A week ago we were commenting on surprise spring weather.
It happened again. We woke up to snow yesterday.
Monday morning our dear friends stopped by for a goodbye
get-even game of Hand and Foot and then made their way back to sunny Arizona.
That same day we had surprise visitors from afar. Son Stephan called to say his friend Otieno, from Moody Bible Institute days, was passing through with his family on a visit to Taylor University.
|The Oduor kids posing Joined by parents|
Yet another gathering, and food, on the same day. Monday Night Meal, of course. This time the delicious food was enhanced by spring flowers and especially the lively conversation of many more guests than usual, including Kristie and the boys!
Sorry, these are the only two photos I captured, mostly for the different varieties and names of their fish and seafood.
Wednesday I dropped off some personalized coloring pages for Leah. This is her current favorite hobby. The back story is that she has been so tempted to color her dress!
|Coloring page in the making|
Friday evening was the kick-off of the Barton Reese Pogue Poetry and Arts festival with a workshop led by Shari Wagner, the current Indiana poet laureate and poetry readings around the theme of "Love is in the Air."
In other years I was involved in the planning and participated more. This time I only helped judge the adult original poetry and interpretive readings on Saturday morning.
Our church was transformed for the occasion with art displays throughout, various sessions, and the closing ceremony in the sanctuary.
|Top left--winning youth art piece; Musical entertainment by Victoria Markum; Love is in the Air; High School ceramics|
|Pam and Victor Fancher, and Sarah Ramos-Torres|
Sadly, Michael had to go all the way back to Muncie to finish off the evening with the PhyXTGear-faithfuls who continue to do necessary repairs and improve the performance of Sir Plus in preparation for the upcoming State competition, April 14-16, in Kokomo. He didn't get home till 2:30 a.m.!
Can you believe we are retired???