Opening the cabin

We went to help Grandpa and Grandma open up the cabin.           

N.D. Wilson Quote

Search for moments in your story for which you can be grateful.


Carl and I both love lilacs.  We have a bush in the backyard but the flowers are REALLY high up. These crazy kids climbed the bush and one hung from the branch to hold it far enough down so that the others could pluck a few flowers.  


Quote by Kevin DeYoung

Opening our Home to others is a wonderful gift and neglected discipline in the church. But we can easily forget the whole point of hospitality. Think of it this way: good hospital-ity is making your home a hospital. The idea is that friends and family and the wounded and weary come to your home and leave helped and refreshed.

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung

13 years ago today

I married a good man.  

I have been given much for which I am grateful. 


Could someone please invent…

I really need someone to invent a battery that will run a crockpot for 10 hours for when we are driving.

As I am researching, I am finding that you would need to run a wire directly to your battery on the vehicle. Say What?  That sounds dangerous, expensive and oh you could  have a dead battery at the end of it all.

I mean we talk/video people on the other side of the world but travel with a crockpot cooking in the car seems undoable.

My simple brain can’t understand why someone hasn’t cornered the market on this.

Maybe I need to hit up the electrical/mechanical engineers at the local college??

Mother’s Day

We read lots and lots of books today.  
Blessings and Syntche spent the day with us.     

David and his lovely parents Philip and Elizabeth came for lunch. David graduated on Saturday, but heis going to grad school so we get two more years with him.   

We raided Grandpa and Grandma’s asparagus patch.     The day wouldn’t be complete without wrestling.  

Connecting with old friends

Amanda is one of those people who I won’t talk to for a year, but when do talk, it’s as if we’ve been besties all along.  

I cherish those friends. They are rare and valuable. Cause let’s face it, there are only so many hours in a day and there are a finite amount of relationships that I can maintain on a daily, weekly and monthly level. 

We had a blast swimming at a community center and then picnicking in a park. 

We wish they didn’t live 20 hours away in Canada!


Park fun