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Celebrating Gretel’s birthday, with a Packer party of course!

Is it fear or suspicion in her eyes???

These are three good friends and they are so much fun to be with.  Gretel did not have a jersey to that was her present from Karee and Annie.  Now they can show their undying love,  oops, I mean fan appreciation for their favorite quarterback together!

I am so glad that God gave us a large living room.  Every Packer game we have a normal group that attend due to not having cable at their home.  Our other friends know they are welcome to come to watch with us but I never know who may come or not.  By the half time of this game we had doubled in numbers and yet were not crowded at all.  What I thought would be an easy win turned into a stressful couple hours at the Minn. Vikings really put up a fight, a DIRTY one, I might add.  We still won which is what matter when it comes to sports, at least that is what Mr. Johnson says  🙂

Last week we got a call from a friend telling us to head outside and see the Northern Lights.  Since our home is surrounded by trees we sometimes miss seeing activity in the heavens.  We ran out the door and headed down to the docks from where there is a clear view to the north.  The sights was like nothing I have seen in the last 10 years, simply stunning and radiating from a single point in the sky.  It was incredible.  We also went into out cottage yard and they were beautiful there as well.  God was really showing off to delight His children and we were DELIGHTED and gave Him the proper praise for His work!

The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork,

Day unto day utters speech and night unto night reveals knowledge

There is no speech nor language where there voice is not heart

There line has gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the earth!

Ps. 19

This is his tired look, still so cute.  Melody and I were getting ready to work on our flute/violin duets and I was warming up on the flute when Andrew looked at me and crinkled his face into tears and went running for Melody.  I guess I need to work on my pitch or something!

On Wednesdays Sammy comes over after school to play and eat supper and then go to club at church with our family.  We played battle ship last week and we had to end it in a “tie” lest there be tears, I am not saying who’s tears!

He is growing up and just turned nine.  Can’t believe it!  I am so glad for these times to be with him and to help him attend club so he is hearing about the God whom his mother loved and served so well.

The days are busy and fun as God weaves our lives with others from infants to older adults, young couples and singles, loving and serving them and enjoying blessing others and being blessed right back!  God is so great to make up this thing called relationship.  As iron sharpens iron or all hands on deck, or like floating on a lazy river, each relationship is different and yet beautiful.  We are thankful that our home can be used by God to minister to others and I have one happy husband when we head to bed at night after a full house of folks have been here.  Satisfying joy!

Blessed to be able to bless

Joyce

 

 

 

 

Posted October 31, 2011 by joyfulhouse in Around the house, Door County Life, Family

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