Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thy ways abound with blessings still, Thy goodness crowns the year.

After Busch Garden's yesterday we headed back to Lakeland to spend the night at the McQuade's in order to get up early Sunday morning and attend church with them.  It was so wonderful to be able to worship with our friends again and to see the great CREC church that they are helping to start.  After church most of the small congregation headed over the McQuade's home for a pot-luck.  We all had a fantastic time getting to know some of the wonderful families that make up the church. The kids also all had a great time meeting new friends and there were plenty of young men available for an EPIC game of air-soft.  The McQ's yard is big and has a large pond bordering their property.  Today we were able to spot some otters playing on the banks of the pond.  They were so much fun to watch and they would tease the dogs who got close enough to investigate.  There is also a tree house in the yard and one further back in the forest.  Chicken coops, trampolines, bonfire pits..... never a dull moment!
Before everyone could change out of their church clothes we grabbed a group shot.  Scooter couldn't leave us alone, and YES!  Curran really is that tall!

Waiting for the other guests to arrive (so they could start the grill) the Dads chill on the porch.

Can you spot the Otters?

 Sitting around the McQuades living room, snacking, singing hymns, visiting.... it felt just like old times, but with new friendly faces to meet.
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