Saturday, June 27, 2020

Life in the spring!

Despite the rest of the country closing down for Covid, it seemed like life stayed just as busy (almost) as usual for the Bradford family!
 
  We brought our sweet Willow, a lovely Jersey cow due to calve in a month, home in April and a few weeks later, we found a beautiful, chocolate calf in the pasture!



Sweet baby Maple!

Planting flowers!
Lots of willing helpers to carry fence boards.

I purchased my first vehicle, an SUV, this spring only to have it stall the next day at an intersection. The engine had blown up (yes, you heard that right!). It was a bit of fiasco to get that taken care of but thankfully it wasn't as bad as it could have been and everyone was safe!

We girls worked on a large scrapbook project for our Grandmother for Mother's day! It is always more fun to scrapbook when you can make a huge mess... :)

Listening to Uncle Elon read a story!

We took a couple days to relax and refresh this spring at a new campground near us.

Finally getting our music room arranged and set up. It isn't finished yet, but it's getting there!

Laura's cat had a litter of kittens who were given much love and attention!

Jonathan helped to sew and hang this patriotic bunting!


Happy Summer to all of you!
~Susanna


Graduations and Moving days!

In May, a few from our family were privileged to be able to attend the college graduation of two cousins from Penn View Bible Institute.

  
The three of us at my aunt's house, dressed up for commencement.

Ezra Morley (Valedictorian) and Crystal Lucas!

There were so many Morley cousins present for the occasion that we had to snap a picture!

Party time for the Graduates!

Following the graduation, a number of the girls gathered to pack shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We packed a total of 200 in around 2 hours.

Creating an assembly line for efficiency!

The other wonderful occasion in May was the moving day of our Uncle and family from PA to a house they purchased about 5 minutes away from us here! We were so happy to help them unpack the truck and settle in and we love having them for neighbors!


Helping to paint their cabinets before moving in.

Just a few weeks later, another Uncle and family, also from PA,  packed up their belongings and moved a few miles away, making us all very happy!

Now as we gather together for singing and worship with our nearby family, we feel extremely blessed!

Until next time,
Susanna

Easter Recap!

   Happy Summer everyone! I found this blog post sitting in my drafts because of some computer trouble last month so it is a bit late but here are some pictures of our Easter weekend in April!

Our family at a scenic mill we walked around on Easter Sunday.

All the Morley cousins visiting us for the weekend!

We were still enduring the shutdown due to coronavirus so we had church at home. Here the youngest children are sitting watching the online service!

Laura and her cousins, Elisabeth and Lydia!

Best friends!

Caleb and his buddies, Matthew and Josiah.



More updates and pictures from our family, coming soon!