Some friends of ours invited Andrew and I to visit them and their church for a conference. The conference was great (you can listen to the messages at here), and it was good to spend time with our friends, and meet new ones as well.
There are a number of museums that are free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so I went with some friends to explore. We visited the Natural History Museum (billions and billions of years ago…), Great Lakes Science Center, and the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
Uncle Brad, Monica, Libby, and the rest of us met together at my grandparents. Here are a couple pictures.
Today, I was able to join some of the other teens from our church baking and dropping off cookies at some of our local police/fire departments. Very thankful for their service to our communities.
My grandparents are selling their house, so Andrew and I drove to Indiana to photograph their house for the MLS listing and spend some time with them.
Some friends invited us to join them at a D-Day reenactment not far from Cleveland. There were a couple small battles and one large one. The reenactors stayed in the WWII era tents, so we could walk around through their camps and talk to them. Most of them knew a tremendous amount of information and were quite ready to share.
Two weekends ago we were at my grandparents to help out with a couple projects around the farm. The main project was adjusting the barn doors and installing metal siding on them.
I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
Some friends invited us to join them with celebrating the 4th of July – and they were great hosts! Here are some pictures. The first three photographs were taken by Matthew.
Here are a couple pictures from a brief Noteworthy reunion before the conference, and some of the preparation for the Children’s Institute. More pictures of the conference can be seen at https://plus.google.com/photos/+FamilyconferencesOrg/albums/6153565116215270881. Matthew, Andrew, Christi, and I taught in the Children’s Institute, as did a couple of the other previous Noteworthy students. Mom and Dad enjoyed the main sessions. The rest of us are looking forward to when the messages become available on embassyinstitute.org.
Some friends generously offered to lend us their passes to visit the Creation Museum! We’d been there once before, but it was great to return while we were in the Cincinnati area. The entire museum is stuffed with information about the amazing design of our Creator.