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...
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!)
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.
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.