Mike & Karen Crowley hosted the appetizers
When a friend comes up with an idea
And you concur, what do you do? Do you encourage your friend to progress? Do you join in and help the idea come true? My neighbor, whom I had not seen in a while, Said, “We need to have a get together.” I concurred and suggested a dinner – A progressive dinner – pray for good weather! Well, the weather cooperated, and so did The “Hood” – our neighbors on our ridge. Last night we had a wonderful time… Time to set aside masks – cross that bridge! So we did it… the first hosts had appetizers. Then it was lasagna at our house with yummy bread. Across the road we went for dessert — Our tummies and our hearts were well fed!
“The Hood” dinner at Beekmans
Rex & Penny served cake for dessert
The Hocking House is a perfect gathering place!
We are blessed to live in a place where we
All get along with our neighbors as friends. We’re so relieved this pandemic’s isolation Has finally subsided – The separation ends!
Penny & Rex’s cat supervised the event
When a friend comes up with an idea,
Encourage the thought and run with it! You never know til you give it a try How very much you’ll have fun with it!
Back at home – beautiful evening sky
The outcome of Karen’s idea to get together
As more successful than we could have guessed So – if you have an idea, my friends, share it! Don’t keep the outcomes buried in your chest! What idea are you ready to share and run with? Trust your instincts. EMBRACE the OUTCOMES! Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Come join us for dinner!
See ya tomorrow. (God willing!) Have a great weekend. Love, JanBeek
We’re so grateful that our granddaughter, Faith, married into this beautiful McSparron family! Such a gift to the Beekmans to extend our hearts into Kutztown, PA!! This is a sweet, quaint college town.
Here’s Lisa, Kyle’s mom
Allen, Kyle’s dad
Their house was designed by Allen & Lisa and built by the McSparron boys & dad.
They call it their cottage
It is amazing!
Their view is beautiful.
The stained glass window was created by an artist inspired by a picture Allen took in Switzerland. It’s the church where Lisa’s ancestors, the Caveltis, worshiped.
Such fun to have Lisa’s heritage also be in Switzerland where our DeDe and her family lives.
After a delicious breakfast topped off by the wonderful pear dessert left from last night, we went “hunting and gathering” in the gorgeous countryside.
Wooden Bridge Dry Goods
I’d never seen multi-colored sheep before. Have you?
Many of the farms are owned and managed by Menninites.
Inside Wooden Bridge Dry Goods was an amazing display of every kind of fabric imaginable.
These are spools of thread!
The Reddinger’s Farmers Market had a variety of apple for sale I’d never heard of before: Faith! That’s our granddaughter’s name… so of course, we had to buy some.
Lisa is with Bob – and Allen is over at the register behind them. In his retirement, Allen enjoys working at the Pinnacle Ridge Winery.
As you can see, we are busy “hunting & gathering” in a variety of places.
So it’s wine tasting time. See ya later!
You can see that Allen enjoys his job! And we enjoyed the wine! We bought some Pinot Grigio to enjoy with tonight’s dinner. What’s your favorite varietal?
Is more than valuable It is essential
Madison Valley Medical Center Auxiliary
These twenty-two gals
Work tirelessly to serve Make and save money
The profits from the Home Tours Annual Event
One of the homes on the tour
The money goes to
Needs the Medical Center Expresses to us
Always fun to serve It is an excellent cause Blessed to have the chance!
If you have your health
You are blessed beyond measure So use it wisely!
Do you have the time and inclination to volunteer?
If so, I’d love to hear about it. See ya tomorrow.
Carving out time to
Own a beautiful home
Neatly placed at
The end of a rabbit-bush lane
Energized my early years.
Now that I have it, I
Thought I’d be content.
My goal has been met.
Every day I can look at life with
Newness; ready to
Take on a new goal.