Monday, June 16, 2008


Father's Day! Here is Mickey with one of the many gifts the kids got him. It is a flashlight for your head, so your hands are free!!! The kids love it when Mickey gets a new hobby because they have some new things to get him for gifts.

I prepared dinner for 12 people who were coming after church. I am anxious to get home and tend to the meal and Mickey begins talking to another man in our church who has bee hives. I finally had to interrupt and say, "I hate to be rude, but I do have 12 people for dinner today!". We had a Spiral Ham, new red potatoes, fresh steamed green beans, corn, big vegetable salad, cranberries, and french bread. It was all lush if I say so myself :o)

David's birthday is June 22nd, next Sunday, so we celebrated both occasions. Suzette brought the desserts: A chocolate cake with whip cream icing for David's 44th birthday and a Marie Callendar's German Chocolate Pie for Father's Day (since Mickey loves German chocolate cake). Both really yummy.

Here is our birthday boy, David. This is the first time in YEARS that David has been with us on his birthday so it was a very special celebrating him & his dad on the same day.

Everyone had to have a look at the bee hive. We only got this one picture of Marc and Oksana doing so. Aric won't even open the french doors and go out into the back yard!!!! Got to get him over being so afraid of the bees!!!
Our pastor's sermon was WONDERFUL as always. He really challenged all of us, not just the men, to be completely honest with ourselves as to the truth about US individually. At the end he had all the men come to the front of the church. It was so awesome because our church body is full of many, committed men. Such a blessing.
OTHER STUFF: Friday night we had our first prayer meeting in our new permanent prayer location. We only had 13 of us but it was wonderful and powerful.
Saturday night Mickey & I had received an invitation to attend a meeting at the Library where a woman who had been an intercessory prayer worker at Brownsville spoke. It just excites me that God is calling so many people to become serious about seeking Him, and His will for our lives, in prayer.
I trust all of you had a wonderful Father's Day celebrating your fathers. I feel so very blessed to have had a wonderful Father. Then double blessed to have a husband who has been a wonderful Father, to our 4 children, and now grandfather to our 3 grandchildren.

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The Olson's: said...

You've had a busy weekend! The meal sounds wonderful and the cakes look delicious! If we weren't so far apart I'd suggest you sending me some! =)

I love it when the pastor preaches a good sermon. I will probably write a post about a church we attended this weekend. It was very good.
~ Leanne

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a special day. My dad's birthday is June 14th, so after the party for my baby, we went to a Mexican restaurant where waiters sang to him in Spanish and gave him a sombrero. It's hard having a dad whose birthday is so close to fathers day. You never know how to acknowledge both.
I am glad your bees are still alive!

Channelofhealing said...

What a Great Life you have, am so happy for everything the Lord is doing for you, and look to the Lord to have mercy on us the younger ones as He has had with you in Jesus Mighty NAme AMen.
You are epitome of Gods Grace and love God is good!!!

I admire you


Mountain Mama said...

What a wonderful celebration you had. Family times are so very special. I believe that's when the best memories are made.

annie said...

Wow, the meal sounds fabulous! I love spiral ham.
We had a similar sermon Sunday morning.

Maxine said...

We did have a lovely Father's Day. Thanks for sharing yours. Isn't it wonderful when the sermon hits home? Ours was about Boaz yesterday. So good.

It's All Good! said...

That's great, Susan. The meal sounded yummy! Glad you had a wonderful celebration.
Mine was similar as we celebrated my birthday as well as Father's Day together, only we went out for dinner. It was nice!
Hope your having a wonderful week.
Brenda :)

Nadine said...

Sound like a great Father's day. I love the flashlight for your head.

diana said...

sounds like a scrumptious meal, a nice celebration, and a wonderful time for family fellowship.

Susan said...

It sounds like you all made many wonderful memories this weekend. God is good and I'm excited to hear what he's doing there through you.

Many Hugs,


Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a great day of celebrations! So nice to have David there for his birthday this year....what a gift.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time! I am glad! Huggles!

Alisun said...

Very loving day for all!!
I have been out of blogland and I am just cathing up with you all.

retha said...

The food sounds very tasty.
At least this time I know a something about graham crackers,that must have been great too.

Thank you ma'am for the comment you left!

Lori said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Fathers Day Weekend.

Your meal does sound lush.
MMMMNNN! The cakes look delicious.

Happy Belated Fathers Day to your husband and birthday to your son.

Tammy said...

Loved reading about your family gathering for Father's Day!

I just posted about our day, too...much quieter than yours but so nice, too!

I'm behind and trying to catch up with everyone...have a great rest of the week, Susan!

Anonymous said...


It sounds lovely. A great meal, men you love and celebrate, and the inspirational speaker on a topic you love, prayer! What a life you are living over at your place! We also had a great Sunday message. I felt so refreshed for Father's Day :)!


Happy belated Father's day to your husband and Happy birthday to David. I am glad he was able to be with you on his birthday this year. You sure had a house full. Lots of fun. connie from Texas

Anonymous said...

Happy belated to Mickey!

Coach J said...

That meals sounds delicious! And so does the sermon :)

PEA said...

It certainly does sound like it was a fabulous Father's Day...all that delicious food and dessert...yummmm! I so enjoyed seeing all the pictures, how wonderful for David to be home for his birthday as well:-) xoxo

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

What a lovely day together :) Your dinner sounded absolutely yummy! I have to say, I'm with Aric on those bees... (smile) How do you get the bees to stay near their hive and not all over the yard?

jennifer said...

I am so happy for you that you had your son on his birthday! What a blessing!