|The petting zoo was a great place for kids to hang out |
while one parent ordered food & got a table.
There were bunnies, goats, a calf, a lamb, and some chicks.
Two of my cousins came for lunch and said it was really busy. One friend posted about the Chick-Fil-A day on facebook saying, "Let's blow this thing up." Dinner was fireworks!
The kids and I got there about 4:30. I was hoping to avoid a big crowd and the restaurant was pretty slow. There were two friendly and kind women greeting people as they came in the door to remind people to say they were there for Esther. As stranger after stranger entered the doors saying Esther was the reason they were there, I was humbled. Coupled with the faces of people we've known and loved for years, I was sort of speechless.
I stood on a chair in the back corner
of the room to take this picture.
The line wrapped like a horseshoe around the room.
It seemed to move quickly & everyone
was great sports.
I hope you met someone new!
While we may not get to know you on this side of eternity, in heaven there is unending time to know about your life, your heart, your family. You are prayed for to a God who hears, who knows all about you, who loves you and will no, not, never leave you or forsake you. His promises are as true for our lives as they are for anyone else's.
|The kids were so proud to be expert chick holders, |
knowing just how to hold them gently.
Rourke was like a fly buzzing around,
he wouldn't sit still for a second.
Zinnia is terrified of animals
and clung to my neck the entire time.
I hope you were blessed tonight and excited to be part of such a gift in our lives. Would you please take a minute to thank the Lord for all the people who worked hard to serve all of us with kindness and for the generosity of the company? Those people still made sure we know it is "my pleasure" to serve us and they had to be tired at the end of the day.
Also, thank you to the face painters from Best Face Painter and the petting zoo crew. If anyone knows who put together that petting zoo, would you let me know? I'll leave their contact information here.
**UPDATE** This petting zoo crew, Colorado Carriage, is incredible. They came with only a few hours to notice because something else happened with the one that was lined up. They came for free and donated all the tips to our family. They also do carriage rides in Old Town Fort Collins & in Estes Park. Thank you, Colorado Carriage. What a generous gift to our family!
|Chick-Fil-A set up a tent at the entrance |
and the face painters had their cart &tables packed with cute little canvases.
They do really great work!
|These are my sister's adorable butterfly, batgirl, and wide receiver.|