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


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Getting Older

Seems like only yesterday.

"I'm four. I'm four. I'm a big boy now. I'm four."

He's been looking forward to this day for a long time.

To be four means so many things.

Big boy car seat,

chewing gum, transformer,
big boy toys,

having to hide from girls!??!!

After a week of crazy rain,
the sun did shine for Jack's party.

A cool bounce house

Pizza and cupcakes!

And lots of presents for the birthday boy!

Nonnie and Grandpa love you, Jack!

Spring, so welcome!

Everything is green, roses are all blooming, peonies are coming up like gangbusters, the lake is rising thanks to the rains, the dove family is back nesting under the deck, and I discovered another bird nest in the yaupon tree. Cool temperatures, lots of rainy days to prolong the "I get to stay inside and read a book in my cozy chair with a blanket over me."

Spring, I hope you stay for a while. Let summer wait just a bit.

All the wonderful rain we've had has raised the lake above what is normal!! Thank the Lord! We have been in drought for a long time and the lake has looked more like a puddle.

Today is sunny and the high is supposed to be 85! 
Perfect day for an outdoor birthday party with our grandson, Jack!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Resurrection Day 2015

Kate and Jack came over on Saturday to spend the night with us.
We had fun at the park, coloring eggs, and just playing in general.

Ninja Turtle man stands tall!
Kate's artwork.
Easter eggs are hidden on the page.
Even the sun's eyes are Easter eggs.
She likes to showcase!
All dressed up for Easter.
Jack refused to wear the cute shirt and pants his Mom packed for him to wear. It wasn't a battle to fight on Easter morning while getting ready for church, so he won and wore the airplane shirt. Kate informed me that Jack doesn't understand what is in season and what is not, but she does. Lol!!

Meanwhile, in South Texas ...

 Wish we could be in two places at once!
Would have loved to be with these two yesterday.

So thankful for God's protection. On Sunday morning we drove north on 75 which is always a nightmare because of the construction. It was raining on Sunday and a portion of the road between cement barriers was flooded. A truck passed us splashing water ALL OVER our car blinding us for a few seconds. Then, all of a sudden we were stopped because a woman had hit the side barrier leaving her car sideways across the road. We could see that she wasn't injured, but the gentleman just in front of us pulled aside to get out and assist her. He was a priest! God was watching out for her, too. So glad she wasn't hurt.

After church and lunch, it took one hour to go almost one mile because of the flooded area and the accidents on 75. Guess who was regretting greatly that she did not make a pit stop before leaving the restaurant.

It was a good day!

Spring Sprung

It doesn't seem to be my gift to record things as they happen. It also doesn't seem to be my gift to remember much about events after they've happened! That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

But, to keep on keepin' on with a record, here is a partial recollection of things to remember from the past few weeks.

A rainy day (raining cats and dogs) was spent at the George Bush Presidential Library. I highly recommend this if you are ever in the Dallas area. It is worth going more than once, so I believe we will go back again. No pics. Just enjoyed a super day and lunch at Laura Bush's Cafe 43. Very nice.

photo credit
After the visit to George Bush Library, I traveled to Oklahoma to help my sister get moving ... literally. Bless her heart. They bought a beautiful new house, but have been moving in a little bit at a time. It was obvious in talking with her on the phone that she was feeling somewhat overwhelmed by it all. Somewhat? No! Extreme overwhelming stress and so much that she had ended up in the hospital with chest pains. Thankfully, everything checked out for her physically, but after hearing that news, I felt compelled to go to her. And we worked hard all weekend. My brother and sister-in-love came to our aid with a truck and a lot was accomplished. What would we do without family?

Then the following weekend we went to Austin to watch Brady and Noah play sports - both play soccer and Brady is playing baseball. Somehow my "position" at the soccer field didn't allow for very good action shots, but I did get a few pics of Brady playing baseball. It was a beautiful sunny day, although the wind was "blow you over" wind.

Brady running to first base

Brady catching

Having an apple instead of donuts because he is going to be playing. 
Big sacrifice!

 Noah with his cards.

Mom lending a hand

Noah learned to ride his bike!

There were a few bluebonnets to be found!

And then yet another perfect day with friends at the Dallas Arboretum!

This little boy may be wondering why we got in his picture!

Nowhere but!

Life is moving by too quickly. Still enjoying Bible Study Fellowship and our Ladies of Grace. 
Saturday found us awaiting the arrival of Kate and Jack to decorate eggs for the big hunt!

Wow! Nonnie can do black and white with her phone.

Kate loves playing teacher.
I can tell she's planning what to teach us next.

I love these random moments.