Jean wanted to treat us to lunch at Sowers Cafe in State College. It was pouring by then but we had umbrellas and hoods.....rain will not stop us!
What a neat place to eat! The food was fantastic, the surroundings beautiful and the company delightful.
There's a piano there ready to be played....after we finished eating Jean suggested we gather around the piano and sing. So we did! We sang Amazing Grace and It is Well. The staff at the cafe sang with us :) they said it made their day.
From there we went to the mall....we like to shop. And talk :)
One of the things we love to do on this weekend is visit the Arboretum. Well, this year the weather was an issue for sure. It was sunny one moment and the next it was raining. And it was COLD!! When leaving the mall, it wasn't raining so we decided to drive to the Arboretum. But by the time we got there it was raining again.
Next on the agenda was dinner with Jean's family at a BBQ restaurant. We drove to Anthony (Jean's son) and Lori's home before eating.
Jeremy and I talk and laugh :)
(and I check up on the world as I do that...multitasking!)
We also walked around this beautiful property.
We soon head up the mountain to a wonderful quaint restaurant chosen by Jeremy and Mike.
The food was fantastic!! My mouth still waters just thinking about it.
We were tired by the time we arrived back to Jean's home. Usually we watch a movie and eat snacks till midnight. Not this year. We must be getting old ;-)
Jean plays the piano and directs the choir at a small UM church near their home. That service starts around 8. Then they go to another UM church where she also plays the piano and leads a worship team. She's a busy lady! An early start for all of us but we got it accomplished :)
I enjoyed one of these delicious muffins for breakfast, along with coffee of course.
At the first church, the choir was singing the song, Oh Happy Day, and two alto members were missing. Our choir director sister suggested her visitors fill the vacancy. We did :)
To the next church.....
It was really good to worship there too. Wonderful people!
Lunch was at Jean's home with the whole gang. Dogs included :)
Soon time to say goodby.
All weekend, as you can clearly see, we were being completely melted by this sweet baby :)
Oh the weather on Sunday....
The sun was bright at times.
There was sleet....is it really May??
It also hailed like crazy!
On the way back to good old Lancaster County, the skies cleared....
And we saw a rainbow on a mountain..
Now it's Monday. It's been a busy day with this little fella...
*thanks to both Jean and Mary Ellen for some of the pictures. I didn't take very many and theirs certainly helped tell a more complete story!