Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This past Saturday we went to our friends' home for a wonderful Labor Day picnic. The weather was perfect, the food delicious, the fellowship fun. Thanks, Dago and Frannie.
Frannie has such a green thumb. Even though we have had no rain for quite a while, and Frannie refuses to waste groundwater on her plants, everything looked so nice.
The food was catered by the Sunshine Caterers. We had a choice of beef or pork BBQ, potato salad, coleslaw (I took a chance on this being dairyfree...and it was delicious!), and brownies for dessert. The two BBQs were very different from each other, so it was hard to pick a favorite. I have to admit, I tend to judge a picnic by the iced tea...and Frannie's was delicious. Just plain Lipton, but it was the right amount of sugar and tea.
The caterers had a bunch of little Italian figurines that added a nice touch. The theme of the picnic was the 50s, so Dago printed out flyers listing important events for each year. What a neat idea! We had fun reading about the year of my hubby's birthday, 1953. That was the year the polio vaccine was invented.
One of the unusual features of this party was the lifeguards. Beemer and Jetta were so funny! They would run laps around the pool and try to drink any water that splashed. Very entertaining. Dago said Beemer would fall in, but he didn't...but the poor dog did run until his paws were raw.
Beemer loved it when the children would splash. Dago and Frannie were nice hosts, but Beemer and Jetta were fantastic! *smile*
Lizzie enjoyed the volleyball game. Frannie has 8 siblings, so it was nice to catch up on her family. It was a relaxing way to end a busy week. (Should I mention that we did notice one blade of grass was not lined up with the others?) Everything was so perfect.

We were supposed to go to my parents' home on Monday for another picnic, but Dad wasn't feeling well, so Mom canceled. Mike is off this week, so we've been enjoying getting things done around here. Mike and Lizzie are installing fence for the goats, and Anna took her drivers' test...and now has her permit. Yippee!

We took this picture on our way to church. My children are so relieved that I am not the only person with a wayward birdhouse!
Maggie and I loved this truck we saw at Walmart. I was teasing and said Maggie wanted to hang around to see if the driver is married. That's the kind of truck she wants her future hubby to have!

Our favorite bumper sticker this week said, "Lose your keys ~ Support your local locksmith". Maggie saw a shirt that said, "Do you believe in love at first sight...or do I need to walk by again?"

Pastor preached a passionate sermon this past Sunday based on Hebrews 10:31, "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God." If you'd like a copy of his sermon, let me know and I will get you a tape.

Many blessings ~ Kathie

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