Emily turned 19 on March 17. Never mind that the only cake candles box we moved with us had only 14 candles in it. We celebrated her birthday all week, and started with this yummy chocolate cake.
We had friends from church, Sam and Hannah Kinnaman, and Esther Holloway over for Sunday dinner.
Esther Holloway, along with Tim and Patty Stamper family, are our Care and Connect Group for this quarter. We enjoyed having the Stampers over for a Sunday meal recently also.
Emily and I got to attend the Women of Worth meetings in both February and March. We really enjoy going and being part of the group.
During Emily's birthday week, our dear friends from Colorado, Dr. Matt and Cara Brown, Faith, Hope, Lincoln, and Betty Brown, Matt's mother came to Kentucky. They enjoyed going to the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter while they were here, and they ate supper with us two evenings and went to Wednesday night church with us. It was so wonderful to be with them again! We miss them so much! It did our hearts good to see them.
They helped us celebrate Emily.
Emily made a Dirt Cake for her birthday.
Next my dear sister, Brenda, and niece Rebekah came to visit us!
They were with us over Sunday and Rebekah played her clarinet with Emily. This was during prelude before church.
My sister Brenda and me
Brenda, Rebekah, and I went to a quilt show! It was my first Kentucky quilt show and I really enjoyed it! We did a selfie in front of the most colorful quilt we could find.
Afterwards we went to Emily's Chick-fil-A for lunch and to surprise Emily.
Brenda, Rebekah and I went to the Ark Encounter and got our exercise walking all over the place.
It is huge! There are new displays added since we went in September.
Then we had Tim and Brenda for a weekend. Brenda's Grandma Stevenson passed away at 103 and the funeral was in Kentucky, so we were a willing 'bed and breakfast' for them. We have enjoyed eating on our deck several times lately and have an umbrella for our table now.
Felix liked playing the piano with Grandma!
All ready for church on Sunday morning!
Aunt Emily and Felix
Charissa loves her baby brother!
Tim and Brenda's family before going to the funeral. We had a short time with them, but it was precious.
We had our church friends Doug and Joan Hodnett over for Sunday dinner. We had interesting conversation and yummy made-from-scratch chocolate cake for dessert!
My brother, Lyndell and Sharen Scoles came to see us next! They came over for a visit Monday evening. It was the only time the kids were all home.
They went to the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter on Tuesday and that evening, we met at a restaurant for supper.
After we ate, they went to revival service with us.
It was so good to see them!!! Haven't we been amazingly blessed with visitors this month!!!
This week, Beulah and I were able to get several walks in and we are enjoying the flowering trees this Spring. This beautiful one belongs to the neighbor next door.