Thursday, April 21, 2011


Too bad we'll have to thin these apples out.  The whole tree is covered with blossums.

Even Mom got in on the matching outfits.

Watch out Ms. Tanya, Better Homes and Gardens might be calling me soon.
We hiked at Glendalough in the pouring rain last Wednesday but from Thursday on the weather has been glorious.  Seriously, in the low to middle 70s with full sun and light wind.  My inner gardener might be coming out.
Sunday night we had a visitor at home worship come up from Wexford to do a gig Monday evening.  Her name is Kara Dubose and her band is called The Light Parade.  They are awesome.  Check them out on their website:
We also had the rare treat of being with Dale and Vicki Hawley (their son Caleb was on American Idol this season!) who did part of our training with MRN.  Dale is on sabbatical this year and has been doing research on families from the States living abroad.  They have been based in Heidelberg, Germany but have been on a world tour of sorts the past month or so.  They went to Africa for three weeks, came here, left for Paris, will visit the Olomouc team and will go some other places too I'm sure.  We are thankful they came here to talk with and encourage us over a 5 day period. Thanks Dale and Vicki!


  1. Love The Light Parade! Got to hear them last summer when (as "Thus Far") they did a concert with my church here in Abilene. Very talented, for sure!

    I like the planters. They're beautiful. :)

  2. That looks like Nessie over Davis' shoulder

  3. I didn't notice Nessie at first Steven. So, that's why they can't find her in Loch Ness.
    Laura, The Light Parade was here again Sunday night. Maybe I can go see them in person sometime. Kara is really nice and we enjoyed having her at our worship time.