it seems like I have been gone forever from my blog! Busy, but that seems like it always is on a farm. We have also been helping at Broadway Market. We are learning so much and enjoying it!
Our 3 day vacation was wonderful a few weeks back. We stayed with Taylor and Tyler.........that was so special! Also went to their church......they are in a wonderful church. It was a precious time.
We also went to 7 different coffee houses. 5 in Kansas City area. When we went in to each one we looked the whole place over. It was so fun! I am not a coffee drinker. I love the smell, but I like to have all the sweet stuff in it.....so I don't drink it very often!
One of the coffee houses had lots of 150 lb. bags of raw green coffee!
The bags were really neat. I looked at them and thought of things I could make. The owner gave me some! I was so excited. He was a very giving person. We learned so much from him also about the process in roasting coffee.
Here is the largest of the roasters. They had two, but this was the biggest. It would have been interesting to see them roast some coffee.
Tressa and I want to learn latte art. One of the shops did this cup for Tress. So pretty! It isn't easy.....but we are going to try! I think it will be fun to try!
We got home on SONday before we had to go back to work. Monday night was going to change for our family and the cafe forever. Monday we went to work and then went to Broadway to work for the evening. When we were there we found out that one of our friends and coworker had died. It shocked our family! The next day at work the employees were in shock! It was sad sad sad!!!!!! But I have to say that the Lord was faithful!!! This young man had been in our life for 12 years. A precious young man!
The hardest for me was to take Ben's EMT boots and decorate them for his Momma for the funeral. Ben loved firecrackers!!!!!!!! I wasn't sure I would find what I needed at Hobby Lobby. God was so good..........three rows of Americana stuff!!!!! I kept praying as I started working on his boots. Ben would have liked!
Things have calmed down a bit, but the most precious gift was when a girl got saved the day after he died. She accepted what CHRIST did at the cross, another girl asked our boss if we could start a Bible Study, another has decided to live her life for CHRIST......there has been a sweetness in the cafe. God has meet us.......He is using Ben's life even though he is gone......Ben would be so excited! Life is hard, but we are looking for what the Lord has for us! The kitchen has changed...it has peace and lots of love for each other. When we first got to the cafe 4 years ago we prayed.......we saw prayers answered last week and will continue to see them answered!!!!! We will miss Ben! Please pray for his precious family....it has been so painful!!!!!!
When we came in the back door when we got back home from vacation...... this is what we found. Four sweet little kittens.
What a sweet little face. Spring is coming......it will be really warm this SONday.
Well, hope all is okay in your life!!!!! Please let me know how you are! I would love to hear from you!
Blessings and God bless!