Hello everyone! I’m sure you can guess from the title of this post where we have been. We went with Dave and Jess to Jekyll Island GA for a week. We had so much fun. The girls had never been to the beach before and I have only been a few times. Some friends from our church recommended Jekyll Island and we loved it. It is not too crowded and has lots of fun things to do.
We took a trolley tour of some of the old houses. It was very interested. So many of the “rich and famous” lived in these homes.
We also rode a bicycle around the island.
This took most of one day but it was so much fun. We saw so many things we normally would not have seen.
We did a dolphin tour one day. Little Sam saw his first dolphin on his third bithday. Then the motion of the boat did him in. He had to take a short nap. We also celebrated my Julie’s 15th birthday while we were there. Amazing to me how fast they grow up.
On the island they call this driftwood beach. It is very pretty.
Saturday morning as we were leaving we made a last trip down to driftwood beach and guess what we saw-a dolphin! Amazing! It was just swimming around looking beautiful.
While we were there a tropical storm can through. It was AWESOME! We went down to the beach that evening before it came in and the waves were so pretty. The wind was whipping and the sound was like a roar. I LOVED it!!!! On Thursday, it rained something fierce so we went down to Jacksonville FL to the Museum of Science and History. It was a fun trip with lots of things to look at.
I guess I could go on and on about all the fun things we did but I don’t want to bore you all too much. It was a great week and we are very thankful to Dave and Jess for taking us along with them. I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
I just wanted to give you all an update on little Sam. He is doing some better. He still has a long way to go but is much improved from the other day. He managed to come through it without a hospital stay which is a good thing. We so appreciate your prayers and ask that you would please continue to pray for him. I just got a call from Jess and she is on her way to the doctor with Katie. She is congested and running a fever. Please include Katie and Jess in your prayers. David is gone to Vegas so Jess is holding down the fort alone. I think the keeper of the fort could really use some prayers..
Yesterday, we went bowling with the Horns. We had a great time. I think I have mentioned this before, our bowling alley does a thing called homeschool bowling. The first Friday in every month, homeschoolers can bowl for $l.50 a game and the shoe rental is free. We are hoping to do it again next month.
Today is fairly nice here in Floyd. When we first got up, the temperature was 19 with a wind chill of 9 degrees. It has warmed up to about 25 degrees now and we have sunshine. Not too bad for January.
Well, I hope you all have a great day. We are planning on doing a little housecleaning and working some on the chicken nests and lot area. Kinda a slow day. Tomorrow the girls will be doing all the music for church. Our piano player is gone on a little vacation so the girls are doing the music. Grace is doing the congregational for Sunday School. She is playing “What a friend we have in Jesus”. She is also playing the doxology and a congregational for worship service-“Rock of Ages”. Julie is playing “Sweet Hour of Prayer” for her congregational and “Softly and Tenderly” for the invitational. Julie is also doing a special, “The Old Rugged Cross”. She will be singing and playing it. BIG DAY! Pray for them, that all will go well.
I guess that’s about all. Enjoy your day and God bless.
UPDATE ON KATIE: I wanted to let you all know, Katie has the flu. Jess is supposed to try to keep Katie and Sam apart so Sam doesn’t get it too. I am going down to help. It would be so hard for Jess to manage all this alone. I am thanking you all in advance for your prayers. God bless.