Thursday evening we went to our pastor’s home for a visit. We ate supper with them and had a wonderful visit. Mrs. Sally, pastor’s wife, had lots of beautiful Christmas decorations up. This nativity scene was purchased in Israel. It is made of olive wood. Very pretty.
This carousel came from Germany. You can’t really see it but on top of the carousel are propellers. The heat from the candles cause the carousel to go around.
This is Miss Izzy. Pastor Tom tells her all the time she is the most beautiful cat God ever created. I think she believes him.
Julie and Sadie had a great time together.
Mrs. Sally is a great seamstress. I think I have mentioned before she is teaching my girls to sew. This quilt was so bright and colorful. I thought you all would enjoy seeing it too.
We have still been having vehicle troubles. Today, we took the girls over to church for play practice. Our youth christmas play is tomorrow. Hubby thought the alternator was going bad on the van. We were going over to C-burg to Auto Zone to have them check it. We started having more serious trouble with it, so Hubby thought we should just try to make it home. We didn’t make it. About 4 miles from home, the van decided that was just all it could do. It stopped right in the middle of the road. I’m here to tell you all God is good! Not more that 5 min. after the van quit a young man came by that we used to go to church with. He went up to his Grandpaws and got a pickup truck and a chain. He and Hubby hooked the van up to the truck and he pulled us all the way home. No charge! Anyway, it is the alternator. So I guess the van will have to be parked for a few days until Hubby can get it fixed.
Well, that’s been our day. I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
Every year our church has a halloween alternative. We call it Christfest. It is a big outreach. Lots of children come to play games and get candy. Last night was no different. Our fellowship hall was overflowing with children and adults, laughing and just in general having a great time. This little lion (Kaleb) is adorable.
Chocolate candy is always abundant. As a matter of fact, in the bulletin when we are requesting donations of candy, it actually specifies individually wrapped chocolate.
This young man was just a doctor, then he got the glasses at one of the games, and instantly became a mad scientist.
Everyone participates. From clowns,
to fun loving,
to one needing a small nap. Our pastor (regrettably I did not get any pictures) asked the children bible questions. If they answered correctly they got to throw a whipped creme pie at him. I’m not sure who had the most fun with this game, him or them. It actually was his idea-go figure. And last of all, my baby girls. No longer babies, except to me.
I thought I would share a few pictures with you all of the picnic and baptism we had Sunday. This is the pond where we do our baptizing. Beautiful! This pond is located on Route 8 here in Floyd close to the Bread Basket.
This is a young man from our church. He and his dad were baptized Sunday. We somehow missed getting the dad’s picture. I have been busy all last week and yesterday helping Hubby with a job. He has been remodeling a bathroom. Today, I picked blackberries, some more green beans and tomatoes while the girls worked on inside house chores. We will be busy working on those today. We also have some peaches to can but they may have to wait until tomorrow.
Here are a few random pictures I took this morning. The blackberries are looking pretty good this year.
A tomato ripening on the vine.
A view of the back side of the house. Temperature here has cooled down a little. Not as humid as last week. Or maybe it just feels that way because I’m not underneath that house running pipe for plumbing. (lol) Well, I better get busy. I hear blackberries calling our names. Enjoy your day and God bless.
I thought this was such a cute picture. This young man had just been out to the barn with our pastor. He spent some time sitting on the tractor and then they were on their way back to the house. They both look very content. Simple things in life seem to bring the most contentment.
Yesterday was rainy and foggy here. Very dense fog. Temperatures were still in the mid 50’s. The sun is shining this morning and it promises to be a nice day. Hopefully, we will get to hang our clothes on the line today to dry.
I better get busy. We are planning to make applebutter today after school. Take care and God bless.
This is David Donna’s Son-In-Law, I am posting this for her so if you view this before she gets a chance to change this text just keep checking back as she will be adding some more description soon.
This is me. My thanks to Dave for putting the video on. Yesterday was a wonderfully blessed day for us. Both our girls were baptized yesterday. Praise the Lord! We had church at this beautiful pond. Then we did the baptism. Our girls and another young man were baptized. After that we had a potluck meal. You know we gotta eat. Dave, Jess, and boys came up to spend the day. It was a very special day to a mother’s heart.
Every day the weather permits the girls try to take Jasper on a walk. They want to teach him how to walk on a lease. They call this their P.E. class. They walk to the top of the hill on the tractor road. As you can tell, the kitten goes too. Sometimes, however, Dad has a real P.E. class for them. Anyone who has ever moved much wood knows what a workout that can be. It was a beautiful day for working outside. A litte windy, as usual, but warm with lots of sunshine. The last two days, however, have not been so nice. Lots of fog and wet. Oh well. The girls were probably glad for the fog. The splitter was loaned to us from a friend at church. We are very thankful for the use of it. Splitting wood by hand, I think, is a young man job. The older we get the harder it is to do. So thanks again, Dale. We appreciate it. Hubby is gone today with other church members to shoot some clays. The place, I think, is called Primland and that’s about all I know. They go there quite often. George has been looking forward to going with them for quite some time. They seem to always have lots of fun. Tonight is our Halloween Alternative at church. We call it Christfest. Lots of fun. Dress Up-kids and adults. Lots of games and candy. I will try to get some pictures to post so you all can see what fun it really is. I pray everyone enjoys the children tonight and that everyone will be safe. In my Daily Bread devotional today, it talks about children tonight filling their bags with candy and then it asks “What are we filling our vessels with?” Think about it tonight every time you drop candy in a child’s bag. If we are not filled with the Holy Spirit, we leave room for other things to fill us. End of sermon. God Bless.