Monday, November 07, 2016

Trunk or Treat

Have done trunk or treat at our church's fall fest for three years now.

2014
That's Brittany helping out.

2015
"It's a zoo in here! How many of the creatures God made can you find?"
There's a mirror at the back so they can count themselves as made by God too.

2016
"Don't be an Angry Bird"
Bible verses about anger and forgiveness.



Monday, October 24, 2016

Ping Pong!

Ping pong.

Do you remember the first time you saw the game being played?  I don't either, but this past weekend I had the fun of watching Andrew, our oldest grandchild, see it for the first time.  He was completely enthralled and couldn't stop grinning!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Golden Pennies



Thirty-two pints of carrots finished out this year's gardening!

Monday, October 17, 2016


July of 2014.  That's as far as I got previously with posting events going on in my life.

July of 2014.  That's when my life changed.  Not in a way that doesn't happen to people every day, but still a change that no one wants to go through.

Mom took a tumble in her living room, broke a vertebra in her neck, and was hospitalized not quite two weeks.  We always worried about her falling and breaking something, because of extreme osteoporosis.  That hospital time is not something I want to dwell on.  Just suffice it to say that it was awful for all of us watching her be so miserable because of getting very little much-needed sleep and from the hallucinating effects of pain medicine.  Rant: Hospitals--let your patients sleep if they're asleep!  It was a hot, hot, July day when Mom left the hospital and was transferred to a care home.  So many little things added up to more frustration, but we were glad to have her closer to her own home. That night brought swift-moving pneumonia.  It was just a week before Mom's 90th birthday. So grateful to have been able to be with Mom.  So grateful for loving and supportive family and friends.  So grateful for God's love and never failing promises.

July of 2014.  That's when Mom left this world and moved on to the glory of her eternal home in heaven.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God,who is to come into the world.”
John 11:25-27