Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Living Word
the pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.


Don't be Anxious


Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Play

 A vegetable soup simmers away in the crock pot, apples cooked down and cooling off in one of my biggest pots, a load of clothes done, time to escape into God's beauty. It's a cool, damp, foggy day. The rains are said to be heavy tomorrow. I grab a sweater and the camera and head out the door.

I drive east

The fog is getting more dense the further I go.

The fog is so thick I barely can see cars until they are right up on me. So, I stop and pull into the parking lot of the school where my husband teaches. This is a rail by the school drive way.

Yay, Out of the fog! I head west back toward home. So beautiful. I pull over for this shot.

I decide to stop by our neighborhood park. About 2 miles from home. The next photos are along the walking/jogging path.

A brief peek of sun across the way

A pleasant walk

As I leave I stop at the end of the drive. This tree was to the left of me. I did not alter these photos. God's handiwork is truly this brilliant. 

This one to the right.

I enjoyed a brief playtime with Fall. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cousins, Cupcakes, Cider, and a Wet Park With TONS of Birthday Fun

Birthday girl Iona turns One

Selah and Finnegan

Finn, Iona, Nathan


Pack jawls. Storin' for winter.

Big sister, Selah

Sweet eldest grandson, Landon

What is this?

Pumpkin cupcakes!

Problem. Wet sliding board. Nothing to wipe it with. Papa has a solution. 

A couple of times down should do it. OK, I'm ready for a cold wet hinney

Dad and daughter, Bella

Dad, Daughter,Gran-mommie(Meredith's mom)

Melissa and Nathan

Dad with his boys

Iona and Finnegan

Mama and Bella

The Papas


Iona in a bubble

Looks like Finn is getting a wash

1 year old cousins


Sister in laws

We really enjoyed your birthday celebration, Iona Celeste!