Moab UT

Moab UT

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just another lovely picnic

We had our annual Memorial Day picnic yesterday here at the church.  The good news is I had a great time.  The bad news is I didn't take very many pictures.  

Anyhow, it was great turn out, around 150 or so people.  There was celtic music, face painting, games, a bounce house, great food and excellent company.  People come from over the metroplex to our picnics, we have three a year, and I always love seeing each and every one of them.  (Which is why I didn't take very many pictures-I was too busy talking.)

The pics are of two of the three priests that came:  Fr. Seraphim, Fr. Justin and Fr. John. 

Zoe and Thea with their face's painted.  Zoe is a snake and Thea is a Princess.  Katya told me that her face painting was 1/2 princess and 1/2 super woman.

Katherine and Thea during the games.  Look at Thea's serious concentration during the egg relay.

At the end of the day we had a great time sitting around with Fr. Seraphim and his wife Matushka Anna and our children for a couple of hours while the kids filled up the remaining water balloons and threw them at each other.  When the kids had spent most of the balloons and getting blasted started to bring forth cries instead of giggles, we knew it was bedtime.

And finally, and most importantly, a profound thank you and prayers for all the soldiers who have served and died for our country so that we might know freedom.  May their memory be eternal!