

Comments ( 3 )

3 Comments to “We Don’t Know What a Day Will Bring Forth!”

  1.  Matthew

    Sounds like a busy year – not to mention a busy Christmas (last post)! It’s always fun to see your Christmas letter with the so-and-so did this – and I see this aspect of Christ in them!

  2.  Sage

    I’ve gotten really bad at keeping up with blogs, but I’m glad I saw this one. Such a beautiful family and an encouraging message. Thanks for posting!

  3.  Brooke Chatham

    Abbie, I thoroughly enjoyed this! Thank you for the encouraging words at the end of the post! :)

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