Sunday, September 29, 2013

Back together again

Just got home from picking up Jackie at JFK- the Thorne clan are all back under the same roof :)

Retreat day 2

After the low ropes we're all packed up so we can leave right after lunch :)

Retreat, day 2

After a slightly rough night (!) we have the mess hall to ourselves for breakfast :)

Friday, September 27, 2013


We're not doing anything... honest!

Busy afternoon!

I've just finished filling up the van, checking the tires and the oil, and hooking up the trailer ready for our early start on the Confirmation Retreat tomorrow morning. But that was after I drove Jackie to JFK to catch her flight to Seattle (she's going for the weekend to go to a wedding!) And she just texted me a pic of her plane:)

So busy weekend all round!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Blessing the bell

A good crowd out in the sunshine after the 10am service this morning to bless the newly-renovated bell.

People were amazed that it rang perfectly on time with the end of the blessing... 

...because I pushed the button on the remote in my pocket at just the right moment :)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Hey, Hey, We're the Geekees?

Me and Crisp at the Maker Faire today- thanks to George for the video :)


More Maker Faire

Had a fantastic time at the Maker Faire today thanks to CJ's Godfather George and his wife Brook!

CJ and the "Maker-Bot"

There were LOTS of 3D printers- I really want one!

We made our first wild sighting of someone sporting Google Glass

CJ in his new Hallowe'en bandana

CJ Trying his hand at the welding simulator

And finally- highlight of the day for CJ-
he spotted someone cos-playing as Cecil from Welcome to Nightvale

Maker Faire :)

With the Packards

Friday, September 20, 2013

Dog pictures

I feel like there have not been enough pictures of Holly on the blog recently- so I thought I would remedy that :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The bell...

... has arrived!

Tomorrow the crane comes to lift it into position :)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

All set for the picnic!

And if all goes well this week this will be the last Sunday that this shadow looks like this- the bell is coming back this week :)

Another Fall...

... another picnic to set up :)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Little red mower

Because I have spent so much time out of the church this week I completely forgot to call the landscapers to make sure they cut the grass before the picnic tomorrow. I called them this morning but they had no one free- but thanks to the little red mower that David Bullock gave me with the snow plow I was able to at least do the circle in front of the church myself  this afternoon :)

Then it's off for a quick shower and back for the first meet and greet with the new confirmation class!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

My, how things have changed...

... this is our conference room during a break in our weekly staff meeting. Not quite a paperless office, but we're going that way :)