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Monday, August 23, 2010

A Most Wonderful Day!

Mackenzie Layne, our beloved first granddaughter, is heading off to college this week. Before leaving home, she decided to take a major step to signify her faith. She was baptized yesterday. It was a beautiful day in every way!

Pastor prayed for all the teens going away to school. That's Mackenzie, second from the left.

Here's our girl with her pastor's wife.

In the lake with her pastor and youth pastor.

God bless your every step as you continue to follow His plan for your life. We love you, Kenz! SO much.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Two Good Reference Books

I'm already dreaming of our own square foot garden come Spring 2011. This book is a very helpful resource.

I'm also loving the great homekeeping tips from this book. It's never too late to learn a few things, right?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Camp Grandma Photo Recap

The little campers are back home with Mommy and Daddy--and a brand new puppy! I'd hoped for a number of photos to share here, but let me tell you, it took everything we had just to keep up with our two adorable blurs of activity. Every now and then, they slowed down for a story or to offer a helping hand with chores.

Story time with Beepa

Preparing for visitors

Modeling the dustcloth

Showing an early interest in housekeeping

That's it; short but sweet. Aren't they cute? We miss them already!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Serenity

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.

~ Psalm 139:23-24

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Getting it Together the Old-Fashioned Way

As this year's wonderfully chaotic Camp Grandma wound down, I developed a keen desire to get it together, at least on paper, by setting some goals for this fall and beyond. Call me old fashioned, but I like to make a list with a real pen on real paper, preferably encased in a pretty little zipper binder.

I'm of two minds about smartphones. Mine is highly valued for its ability to connect with a friend or search the internet. On the other hand, where list making or calendar filling is concerned, I wonder whether a blackberry is best showcased in a cobbler or preserves.

A few of my goals as summer gives way to fall:

- Write a coherent post to summarize our camp experience.
- Regain consistency in studying the Word.
- Plan an autumn getaway with the hubs.
- Finish decorating our bedroom and bath. This has dragged on way too long!
- Design a square foot garden for 2011.

I might not accomplish everything on the list, but having written goals is a great help to this dinosaur.