Thursday, October 29, 2009

Choir Rehearsal

And here are the choir singing from the back.

Choir Rehearsal

The service on Sunday evening will have the choir singing from the back of the church- here's Andrew playing while watching the conductor on a video feed I rigged up for him.

Holly

At home after our walk.

Jackie has her feet up, but anyone who knows about her plantar fasciitis (sp?) Should be very impressed with her 2 miles through the woods! You go baby!

Saxon Woods

Jackie & Crispy checking a picture she'd taken.

Saxon Woods

A nice fall walk with Jake, Crispy & Holly.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gorgeous weather

A lovely afternoon to be out with Holly- 70 degrees and sunny with a gentle breeze. There won't be many more like this before winter rears it's head!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Broken toe

Apologies to those who may be offended by my naked foot, but I thought I would share my broken toe with the world. I stubbed it on a chair in the kitchen early this morning getting up to let the dog out while I was half asleep, but I didn't notice the lovely color it had gone 'til I just took my socks off. There's not much you can do with broken toes, so I guess I'll just tape it to it's neighbor tomorrow and wear loose-toed shoes.

Fall Cleaning?

As we have a rare day off together Jackie and I spent the morning sorting old mail and rediscovering our kitchen counters- now to see if I can prise the boy away from his computer and get him to come with me to walk the dog this afternoon.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Holly

And people wonder why we call her Mrs. Doofenshmirtz?

A lovely early evening walk

Through Autumn's finery, as the squirrels gently throw nuts at us from the branches above :)

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Sasha

And here's a picture Dorothee sent me of Matthew blessing Sasha last
Sunday afternoon.

Philadelphia

Here are a last few from today's trip to Philly-

Crispy with his friends Charlie (the blond) and Brandon with the Liberty
Bell and with a statue called "The Signer", and Crispy in front of the
Second Bank of the US.

Philly

And back to the buses right on time

Philly

US Mint

Philly

Ben Franklin Court from the Post Office Museum

Philly

Independance Hall

Philly

Made it to Independance Hall on time- even though the bus was pulled over for speeding on the way!

Going to Philly

With entire 5th grade!

Meeting at the school bright and early to get on the buses.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Blessing of the Animals

We had our annual St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals this afternoon
in the columbarium garden outside the church.

We had a great turn out, and not only did Holly get blessed, but Sasha
turned up at the end for her blessing of her own accord. But even more
amazing was the fact that Dorothee brought her snake Monty (Python) and
Crispy got to hold him- and so did Jackie! (those who know her will
understand how incredible that is- Jackie doesn't do snakes!)

Busy Sunday...after church

Andrew and the Cherub Choir Rehearsal

Busy Sunday...after church

Fr. Matthew's Hospitality Class

Busy Sunday...after church

Confirmation Class

Saturday, October 03, 2009

One down...

Finally all cleaned up from the nursery school fair, and set up for the next thing- coffee hour with a presentation on "hospitality" by Fr. Matthew tomorrow morning. Now to go and walk the dog in the rain :)

Nursery school fair

Aaaaaarrrrgh ;)

Setting up for the nursery school fair

Inside because of the threat of thunderstorms...just shoot me now!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Rockefeller Estate

Here are a few more from our walk on the Rockefeller Estate this morning.

Friday morning walk

By way of a bit of a change Holly & I decided (well, I decided- she just does as she's told) to come up for a walk arond the Rockefeller Preserve. This is the "13 Bridges Loop".