Thursday, October 27, 2011

A lil' update...

Hey everyone,
Thought I'd give an update on all that has happened over the past few weeks.

First, as many of you already know my grandmother "Granny" went home to be with the Lord on October 6th, 2011. Just shy of her 88th birthday. She entered eternity with amazing strength and courage as her last days were tough since she was in so much pain. But now she is united with her Savior, children, husband and many other loved ones who were there to welcome her. On October 8th Paul and I flew home in order to be with my family and attend her funeral. It was a sweet time, as all of my family from all over the East Coast came to Virginia. Granny's funeral was beautiful, held in an old country church she would have loved. Mr. Noel shared a lovely message. My sister and her friend sang an a capella piece and Paul played an old hymn that was one of Granny's favorites. Following the funeral service was a reception with amazing homemade foods prepared by our many friends. Thank you all for your labors of love and for all your thoughts, prayers and encouragements over these past weeks. I know I can speak on behalf of my whole family...we were truly blessed.

We stayed in Virginia for a week, just enough to get over our jet lag before we had to return to But we did get to do a family outing the day before we left. We went to Catoctin Mountain Orchard/Market and bought up a bunch of goodies like pumpkin butter, fresh apples and spiced tea. Than we drove to Lancaster, Pa to take Paul to see the play Joseph at the Sight and Sound Theater. It was amazing of course. Cannot wait to see their new production next year!

Anyways, Paul and I returned home to a busy week. Paul went back to work right away, I started a new job as being a nanny/helper for a German family here in Münster. And the students from the Bible College in Siegen were here on outreach week. We loved hanging with them, we had great conversations and fellowship with these lovely guys and gals. Here some clips for you to enjoy from our musical evening:

(Please note that Simi is playing the harmonica to an ole hobo legit!)

Anyways, that is all for the Ainslie's at the moment. Hope you all are having a great week!


Monday, October 3, 2011

South Carolina and such...

Can't believe it is already October! Crazy!

Our trip to the States was awesome! We spent a week at Myrtle Beach with our family. We ate amazing food, soaked up some sun rays, played epic sessions of mini golf, went to a crazy Pirate show and shared many laughs. It was also Josh's 16th Birthday and my parent's 27 wedding anniversary...lots of reasons to celebrate! We then journeyed to Virginia beach for the Oceana Naval Air Show...which sadly was mostly rained out. But we did get to see some fighter jets fly! And we spent our last night home celebrating our cousin Luke's birthday complete with the traditional Kaleda Birthday candle, ice cream cake and fireworks!

Paulie...he is pretty excited about his donut!

Eating at Painter's World Famous Ice Cream

Me and Dad at Hot Stacks for breakfast! Yum.

Lil'MamaG and Joshie


Our mermaid man!

Sarah and Levi on the ride up to the first mini golf hole of the night!
Tina and Kevin...
Beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Partners in crime...
Mom and Dad cutting the cake...27 years of Marriage.

Alex and Mr. Hotdog

Sarah with the Mouse King at the Christmas store

The winners of Hawaiian Rumble golf final 2011

Luke's Birthday Candle :)

We had a wonderful trip fellowshipping with our family and getting some rest and sunshine! Sorry we were unable to visit many of our friends this trip, hopefully we will see you all in the spring!