Monday, August 31, 2009

Picnic With The Fickes

Yesterday was our annual picnic with the Fickes. Carol and I met as Stampin' Up demonstrators about 10 yrs ago. As we were visiting we found out that every year they drive from a small town near Lincoln Ne. to Mt. Pleasant to the Midwest Old Theshers Reunion for 10 days. It was exciting to know that we were Christians and we have had many years of fellowship when they are here. Each year they come up to Washington and attend our church then have a picnic. We always look forward to our times together.
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Patricia's Bridal Shower

Last night was a bridal shower for Patricia. Carol and Penny did a great job hostessing! Carol's home was so nice and homey.There was such a nice turn-out to "shower" Patricia with our LOVE and our gifts. Red Hatters, Church friends, and girls from work. Thanks everyone for making the evening so special for Patricia!

Lots of laughing...

The beautiful Bride to be modeling her new pearls from her new Mother in law

I tried to load more pictures of highlights but blogger was not cooperating so

for more pictures of our great evening go to my smugmug

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Butterfly After The Rain

Today I went for another walk around the yard in between rains, I didn't have my new, long lens on my camera or it would have been a better picture, BUT after I got it on the computer and cropped it, I saw that I had caught a couple of rain drops still on the flower and stems. So that made it special. What special blessings God gives us in tiny little packages! All we have to do is "crop" things down so we can "Focus" on the details!
"Thank you, Lord for your blessings on me!"Align Center

Monday, August 24, 2009

Out For A Walk

Went for a little walk tonight. What a beautiful summer The Lord has given us this year in Iowa! As I walked around the gravel road the ditches were filled with wild flowers.

As I walked across our yard I looked out back and those bales of hay were just calling me to take their pictures.
this was actually taken a few days ago out the back door. The clouds were so pretty.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dianne's Photo Shoot

Tuesday afternoon I had a photo shoot with my pastor's wife. What a treat when she asked me to take some pictures that she needed.
She is such a lovely lady.

Thanks, Dianne for the great time.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

They're Engaged !!!

Jim and Patricia had BIG news on Wed. night!
And Patricia is VERY left-handed NOW!
A wedding is planned for Sept.5th. at the
Little Brown Church.

There are no words for me to tell you how excited I am for these two!
God Bless you, both!
I love ya!

Put your sunglasses on before you look at these next pictures !!! :O)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Two Surprise Partys in One Day!

The 11th was Dianne's Birthday. Yesterday, Beth had arranged to have lunch with Dianne at Pizza Hut. What Dianne didn't know was that all the deacon's wives and staff wives were there too!
Beth was waiting patiently for Dianne in the main dining room.

The rest of us were in the back room, HIDING :O)

She's HERE.... NOW for the surprise

We went out, got up behind her and started singing
Happy Birthday!!

Then we headed to the back room for the fun

The Loot !

Then last night during church a "VERY IMPORTANT" meeting was announced for after church.
EVERYONE was to attend.
We GOT HER.... AGAIN! TWICE in the SAME day !!!

Happy Birthday, Dianne ! Hope it was a GREAT one! We love you !
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Cup Game HOW TO....

Here is HOW you do the cup game...Let me know if your youth group tries it and likes it! It looks like so much fun BUT I am so NOT coordinated !!!!

The Cup Game

I saw this online a few weeks ago and thought what fun it would be for youth groups. So decided to post it here. Will be posting an instructional video shortly. Have fun!!!