Saturday, June 27, 2009

Beach fun with the grands and visit to the greatgrand parents

We had a nice visit from the kids and they were able to visit the grandparents and greatgrandparents,-- plus get a nice evening at the beach. It was Alden's first time at the beach. This was very relaxing. The kids arrived and we went for a picnic supper to the beach.
The mosquitoes were active at the picnic tables, but the beach was great.

This was Alden's first time at the beach and he was gung ho! He will turn one at the middle of July.

Heading for the water!

The first taste!


Rhianwen was a bit afraid of the wave action and wanted to climb on Mommy for safety and fun.
Gramps relaxed with a book.
Skipper relaxed with a book too!
Rhi covered her feetThe water was so nice and warm, too!

Castle fun

I love the raised arms of the shadow and Alden Sand and booooogers

A fun hole!

Alden loved the hole too.

A baby pouch!

Looking at our field of wild flowers.

The gnome home

Water fountain fun in the back yard
Visiting great-gram

Visiting GReat grandpa

Watering some of the wild flowers and herbs

A job well done???
We had a weird weekend. The people changing the oil filter on my car broke it off--and I have to wait 4 days for a replacement cap. SOOOO--no car for a while. We also received some hard news for SKipper and ROTC stuff--not sure what will happen with all of that since he has not been able to pass his college math course which meant he could not graduate from college!! He has made 5 attempts to complete the math---he just can't do it!! We are looking into what this may mean (he had a ROTC scholarship)......we are praying.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I have just started reading "Unfashionable" by Tullian Tchividjian, and I am enjoying it so far. He entered a church and says, "the transcendent presence of God punctured the roof, leaving me--like Isaiah when he entered the temple--awestruck and undone...It wasn't some carefully orchestrated performance (which, believe me I would have seen right through). Rather, the people of God were simply honoring God as God....serious seekers today aren't looking for something appealing and trendy. They're looking for something deeper than what's currently in fashion. ...Younger generations don't want trendy engagement from the church; in fact , they're suspicious of it. Instead they want truthful engagement with historical and theological solidity that enables meaningful interaction with transcendent reality. They want desperately to invest their lives in something worth dying for, not some here-today- gone-tomorrow fad."

That is the same thing that God used to open my eyes to Christ when I was 16.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Monkey life

We love our monkeys--they go on trips with us and they have their own blog--they especially love climbing the mountains in various locations ;-)..... Below is the newest addition .....he has a shocked expression, but to learn why you will have to go here:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Enjoying a little mtn retreat

It is our 32 anniversary and we are on a delightful get-away ;-)

Skip's Quiet Birthday celebration

Skipper turned 22--we had a very quiet celebration with Grandpa. Skipper did get a series of American Heritage DVD's about the early history of the founding of the US---really so amazing--many things our history books don't tell us!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Almost Summer

We planted a patch of wild flowers this year and I am really enjoying their bright colors. It is almost Summer and I am going easy on blogging ;-)