On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Sunday, July 14, 2013

I'm late, I'm late ...

Well, I suppose there are no deadlines here in Blogland, but nevertheless, it would be nice to stay up-to-date on posts.

Here are a few pics from the past couple of weeks.

Mama couldn't get their swimsuits on them fast enough
for some fun in the sprinkler and the hot tub with Grandpa.
And they wouldn't stand still for a pic - Kate is trying to hug Jack here.

I think I will have a grape popsicle next.

Pancakes and bacon are the traditional breakfast fare at our house when grandkids are with us. Lots of bacon! And Kate wants to be in the kitchen with me to measure and stir the pancake batter. She is such a helper, bringing her stepstool so she can assist Grandpa in placing the bacon on the griddle. She stirs up the flour and sugar and eggs, etc. for the pancakes. Setting the table is another task she does while the bacon and pancakes are cooking. (And when the bacon is done - it is put away until after the pancakes are eaten because otherwise, breakfast would consist of nothing but bacon for them! ;-))

Nothing fancy and it does get a little messy here.

Notice how close those oj glasses are to the edge of the table?
(You might also notice that Jack has considered himself "done"
with that little high chair on the right!)

This was funny to me. The clean-up of spilled oj
seems to be pointing a finger at someone!

No, no, no. Jack's not behind bars for the little spill!

Kate is getting so tall.

Jack says anything she can do, he can, too.

Grandpa Rocks tee-shirt

Kate's artwork
this is Max and Ruby
(from Nick, Jr. world)

The Gaithers' Homecoming always included a song called "Old Friends." What a great song and timeless truth. There's nothing like old friends.

Over the past few years, DH and I have made some new friends, each of whom quickly became old friends. They've been with us through some hardships, and the times of celebration.

The bad news for this particular little group of friends, is that one of the couples - Fred and Alice - moved to Florida three years ago. The good news is that when they come to visit, we just pick right up where we left off and continue on.

In spite of everybody's crazy schedules, the past few weeks have found us getting together for some of the best times because Fred and Alice have been in town. Sweet times of fellowship, and reunion with our little group.

We have so much fun, I kind of keep it pushed to the back of my mind that soon they will have to return to Florida.

Three dear friends,
Cindy, Carol and Alice

From the top down:
DH and Nonnie
Fred and Alice
Albert and Carol
Lloyd and Cindy
When these four couples get together, there is always, always, a whole lot of laughing going on.

*Old friends, after all of these years, just old friends,
through laughter and tears,
old friends, what a find, what a priceless treasure, old friends,
like a rare piece of gold,
my old friends, make it great to grow old, old friends,
with all I will hold to old friends.
Now God must have known, there'd be days on our own,
we would lose the will to go on, that's why he sent friends like you along.
Old friends, you've always been there, my old friends,
we've had more than our share, old friends,
we're all millionaires, in old friends.
(*I thought this was written by Bill Gaither, but can't seen to verify that.)


Shelly said...

What great pics and great times. I can almost feel the energy jumping out of that one where she's trying to hug her brother!

What a blessing it is to have good friends, despite the distance. I love the Gaither song, and it also reminds me of the old Michael W. Smith song, Friends are Friends Forever~

Karen said...

Wonderful posts and pics. Loved the song lyrics. So true! God bless you.

Sweet Tea said...

What a wonderful summer is unfolding at your house - loved all the photos. The kids are great artists and I'd imagine your 'fridge is well decorated. Glad you had time to have a good visit with your friends too!! Good stuff!

Rick Watson said...

Those are beautiful children. I love the pics.

yaya said...

Such cutie grandkiddos! Looks like they are having almost as much fun as the good friends! It's great to keep connected to nice people!

NanaDiana said...

Your grandkids are just adorable. I love all the pictures o them on the playground! You are right about friends...sometimes we meet "new" friends who settle into our lives like old friends right away. It is good that you can pick up right where you left off when they come home to visit- xo Diana

Wanda said...

Fun, fun post and love the pictures of your grandchildren and their art. Had to laugh at the finger pointing. Did you notice it's pointing straight at Aunt Jemima. Tee Hee.

Melanie said...

Looks like you are having lots of fun with the grands and friends too!

nancygrayce said...

I love all those grandchildren pictures! They are so precious and I know you have a blast when they're there! I laughed at the pancake and bacon breakfast. I'm known for NOT cooking breakfast, but when the grands are here, I break that rule.

So much fun with friends! Where in Florida did the one couple move? If its northwest Florida, visit them and come see me!

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see everyone together sharing good times and making memories. Your grands are like me....I could make a meal JUST out of bacon.
Love the photo of your friends too. I know you are a blessing to one another. My late mom and I loved to watch Gaither Homecoming together.

Kay said...

Thank you very much for stopping by and leaving a kind comment. It's so nice to meet you. I do love the beautiful artwork. I've got one my granddaughter drew hanging on my wall. Kate is a wonderful artist.

I agree that it's so much fun to get together with old friends. But it's also nice to make new ones. :-)