Sunday, April 16, 2017


This is us. Easter. 2017.

“The gifts of the Master are these: freedom, life, hope, new direction, transformation, and intimacy with God. If the cross was the end of the story, we would have no hope. But the cross isn't the end. Jesus didn't escape from death; he conquered it and opened the way to heaven for all who will dare to believe. The truth of this moment, if we let it sweep over us, is stunning. It means Jesus really is who he claimed to be, we are really as lost as he said we are, and he really is the only way for us to intimately and spiritually connect with God again.” 
― Steven JamesStory

Monday, April 10, 2017


Grandson Knox and his team played their first T Ball game of the season tonight. 
His team was first to bat

Knox is easy to spot in his white helmet. Watching these teams fielding is fun and funny and always chaotic.

Knox played first base toward the end of the game. His team lost this one by four runs I think. Good game and they all played well and seemed to enjoy it. Lots more games ahead. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

“Friday afternoon feels like heaven...” ― El Fuego {T. G. I. F.}

Beautiful day ~ Shelby says she's ready for summer
Knox and Shelby walked around the yard plucking violets and brought me a pretty purple bouquet

Elijah is glad it's Friday
Shelby hasn't been on the trampoline in a long time
But she still knows how to execute a forward flip
Elijah is a natural too
Knox is getting better at it
While the kids jumped, this mockingbird sang his little heart out
Zooming in on the sun with my cell camera made for a pretty cool picture
Happy TGIF, everyone!
“Fridays are the hardest in some ways: you’re so close to freedom.” 
― Lauren Oliver