Saturday, September 26, 2009

SSI banquet

Last Thursday we went to the annual Student Statesmanship Institute fundraising banquet.

The Heritage String Quartet did the background music beforehand and also dinner music.

Here are a couple of pics-

Us with the main speaker; former Attorney General John Ashcroft

John Ashcroft signing one of his books for Melody.

Spencer Abraham is looking on.

The Heritage String Quartet

SSI alum (Grace and Melody are in the front row; me, in the back as usual!)

The Heritage String Quartet's new business card, designed by our good friend, Joe Alessio.

Check out his website at

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Garden etc.

Here are a couple of pics of our "garden gatherings."

Lots of that yummy sweet corn

Getting the tomatoes ready for canning

Check out those dandy dills!!

Mike's biking bunch!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

David Mieczkowski

For those of you that haven't heard, on September 11, Mom lost the baby we were expecting. She was about 23 weeks along and due in January. We named the baby David, which means "Beloved One." He was 1 pound 6 ounces, and 11 inches long.

Thankfully, Mom is recovering well.

We had a little funeral on the 14th, which was a blessing and comfort to the family members who attended.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ministry Trip to Kings Mills Baptist

Recently we took a ministry trip down to Kings Mills, Ohio to play at a church's 122nd anniversary service. We were encouraged by the people there. They had such a spirit of "one anothering" that was so evident.

Pastor Guzman and friends

Before church in the hotel room:

(he must be spying on people walking by!)

Aha!!!Caught you!

We passed the town of Anna on the way back.

"I love my town!"

"I can't relax, we're still in enemy territory"

Another Rebecca pic! (Lots of those)