What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, December 11, 2017


I am waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy behind on blogging.  So I am setting aside this week to blog every single day.  Maybe by the end, I'll be caught up?

I doubt it.  But, here's to trying!  

For today- a bit of slapdash.

~ Hunting season....  Two tags.  Four hunters.  Lots of orange.  No deer.

~ Andrew found some scrap leather from Matt's leather working days.  He decided to make mocassins.  He got as far as making the patterns...we'll see if he continues until the end.  (He is using this book to guide him.)  And look!  More ORANGE! (how exciting.)

~ I took it upon myself to organize ONE of our book spaces.  This is the adult/teen/classics book space.  I'd be lying if I said it held ALL of our adult/teen books because we have piles in plenty of other places too.  Organizing books is a big job.  And a VERY hard one for me because choosing what good books to keep and which good ones to pass along is very hard for me.  But one only has SO MUCH space in a house.  And it is very satisfying when it is done.

And besides- the cobwebs hanging out in the high places were a SERIOUS problem.

~ One of the perks of a girl with a broken arm is that we get visits from Uncles!  Both Uncle Jonathan AND Uncle Bob came to visit.  Lucky us!  Uncle Jonathan came with lots of stories of growing up- which had everyone bursting at the seams.  He's got some good storytelling skillz.

~ Ruby had another litter of pups.  Eight little beauties this time.

~ Adele' isn't the only one benefiting from Uncle Love.  Uncle Bob came and picked up my rabbit-loving boy and took him to get a few free rabbits from a rabbit farm on Saturday.  Andrew has dreams of having a rabbit business... for meat, for selling and for tanning furs.  He had two rabbits before and now he has SIX.  I told him it won't be long before he has MANY, MANY more.  (Been there, done that.)  

He's pretty excited though.

~ blueberry scones.  Enough said.

~ Ineke has discovered the dollhouse and all the treasures within.  Little girls and dollhouses- sweetness I've seen before.

~ Matt wore a hat I made for him the other day and I realized it was the very first hat I had ever made...even before I had a ravelry account to document said projects.  So I told him I needed to take a picture of it to put on  my projects page.

Really, I just wanted to get a picture of this handsome fellow.  Sneaky wifey.

But seriously, can you blame me?!?!

I didn't think so.

~ Ineke loves to write and it is so strange to me that a baby under two can do such a good job holding a pencil.  She is most known for her teeny tiny circles, over and over and over again. (Brother did the train tracks.)

I find her signature circles in books all the time.  😒😒

~ Most recent project:  Operation Christmas Card

~ But many hands make light work.

~ An outtake from the Christmas card photo shoot which I think is pretty awesome, all by itself.

PS.  Pertaining to Christmas card photos:
1) It took less than 10 minutes straight from the van after church on Sunday.  (It doesn't have to be elaborate.)
2) This was the first year I didn't procrastine until mid-December.  It was still cold out, but this is pre-broken arm for Adele.  (So you don't think I let her jump haybales with a broken arm.)
3) I have no idea what Matt is doing...maybe channeling  GQ model with a walking stick?
4) I know exactly what Judah is doing.  That is 100% Judah right there.

~ Ineke in the little black hat I made for her.  (Using the fabric you gave me, Rebecca!  Thank you!)

It's a little bit ridiculous (the point is VERY pointy and quite a bit higher than I intended) but she is still small enough to make it adorable.

See you tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

Great photos, especially the Christmas card one. I hope Adele is mending well. Looking forward to all your posts this week.

Amy Marie said...

That hat on that wee girl. SWOON.

julie said...

Love the zany Christmas photo!!!

Unknown said...

Great photo! You'll have a writer or illustrator in In me. Christina

Abigail said...

!. Judah. JUDAH. The best.

2. That picture of Jonathon and the children is fantastic.

3. Ineke in that outfit. INEKE. Please tell me you made it. Please tell me you used a pattern. Please let me borrow it. Please.

4. If you don't, I will have to steal Ineke.

Amanda said...

WE LOVED our Christmas card! the back was my favorite. Thank you Newman family for working so hard together!