Monday, June 6, 2011

Wonderful Weekend

We had such a great weekend that I didn't really have time to blog about it.

Saturday afternoon we went to our local Harley-Davidson place.  It's not just a store.  He's got live animals (emu, miniature horses, a donkey, a camel, and an alligator), a pirate ship, a restaurant, a car museum, and more....  Doc doesn't charge any admission fee.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures:
 Lydia, Samuel, Jeffrey, and Emma
 Motorcycles everywhere!  It was a fundraiser for MDA. 
We went to say thanks to Doc and all of the riders. 
Emma got a chance to publicly thank everyone,
but my camera was being temperamental and I missed a great photo opportunity.
 This, I think, is a HUGE grill which Doc built himself!
 Lydia and Emma inside the cabin of the pirate ship--which Doc also built.  When we had our pirate theme for camp a couple of summers ago, Doc let our staff shoot a short movie on this ship.  What a guy....
 Samuel, Jeffrey, and Dave up on deck
 This is a 5-seater motorcycle.  Guess what?  Doc built it himself.
 A floating car!  Read the card in the picture below for details:
Click to magnify.  Sorry the windshield wiper is blocking some of the words....
Cue the "Dixie" horn please!  Man...this takes me back.  = )

Then on Sunday, I was on worship team.  I love Sundays anyway, but I especially love worship team Sundays.  And it's not because I get to be up on "stage" or anything.  In fact, sometimes I wish I could be invisible up there, so I wouldn't get in the way of things.  I think that because I get to know the words of the songs so well, and practice with other people who love to worship God through music, it just makes my heart...well...SING.  Plus, it's fun.  I wish I could do it every week, but the season of life I'm in right now doesn't allow that.  And that's okay.  Maybe someday...but truly I'm content with what I'm able (and privileged) to do right now.  Thank you, Lord.

After church we had Don & Emily (and kids) over for a barbeque.  First of all, the weather was perfect--mid-70's with low humidity (unlike what tomorrow will be).  And, Dave made the chicken on the grill with the soaked wood chips and everything.  He also did some steak shishkabobs with garlic, onion, and peppers.  I made a yummy salad according to a recipe that I "stole" from my waitressing days in my college years.  We also had some fresh pineapple and cherries.  YUM.  The only bad part of the day was that both Don and Emily had to work that evening, so they could only stay until 3:30.  It was good while it lasted. 

Feelin' pretty blessed....  = )


  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Love your new blog. Neat photos of Doc's place. I've always driven past there, but never been.

  2. Lisa, I created an album on FB with more pictures--including the animals. I was thinking we might do a homeschool field trip there in the fall. Like I said, I don't think Doc charges anything. At least, he didn't on Saturday for the MDA fundraiser. I'm thinking September or October, before it gets too chilly?