Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sunday Worship

Sunday worship we kicked off our new preaching series on Psalm 46:10 and "Be Still." We had some great special music with Vince singing a Gaither song in the traditional services and Emma joining the 9Thirty Band on violin. Emma's home this summer between graduating from Duke University and heading off to grad school in the fall. We also unveiled a new set design for the contemporary service this morning. 

Finally, Davis visited the flower ladies this afternoon after worship was over and brought me a special little bouquet including this beautiful lily! 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Furry Friends

I got a little scare on Sunday morning when I was walking through the house and heard a "Meow" from above me. Fergus had found the top of the china cabinet and was making himself quite at home. 

While Bella and Fergus seemed to have called a truce, Bella is still a bit jealous over the new arrival. This is how exhausting it all is!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

More Clergy Kid Time

When camp was over on Saturday, Christy came back with her daughter and her son Will, who had been away at overnight camp. Will and Parker got in some good video game time and hoops time in the front yard. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Davis Surgery

Thursday afternoon Parker and I took Davis to Ocala for dental surgery. This was originally scheduled for next month in the middle of our beach vacation and fortunately they were able to move it up due to a cancellation.

Davis had a pretty major panic attack at the beginning at the office. Thankfully the pediatric anesthesiologist and the staff at Dr. Rozanski's office were super in helping him get settled. He ended up doing well in the actual surgery under sedation - it just took way longer than they anticipated.

They ended up doing two sealants on molars, extracting both of his upper eye teeth and doing two fillings (one small and one large one in a very hard to access location). He got a Frosty on the way home and then at home, all the soup and ice cream he could eat tonight! Fortunately he's doing well and doesn't seem to be in a lot of pain.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Happy Anniversary

Wednesday was also our 20th Wedding Anniversary. That evening we celebrated by going out to a special dinner at Eaton's Beach - just us two. Before we grabbed dessert, we went to Fresh Market and enjoyed walking through the grocery store by ourselves! Dessert was at Peachwave - they have an awesome dairy free Dole Whip option that is just like the one at Disney for me. It was a wonderful evening out in the middle of a busy week to celebrate this milestone. 

This was my surprise present from Daryl - a print of this to frame! 

Our real present to each other is a four day cruise to the Bahamas next week while the boys are ALL away at Warren Willis overnight camp with the church!!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Clergy Kids Reunion

Wednesday afternoon we had a Mini-Reunion of Clergy Kids at our house. Now that the Hills have moved to Fruitland Park to join us, we have two families always here. This week the Holdens and Piscos came to town for Warren Willis Camp and they were able to come join in and have some fun. Nathan brought water balloons for the kids to share and they had a blast with them, even out in the rain. So much fun to see everyone and be together again! 

Monday, July 8, 2019

New Chapter

On Sunday we welcomed a new associate pastor of Discipleship to Community - the Rev CJ Hill and his family. We've known CJ and Amy and their kids through our Clergy Kids and Family experiences for several years now and are excited about this opportunity to minister together. 

We had a great brass quintet in Traditional Worship with patriotic music.