Saturday, January 22, 2011

Zachary David Foster - Lynchburg, Va Firefighter

Friday was a big day for the Foster family.  In addition to Beth Nell getting engaged to the bearded boy from Blue Ridge (aka Brandon Lay), Zachary graduated from firefighting academy and was sworn in as a Lynchburg, Va. firefighter!  Mom and Dad Foster were obviously prouder than the proverbial peacock, and even prouder when it was announced that Zach was number one in the class of recruits! He was given a certificate of academic merit and selected to give an address to the audience on behalf of his class.

The evening was wonderful and full of pomp and circumstance....bagpipes, golden axes, and generations of firefighters filled the room.  Below are a few pictures from the evening.

Amy pinning Zach's badge

He asked her WHAT????

On Friday, January 21, Brandon took Bethie for a drive out to the Appomattoax River down in the Petersburg area.  Don't they look so happy together?  But wait, Bethie's smile is a little bigger and brighter than normal....hmmmm.

Bethie stops to make a phone call....hmmm, something is different about this picture.  Something I have never seen before.

Is it a new cell phone?
Let's take a closer look.....

Wait a minute!!  I think Brandon has been watching too many Jarrod's commercials!!  Could it be that he finally asked the question Bethie has been waiting soooo long to hear?

Yes, Brandon confessed his never-ending love for Beth Nell and she said.....


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Grace Gospel Chapel String Ensemble

So we are developing quite the orchestral talent at Grace Gospel Chapel. One Sunday in early January, we were blessed with a couple of songs from this quintet of five lovely young ladies.  From left-to-right, Maddie Foster (cello), Beth Nell Foster, Claire Berry, Miriam Foster (hiding behind the music stand) and Jenny Lim.