Queen's Birthday Weekend
Long weekends are always good for catching up with family and on much needed sleep. So far this weekend, we've done the first. Perhaps the second is yet to come?
Yesterday we celebrated Son#3's engagement with his fiancé’s parents. We had a lovely time honouring the couple and hearing some parts of their story that we'd not heard before. Not surprisingly (given what a beautiful girl his fiancé is) Son#3 had some competition in the early stages but obviously the best man won out! (And we're glad he did.)
Today we were blessed to be a part of the dedication service for The Most Adorable Granddaughter#4. What a joy it was to hear Son#2 and his wife commit themselves to bringing up this precious gift in the way of the Lord. As I looked at my five sons in church I felt joyful pride that they continue to follow the Lord and obey His calling on their lives. I pray that it will be always so.
After the dedication service we were able to celebrate The Most Adorable Granddaughter#4's first birthday (three weeks early but with DIL#2's family already here for the dedication it was too wonderful an opportunity to pass up). Like most one-year-olds, the paper was more exciting than the gifts!
The cake was also a winner, although The Most Adorable Granddaughter#4 couldn't seem to understand why she shouldn't touch the candles. Why put something appealing on a cake if it's off limits?
As always, after such an event, there's always work to be done. And these two were ready to help out ...
... while others just wanted to muck around.
And the best way to end off a wonderful day? With a game of chess of course.