Tonight we had our Annual Festival of Tables at church. It was such a great night. The ladies did an outstanding job with their tables.
Our music was led by a very special friend and member of our church. Although her mother was very ill in the hospital, she came on to our event where, as she said, she could be surrounded by "faith-filled women." We closed our night off with a special prayer for her mother.
Great food, fun, and fellowship as we worshipped the Lord....what JOY !
Everyone was here for the weekend. We had carry-out pizza for dinner Friday night. Justin was recovering from "minor" surgery so he took it easy all weekend. We went to Jonah's flag football game Saturday at noon. After the game, Jared helped Rick with some dirt work. I grilled burgers for everyone Saturday evening.
Jenna, Jared, and Marlow went to church with us; everyone always enjoys seeing them. After church, we had lunch out. Unfortunately, Marlow began breaking out with that nasty hand, foot, and mouth rash. Because she couldn't go to her daycare with that stuff, Papa and I got to keep her here with us. That stuff only got worse Monday and Tuesday. Finally, by Wednesday she started turning the corner.
Thursday morning we went to Jenna and Jared's to take Marlow home. After Jenna got out of a meeting, she came home and worked there. So we got to enjoy lunch together. We spent the night with them and came home yesterday.
On our most recent girls' trip we flew to Buffalo, New York. The first three nights we stayed in Ontario with our last two nights back in the Buffalo area.
Our first point of interest was Niagara Falls. "Niagara Falls" is the collective name for actually three different waterfalls (American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls) that are on the international border between Canada and our United States.
We were fortunate to see Niagara Falls from the U.S. side, the Canadian side, behind the Falls, and up close on a tour boat.
This boat tour was amazing!
We found this little gem in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. It's known as one of the smallest chapels in the world.
Morningstar Mill is another beautiful thing we found out in St. Catharines, Ontario. I think it had original equipment still on the property. What a beautiful place!
Another favorite of mine was the Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruise. This was such a treat. I had seen "locks" before, but to experience the process on a boat was incredible.
I am married to Rick (38 yrs.), mother to Justin and Jenna as well as MIL to Keelie and Jared. I am also known as Nanna to Jonah, Glory, Marlow, and Molly. I have one brother, Jerry, and a sister, Marilyn, who is my best friend.