I am a child of the King, wife to the best husband in the world, mom of four wonderful children and one great daughter-in-law, Nana to the three cutest little boys and one beautiful little girl. We have a wonderful life. Who ever would have thought that I could have all of this.
I hope it was a great Mother's day for all you moms. It was for me. It has been stormy and very rainy all week and Sunday was no different. Gary was preaching and sometimes he throws in a little Andy Griffith clip to drive a particular point home. As this was playing on the big screen in the front of the church, I thought I heard a "whine" sound. Guess it was on the clip, after all they were singing. In a few minutes though I heard it again. AWWWwww no........don't think it's on the clip. Andy talks on and then the clip ends AND I hear it again. Actually eveyone hears it at this point. Nope, not on the clip. It is the tornado warning sirens going off. Very calmly Gary tells everyone the building inspector has said the sanctary is a very safe place to be in a storm and for the moms to go get their kids. Jessica and Shanna who are in charge of the children's services had already brought all the kids into one room easy for the parents to pick up kids. Everyone came in the sanctuary, Gary finished his sermon although abbreviated, the kids were extremely quiet and well behaved then everyone left. It rained hard for a while, we went to eat and then went home. That night, Jamie and Kacee had invited us over for fried catfish.
And no we didn't even come close to fixing all of that fish. Whew! After all tummys were filled and after eating watermelon as well, we all went to sit in the living room to watch the storm come in. The entire wall is glass and sliding doors.
As it got dark, we turned the lights out, sat around and talked and laughed about old stories we were telling while the little ones fell asleep in our laps. Mmmmm......such a good day.
Noah had his kindergarten graduation a couple of weeks ago. Kacee is homeschooling the kids and their homeschool co-op provided this opportunity. I cannot believe he is this old. I know this is so cliché but where did the time go???? He went from this
Just take a look at this pretty girl. Isn't she just the most beautiful little thing you've ever seen! I sure think so and so does her Papa. He took her up to the pulpit last Sunday morning just like he used to do with Noah.
Now that Jessica has moved to the land and has her own home, the boys have started calling her wanting to spend the night. It's kind of hard for her to find a time because of working two jobs and having to work every other Saturday. But she finds time for them and they love it. First they got to "swim" in her large oval tub.
Then it is pallets on the floor. Such fun times and memories being made.
What a wonderful Easter weekend we had. So much productive work, so much family and so much food. We started the weekend off with the boys spending the night which is always so much fun. Hope I still have enough energy to do this when LilyAnn is old enough to come. Then the kids came over on Saturday to help us get the outside and some of the inside of the house squared away so we can show the house to an interested buyer in the next week or so. Woohoo! I can hardly wait to get started on our house at the farm. In fact, Noah said just last night how good it will be when we get out there. Then, he said, him and Jonah could just walk across the pond to our house. Oh my goodness. But back to Easter. We had an absolutely incredible Easter service at church. I am so proud of my hubby. He is doing such a wonderful job. After church, we always go to Detra and Cliff's for lunch and egg hunting. Detra makes it so much fun for the kids. Hunting special eggs (and she makes sure everyone has an equal amount of the prize eggs) and then she has a special huge basket of prizes the kids get to pick from several times. Everyone loves it. I am so thankful for such memories as these that were made this weekend. I am truly a very blessed person.