Friday, April 4, 2014

Garrett and His Steer

Garrett is raising a 4-H steer this year. He named him Ferdinand. Ferdinand is gentle and patient, but he is a very large animal. Garrett is learning to walk his steer. Brushing is important. Ferdinand must look his best for the 4-H fair this summer. Garrett feeds and waters him and cleans his two pens every week. We will keep you filled in on the happenings of Garrett and Ferdinand. "When you fast, brush your hair and wash your face." Matt. 6:17
Blessings, Kathi

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Birthday Surprise

What a gorgeous day! I had an extra special reason for enjoying this day. I opened the mail to find this lovely package from my sister Sharon. Today is my 54th birthday! Sharon knows me well. She generously gave me four fun movies. They are, "Miss Potter," a sweet and sad movie about the life of Beatrix Potter. Also, cute Doris Day movie, "With Six You Get Egg Roll," Barbara Streisand movie, "For Pete's Sake," and a movie I've never seen called "When In Rome." What a sweet card too. I'm feeling very loved. Thank you Sharon! I love you and I appreciate your thoughtful gift. I would love to watch these with you. We need to have a slumber party.

 "God bless you and keep you, God smile on you and gift you, God look you full in the face and make you prosper."  Numbers 6:24

  Blessings, Kathi

Friday, March 7, 2014

Jessica's Senior Prom Day 3

This is day three of Jessica's prom night. When we  left off the girls were leaving with their dates to go to dinner before the prom. There was excitement and anticipation in the air. Who would be named Prom Queen and King? You will just have to wait up with Victoria and me until midnight.
Victoria says good-bye to her sister with a quick kiss on the cheek and a hug. The couples left for their enchanted evening, so Victoria and I stayed up and waited. I fell asleep around 11:00 pm. The next thing I heard was Victoria's voice as she joyfully squealed, "I knew it!" 
I jumped up to find  Jessica standing in the laundry room in her bare feet (she had kicked off her pumps), and a lovely crown on her head.
She was beaming.
What comes next, I must share with you, for it warms my heart. I love to see how happy Victoria was for her sister. The two of them sat together and went over the entire evening. While they were sitting there a friend sent a photo to Victoria's phone.
Here it is: Jessica the Prom Queen dancing with Peter, the Prom King. Yes, that's right, Peter got Homecoming and Prom King. I'm so happy for him too. I'm so thankful the friend sent this photo. I believe it is the only one taken of them at the prom.
These photos are a bit fuzzy, but they mean a lot to me, as it shows the bond between these sweet sisters. It's amazing how the change of events occurred. For it was one week ago this night that Jessica sat crying with Victoria about having a dress but nobody had asked her to the prom.  Here she is, the reigning queen of 2013. It's funny how life repeats itself. This exact thing happened to me at my prom over 30 years ago. I, just like Jessica, had no date a week before my senior prom, and was overjoyed that I was finally asked, and stunned to be named queen. What a special night then and now. Soon I will share Victoria's senior prom, which took place two years ago.

"So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen" Esther 2:17b 
Blessings, Kathi

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Jessica's Prom: Day Two

There's so much more to tell about Jessica's prom. We are on day two now. Come join us. Here we reveal prettiest skirts to grace any dance floor.Now we must search for the perfect location for the group shots. The young men insisted upon two classic photo shots. Not to be out done by the girls, they show their socks. The girls are simply mesmerized by the boys' typical prom pics. Yes, we had to throw in the expected Charlie's Angel shot. How could we not? Here is the real group shot. It is very difficult to get every eye on the camera, so I chose the one that Jessica was looking at me. Hee hee. Here is a close up of Jessica and her date, D.J. Jessica is on the ballot for Prom Queen!!! And to think, she did not have a date one week ago.

And a full length shot. Delenn and Peter. Peter is up for Prom King. He got Homecoming King last fall, when he was Jessica's date for homecoming. Delenn should have been on the ballot too. She is such a sweet girl. Rose and Mark. Both of them are on the ballot for Prom King and Queen. Both are hard working athletes and do lots of community service. Olivia and her date. Neither are on the ballot, but both are qualified to be. They are such great kids. Here is a girls only shot. Very nice!
Victoria took many of the prom photos. I finally grabbed the camera to get her photo with her younger sister. Victoria was never nominated for queen, but she is so very happy for her sister and hopes that she will win. I love the bond between these two. Ben's date never showed up for photos. The girls did not want him to feel left out, so they all gathered around him to make him feel loved. Victoria grabbed the camera back and took my photo with Jessica. I am so happy for her. Her dad was on a business trip and could not be here to see her in her pretty red dress, though he wanted to be. 'Tis now time to depart for dinner out, and then to the ball room where the dancing will commence, and the Prom King and Queen shall be named and crowns shall be worn... The suspense is building. More in a day or two... 

"You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness," Psalm 30:11

Blessings, Kathi

Monday, March 3, 2014

Jessica's Senior Prom Day One of Photos...

Today I will share a few photos of Jessica's senior prom. Jessica's prom night was very exciting. Her prom week began much like mine. She had a dress, but she did not have a date. The thrilling part was that her track coach made an announcement over the intercom for her to go to the gym. She thought she was in trouble. When she walked in a group of sophomores were sitting in the bleachers with cardboard in their hands. They turned them around to reveal large letters that said, "Will you go to the prom with me?" And then a senior football player walked in named D.J. carrying a flower. She was so excited and said, "Yes!" The night of the prom arrived. Perfume and hair spray permeated the room.

Excitement was in the air. Jessica's younger brother Garrett, did his best to entertain the young men waiting outside.

Rose and her date Mark arrived. Time to pin on flowers.  
More flowers from D.J.

Sparkling Cider toast.

The theme was a masquerade.

I surprised Jessica with these gloves when I found out she had been asked to the prom. She was thrilled!  I will share more tomorrow. There is much more to see. I'm so thankful for God's goodness to Jessica. She was really sad one week before this night. Everyone had dates to the prom, but she did not, and it was her senior year.

 "For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11

  Blessings, Kathi


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