Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sunday at Susquehannock Park

Eventually, after church, we were finally all at 
the park for a picnic and walk on Sunday.
I say, finally, because there is always so much 
to do and gather when we do a fairly 
"spur of the moment"

It was so disorganized that no one thought it 
unwise for our family to be the carriers of the 
plates and plasticware.

Um....we were the ones going home to 
let the dogs out, gather things out of the oven
and load the car.
Then we were the ones stopping at the grocery store
to pick up last minute food for the picnic.

Others headed straight from church and got to 
the park with their food way ahead of our family, 
the Moms and Pastor Mike.

They had their food.
They had no plates.
They had no plasticware.

I heard that someone used two knives 
as chopsticks to get some salad to their 
"starving" mouth.

Fingers work too, you know!

Anyway, we did get there 
and then the fun began. 

After lunch some of us walked 
to the 

It continues to be just so beautiful looking out over the river.
We talked about books we've been reading
and other fun things as we walked and enjoyed time in the sunshine.
It was a bit chilly in the shade on Sunday.

I interrupted Noah's quiet/thinking time to take his picture.
He is just growing so quickly.
A new brother is about to be born in their family and he will 
be the oldest brother of his 5th sibling.

What a great smile!

 Zeb was a gentleman and walked with Molly 
across the meadow back to the picnic area.
All of the other children had run on ahead .........

 I love the walking stick.  As tall as Zeb himself.

 There was a bonding moment.....or three....
as Mindy spent time with a very pleased Sherlock.
We think that Sherlock makes a great mascot for our church
since he often comes along with the family for the day.

On the days he doesn't get to come
he is at home with Christian Radio playing.
So, he is the most Christian pet in the church, we figure.

 After the young ones and some of the dads had worn themselves out 
playing Ultimate Frisbee, they had a great chat about all kinds of fun stuff.
I didn't capture all of them but the table was surrounded.

I got distracted by a most adorable site.
My husband with Asher and Sonja.....
These precious ones belong to Sherlock's family.

I got a preview of what kind of a Grandpa 
Warren might be one day, if the Lord blesses us with 

Check it out....

So stinkin' cute. 
Even blurry as it is.

Asher had quite the hold on Warren's neck.

It was a delightful day.
Much conversation, laughter...both at and with our friends, 
good food and exercise made it lovely.

Wish you could have been there.
Then it would have been just perfect.


Bonnie said...

Very cute pictures....It was a great day. I had the same thoughts about Warren and being a grandpap.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Love that this time of year when everything is turning green again. Beautiful photos!

Linda Gross said...

What nice pictures of the view from the overlook, as well as all the people pictures. The church picnic looks like a good time for all.

I think Warren will make a great grandfather; sweet pictures of him with the boy!

sammysgrammy said...

That looks like one of those cherished "good memories" days.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Looks like aside from the craziness of getting there, it was fun. I love going out after church with family and friends on a Sunday!

Tanza said...

Aaahhhh Becky,
Just read this post as well ... how beautiful this time of year !! It's been soo nice here, and everything is blooming away !! God is good,and I'm sure soo pleased when we are appreciating his works, and all that surrounds us, no matter where each of us is !! I love that you love the Lord, and always share your faith and HIS word ..
Miss you so, and wish you love and happiness this day ~
Hugs ~Tanza~ xo

bananaorangeapple said...

I can tell those two little poppets love talking to Warren. Looks like a lovely day for the church family.

*~Niki~* said...

Looks like a wonderful time! Niki x

Vee said...

Oh you captured some precious moments! I love the story about the Christian radio playing for the family pet. Why don't I think of that?!

MYSAVIOR said...

How beautiful and touching.


Mechelle said...

Even though it may have started out disorganized, it looks like you all had a good time.

N. said...

Looks like fun! Glad the weather was nice enough for you all to have that picnic!

Lois Anderson said...

Looks like a great time was had by all. Enjoyed reading about it.