Friday, May 30, 2008
And no, I don't always read "Christian" books! I just finished The Rainmaker by John Grisham - it was hard to get anything else done till I finished it! Fortunately, I'm a fast reader! It was a fun read!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
What a great trip to visit Mike and Kris, Jeff and Kim, Ken and Esme! Lots of miles covered! Only one suitcase was lost - that they delivered the very same evening thankfully, and only one flight cancelled - we found out JUST as we were leaving the house for the airport! It's good to be home and I've been busy catching up. Today Alan, Beth, Cameron, Dayton and I joined a good crowd at a quinceañera party for Lidia, one of the teens in our church. First was a beautiful ceremony which included the giving of the Bible, the ring, the necklace, the doll and pillow, as well as a message to the quinceañera. The five young men who accompanied her all dressed for the occasion, as you can see in the picture! The two on the right are her brothers. And yes, those are PINK shirts! A delicious dinner followed the ceremony accompanied by extremely loud music - we had to shout to our table companions! But it was all great and we all praise God for what He has done and will continue doing in Lidia's life.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Here she is! Toria chose the name Nibbles, even though her brothers gave her lots of other ideas, which I won't post! You don't wanna know! Here's Ada trying to decide if she wants to feel those scratchy little feet in her hand - not sure about that!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Toria and Calvin are quite the team when it comes to having fun outdoors. Here they just conquered their maze with their skateboards. While here, Toria celebrated her 10th birthday and her BEST gift was a hamster, which we went to pick out today! Everyone, not just Toria, is very excitedly enjoying Nibbles!
At least twice a day Ada reminds me, "I'm your granddaughter. You're my grandma", just so I won't forget! At age 3 she defends herself pretty well against all those older brothers and sisters, but sometimes needs to be reminded to "be nice"!
Raquel Austin, Jesse and Jeffery - with a silly face! You didn't think I'd publish this, did you, Jeffery!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Then I read Out of Africa, by Winnifred Green and Gayle Roper. Four years of the letters and recollections of Dallas and Winnifred Green - from their medical and missionary work with the African Inland Mission in Sudan, form the basis of this fascinating and sometimes frightening book. Dallas is now minister of missions and mercy at Calvary Fellowship Church and his son Carl is one of the pastors, if I understand it correctly.
Last but definitely not least is Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon. Anyone who has read - and loved - the Mitford Series, will love this book as well. Father Timothy goes home to his childhood home of Holly Springs and rediscovers not just childhood places, but childhood friends, loved ones and even enemies who now become friends. And he rediscovers himself in a way he could never have imagined. Read it! But not until you've read all the other Mitford books!