It's Friday already!! Share your fotos with Deb at Breathing in Grace!
On Saturday evening after church we watched the fireworks in our town from our back porch. And on Monday evening we had a super good time at Kaboom Town in Addison with my DH, my sweet friend, RuthAnn, and her Dad, along with Gloria and Tom, RuthAnn's neighbors. The Kaboom Town show was pretty amazing with an air show, In 'n Out Burgers at one of the hangars at Addison Airport, and an amazing display of fireworks. Probably the best I've ever seen and I think they are famous for that. Unfortunately, after the party is over, you have to contend with the 500,000 who are ready to get in their cars and make their way home. Ugh!! Our 30 minute drive took two hours to get home that night, but I will say everybody was very patient and as far as I know there were no incidents of road rage. I must confess that had it done any good, I would have jumped out of my car and screamed for somebody to please STOP the obnoxious blaring music coming from some bandstand in the area. It was nerve wracking! We decided next year we will rent a hotel with a view and order food in. Sounds like a plan!
This pic is from the fireworks over the lake.
This is a plane shooting fireworks. No way was I able to capture a pic of that. I think this must be from the newspaper.
I want to save this pic of one of the nicest, sweetest couples I have ever known and who have been great friends and mentors to us. We attended their 50th anniversary party last week. Connie and Deane were associate pastors in our church for over 20 years and their impact continues as they travel all over the world sharing their gifts of teaching, mentoring, and ministering to equip others to lead and teach. We traveled twice with them to Israel and have shared many good times with them. They were also Steven Minister leaders in our church training members, including me, how to minister one-on-one to others who were going through difficult times of grief, loss, illness, etc.
Kate and Jack were over again this week and it seems to be becoming a habit to visit the mall, buy something, and ride the carousel. For Jack anyway. Kate did not want to ride as she is convinced she is now too old for that. So we watched Jack go round and round waving his new friend from Build-a-Bear!
Kate and Grandpa love playing teacher and student. He actually got to be the teacher this time.
I throw rings at Jack to catch on his arm.
I am still walking and see this beautiful cat every day. He must have a home because he looks well cared for, so I guess I can't justify picking him up and bringing him home with me.
He crosses the street to meet me.
Don't you dare cross my path!!
After two months, the kids now have their Heidi back from obedience school. I think they are all excited to be together again!
We have had several men in our church pass away this year leaving some of our ladies widows. One in particular is suffering much hardship in that her husband left her with a lot of debt, she is an invalid, and now must move from her apartment into a smaller one. My friend Victoria and I went over to help move some of her things. She is staying in the same complex, so we walked stuff back and forth from her apartment to the new one. I think it's going to take more than one trip over to get her moved. Some of the men from church will be over on Saturday to move the big items for her. These guys deserve much thanks because they help the widows in our church with things they previously relied upon their husbands.
And finally, Noah was excited about the headset we sent and the card with cash in it! Happy Birthday to Noah!
Brady is getting to be quite the expert at wakeboarding. The pic below is from a video and is a little blurry, but I am saving it anyway. Good job, Brady! Wow!
And today, Victoria, Liz, Cindy and I visited the George Bush Library. If you are ever in Dallas, I highly recommend it! Here is a link to the website and the pic below is from the website. It was especially touching to see the portraits he has painted of wounded warriors. He really cares about them and their experience.