Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I come all the way to Rapid City, I go to a tiny church that our son and his family attend, listen to their older, very soft-spoken pastor teach on Malachi 3, and the subject ends up being Revival! What an incredible God. Tears came to my eyes. It has also been this dear man's burden for many years. Sweet prayer meeting.

God is good!


Tomorrow I make Rocky Road for Mike's troops. And I get to go watch a practice! Maybe I can take pics; we'll see.

Love to all!

Awaiting our little Beth,
PS Misty and Mike went walking. I suggested jumping jacks.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Royalty on the Loose

I thought Luke's hairdo was especially
handsome! Aren't they precious? Hi, Tabitha!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

WELCOME to South Dakota!

Surprise! Isn't the Lord wonderful? This is who greeted me last night, and this is what greeted me this morning!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Leavin' on a Jet Plane

...for 18 days to South Dakota to meet my soon-to-be-birthed 14th baby grand, Bethany Hope! Misty's hanging on until I get there (I hope!). I am so excited to see our dear son and his precious family.

The good news is, I found my Dramamine. I love that stuff. You don't want to be on the same planet with me without it when I need it. I had brought out so much stuff to pack, and pared it down to a small rolling suitcase with a tote. I wanted to bring so much more!

Off to see if we leave tonight or tomorrow for McKinney. Decision: We're leaving NOW.

Love to all my 4 readers. Pray for me and for them and for us!

If I don't make it back, remember I love you all and can't wait to see you in the presence of the One whom, having not seen, I love. Be ready!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Shower at the Library

So what do I do in my spare time? What do you think?

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Suzy Homemaker, aka Abby

Isn't she precious? We had a good time together in McK. She and Aunt D were making no-bake cookies, which was poor timing. Fortunately, only Aunt D and I know what that means!

It's good to be home, but I will be headed to South Dakota the 25th to watch my other baby grands while Misty brings little Bethany into the world. Can't wait to meet that little princess! AND Sarah is pregnant, so I have another coming in December. That will make 15 baby grands. Can't get enough!
It will be great to see the Risses, but I HATE missing church! Not to mention my dear, dear husband. Six weeks of school left!
Off to read. Have a blessed Lord's Day!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

They're BACK!

All's well, and I'm headed HOME. Bliss.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Days 5 and 6

Dash spent the morning outside, which decreased my stress level considerably. I got a lot done here.

Enjoyed a nice, uneventful day with Abby, who had a major accomplishment, of which I will spare you the details, for the sake of TMI, but we are HAPPY! I think we did a Happy Dance to celebrate. The subject is potty training, and that's all I'll say. Progress is so nice.

I wish you could hear the kids read, especially Ian. I am crazily impressed, and he's just in 1st grade. He is so sharp. I enjoy doing homework with the kids, but the reading can get kinda tedious, especially the same book, same pages, round 3. 

Dean and Grace are coming home tonight! Whee! And my dear husband, for whom I have such a hankerin'. I miss that guy. Even willing to be entertained by the "symphony of the nose" from now on. I like that guy. A third of a century together--unreal. Getting better every day.

The kids will be home in a half hour, and the games begin. Let's hear it for FRIDAY! Yay!

Love you much, my 3 faithful readers. One can't have too many bloggity friends.

Thanks to the "prayers" for the prayers. They availed much! I needed them.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Day 4

Wonderfully undramatic. Abby and I went to Ross to check out the deals. I'm hunting for a white shirt that is not see-through. Tough assignment.

We had R and D over for supper last night. I made jambalaya. It was a hit. Good stuff. They are so dear. Good friends of Dean and Grace. Beautiful children, too!

And I awoke to the sound of rain! Bliss...and to Abby saying, at 5 AM, Emmie, I woke up. No. I sent her back to bed. 

It was a very enjoyable day. Oh, yes, we went to the park, where Ian promptly kicked a soccer ball into a big kid's face. Hard. (If you know Ian, it was hard.) And the kid walked away and sat under one of the bridges in the playground. I was impressed. You know it HAD to hurt--badly.

It's Thursday morning, and the kids will be back tomorrow night, and so will Gregory to pick me up! I'm so looking forward to their return, but I'm having a great time with my baby grands.

And I'm sleeping like 10 rocks, as a little friend of mine used to say. No "symphony of the nose" all night. And I'm loving that, though I do miss my husband and our nocturnal talks. The best!

Off to read. Have a blessed day, all!