Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Wonderful Day

Hello Everyone!

It's been a while since my last post. I've been busy trying to tidy up our newly painted house. Many of you may remember that all the painting was to be completed after our family vacation, but alas, that was not to be! Rain delayed the painter and it was finally finished a few days after we got back. Stay tuned to see our new (newly painted, I should say) house before and after its face lift!

Halloween has come and gone and Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. So much to do, so little time to do it! This past Sunday was jam-packed with an assortment of events to command our presence. First, we had a Veterans Day Recognition and the Dedication of a new flagpole at our church. The Cub Scout Pack did a memorial wreath laying ceremony at the new flagpole and a representative from our congressman's office presented us with a flag that had been flown over the United States Capitol commemorating our church's 100th anniversary. A couple of days before this, we received a call from the Sunday School superintendent at my dad's church. His church was going to present him with a plaque for being the oldest male member in the church and for his 50 + years membership and his service as choir director and for building the fellowship hall many years ago.

The service was to be a surprise and I had to round up the whole family to attend. I could not round everyone up on such short notice, but my sister and brother-in-law were able to make it as well as Mr. Plant Lady and myself, although we had to leave immediately after the service to rush to the flagpole dedication at our church. We got back to our church about five minutes before the flagpole service began!

After a quick lunch, we rushed to the annual Veterans Day Parade in a nearby community in the county. Marching bands, fire and rescue units, a float with WWII veterans and other veterans along with many churches who made homemade floats of which ours was one. Families lined up along the roadside of the parade route. A section of the road was closed off by the NC Highway Patrol for the duration of the parade. Everyone enjoyed themselves as evidenced by the smiles, laughter and waving of hands and arms! Our church float was an equipment trailer filled with chairs back to back and lots of people waving and throwing candy to the crowd. Our church flag waved proudly along with our mini American flags. We had a wonderful day!

After the parade, we came home and took a Sunday afternoon nap! The perfect end to a perfect day!

Be Encouraged!
Plant Lady

6 comments:

christi28 said...

hi!
so glad to hear from you! i missed your posts! glad things are well and i can't wait to see pic's of the freshly painted house!

blessings ~

Becky said...

Been missing you. Glad you got through the painting and finally got a nap on that busy Sunday. God Bless!

JnL4God said...

Hi
You snuck this post in I check in last night before bed and still none. I'm glad to hear about your life again. Your festivals and parades bring back my childhood days. So nice to see you post, and that all is well.
Loves,
Lynn

From the Heart said...

Good to hear from you. I miss you when you don't post. Glad you had such a wonderful Sunday.
May God's blessings be upon you for all you do,
AliceE.

debrah said...

Hi Plant Lady:
Glad to hear from you- I love your post-so full of energy! I need a nap just reading all that you were able to accomplish in one day. Looking forward to see your before and after pics.
Be Blessed,
In His Love,
Debrah

Beauteous Woman said...

Hi Mrs. Plant Lady, so glad to see you're back as well. I can't wait to see your before and after photos of your house!

Speaking of Veteran's day, I went to the Veteran's day parade too! My sister is in jrotc and she marched with group of girls in the parade, I was so proud to see her! I have pictures and videos of the parade, I should put that up when I'm able to move the pics from my cell phone to the laptop..

Alrighty.. Hope you have a great day today!