Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


This past weekend, there was a surprise birthday party for Dave, who is our pastor.

Look at Dave's curly hair!!

I have been in Bible study with Marilyn (Dave's wife) for about 20 years and she asked those of us in the group if we would help her out and bake some cakes.  We were delighted to do that! 

What a variety too - coconut, German chocolate, coffee, brownie....
Some of us decided to have a sample of several varieties so we cut ourselves some small pieces from different ones!!  After every one else was served first, right??

We served up the cakes to put out on the table.

Janelle made the punch.

Then she texted Dave at 3:04.
She said:

"I'm so sorry to bother you but Doug & I were helping Juli unload after the carnival & I think the stewardship guys hit something this morning. Can you come look at it and help me decide what to do?"
He relied: "Sure"
And I responded: "Near Fireside. Thx."

Everybody was waiting in anticipation!
(it was a come and go but everyone who came early was instructed to park in the back so he wouldn't be suspicious when he arrived)
"He's here!  He's here!"  By then, we had turned off the lights.  I took the picture below from in between the slats of the blinds.  Janelle and Doug were outside to show Dave the "damage" and told him to come inside the Fireside to see the leak.

 Realization that he'd been pranked! 

Which piece do you want?

They all look so good.
I can't decide which piece I want! 

 The Paden's had their hair colored at our church's Easter carnival that was held earlier that morning.
 Lots of good food and GREAT fellowship!!

Dave, you mean so much to us!!  Happy Birthday!  It was sweet to surprise you!

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Lots of great photos, Debby! Thank you!