What a week this has been...what a perfectly wonderful, amazing, exhilarating, blissful week! God has been so very good to us, and has showered us with so many of His blessings! We had the privilege of visiting with friends that we rarely see and meeting new friends as well! Presbytery was a success - all seemed to go as planned. Thank You Lord!
We had a great time getting to know the Lovett, Hector and Davis families, as well as Dr. Sproul Jr. and my mom’s friend, Mrs. Kulikauskas. They stayed at our house during the week (and the Hectors and Davis' a bit longer, which was wonderful!!!!) and we enjoyed much sweet fellowship, laughter, feasting and chatting! There were a few interesting episodes: one included a boat and a snake (and the boat was filled with a few frightened girls – plus a few others - but we won't mention that). :-)
Then on Monday night we were able to go see "Prince Caspian" (you can read my dear father’s review HERE) with our friends, which was so exciting! Thankfully, nobody choked. :-D (Inside joke) And the joy on the ride home was...ahem...joyful! *grin*
Then on Wednesday night we were able to do our official "Star-Gazing" evening. The "older" kids camped out on the lawn (the road, unfortunately didn't end up working out...too much gravel...and it didn't go over to well with the Moms who had visions of headlights...ahem.), telling stories, watching the stars, and just having a marvelous time, that is until we were awoken (due to a forecasting of rainfall that evening) and finally went inside at around 12:30. :-)
I couldn't recapture the joy that this week has filled me with if I had hundreds of pages to write on, but I can tell you this: God is so good...so very good.
You can view the nearly complete photo albums here:
|Davis Family Visit|
P.S. You can see more photos from Presbytery on the following blogs (if anyone knows of more, please let me know!):
Some of the young ladies at Church huddled together for a group photo!
This picture makes me laugh. Us girls were posing for a photo and at the moment Tiff was getting the picture Mr. Ryken walked in front of the camera, so we made him get into the photo with us! :-D
L-R: Elissa, Melinda, Me and Red. And then Mr. Ryken, of course. :-)
Guess who's hands are who's!! :-) I'll give you a clue! Here's who's hands are in the photo: Melissa, Caleb, Goose, Daisy and I. (This is after an entire afternoon of gardening, by the way.)
Melissa and Red...I think they're getting ready to go somewhere...not positive about that, though. :)
This Chicken coop in the making is being used as a play pen, it appears. Or something to that affect, anyway. :-D Brown Sugar and William enjoyed dancing around in it. :-D
Well, I would call this "Raising the garden tools in our garden" (or Iwo Jima) but I'm not too sure... If you had been working as hard as we were, you'd understand. :-D
Everybody listens as Ashton picks up our phone when it rings and tells Melinda that he's Tom Cruise. I don't think she's convinced. :-)
Dr. Sproul Jr. tells the little one's a story on Sunday Morning before Church. You should've seen them, they were captivated!
Why did I put this photo up? Let me tell you. Just look at it for a long moment...see something out of place? That's right. A girl from the 1800's on a...cell phone??!! :-D My thought's exactly.
So Elissa and I both found this neat Knight in not-so-shining-armor and fought over him. It appears he didn't want to be either of our knight. He ignored us the whole time. :( He even let me hang on his arm and didn't even say a word. Talk about rude. :-)
We were shocked at the surprising resemblance between Jonathan Lovett and William. Aren't they cute?? Long lost twins?? :-D
Melissa and William. And I was going to say something about the...person behind her, but I shall refrain from doing so. :-)
I know. That's what I was thinking too. No comment.:-)
(by the way, that's Jeremy, Jared and Garrison personified. Oh and the dog too.)