Monday, March 20, 2023

Sister Memories, Dressed Up, and Huge Success

 The conference was a huge success, thank you for your prayers! The pastors all commented on the dinner Wednesday night and said they felt spoiled, which is exactly what we wanted. On Friday, the last day of the conference, one of the speakers felt led to pray for people who were drained and needed a fresh touch of the Lord. H-u-n-d-r-e-d-s of people came to the altar and he spent the next two and a half hours anointing those pastors and praying over each one. It was very emotional to watch!


Look at that homemade cookie!

 Not much else has been happening around here. Tomorrow, March 21st was my sister Kathy's birthday. She would have been 70, but died just a little over a year ago.
I surprised her at Disneyland. 
She had no idea I was coming and it's a moment I will never forget!

Hiking here in WA State. She had come up to visit one summer.


Visiting her and Ken in CO

Beth had last week off due to the conference and she was thrilled! She stayed home those two days and told me she sang, and danced, and "moved around." The weather was sunny and in the 60's on Saturday so we went out to the backyard and she helped me clean off the patio. We moved the furniture, scrubbed off the moss, and swept everything. It's so nice now, I just want to sit and stare at it!
Diana's been sending us regular updates on the family. She starts back to work (remotely) this week... today in fact! I guess she goes back into the office in a few months. 

 On her first road trip


At home on the east coast. All decked out for St. Patrick's Day!

 Sharaya and Ally are planning to visit them in a few weeks and I must say I'm a little jealous! But, everyone in our family is healthy and doing well so I am one happy mom!


Terri D said...

Beautiful tables! And that sweet little one!! Oh my goodness, adorable!! xo said...

The conference sounds like a huge success and blessing to all. The table settings are beautiful. And who is responsible for those gorgeous cookies? Oh, my goodness. Like edible art!!

Your sister's birthday is my mom's birthday. Tomorrow will be the first birthday without Mom. I am already in tears tonight. But I need to follow your good lead, and pull out pictures of happier days with my mother. And remember the good times.

Glad Beth enjoyed some time off. I know you must be missing that tiny baby leprechaun something fierce. She sure is cute in that green!!

Susan said...

The tables look so nice and those cookies, wow! Nice to hear how so may were blessed. I can't imagine not having my sisters. I am the oldest at 67, and most likely to go first. At least we all know where we are going! Enjoy your week!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

That conference sounds wonderful, and I can relate to the Pastors needing prayer. We were in the ministry for many years and it is a very difficult job no matter how big your church is very time consuming and emotionally draining. So glad they were prayed for. That helps a lot. The tables and COOKIES look wonderful! Glad Beth had some time off to do things she enjoyed. The sweet pictures of your granddaughter are wonderful. I can imagine how much you miss her, but knowing they are happy and healthy does help. Sending you (((hugs))) as you grieve for your sister. It's so hard to lose someone we love so much. I totally understand the feelings you have. (((hugs))) again. Have a blessed week. Take care of YOU.

Billie Jo said...

Hello! Hugs as you remember your lovely sister on her birthday. You shared some very happy moments together, I can see. The conference sounds wonderful, and the table settings are AMAZING! Your grandbaby is beautiful!!! Nice to visit with you my friend!

ellen b. said...

She is so cute. Glad you can get lots of photos! Those table settings were so nice. It's wonderful to treat pastors!

Barb said...

Hi Cindy~ What gorgeous table settings... and that cookie!! I'll bet the pastors did feel spoiled that night! Adelaide is so cute! I think it would be hard to be that far away, but, technology is amazing! Beth is so cute, I can just see her dancing and singing, adorable! Sisters are a blessing, I miss mine. Have a wonderful week - Hugs, Barb

Ernie said...

The tables look amazing. Those cookies - wow. Sorry about the loss of your sister. I love that your shared a memory of surprising her in Disneyland. That is one cute baby.