Saturday, June 16, 2018

Hiking Fun

We had a lovely hike on Friday afternoon exploring a new-to-us area - Flat Island Preserve in south Leesburg. We did a four mile loop around the Island that is in the middle of Okahumpka Marsh and saw a little bit of Lake Denham from the canoe launch. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Annual Conference

We spent Tuesday night through Saturday morning in Lakeland for our Annual Conference gathering.  It was a really good conference in many ways, with a sweet spirit among those gathered and powerful inspiring worship. 

Clergywomen Breakfast featured our friend, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson as the main speaker. It was so good to hear her and her truth-telling again. I got to hear her with my covenant sisters. 

We had some great delegates from CUMC at the meeting. Here are just 4 of our 9! 

Clergy Session at First UMC Lakeland

Worship in Branscomb Auditorium of Florida Southern College

As the RIM leader, it was exciting to see this large class of ordinands - 18 - be affirmed on the floor of Annual Conference before the ordination service later in the week.

Grandparents picked up the munchkins on Friday at noon from childcare and took them to Sea World with their cousins. They all had a blast! The boys then spent the night and we picked them up on Saturday afternoon after conference. They had more fun on Saturday (after they woke up!) playing in the pool with their cousins.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Boy Scout Camp

Parker spent last week at Boy Scout Camp while the rest of the family was at Annual Conference in Lakeland. Troop 143 had a great week at Camp La-No-Che, in nearby Paisley. Here's some of the highlights......

Sunday chapel service. 

Troop Campsite

Dining Hall

Morning Flag Ceremonies. One morning was led by Troop 143. 

Working on welding....

Playing gaga ball.....


Shotgun and Rifle Range 


A Night Out - Pizza and Bowling