Sunday, December 11, 2011

A weekend of family....

As I shared yesterday, Mr E and I planned to pick up Blossom after she finished work at 12.30 and drive to Townsville for some Christmas shopping. Blossom hasn't been out of our little town in months so the afternoon proved to be qutie a tonic for her. She thoroughly enjoyed the bright lights and clothing racks of the shopping centre...
After the shopping Mr E took us girls out for dinner at our favourite cafe, "The Coffee Club" down by the ocean...
 
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Today was a big day for Kezzie and her man, beginning with a special service at their church to celebrate Bert's baptism later in the day. After church we all headed to Kezzie's, where the kids pool was full and waiting under the big mango tree...
The day was VERY hot and humid, but the their church family happily arrived with plates of food and sweets to share after Bert's baptism. Bert had shared his testimony at church that morning and as he stood in the pool between his pastor and friend, Josh, many of us shared Scriptures and words of encouragement before he went under. 
The old man is washed away, and the new man in Christ arises.
An excited and emotional hug from Kezzie...
A truly wonderful and blessed day!!!
(We also thanked God for holding off a big rain storm until after the BBQ lunch!)
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Later in the afternoon, and back at home, Blossom dropped by to watch some Miss Marple and do some Christmas stitching with me...
We also feasted on Plum Pudding and brandy custard with Mr E. It's  our new favourite food, after devouring quite a large amount at Kezzie's place earlier in the week. We've decided to have it again on Christmas Day as well as a Trifle...that's the desserts decided, just the mains to plan now.
Bloss took this photo of us while we were making a pot of tea, and as photos of us together are rare, I decided I'd share it with you.
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Today was a very special day for our family and loved ones. It is times like this that make me appreciate the blessing of being loved, and having love to give.
Be sure to tell your own special people how much you love them today, ok? They can never hear it enough.
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

18 comments:

Linda said...

Adult baptisms seem to be more uncommon, and therefore always move me to tears. Your pictures of this special day did the same to me. I'm glad to know you share a love of God within your family. It's a priceless gift, and one I pray for in my own family. Bless you all.

Vickie said...

so pleased Blossom enjoyed her trip to ville...oh yes coffee club was a must,I found this post very powerful and thank you for sharing..
Gogeous pic of Blossom stitching & nice one of the both of you,cheers Vickie

cottonreel said...

You are truly blessed many times over Jenny

shez said...

what a lovely post Jenny,you have a wonderful close and loving family,its lovely to see.

Sue from Cyprus said...

You managed to reduce me to tears again Jenny!! Thank you for sharing this truly wonderful gift with us all. It is so moving seeing an adult accept Christ as his Lord and Saviour. Your SIL truly is a New Man.
Hugs, Sue from Cyprus xoxox

Graciela said...

Beatiful post yeeny!!!
kisses for you ♥

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a special weekend! congrats to Bert on his baptism - how lovely that the weather held off for it. Glad you managed to get some shopping and crafting time in with Blossom this weekend.

Mamacessories said...

This was a beautiful post. The love your family shares is so wonderful. I enjoy the posts about family happenings as much as I do the crafty ones. I think your love and contentment is what makes you so talented....does that make sense?

Ruth B said...

Jenny - your daughter is beautiful and looks just like her mom! Thank you for sharing your family with us.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful blessed day! Thanks for sharing with us.

Christine M said...

Thank you for sharing your family's special day with us Jenny.

Carrie P. said...

It certainly is a special day for you all. On with the new man! Praise God!
Loved being a part of his experience.

Annette B said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time shopping. What a special time for you all and it is so beautiful seeing someone take their stand for Christ. My 30 year old son was baptised earlier this year in a river, it was so special.

Allie said...

Congratulations to Bert!!! I'm crying happy tears over that! Love the pic of you and Blossom...so darling!

Chocolate Cat said...

What a special weekend you had and what a lovely photo of you and your girl.

Robin in New Jersey said...

AMEN! Praise God for Bert stepping out in faith! Love the pic of you and Blossom! :) just smiles for you Jenny :)

Anonymous said...

I was really touched by your pictures of the baptism. When someone accepts Christ as their Savior, It is a time for rejoiceing by everyone. May God bless your whole family.Joyce Carter-ccarter13@windstream.net

vernagrace said...

What a beautiful post and a blessed weekend for you and your family. Congratulations to Bert!
Thank you so much for sharing.

Blessings to all!