I need an easy post this afternoon since we are busy preparing for tomorrow’s Truck Rally – so I chose these pictures. 🙂
The other day Cerwin noticed something yellow in one of our trees and showed it to me.
I wonder who was last holding this balloon.
Was there an unhappy child when it flew away – or was it part of a balloon release?
Either way – I will receive a smile any way I can get it. 🙂
Sunday, June 12
Katie and her Grandpa Hershey – my brother Dale
Katie and her Grandma Hershey
Her best friend John
Her Grandma Hershey serving Rita’s Mango Italian Ice.
The party was held in Kerdeman’s back yard where the young ones enjoyed the pool.
Thanks, Katie, for inviting us. Blessings to you as you pursue your goals and dreams.
Saturday, June 11
I was honored to be part of blessing her.
Putting a crown on the dog.
Now its got a hat. 🙂
Leslie opening her gifts.
Our take-home-gifts of chocolate-covered strawberries.
There was a door prize for those who brought pampers and wipes. I won!
It was a $50.00 gift card to a variety of restaurants.
It was a fun and relaxing afternoon.
June 1 to 15
Wednesday, June 1. I received a call from Chrome Shop Mafia saying they had just shipped a partial skid of goodies to our office.
I was expecting a box of “goodies” from them, http://www.chromeshopmafia.com/truck-shows/ because they offered to give us goody bags for the first 125 drivers who register at the Truck Rally, but a partial skid surprised me. They sent really nice stuff.
I got 125 yellow bags, 125 catalogs, 125 calendars – also a model truck, several hats, 2 t-shirts, and 2 DVDs.
If you are bringing a truck to the Truck Rally this Saturday, come early to get a goody bag.
Saturday, June 11 – Our TFC staff (Bunny, Cerwin, Chris, and Jerry) were invited to take the International Chapel to Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) for the Pennsylvania State Truck Driving Championship.
More than 100 drivers from across the state came to showcase what it takes to handle a big rig by competing in a variety of skill events.
This is another opportunity for our staff to let the drivers know that Transport For Christ is available to encourage and assist them in many states and provinces across North America.
This is the view the guys had from their seats at the chapel, as they watched the drivers compete in a very difficult driving skills course.
Wednesday, June 15 – Jesse, Jared, and Gloria went with me to WalMart to shop for the Children’s Auction at the Truck Rally on June 25. Ian was helping Cerwin with chapel construction.
Many people bring good used items for the Children’s Auction, but we also buy $300.00 worth of new things (paid for by a sponsor).
I told them to each spend about $75 and I would spend $75. We did very good. The bill was a few cents over $300 :).
Taking our things to the car.
This week I am putting the finishing touches on the things I do for the Truck Rally. It looks like we are going to have a beautiful day this year.
We’d love to see you there.
Thursday, June 9 and Friday June 10
Diana came to our house so I could get a few pictures before her graduation.
Finally – graduation time arrived
If you noticed my blog date, you saw two dates.
If you live locally, you know the story of the graduate who talked about shooting up graduation and that graduation was postponed from Thursday night to Friday night and the venue changed from LCBC to Manheim Central Football Field.
There was some police presence, but by the time of graduation the young man was in jail and most of us felt safe to be in an open field. (LCBC Church was not available on Friday night.)
Our son Jeff talking to a friend.
The band entering the field
Faculty and graduates walking from school to the field.
Diana’s picture on the football screen.
We located Diana by her long white dress – below her gown.
The speaker was Hwaen Ch’uqu a 1993 graduate of Manheim Central. He is an Inca Indian – a native of Peru – and an accomplished musician of world renown. He is blind and has been in the United States since the age of five.
Receiving their diplomas
Diana waiting to hear her name
Our great niece Katie receiving congratulations
A hug from her mom
Hugs from best friends
Her very best friend – Donovan
Sharing the good news with another friend
With her dad – our oldest son
With her mom
Her youngest sister, Gloria
Another graduate wanted his picture taken with Diana
With her grandparents
It was a beautiful evening.