Wednesday, August 2, 2017

This and That

A little bit of this and that today......

It's thundering and raining lightly but I see blue skies!


Some pretties around the yard....


Even though they are fading, they are still pretty. 



Canna lilies are beginning to bloom! I'm glad they like this spot we chose for them. 



Yesterday our daughter, Greta, told us that the baby to come in December is a boy! 

Here is Daddy, Lynn, and big brother, Carson, sharing the good news =) We are thrilled! 


On Sunday, which was a fifth Sunday, some of the children helped with worship. 


That's our Zoe in the pink dress! 



Scott B. gave the message, something he has been doing the fifth Sunday and we all enjoy. He uses many props, sometimes it's people!


Isaiah was told to come sit next to me with his jar that looked like it contained water. To our utter surprise, when he put his finger in it, it turned to a powder-y substance!! Other kids had the same and sat near an assigned adult. This was too cool!!

Then he had Lynn come sit on a chair and asked 4 boys/men to lift him with just two fingers. They couldn't. But they prayed....

And.....

Look at that! This all spoke to points he made in the sermon. It was wonderful! 

Yesterday I made a reservation. It's for a train ride!


Last Christmas I bid on a gift certificate for Bob Neff Tours....a local company which provides bus trips. I outbid a competitor and the certificate was ours! A mother of one of Ellen's friends leads several tours for them. We wanted one of those....I finally remembered to ask her what day trips she had on her agenda. One was this train ride in W. Virginia. Ellen loves trains so we booked a ride. Can't wait! 

That's all I have for today. Lots going on to keep me busy this week but I'll not bore you with the details ;-) 

Happy Wednesday to you! 

9 comments:

Mildred said...

It's cloudy here today but no rain. I always enjoy seeing the children included in Sunday's service. The train ride will be wonderful. Cannot wait for you to go and share with us. Tell Ellen "hi." You all enjoy the evening.

Jean said...

That trip sounds amazing!!

I would not be bored with the details! Someday when you're an old lady you'll enjoy reading about all you were doing when you were young and energetic, LOL!

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

It is so good to see the young people involved in the church service. The train ride will be great and fun, so be sure and take some pictures for us. And that new grandson will definitely be an added blessing to your family.

Mary Ellen said...

Potomac Eagle Railroad, that sounds great. I would be interested if someone needs to sell their ticket. So excited for Greta and Lynn, Carson looks very happy!

Your flowers are looking great! Enjoyed your blog. Thanks for posting.

Mari said...

Your yard is so pretty!
Hooray for a new grandson!
Your church service sounds very interesting. It's great they let the kids take part.
The train trip sounds like a lot of fun.

Theresa said...

I love "this and that" posts:) We stay busy, don't we? That train ride sounds delightful! Can't wait to tag along:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Karen said...

Great pics of the family and church. Enjoy your train ride and take lots of pics.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We are finally home in Nashua after 2 weeks of beaing away and will be posting an update blog. It also rained here on Sat and today is beautiful and sunny. Great reading about the expected new baby and best wishes and congrats to all. I shared the train ride story with Pat and he is envious...enjoy.

Kathy said...

That train ride sounds like fun! I am so glad you include the children in things in your church. It's so important to have them a part of it. I know just where your church is. I pass it all the time when I am out in Lancaster County. You are right near Katie's Kitchen and the tractor supply place, aren't you? Such good news about a new grandson. Yay!