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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Visiting With Hannah

After spending the day with our relatives, we stopped by the local hospital to see Hannah, a young lady with Chairi. The first time we met her was in September 2007 in New York. She was in the hospital the same time as John. She has now spent over two weeks in the hospital with some of the complications due to Chiari and other related conditions. Please pray that God would continue to give her His grace and strength as she goes through this trial. Her web site is here.

Friday, April 25, 2008

A Visit to "The City of Brotherly Love"

Friday, we went to Philadelphia to visit with dad's sister, her husband and their son. We had yummy lunch with them, and then headed out for a brisk walk to the Kimmel Theater to hear the Philadelphia Orchestra with Vadim Repin, the solo violinist.

We walked the streets to and from the concert. The weather was perfect and the flowers blooming gloriously!

On our way we passed the first hospital in the United States

The hospital with William Penn in the foreground

A side view

Photo-shoot line up, Susan Aunt Hester Ann, Jen and Amy

We had a perfect seat with a great view of the orchestra

Some of the orchestra members warming up
This is a video of the encore piece the soloist played. The video isn't of Philadelphia Orchestra but it is exactly how Mr. Repin played for us. Enjoy! :)

On our way back we stopped at a Italian pastry shop! mmmm.....


Do we look tired?! :)

Chatting around the dining room table

Enjoying cake and ice cream! yum

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Nursing Home Ministry

Jen, Charity and Sarah smiling for the residents

Mr. Kirk giving a message to some of the people at the nursing home

Mrs. Starbucks, a very sweet, attentive and joyful lady

Friends Forever!

The man in this video is blind and even though he can't read a hymn book, the hymns from the past flow from his heart with such sincerity!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Bridal Shower

Sunday afternoon our church had a bridal shower for a friend, Rebekah. May God bless this new marriage!

Isn't the cake table just lovely?!

Tiffany decorating the cakes with flower petals

Hand painted glass jars filled with rocks, water and a tea light candle adorned the center of each table

The food. Mmmm so filling!

The bride to be eating cake and creamy homemade ice cream with Amy

The little girls showered her with flowers all day:)

Aww.... so cute! :)

Some of the older girls

Rebekah and her youngest sister Gracie

Yummy white chocolates!

This cookie jar is so cute, and of course even sweeter with cookies inside! :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Girl's Day In Pictures

We Love Camp Fires!

We had several cousins spend the weekend with us. Saturday evening we decided to have a campfire.

Eating toasted marshmallows by a roaring blaze on a cool spring night. Ah what could be better to finish a day?!

Our necessities

Gooey goodness

Is it crisp enough for you James?! :)

Taking in the sticky sweetness

Luke cooked and Macey ate. Nice deal, huh? :)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

Ten things about Dad
1. #1Best Dad

2. Apple crumb and pecan pie, fruit cake

3. Loves history

4. Favorite color is blue

5. Favorite place to visit is Williamsburg, VA

6. Early riser

7. Drives the family 'bus'

8. Punctual

9. Leads the family prayers every night

10. Makes the best Maryland Crab cakes

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Baseball ~Stinnett Style!

This afternoon was so beautiful, the girls took a break from spring planting to play ball.

John Boy joined the fun- Run to home!!

We are glad to see the beauty of springtime everywhere now!

Many have asked us, how is John since his operations. He has had an amazing recovery and is such a determined little boy, blessed by God. John knows his limitations and is content to stay within them- but boy, can he run now!
"Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40: 28-31