Over the last month, we've enjoyed a lot of company. Our sweet friends came to visit from California and even though a few of us were very ill and poor company, they braved it through. I can't even remember if we fed them over the few days they were here, but they didn't perish of starvation so I guess they figured something out! 😯 Too much of the house to list hadn't been unpacked but they graciously stepped over things. 😜 Hopefully the whole family can come soon. Or who knows? Maybe we'll actually take a trek their direction... 😁
|A good game of Clue|
|The Chess masters|
|Catch Phrase is always a favorite!|
|What's an Ocker visit without horses?|
|Sean and Benjamin|
|Little girls at play|
|A lot of time was passed in this manner... :)|
|Sweet little girls|
|Part of the YPL team|
When we heard Douglas Bond was going to be in town, of course we invited him out. The children were so excited to meet one of their all-time favorite authors! Doug started with a Young Writer's Workshop where he taught about 20 young people.
After the workshop, families came together at the barn where we enjoyed a time of fellowship and dinner.
We had about 70 people stay to hear Doug speak on "Reformation Romance." He made Luther's life sound so funny and interesting! I highly recommend his book, Luther in Love.
|The group...what a blessing!|
|Of course horses!|
|I love the piano...thanks again, Mr. Kirkland!|
|Some braved the cold water with the heater broken|
|I have no idea what was so interesting and funny...|
|A new game...Code Names|
The living room is up and running and Wallace even got to help! He was super excited! Also, my pantry should be installed later today and the pool heater should be up and running next week. AND, we have more company coming over the summer! I am so excited! BOTH of my sisters who live out of state will be visiting us this summer! Yay!
We are so grateful to everyone who helped us move, build, remodel, fence...everything! The meals were so incredibly helpful, too! We have been so very blessed with the love of such good friends. Seriously, I cannot express enough what all of you mean to us. I don't know how we would have gotten through the past year and a half+ without you. It's taught me to never underestimate the power of love, a kind word, a sweet gesture...what only takes a moment of your time could mean the world to someone. And it's got me thinking a lot about forgiveness, repentance, restoration, and grace, so be prepared to get my thoughts on that in the future.😁
I got to introduce Benjamin's beautiful talents to our new friends. Later as we were discussing how God has blessed him with amazing ability, I was able to show them this video. I thought I would repost it because it's so beautiful and powerful. And special. Again, I'm so grateful for the love of friends...