Thursday, January 04, 2007

New Year Weekend at Eddy Acres

On Thursday last week, John, Joshua and Grace along with Dad and Josiah, headed up North to our dear friends the Eddys, the first three to stay for the weekend (the rest of the family came up on Saturday) and try once more (for the men) to obtain some kind of harvest before the hunting season ended. Unfortunately, yet again they were unsuccessful but have many a tale to tell of all their experiences out in God's beautiful creation! Grace also enjoyed her time spent with Theresa as they did many things including restoring an old oil lamp.

Checkers anyone?

Monday afternoon John, Faith, Christianna, Josiah, Theresa and I (Grace) headed out for a walk down the road to check out this farm we had seen for sale around the corner and just enjoy the beautiful (even though it was extremely cloudy) country side!


As the following posts show, (see also our Church blog) I think I can say for all of us that we truly had a blessed last weekend of 2006 as we enjoyed fellowship with likeminded believers in singing praises and worshiping our great and almighty God and spending time as families together thanking our Lord for all He has done for us this past year.

Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation!
Psalm 68:19

Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people,
And praise Him in the company of the elders.
Psalm 107: 31-32

Laughter is Good Medicine...

Think of a predicament, then it's remedy and write both down on two separate papers. Now pass the predicament to your right hand neighbor and the remedy for it to your left. Once you have received your own set, read them aloud and experience the emotion that God designed in you as you laugh till your belly aches and tears are streaming down your face!
(interspersed are some of our most hilarious game results -enjoy!)

P. What would you do if you walked into a swarm of bees?
R. Try to keep my blood pressure under control.

P. What would you do if Clark's Deli was out of meat and cheese?
R. Eat your own words.

P. What would you do if an Anaconda grabs your ankle in the river?
R. I would replace it with a spare.

P. While jumping off a bridge, what would you do if your bungy cord broke?
R. Scream at the top of your lungs!

P. What would you do if you got stuck in sinking sand?
R. Just stick back in and hope no one notices.

P. What would you do if you fell into a well?
R. Sit in a bucket of water.

P. What would you do if you are riding a bike and a bear steps out in front of you?
R. Pick him up and check for broken bones.

P. What would you do if a gigantic deer buck walked in front of your tree stand?
R. Pray for a soft landing.

P. What would you do if your house caught on fire?
R. Lick it off.

P. What would you do if you were in between two huge Bucks getting ready to fight?
R. I would make camp for the night.

P. What would you do if a pheasant flew up right in front of you when you were hunting in a field?
R. Get the fire extinguisher.

P. What would you do if your car was stolen while at work?
R. Smell some peppermint oil.

P. What would you do if your piano was out of tune?
R. Kick it hard!

P. What would you do if your dog ran out and started chasing your neighbors horse?
R. Let out your cat to tree it.

P. What would you do if your beard caught on fire?
R. Step on it!

P. What would you do if you dropped a 20lb stone on your foot?
R. Go cross-eyed looking at it!

The first night we played this game that Theresa had found in this old book of Parlor Games, our stomachs hurt so bad and every single one of us were reaching for the tissue box as we could not stop from laughing at how the predicament and remedy from two different people could fit together so well! Forget about comedians, cartoon clips and joke books, you can make up your own amusement by playing this unpredictably hilarious game!

Biblical Structures - Graham Cracker Designs

New Years Eve evening we gathered in the Eddy's basement for some architectural creating out of graham crackers with the assigned subject of Biblical structures. Several small teams were created with a few individual designers and the construction quickly commenced as floorboards were laid, frames were built and cement was poured.
Early on a few peeks and inquiries were made as to the subject chosen of other creators, but soon everyone settled down to the tasks at hand as the structures were slowly but surely coming in to view.
In the end, when all was finished and the designs and creative points admired, the one amazing thing that we noticed was that we had unknowingly covered the majority of Scripture starting with Noahs ark and ending with the Apostle Paul in prison!

Below are some pictures of the builders and their creations. Enjoy!

Faith and Christianna and Noah's Ark.

The intricately designed Mr. and Mrs. Noah and friends made out of Graham Crackers by Faith!

Grace and Theresa working on the Tower.

The tower builders! John, Grace and Theresa Eddy.

Josiah and Abraham's altar and offering of the sacrificial lamb.

Shawn Eddy and Joshua and their masterpiece - The Tabernacle of the Lord.


Charity and Elisha's upper room.

Mr. and Mrs. Eddy and the Empty Tomb.

He is Risen!

Mom and Dad and the Roman Prison where the Apostle Paul was held.

Fritolious - Roman Soldier.