Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Another family gathering at the Pizza Hut Party Room!
Grandma turned 61.
This is William and he turned 16 on the day of the Pizza party!
Jonas was the other birthday boy. He turned 8.
All of the grandkids posed for a picture for Grandma!
We had a Magic Show!
The bunny was a hit! Here's Adelynn holding it.
The kids all looking at the bunny that magically appeared in the empty box!
We were all crowded into the party room, but it was fun.
The whole family was engaged in the performance.
Harrison and Jonas assisted the magician.
Abigail got into the act!
Granddaughter Adelynn volunteered to almost get her hands chopped off! But thankfully the trick worked! ha!
Here's the cute little rabbit again that magically appeared. Granddaugther Julia just loved it.
And this is our magician Shawn Reida! He really kept us all entertained.
A couple of weeks ago we were invited to our daughter Lynnette's church to witness two of our grandson's baptisms. These are her husband Kyle's parents who were there too. It was a happy day for all of us! And we also had communion and a meal together.
Abigail and Jared blessed us by singing a song that Jared wrote.
Jared played and sang another song he wrote.
Kyle played one of the songs he wrote too, and some of the kiddos sang it with him.
Five baptisms happened that morning! The dads did the honors and it was such a blessing to see all these yielded hearts outwardly expressing their faith in Jesus, and their obedience to Him.
Our Son-in-law Kyle praying at the baptismal service by the pool.
Our Grandson Silas' Baptism
Our Grandson Jonas' Baptism
September 4th was the one year anniversary of our friend Max Steinbuchel's home-going to heaven, so John and I visited the cemetery. We miss our friend so much. We used to go on trips with Max and his wife Toni. Next month we will take a trip with Toni and her daughter Kerri, and continue to remember Max fondly, and all of our good times together.
This is John with our sweet friend Toni at Max's memorial gathering last year.
Max, we will all be together again in heaven someday. You just got a head-start on us! We love you!
And ending on another sad note...John and I remembered the tenth anniversary of 9-11 on Sunday, along with the rest of the world. May God continue to protect and bless America. And may He continue to comfort those who lost their loved ones on that tragic day.
Life Is Sometimes Happy, Sometimes Sad!
(And God is always good!)