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Friday, April 17, 2009

Sometimes I think it is so hard to come up with a new post for this wonderful blog.
I mean I completely understand that you're all waiting with anticipation to find out exactly what's going on in my little corner of the world...okay, back to reality...

Olivia started her first day at McDonald's YESTERDAY!!! They called last week and told us she got the job! She's very excited. Yesterday was her first day but only for orientation. She begins training next week at a different McDonald's than where she will be working. That McD's is still under construction and will open in one month.

Michael is doing better with most of his teeth missing.
He went back to school yesterday only for me to have to go and pick him up around noon. He went to the nurse's office complaining of not feeling good. I'm hoping he makes it through the whole day today.

The Colonel will be home tonight and he's planning on finishing up the extension for the garden he started on Monday. I do have pictures to post, but will do them all at one time.

Last Thursday we went to see Olivia and the rest of our youth participate in the District Level for Fine Arts. Olivia did her short sermon!
She was so good. I was so proud of her!
However, we found out on Wednesday that she's not advancing to Nationals. This was her first year, so there's always next year!
I really didn't want to go to Florida this summer anyway! A few other kids made it and I'm very happy for them.

Here are some pictures of our trip last week. I went with my mom and my good friend Olga; her daughter Sarah was also participating. Enjoy!

My mom, Olivia and I just before Olivia's turn...

Mom and I in front of my car...

My friend Olga's daughter Sarah singing her heart out for the Lord!!!

My Mom and Olga, again in front of the car...

Olivia, Samantha and Sarah...waiting for Olivia's turn...

Rebecca and Olivia. This was earlier in the day while we were waiting for Sarah to sing...


  1. What a great post! Glad to hear that Olivia got her job - hope that she likes it! Have a great weekend,


  2. And YES I am waiting to see what's going on in your little corner of the world!!!! AND, you should come to Florida this summer ANYWAY!! You could come sit on the beach with MOI!!!! Duh!!

    Sorry Michael is having a rough time!! That's got to be hard. Tell him this bloggy friend is praying for him.

    That's so cool about Olivia!! My second job was at McDonalds in Austin Texas, and I loved it!! I was 18 and was the youngest one working there! Had a blast!!

    Can't wait to see your finished garden. I'm sure I'll be "green"
    with envy! HA!! Made a funny!! I'm on a roll this morning!!

    Have a wonderful weekend Lois!!
    Sure appreciate you!!

  3. Thanks for sharing. Will be praying for your son and a painfree day...Congrats with your daughters new job. Thanks for sharing pics. I LOVE pics.

  4. What a beautiful (and busy) family! I pray for health and joy and peace for you and yours.

  5. You know, every day doesn't have to be "blog-worthy"! :) In fact, most of my days are really just regular old days! But the everyday life is still interesting! I hope Micheal's mouth feels better today. 10 teeth! Wow! My 10yo son had 3 baby teeth pulled back in Nov. I remember that he felt badly for a couple of days.
    Have a good weekend!

  6. This is a great post! It's nice to hear what your family is up to!

  7. What a cute post! I am sure that Olivia will get the job!!! She, like her mother, is fabulous.

    Thank you for your kind comments this morning. I got the lettuce cold frame online at Gardeners' Supply.

    Email me if you have trouble finding it. I don't miss your PA weather.... I grew up in PA, you know.

    Tell your husband to take it easy.

  8. I do hope Olivia likes her new job. I remember my first job many many years ago at Wendys. What a blast from the past. I do wish Michael well. I'll be praying for him.

    Tell Olivia to keep pushing herself in her performing. God has big plans for that girl and she will go far.

    Love the pictures of you and your mom. You are both very beautiful women.

    Have a wonderful day my friend.

  9. I love checking in to see what's happening in your world. So glad that Olivia got her first job. She's growing up!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Believe it or not I look forward to what is going on in your corner of the world. Really enjoyed this post and I am proud of Olivia for the new job and doing a great job on her short sermon.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  11. Oh.....
    what a great post!!!!! :)
    Sounds like you have been having a fun and
    busy time with your family!! It's always a blessing
    to see what the Lord is doing in your life!

    Miss Jen

  12. I remember the days of fine arts competition. Our girls did vocal, piano, trios and choral groups. They are using their talent for the Lord today.
    I'm glad your lettering turned out well. Have you posted them?

  13. I wouldn't worry if I were you--you always have great posts!! Just tell us the everyday stuff- that's what's happening with us too:)

    Hope Micheal feels better and better. That's gotta be rough on a guy.

    And congrats to Olivia on the competition AND the new job! Ahhh...you always remember your first job:)

    Thanks for posting the great photos! Enjoyed them:)

    Have a great weekend, Lois.

    Linda C


  15. Congrats to Olivia on her job
    I always check in to see what is going on in your world.
    Prayers for Michael on his mouth problem.
    Have a great weekend.

  16. Yay for Olivia getting the job!

    Is this the Fine Arts through The Assembly of God? My son's girlfriend has gone to Nationals a few times if it is!

    I sure hope Michael is feeling better soon!

    Have a great Friday!

  17. Congrats on the job! I will say a prayer for her since I have done the McDonald's thing, too. I was 16 years old, working until 11 on the weekends, and opening on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 5:30. They just about killed me. I hope things go great for Olivia!

    Have a great weekend!

  18. Sounds like life is really busy and good! I hope that you have a great weekend. Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement and your prayers!

    Hugs, Sharon

  19. Enjoyed hearing what your family is up to!! Great pictures!

  20. HI!!! Looks like a wonderful time was had by all...
    Hubby was working at McD's when we were dating in high school... that brings back memories!!! I wish he luck and lots of rest!!


    Just A Gal...

  21. what a lovely bunch of girls, bet it was a great afternoon to hear them all singing adn praising.

    My first job was a local Arbys, it was fun it willb e a good experience for her.

    So sorry to hear MIchael is not feeling so great will say a prayer for some comfort for him:-)

    I love stopping by your corner of the world to see whats going on:-)

  22. You know, you'd be surprised to know just how many people do wonder what wonderful things they will find when they pop over for their daily visit!! Me for one!!

    Love the pictures from your trip last week - and sending you lots of love for a relaxing weekend watching the Colonel working hard!!!

    Fiona x

  23. I loved your post. You must be so proud of Olivia. I hope your son is feeling better soon. I hope you have a wonderful weekend ♥

  24. Glad she got the job! I know you are proud of her accomplishments!

    Hope Michael's mouth feels better soon. We've had teeth issues around here too!


  25. Hi Lois,
    So good to visit as I have been away from my computer most of the week, I have really missed visiting with everyone, Enjoyed the pictures of your trip. You all look like you were having fun. Tell Olivia congratulations on her new job, I know she will do great. I know the feeling of having earned your own money!!
    I hope Michael is feeling better!!
    You said you have a question about lettuce, please feel free to E-mail me If I can answer it i will if not i know Mr Farmer can. He knows so much. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  26. Congratulations to Olivia. If I lived closer, I would stop in and order lunch!
    I hope your son is feeling better.

  27. Congrats to your dd on her job, and making it to district finals, if not nationals. It's good practice so she'll have a better chance next year☺

    Hope your son's mouth is feeling better soon. I can't imagine having ten teeth pulled at once--ouch!