Sunday, July 31, 2011

Summertime and...

Golf, the card game.

Scrabble with Merschon's parents and Nada.

Billy and Zach with Bailey

...time to get out the water guns and water hoses. I forgot to post pictures of our BBP three weeks ago. Don't worry, no embarrassing pics of people with post-its stuck to their foreheads. Okay maybe just the kids then.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Like Butta'

Last week my attempt to machine quilt was thwarted by an electrical short in the wire of my foot pedal. I refrained from panic, looked for my warranty information and emailed the company from whom I bought my machine. 'Russell' responded right away and said he would contact Pfaff. Pfaff sent the part directly to me and I got it today! Let me just say, 'Wow.'  It is amazing what no short in the wire will do for the speed of the needle. I cranked right through the remaining quilt like a hot knife through butta'. Woohoo!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

He's Still Got It

All those many years of flipping hamburgers before Tuesday night devo came in handy last night at a youth event put on by the Peters' church for teenagers in the Skerries area complete with loud, very loud music (we're old), soccer/futbol, ballroom dancing (Bailey and a friend), and just plain hanging out. The American youth group came over 2 weeks ago or so to put on a VBS, do service projects and youth events in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Scott and I were head and sous chef, respectively. He flipped the burgers and I turned the hot dogs. It's amazing what power you hold with a spatula and tongs in your hand.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

And now, Mr. Senior Bible Student 2011...

Davis Karnes!!!!!!!!!! Not one picture of Davis's awesome time at Camp Shamrock this year taken by his camera. Again, Scott got tons of compliments on what a great boy Davis is. We are so proud of him and the young man he is becoming. Thanks be to God!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

BBP and Plums

Another one of our Friday night cookouts went well. We had good food and a great game. Jo and Craig have given these nights a new name: Baldoyle Block Party or BBP for short. Kind of mysterious, right? I think it fits.

We also discovered that we have a plum tree in our back garden. Last year, no fruit. This year, plums. Really good plums that are just now ripening. Yippee!

Please join us in prayer for Jared, Lexi, and Corbin Cobb at the passing of their one month old son and brother Carver earlier this week. Lexi was a former student and intern of ours at the U of A. Super sweet, close knit family and friends will be walking with them through this grief. We thank God for eternally healing and holding sweet Carver in His arms.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

It finally happened.

I saw someone I know at Tesco! Mirza Davis lives very close to Tesco and told me she goes there often. Well, yesterday I actually saw her there. I never see anyone I know while out shopping. That lends to a certain anonymity but also to a little loneliness in a sea of people. The other shoppers probably thought I was a little crazy for getting so excited about seeing another person. After hugs all around it was on to shopping. Yeah for seeing Mirza!