Friday, August 26, 2016

the sweetness of summer

Summer is ending...the sweetness lingers as we remember some fun times and special memories.  I've loved our quiet mornings and relaxed pace.  That will soon change.  The boys played in our neighborhood basketball league.  They did amazing.  The 4-5th grade teams are very good.  It was never Russell's intention to coach, however there were not enough coaches.  Their team had no one.  With the help of several Dads, they worked really hard and ended the 6 week season with 3 wins, 3 losses.  In the playoffs, they won kept winning their brackets...3 games back to back.  No wonder they were tired for the championship game.  It was so, so fun watching them play together as a team.  Proud of each one of them!
 After their last game (minus 4 players)
 In Trevin's league they are just learning basketball.  It was great to see improvement.  No scores were kept at the games, but Benjamin kept track of points & updated Trevin on all their wins.  :)

 Our last visit with our wonderful sister workers.
 Andy's frozen custard....great taste, cold, refreshing, but too sweet for me!

A quick trip to Houston to hang out with these great friend.  We even got to help Mr. Paul set up for gospel meeting.  

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Random pictures

Things that make me smile:  huckleberry shakes, family trips, fireworks, & my wonderful husband

a time to say Goodbye

It is hard to put into words how special Jeannie's funeral was.  The workers' messages, hymns sung, thoughts shared in visits.  It was very comforting, softening, sobering, and heart-searching.    

It was a beautiful day.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Jeannie's visitation was filled with many sweet & touching visits about her life, her journey, her faithfulness.  Many traveled quite a distance to come for this time & it was touching that they had made the effort.  We met new friends & saw good ole pals.  It had only been 20 years since I had last seen Dana.  Oh my.  What a treasure to pick up where we had left off.  She is such an amazing friend.