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


Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Foto Friends and a Medley of Pics

Time flies when you're having fun ... when you're busy ... when you're just idling ... or just hiding. So, except for Valentine's Day and the Hodgepodge, a couple of weeks have passed now since recording anything, trying to keep track of events just hasn't been the top priority. So now my Friday Foto Friends has become a medley of happenings from the past couple of weeks!! ;-)

The sunsets last week were stunning and worth stepping outside to get a pic.

We went to visit our daughter and family February 3. They were having a big surprise party for our son-in-law's mother, Sue, as it was a big birthday for her - 65! What a nice party it was and made me a little misty-eyed because she has not only been blessed with a wonderful family, but has been fortunate to grow up in a town where her parents and grandparents and even great-great grandparents grew up. To still be there with all her children and their families and the children all being part of that family circle just seems so idyllic to me! Having moved around several times as I grew up and losing track of people from my younger years and then even moving away from my family and high school friends, it hasn't been possible to hold on to life long friends. (I'm not complaining, just saying.)

At home before the party, taking care of business.
Brady is a most responsible boy and so disciplined.
Here he is feeding the fish AND the eel.

Brady also takes care of the dogs and does other chores around the house. His discipline includes being a very healthy eater and I have said before that he will turn down sweets for fruit. At ten years old, he even keeps a food journal, is an all around athlete and, of course, is a straight A student, as is his brother Noah, and his cousins.

The eel creeps me out. I've never seen this much of him before.

Noah is demonstrating a few moves against the punching buddy they got for Christmas. Having this fellow around gives the boys a place to vent out their feelings rather than against each other.

Cousins at the birthday party.

Here is the whole family with Sue, the birthday lady.

Sue with her husband and three sons.

Sue and me.
She was truly surprised and moved by this wonderful turning out for her celebration.

Noah looks like the guy from that movie Up.
At least the balloons didn't carry him away. They were
weighted down with blow pops.

My DH just keeping an eye on everybody.

On Saturday, we had fun playing cards, Monopoly, and went to see the movie Monster Trucks, which Brady declared was the best movie he had ever seen!

Last week DH and I went to see A Dog's Purpose. Now that was really an enjoyable movie. We both laughed and cried and I couldn't believe it, but I actually shouted out loud and we applauded at the end. Such a sweet and easy on the eyes movie. I now have the sequel, A Dog's Journey on our Audible collection and we will be listening to that.

Amy's Razor

Amy also had a birthday and what she wanted was a razor like the kids have so she could ride alongside them. I was happy to grant that request because I thought it was such a great idea (since I too had wished I could keep up with them.) Here they are. Too bad the lighting at the restaurant parking light wasn't that great, but she loved the razor scooter. The following Saturday the kids came over and Amy let me borrow it to ride to the park with them. Sooooooooo now, I have experienced the hover board and the scooter and that is enough for me. I think I had best take care of my arms and legs and body so I can take care of DH.

At the park teaching a 2 year old how to steer her Barbie car!

Now I have saved what I think is the sweetest for last. The Friday before Valentine's Day was a Daddy Daughter dance and it was Kate's very first one. I love it and the way Jason was so sweet to make his little girl feel extra special for that date.

Who's at the door?

It's Daddy with flowers for Kate.

Dad thought of this himself with no prompts from Mom.

This picture just moves me.

And they are ready to go.

Jason is one of the most tender hearted and
gentle giants I know. How precious.


Mary Hutchins said...

Really enjoyed all the pictures of your family. Looks like a great time was had by everyone at Sue's party. She is blessed to still live in her hometown. I've never seen a white eel with blue dots! His markings are pretty but he would still be creepy to me! Enjoyed visiting with you today!

Dianna said...

Oh Nonnie, I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. Good thing I know how type without looking at the keys. You are such a tenderhearted person...finding joy in the small and the big. Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful sunsets, the birthday celebration for your son-in-law's mother, the birthday of your granddaughter, sharing your grandsons and their interests, the picture of you dear husband and lastly for the pictures of Kate's first Daddy/Daughter Dance. How very precious each occasion was. The small every day things are the very most important times of our lives.


Susie said...

Nonie, I loved all the photos. Your family did very well gathering for the party. I truly love the photos of the dad/daughter . This is precious. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

Cathy said...

I love those sky pictures - beautiful!! I really enjoyed your pictures of the birthday celebration and of your family members. Love those daddy daughter ones especially.

Hope you have a great weekend.

NanaDiana said...

OH- Those last pictures just leave me with a lump in my throat. Nothing like those daddy/daughter dances...it reminds you that one day they will be doing that at her wedding most likely.

Great pictures all the way around- from birthdays to that CREEPY (you said it) EEL! lol

That first picture? Name it The Hand Of God! Looks like huge fingers reaching across the sky to me.

Happy Friday- xoDiana

Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh, thank you for sharing part of your life with us. I agree the last pictures are precious. What a sweet Daddy. Hope you have a great weekend!

Melanie said...

My eyes filled with tears about the daughter/daddy dance for Valentines Day. How very precious! I have to agree that the eel just looks creepy. How awesome to live in the same place where you grew up and your ancestors before you. Have a joyful day.

bettyl-NZ said...

Your sky shots are just beautiful! It's great to see a loving family that has individuals that you can be proud of. I think these kids will go far in life with their responsible attitudes.

Toni T said...

What breathtaking sky photos Nonnie and what a lovely family you have. You are truly blessed my friend.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The sky is amazing. I understand, we moved to CA 28 years ago. I still have contacts but our children missed out on really knowing their cousins. Looks like a fabulous party! What a precious ending to your post. That is so darn cute.

baili said...

what a special and heart warming post !!!
Brady will definitely grow as a very nice human and fellow for each relationship he will have in future too.
happy birthday to the mother of your son in law.
lovely photos.
how sweet to see a father to take her little princess for dance made my eyes wet dear!
blessings to you and family