Sunday, September 14
We were delighted to be invited to our great-grand-nephew’s birthday party.
Owen getting a drink from great-grandma Velda (who is Cerwin’s sister).
Five-generation pictures: Ella (great-great-grandma), Justin (daddy), Owen, Dorretta (grandma), and Velda (great-grandma)
The party was at Owen’s grandparent’s house (Haley’s parents). They have two beautiful dogs.
Opening presents with his mother (Haley) ~ with the help of friends.
Cerwin and his mother.
I saved my favorite pictures for last ~ pictures of Owen and his grandma Dorretta.
Love this picture!
We had another appointment – church picnic – and could not stay for the birthday cake.
Psalm 138:3 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
I’m not sure that I ever saw a cardinal who was so wet.
He looked rather pathetic.
Maybe his wife wouldn’t let him in the house during the rain storm.
A few days later I looked outside and saw an unfamiliar bird. That means it is probably migrating.
How many of you know what it is at first glance?
As far as I can tell, it is an Eastern Phoebe.
I enjoy this time of year when migrating birds come through our area of Pennsylvania.
and reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 The Message (MSG)
Saturday evening, September 6
We always look forward to this get-together of friends ~ since we were teenagers.
Now we are grandparents, some even great-grandparents, and most have been married fifty years or more.
Two couples are in charge of planning a dinner, bus trip, or whatever they want to do each year.
This year we met for supper at Brickerville House Family Restaurant.
We enjoyed a fruit appetizer…
…chicken and roast beef meal
…and apple pie and ice cream.
Then we had a great time of visiting and reminiscing.
Thanks Ken & Judy and Les & Thelma for planning this delightful evening.
giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
Philippians 2:13 New Living Translation (NLT)
Tuesday, September 2
This is a follow-up to last nights post.
Shortly after Kristen brought the apple dumplings, I noticed a yellow glow outside and thought, “There must be a rainbow.” And this is what I saw from our living room window.
It was one of the prettiest rainbows that I have ever seen.
I kept walking to get a better view of the double rainbow ~ and kept taking pictures.
When I looked to the west, this is what I saw ~ quite different from the east.
The view from the end of our driveway.
The branch I told you about last night.
Oh what a beautiful evening.
wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him.
Psalm 37:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Tuesday, September 2
I was walking through the garage when I looked outside and thought, “Wow, this could be a nasty storm”, and CRASH this branch landed right outside the entrance door where I was standing.
A small branch broke off and landed a short distance away.
Because I heard it hit the house, I was not surprised that it bent our spouting.
Our daughter-in-law Kristen came a short time later – delivering hot apple dumplings.
Sometimes good and bad things happen within minutes of each other.
These apple dumplings were so large that they were our dessert for three meals.
Thanks, Kristen, they were delicious.
and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)