When we left Waco last weekend, we said our good-byes thinking we wouldn’t be back in town until late November. But when Gary tracked down the metal roofing he wanted for the shed, and it could be ready by yesterday, it seemed that another quick (as in under 24 hours quick!) trip to Waco was in order! Continue reading A little more Waco
What a sweet time we had in Waco!! We were only there for two weeks, but we managed to pack the days full of goodness! Continue reading Waco Days
After my crazy (though wonderful in many ways) January, February settled down nicely. In fact, it turned out to be quite a lovely month in many way. Here are just a few of the reasons it was a Fine February.
- Family Birthdays!
Ellie turned 15! Oh my!
Taran turned 3
and Tammy turned….well, just a bit more beautiful!
We weren’t actually there to help celebrate, but we made sure they all got a perfectly awful rendition of Happy Birthday from Grams and Pops. It’s what we do.
- Although we usually don’t do much of anything for Valentine’s Day (on a good year we go to a card shop, choose a card and then read them to each other), Gary got me flowers this year!
I have to confess, it was very sweet! It’s amazing what you can find in the little town of Comfort!
- I won TWO little “give-away’s” last week from different blogs/Facebook pages I follow! I don’t usually enter those contests since I have never won anything, but for some reason these seemed simple enough and I knew they were the real-deal. So – Thank you to Happy Cloud Creations for this sweet pack of fat quarters
and to Alison Treat, Author, for a sweet one-size-fits-all $10 gift card to Amazon. Several folks asked if I went right out and bought a lottery ticket. But no – didn’t think I should press my ‘luck’!
- That same week, these two mug rugs also arrived at my place –
courtesy of my uber-talented quilting artist good friend, Lynne Croswell. You can check out some of her other creations at her website – Mountain Vistas. Thanks, Lynne!!
- Our SOWER project this month was great! We were volunteering at His Hill Bible School/Camp (in Comfort, TX) which is a gap-year (usually after high school, but sometimes after college) Bible program under the umbrella of Torchbearers, International. Our work was pretty standard SOWER work – painting, painting, and painting for the ladies and general maintenance for the guys – but the true blessing was getting to know the students and faculty. We joined them for lunch most days, and visited with kids from Germany, Brazil, several Canadian Providences and right down the road in San Antonio. Hearing their stories of how they came to His Hill and then to hear what Christ was doing in their lives at the moment, was truly inspirational. We were honored to serve there.
- Since there are several other projects in the area, we had several opportunities to have some great SOWER gatherings. Of course, they all centered around food, but hey – that’s just how we roll!
We’ve been at The Cabin over a week, and (needless to say) it’s been wonderful. The days have been, for the most part, perfect Vermont days, the nights cool and the mornings have been starting with the aroma of fresh brewed coffee and the crackle of a fire. (OK, so the fact that those things tend to happen around 5:30AM are a bit disconcerting, but I have found that drifting back to sleep for a bit is a very doable thing!) Instead of trying to write at length about what all we’ve been doing, I thought I would just try to find one picture per day to share the essence of that time. (Of course, at the end I’ll have links to more pictures, if you feel so inclined!). Here we go –
Thursday – Arrival!
It felt so good to be opening the gate – we knew beautiful days were ahead of us!
Friday – Rain, Rain, stay and keep up quiet!
Saturday – The sun returned, and we did some tramping about to see some of the changes in the landscape in year we missed coming.
Sunday – Sweet worship at our home-away-from-home church, and then the SPLASH party in the afternoon!
Monday – We missed the eclipse, but we had a wonderful visit with Continue reading One A Day
If last summer (spent on the West Coast) was all about experiencing uncharted (for us) territories, this summer has been all about reconnecting with dear friends and establishing new relationships.
Yes, it has been a very good summer! Before we head out tomorrow for several weeks at our beloved Cabin in Vermont (little happy dance here), I thought it was time to do a bit of a wrap-up of our Montrose Summer. Continue reading Before we go