Bach's 332nd Birthday
A few days nice enough to be outside and enjoy the sunshine without a jacket!!
Sushi with Josh before our first time at the BSF Young Adults study! It was really really wonderful and we can't wait for Tuesday to come around again! Seems to be a great group of folks and the daily at home study has been so refreshing! It's wonderful to get to study the last section of John and spend so much time soaking in the correlating passages in the other gospels and OT prophecies right now during Lent!
On Saturday morning, Sarah Beth and I had a lovely drive and breakfast at our favorite little down home breakfast spot, The Plaid Turnip. We got to enjoy the history splashed across an old building in a mural of City Hall in 1800's and then enjoyed looking at and savoring our favorite aspects of a bunch of Claude Monet paintings on the iPad while we waited for our Waffle :)
Saturday afternoon, Daddy and Josh and I went fishing at the pond near the Raby's house.
I caught 4 Bass, 1 Sunfish and about 30 trees :)
...that is if you count this cute little guy as one of the 5 :)
After fishing, I got to stay for dinner at the Raby's where we mastered some fantastic steaks and jammed out on fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin in just about every style.
This morning, Josh and my Mum and I got to go to Westminster together where the Sermon and worship were such an incredible refreshment and challenge! That deserves a separate blog post so I'll leave that for a little later.
After church, the three of us got to go to lunch and enjoy lots of conversation before Josh and I took advantage of another gorgeous day to go to the zoo. My favorite part of the afternoon was the time we spent in an enchanting grove of Magnolias at one edge of the zoo. The picture doesn't begin to do it justice. The dappled sunshine made all the sleepy foliage glow a deep and lively green and the air smelled sweet with growing things and the whispering spring breezes stroked away the strands of hair loosened by windows down drives.
"Our eyes on the islands but our feet on the sand
Our ears to the silence but a clap in our hands"
(Southern Seamstress - Humming House )
"...that in everything [Christ] may have the supremacy."