We are home! I have probably one of the longest posts of my life coming up but I have other things that need to be done first. : )
Thank you all for praying!
EDIT: Here is one of the longest posts I've ever posted.
Hey y’all! I haven’t been able to use the internet for days now. Sorry for the non-existent updates. :(
Before I get into what we were doing in those few short 4 days I’ll give an update on Dad. He’s still feeling sick. He has able to drive though I’m sure he’s ready to be home and rest. We’re leaving Friday morning again and won’t be back until Sunday night so prayers for safe travels and strength are appreciated. Nathan has been ok, but this afternoon he’s kinda not feeling well. Thank you all for your prayers and concern.
We sang Saturday night at a Bible camp. They fed us lunch and supper and it was delicious! The lake was pretty, too. Check out Bonnie and Mom next to the lake.
Ok. I guess you can’t see much of the lake here….sorry. lol
A flower by the lake
Here is the building we sang in from the outside.
Air conditioning in the large barn like structure was provided by opening the ‘flaps.’ It was still majorly hot on stage. :-P One of the more memorable quotes from someone after the audience was directed to Bonnie referring to her seemingly absent mic “Oh, I thought you were tone deaf and that was why you didn’t have a mic.” The wireless headset mics are pretty much invisible from a distance. : )
Nathan, Pastor Griffith, and Bonnie pre concert.
I have no pictures of us singing here. Other people took pictures but I don’t have any of them. The place was just about packed out minus the front row left empty for us. They were a very nice audience and wanted us back. We got to meet up with some friends after the concert we met a few years ago. That was nice. : )
The next morning we were off to Salamanca, NY.
Abigail was kind enough to take pictures…. did I mentioned a delegation of Kochers came to meet us on Sunday morning?
Daniel had a turn with the camera at night..
We left New York Sunday night and headed over with the Kochers to Mr. O’s place in Pennsylvania. For a long time now we’ve heard about ‘Potter County’ and we finally got to see what it was about this past week. We didn’t get to the laser tag and a few other things but we still had fun. : )
We parked at Mr. O’s house on 300+ acres. The woods and hills were so pretty.
We went hiking…
Played a two song concert in the kitchen for the neighbors…
Visited the tap lines, collection area, and the maple sugar shack…the syrup was DELICIOUS!
Mr. O showing us the equipment…
We picked and ate (mostly picked, really!) lots and lots of raspberries and blackberries….
101 “OWWW‘s” later we have a sizable amount of berries to make jam with. :) While we were picking Vincent would ask if anyone was hitting ’jackpots’, meaning, raspberries the size of your thumb growing in clusters of 10 or more in easy to reach spots with NO thorns. I never saw any such place. LOL. It was fun anyway. ; )
On our way back from the trip to the ‘pond’ (which wasn’t worth taking a picture of, BTW) and the sap tap lines Daniel taught us how to march. It was very, um, hilarious. We learned what it meant to get ’dropped.’ As fast as possible you had to move to the push up position and remain there until the required amount of push-ups were completed or you were allowed to get up.
Us yelling and marching must have been quite a sight since the mules ran over and watched, either that or they were bored.. Haha. I was marching so yeah, no pictures of our complete squad (or whatever we were called).
Peter getting dropped.
Peter and Daniel, um, doing something.
……got tired and sleepy so we got a little carried away. Or should I say HE got carried away. Haha.
There were mules across the street and the kids thought it would be fun to feed them….
Look at the lip on that one!
Some of our big excitement for the week was killing a lawn mower. :D
Don’t ask me how many rounds we shot into that poor mower…
The first ‘firing squad’ being given orders.
Ready, aim, fire
Examining the damage
We sang on Wednesday night in a tiny little church.
The man from the church took us to ice cream. Yummy. : )
Hannah sure enjoyed it.
(Submitted photo, DK)
Um, looking at this on Works/Word I know this is going to be a super long update. Hope y’all don’t mind too much. :) Am I forgiven for not posting for 4 days now? :)
We picked the hugest blueberries this afternoon. We picked 4 gallons and in 1 hour. We're going back from more tonight and than getting up really early tomorrow and heading out again. We're leaving for NH tomorrow at 9am so this is our time to pick this week.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!