Today we’re taking a break from the standard Tuesday fare. Instead, we thought we’d give you all an update on our lives this fall. As I type, roughly 12 inches of snow cover the ground, as witnessed by the above picture
The photos below provide brief snapshots into life for our family of three. Fall has seen us harvesting corn and soybeans, milking cows, practicing music, brainstorming, creating family memories, and building a family culture.
In this Thanksgiving season, with Christmas approaching, we’re reminded of God’s goodness to us in the ordinary moments of life.
Wallace getting his first guitar lesson from Daddy! Someone once told us that “more is caught than taught.”
Another epic game of Ticket to Ride, with a few modifications. Bontragers can’t leave games by themselves; they have to improvise the rules in order to add spice.
In October, we took a family trip down to Tennessee for a friend’s wedding.
The family meal table our favorite place to gather for food and fellowship! It is the locus for physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental nourishment.
Little boys just love Daddy time!
We helped organize the Live Animal Christmas Play Pie Auction for our church this year. God blessed to raise money for this incredible event.
Cass & Wallace stopping by the field to deliver lunch.
Recently got our first big snow!
All bundled up for a walk and nap!
Reading time in the evening is a favorite for all of us.
We enjoyed a great Thanksgiving feast and day! First, we celebrated Thanksgiving day with my grandma, my family, and most of our aunts and uncles. Then, we had another Thanksgiving feast with the ever expanding Bontrager family.
For my brothers and I, Risk combines four critical elements– diplomacy, strategy, luck, and emotion.
Epic tackle football in the snow!
In this season of Thanksgiving, may our hearts and minds be uplifted towards Christ, and His goodness to us. We deserve none of His benefits.
How should we respond to His goodness? We should serve Him from a heart of love.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” –Psalm 103:1-2