February seems like such a long time ago.
It’s always fun to look back at all the fun memories. After looking back at February’s memories, I was reminded at what a great life we have and how God has blessed us.
In February, we had one of our Sunday School parties. I go to the Sunday School class that is only ladies, and it was originally started to encourage the widows in our church. A few of us younger women (still in our 40’s and 50’s) have joined it. I love it! The three ladies in the top picture are three of my dearest friends. Two are charter members in the church and are so faithful. Two of them are also my kid’s adopted grandmas here in Florida. Every Sunday, I learn so much from just soaking in the wisdom, joy, and simple faith of these older ladies who have remained faithful to God through the hard times and the easier times.
February was also the last month we participated in Upwards Basketball.
The first week we went, we were amazed to see Tony Dungy walk in with some of his kids. He and/or his wife were there every week to watch and encourage their kids as they played. Sometimes they brought the younger three that weren’t in sports yet while the two middle kids were playing. It was such a blessing to see a “celebrity” living out his faith and trying to do it quiet fashion and not draw any attention to himself but just being a normal dad (and mom.)
February also means Valentine’s Day, so the kids had a Valentine’s Day party at school:
Then there were a few, fun miscellaneous pictures from February.
- The teacher set off a smoke bomb they made as an experiment in the Chemistry/Physics course the elementary did this past year. It was very successful!
- Dave got to go fishing and caught a mackerel and a trout.
- Kristi played an offertory in church.
At the end of February, my cousin’s family and my aunt and uncle came and presented their ministry to our church.
My cousin married an Argentinian, and he is a missionary/native pastor in Argentina. My kids have not seen their kids in years, and their kids loved to explore around our lake and pick up shells. Both Kiley and her 2nd cousin in the bottom picture made professions of salvation that Sunday morning, so it was a very exciting day!