Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Busy Blessed Days

We were so blessed on Sunday to go and worship with some new friends in their Russian church. Bob had met the pastor through several meetings they had been in together and Pastor Uri invited Bob to speak to his fellowship about the things God is doing in our lives and on campus.

Bob and I have both been to Russia at separate times and the country and the wonderful people are still in our hearts. It was a great opportunity for our children to experience a new culture and a different way of worship. Check them out singing from a hymnal below (that was new for the three younger ones).

I did not get many pictures of the beautiful people, but it was a time we will always treasure. We hope to see them again sometime in the future.

This week we also had the opportunity to go on a neat field trip. The first part of it was a lesson on creation. Then we went to a conservation area to search for fossils and go on a hike. It was a gorgeous fall day. There were snakes, salamanders, good friends, fossils, beautiful scenery, and ladybugs galore!

These are crinoids.

Another big part of the week was someone getting a new "do"! The big reveal coming soon.

And last night we went to a dress rehearsal for the local opera. I was not familiar with this particular show, but I had read on the website and it sounded fine. I was, unfortunately, wrong about that, as they left out quite a few details in the write-up. It was not exactly family-friendly. However, we made the best of it, enjoyed the beautiful music and singing and used it as one of those you-live-and-learn kind of experiences.

This week we also had home church on Sunday night which is always a huge blessing and time of connecting with some amazing people. Then Monday two beautiful friends came over for lunch and one stayed for hours of visiting, which made my day! Then we made a visit to a sweet friend and her two adorable children on Tuesday. They have recently moved back into our area and it was so nice to see them again.
Now I am getting ready to make a trip to Texas for a reunion! The menu plan is made and the pantry and refrigerator stocked for my crew so that they do not have to come up with ideas on their own.
Next...finishing up another load of laundry, organizing and packing.


  1. Wow! Great photos! That's our kind of field trip. :) And I love the photo overlooking the town. *Happy Sigh*

  2. So when and where in TX?? Anywhere in North TX??