Last Sunday we went to Faith Lutheran where Joel officiated at their confirmation. We also were invited to a reception and then lunch following. Was nice to be back there again in the small church with a big heart! Mother's Day afternoon we took a nap, and then our youngest, her son and her boyfriend stopped by for a visit.
Grandma Na and Jonas
Monday we headed out stove shopping, found one we really like that was on sale, and look forward to it arriving in a week or two. As of now we still turn off the circuit breaker every night since we don't quite trust our out of control oven. Even with the broiler element gone sometimes the oven heats too low and other times too high. After purchasing the stove at Menards I went out to the car to wait....and wait....and wait. Finally I texted Joel and he sent a two word reply. "Healing Story". I was quite annoyed with the long wait until he explained how he had shared his story with the clerk, she had asked him a few questions and they ended up praying together. That is my cowboy preacher! Sharing his story of God's goodness with the world.
Did any of you see the video about the attack cat? A little boy was attacked by a dog and bitten on the leg. The boy's cat came out of nowhere leaping into the air and attacking the dog which then ran off! The mom was there quickly, but I think the cat got his message across.....don't mess with his boy!
This past week was National Police Week. Our oldest son is a police officer and has been on the job now for 15 years. We are so proud of who he is and the excellent job he does to serve and protect others.
Dad, Matt, and Mom
Last night we used our new grill. Joel bought an electric one after doing quite a bit of research on it. We grilled pork chops and sweet potato wedges. I think it is a learning curve here......chops were a bit overcooked and wedges undercooked! We still enjoyed them! We decided we will give it the summer to see if we like the way it grills or go back to the gas option.
This morning Joel is at the church for Belgian Waffles and then this afternoon we head across the street from St. James to another church where my sister and her family are having a graduation party for their grandson. Will be fun to see everyone.
We have been walking quite a bit outside. Usually 1.5 miles each time now. Takes around 40 minutes for me to walk at a good pace. So nice to be out in the fresh air.
I have been reading a Joanna Fluke mystery and also finishing up the book by Jennifer LeClaire entitled, "Doubtless: Faith That Overcomes The World." I have watched a few online teachings and we are into the finales for Dancing With The Stars and American Idol. What have you been up to?