Our Blue Lagoon. What a delightful spot.
Brian and Gretchen are already planning a canoe trip/picnic.
We had lunch at a little outdoor cafe/wine cellar in Boulder City. I love that restaurant (and their yummy wine). I was really hoping we'd get back out there one more time this trip. YIPPEE!! After lunch, Gretchen thought we should have ice cream so we stopped at a DQ. I think everyone was astonished when I told them that I had never before been to a DQ. In our area, we had Tastee Freeze and not DQ's. Let me tell you, that was one of the best sundaes I've ever had. Yum!
The down side to the day was the wind. It was very windy, blowing a lot of pine and ash pollen around. Apparently, I am highly allergic to those two pollens as I was a real mess last night. I told Jim that I am no longer walking with him on windy days. Come On, Wind!!
Today was my last day at Women of Spirit. We finished our study book last week and today we did our mission project. Each quarter of the year, these gals take on a different project. This time, they chose a group called Lullaby Connection who provide newborn layettes to homeless and other needy babies. Each layette contains a new outfit, hat, booties, receiving blanket and two diapers. What a wonderful ministry this is. Well, you can just imagine how much fun we ladies had shopping for this shower.
This is just one of the three tables which were laden with gifts from the W.O.S. Added to the goodies was a whole cart of brand new baby clothes brought in by the pre school and Kindergarten sponsored by the church. The speaker, who is the director of the charity, was just overwhelmed, notice the box of tissues on the table.
The story behind this group is just beautiful. This totally volunteer organization was started because the director, while doing volunteer work in a local hospital, watched a young mother wrap her baby in her sweater to take it home from the hospital. VOILA! Lullaby Connection was begun.
I am so moved by this. My head has been spinning with ideas where we can help in some capacity such as this in our own little corner of the world. Sunday, Pastor finished his sermon series on grace. He said that grace should make us generous. I sure hope that's true in my life. If you haven't read Cheryl's post today, please do.