Thursday, July 28, 2011


*Friend ~ 1. One who is attached to another by affection: one who entertains for another sentiments of esteem, respect and affection, which lead him to desire his company, and to seek to promote his happiness and prosperity; opposed to foe or enemy. 2. one not hostile 3. One reconciled after enmity 4. An attendant, a companion 5. A favorer 6. A favorite 7. A term of salutation

In Jan. 2010, the Lord led us to a new church home.  Its a great fit and we really enjoy the people and love the Pastors dedication to the Word and the Message of the Bible.

Since Katie and Bryant announced their engagement ~ friends are coming out of the wood work.  We've got friends volunteering to help host a bridal shower, set up the sanctuary, decorate for the party (reception) afterwards and do whatever we need to make the day easier for us.

2 friends last night were thrilled with the news of the engagement & upcoming wedding and enthusiastically (&voluntarily) jumped on the wedding bandwagon and offered their help.  My homeschool group moms have offered to help.  Keepers moms want to help with her special day.   I've got offers of cake platters, punch bowls, candle holders, etc.  Offers to roll meat for meat trays, slice cheese, make punch, set up tables, decorate a bridal room at the church for Katie to be comfortable while waiting for the ceremony to begin.  Another (very new) friend has offered to do address all the invitations using her beautiful calligraphy skills

2 days ago, we met with Amy Kate (son Andy's girlfriend) who is going to be one of our wedding coordinators for the ceremony.  We were at the church for over an hour "staging" the wedding and discussing all the details.  The best thing about this meeting was, she wasn't looking to push forward her own agenda, she listened and wrote down what we wanted.  We had a great meeting, she took lots of notes, and then enjoyed lunch at McAllisters Deli.  Sarah (son Rob's finacee) is our other wedding coordinator but she wasn't able to be here for the meeting.  Since she and Amy are best friends, I know all the information will be shared.

I am tremendously thankful for the friends the Lord has blessed me with.  I am thankful for their enthusiasm, their creativity, their ideas, and their willingness.  This will definately make the week of the wedding and especially wedding day easier on me.  They are a wonderful group of Christian ladies with a passion for service and helpfulness!

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Welcome to the farm ~ we are a blended family with 7 children (3 are married), 4 grandsons, 5 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 15 chickens living on 3 acres in Georgia. I love crafting, sewing, cooking & canning, recipes of all kinds, reading, playing with my little buddies, family time, travel, pinterest and most of all the Lord.