On April 22, Caleb and Danette came to move out of their GBS dorm rooms. We were so happy to have them here for supper and overnight. We've missed our "adopted" GBS kids!
On April 23, Jimmy and his cousin moved Jimmy out of his dorm room and they did supper and the overnight with us.
On Sunday, April 26, Emily was surprised by a doorbell ring and her boss Brent and his wife Normarys brought her the Chick-fil-A Scholarship for next school year. Emily is very blessed to win this scholarship two years in a row! Brent had several employees win them!
It was a rainy afternoon when Brent and Normarys delivered their good news to outstanding employees.
After that, we drove to Indiana to visit our friends, the Wilson Family, and deliver them some more CFA boxes for their upcoming move. We had a nice visit with them.
The Wilson family are an example of trust in God even during these uncertain days of being laid off when the Corona virus closed the Creation Museum where Tim works. (Their baby Levi was in his nap, so he missed the family photo.)
Since we were passing by, we stopped at the Kessons and saw Candice and Heather, and our friends, Anna Winter and Brianna Shirk, who were visiting them.
Later that week, Sam and Hannah Kinnaman and Eddie came for supper and a visit.
Eddie has grown lot since we saw them last time!
May 3, we went to Lonnie and Leta Witt's house and did electronic church with them.
We enjoyed a lovely meal and good fellowship with them.
We love this dear lady!
In the afternoon, the girls did some painting on canvas.
The finished products
During the enforced "more time at home" season, Janet has worked on some quilt projects. She made lots of blocks for green and blue quilts. The guest bed is a good place to lay out the squares and decide how to put them together.
After laying out these, there are still piles of blocks left over for another quilt...
The week of Mothers' Day, this sweet canvas picture of Piper came in the mail! She looks like a sweet dolly!
On Mother's Day, May 10, we went to Drive in Church in the church parking lot. We listened to our electronic service in our cars. The Harms family parked next to us and we visited before and after the service.
It was chilly and rainy after the service. The Stetlers greeted each family as the cars left one by one.
The Wilson Family came over to eat dinner with us.
Our zucchini plants came up in May. We are hoping for blossoms of male and female this year, so we can have zucchini to eat without having to buy it.
Our rose bushes have bloomed beautifully!
The finished green quilt top
This one is for Mishael, who will be 4 in August.
May 17 was the day we got to go back to church, but we have to choose between the morning and evening service to maintain "social distancing."
We had some pretty iris blooms.
Our tomatoes are doing well in the earth boxes. We actually transplanted some of these to another earth box since the picture was taken. There are also banana peppers.
More progress on the zucchini.
Janet got the blue quilt top pieced together. This one is for Felix, who was 4 in February.
She decided to quilt the quilts herself since her quilter went out of business and they are smaller nap quilts, so she bought a walking foot and quilted the blue one on Memorial Day. It was good to have the whole day off to work on it.
The finished blue nap quilt!
Folded up to wait for when we see Felix
For Mothers' Day the Kentucky family ordered Janet a porch swing! Because of the depth of our porch, it needed to be a 3 ft. swing. It was delivered on May 19 and Emily got to work painting it a nice red color to go with our porch chairs which are red.
It got two coats, front and back.
We hung it on May 23!
We all try to get some time in the swing every day! We pray, read, have devotions, study, talk on the phone, even some seam ripping on the swing.
On May 24, we had Lyle and Michelle Witt and their family over for dinner. We taught them how to play Chicken Foot and Mexican Train Dominoes after dinner.
In the Mexican Train game, Emily gave Julie some advice.
Landon and Emily enjoying the swing.
Emily and Julie
Our yellow lilies have started to bloom!
In the foreground, are some tulips we planted as an experiment, which bloomed beautifully at GBS and were being thrown away to make room for perennials. We hope they will do well next spring.
Our other lilies have been beautiful!
The pansies turn their faces to the sun.
May 31, Emily being breakfast cook's helper. Usually Elizabeth is the cook's helper. Emily wanted a turn.
We had Jonathan and Jeffrey Brewer, who are in our Care and Connect Group at church, and Lonnie and Leta Witt over for Sunday dinner.
In the afternoon, we took a walk to England-Idlewild Park in Burlington, KY. We had a nice walk on a paved trail on a beautiful day. We finally got out of the "raining every Sunday since Easter" weather pattern we were in!
We are enjoying being back to church at least once each Sunday and Wednesday evenings. We are hoping soon the restrictions will be lifted and we can have the whole congregation present at once. We are thankful to have stayed very healthy!