Stephen Hainline & Sarah Criss's Wedding

Two weeks ago we had the blessing of attending and helping out with Stephen and Sarah's wedding.
We ( the Bryan family) were in charge of RSVP's, and orchestrating the reception.
A week or so before the wedding we went and started collecting supplies such as, 45 bottles of ginger ale, 4 cases of pineapple juice, 20 cans of frozen lemonade, 20 cans of frozen orange juice. And that's just for the punch:) Well I'm not going to bore you with the rest of the details.

Here are some photos I got of the wedding.
Our living room completely full of wedding stuff!
Thanks Mrs. Ciolek for loaning us nearly all the stuff we needed, you were a life saver:)
One of the food tables.
Mrs. Phelps did a wonderful job with the flower arrangements.
The guest book table
Mr. and Mrs. Criss and Mr. and Mrs. Hainline lighting of the candles.
Mr. Placzek introducing the groom and groomsmen.
Stephen and his mom.

The groom and his nephew unrolling the "the white carpet"
Here comes the bride
Sarah hugging her mommy
Pastor Roth giving a charge to the parents of the bride and groom
Mr. Hainline giving his son a golden arrow from his quiver Psalm 127:4,5

Anna and Faith Hainline singing to the bride and groom "The Servant Song"
Exchanging of the vows
Stephen placing the ring on Sarah's hand
Sarah placing the ring on Stephen's hand
The lighting of the unity candle
Mr. Hainline praying over the new couple
The first Kiss
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hainline

The Criss girls Laura, Hannah, Rebecca, and Susanna. Each took turns and talked about different memory's they had of Sarah.
Philip Hainline giving some words of encouragement to the new couple.
Cutting of the cake:D
Mr. giggles dabbing cake on Mrs. giggles nose
"Your turn Mr. giggles"

Stephen's nicely wrapped car:)

Stephen: "Wow, like what you did to the car"
Sarah talking about the purity bouquet
The young lady that caught the bouquet was very happy
Cutting open the car
And finely they drove away.

The wedding went wonderfully. I pray that the new couple will continue to grow up loving each other in the love and adoration of the Lord and raise up Godly sons and daughters to be faithful believers that will serve the Lord their God.

Farm Update

The last month has been very busy between clearing out part of the forest, burning all the brush from the forest, building fences, building a green house, building more raised beds for the garden including one that is over 45ft long. Also we put in three windows and two doors on the barn.
Then, just to make it interesting, we trenched and laid a water line and electrical line all the way from the pump house to the new green house and then to the barn. Also we built three brooders for 19 ducklings, 18 layer chicks, and 100 broiler chicks that we got this last week. I'm sure I forgot one or two of our recent projects but I'm sure you get the point that I've been very busy lately.
Here are some photos from our recent adventures at Providence Family Farms.

Here are some of the broilers chicks
Leanne's ducks
The new layer chicks
I thought I would throw in a couple of photos of some of are other animals

Just some of our raised beds in the garden
Dad working late at night putting one of the doors on the barn
Got the windows and doors on just before the snow hit.
but it just lasted of a couple of hours and then it melted:(
Our new weather vane on the chicken house
The ditch going to the barn

Leanne's duck Pound to be completed another day:)