Saturday, March 29, 2008
The Reunion is almost over. Just Sunday service tomorrow and then we head north to Tn. and eventually Mi. The guys won the Sluff tournament but by only a few points so we got lots of recognition, too. We took a class in Genealogy and one in CPR.. We even got to practice on the ' dummies. The Banquet tonight was Fabulous!! chicken cordon-blue, fantastic salad and turtle cheesecake!!! Then we finished with a sing-a-long and a talent show... It has been great fun but are anxious to head to Tn. and our daughter Kathi's... I may not be able to blog for a few days as we will be on the road.. Carole
Friday, March 28, 2008
What a fun time we are having! Renewing old friendships and meeting new ones. There are 80 people here at the Reunion and we know 50... We have a lot of activities to choose from and so far we have had Devotions ( Tim leads tomorrow ) prayer circle ( Tim leads one. ) sluff ( a card game that Sowers love and play a lot. We are having a tournament for 3 days.. We are down to 2 teams left and one team is mine and one team is Tim's.. SO tomorrow is the final game.. VERY NERVE RACKING!!!! Either way... one of us wins!!!! This is Sowers 25th Anniversary so big cake and ice cream... Tonight is an Auction.. That is always a lot of fun. First we donate our stuff ( we want to get rid of to make more room in our RV ) then we pay RIDICULOUS prices for something we don't need to bring it back into our RV.. They pay 30-40.00 for a small basket of apples... or 25.00 for a pie.. ALL the money goes back into the ministry...We also attended a session on operating a G.P.S. system.. A map gadget you may have in your car... Tomorrow we are attending a session on Geology ( Tim has always been interested in tracking his IRISH background. ) The weather is good but expect a storm by Sunday so we plan to leave after church service. Tim has been asked to help serve Communion...We came home for a few minutes to take a nap and check email and blogs... This afternoon is a presentation on " Mercy Ship" ministry ( They send huge ships to other parts of the world and give medical treatment to people in 3rd world countries.. The ships are set up like hospitals.. even operating rooms. Some have tons of food to give away to the hungry... That is one of the Sower's project and is in the area.. Hope you are also having a GREAT day... Carole
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This was a typical home on street after street. It reminded us of an old English town.
There were pretty girls dressed up for photo shoots. They just waved at us and smiled.... Aren't the homes lovely?? There were only a few on each street that were not landscaped such.. Tab and Kathi ... you would have loved all the beautiful back drops for photos.
Most of the yards had Azaleas and shrubs but this home had red tulips everywhere... Next week-end they let you tour some of the homes, have live music and wine but charges $40.00 each.. WOW!!!! Glad we went this week end... So as you can see-- we have no SNOW!!!Carole
Tim was standing by the camellias . Most of the roses were NOT in bloom yet...
The Azaleas were in full bloom and so lovely!!
I'm not real sure what these flowers are as they had so many different ones.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Last night Sower's pot luck turned out GREAT!!! There turned out to be 75 people there instead of the 40 I expected.. We knew 30 there... Lots of food!!!! A long program but good. We sang 3 songs and got lots of complements..Thank you for your prayers... I wasn't even nervous.. But now they know I can do it so I hope they don't ask me for the Reunion...They have already ask Tim to have a Devotional and for both of us to lead a " Prayer circle ".It is 83 today so we plan to go out for lunch and "sightseeing". Lots to do around here...Hope to get some pictures so will blog later... Carole
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
This is a picture of Tim and me at Game night last night. It is finally warmer here. 80 degrees today...Beans and rice at the dining hall tonight. Who do think we are? Spanish??? Tim likes it....Guess I finally learned how to separate the photos...Love Carole
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Trying some new things on this blog because my good friend Sue emailed me a LONG email with directons of instructions so I have to experiment. Today we got up REAL early...6:30 ( really 5:30 before time change) and left by 7: drove 30 miles to our friends The James. They live in Hide A Way Lakes in a REAL nice home. Their church stated at 8:00 and the S.S. was HUGE..192 people in it. very good!!! Went out to lunch with them and another couple. Back home to nap and watch DVD 3-10 to Yuma...so so.. Tomorrow starts another work week. Not so cold...59 tonight... Bought 2 skirts and a jumper at Good Will on Saurday.. I practiced the autoharp with a couple here and they want me to play with them Thursday at our area Sower's pot luck.. There will probably be 40 there. I"m not that good.. And I have to sing too...PRAY!!!!Carole
Friday, March 7, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
may combine with fried pork chops, scrambled eggs or chicken. Also are cut into slivers and fried like french fries!!!!! Also can use in salad called ensalada de nopaitos .... or can just dice into small pieces, simmer in hot water and butter and salt to taste....Sound good?????? Shall I bring some home???
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Today was a very busy day as we attended S.S. and church, ate lunch at a Black Christian College Jarvis, went on a tour of the campus, went to the director's house for refreshments and then attended an evening church service here on the campus. Now the tv is full of "tornado watches" so we may not be through for the day yet. The A.L.E.R.T. stands for air land emergency rescue team. The campus used to belong to Herbert W. Armstrong back in the 50's. It is 2200 areas and fabulous buildings and private homes. When Armstrong died, they changed alot of their beliefs and people left and so they went bankrupt. Then they sold it cheap to Hobby Lobby who in turn gave it to ALERT. Armstrong was a cult and had some weird beliefs about God. They even have a golf course and air port on the grounds.They had a school here of 1200 students. When they left, they also left alot of the furniture ( including 7 grand pianos ) beautiful furniture in the houses and a fleet of trucks and equipment. They made their followers give 30% to the work so they had millions of dollars....And it all came crashing down in the end.. But the work here can not maintain all the buildings so alot is just empty and grass growing up...Tomorrow starts our 3 weeks of work so better get to bed if we don't have to run for cover..Love Carole