Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Jessica! You've had quite a year! Working, studying, and graduating, along with being a wife and mom! We're very proud of you. We wish for you a very happy, happy birthday!

Thursday, July 19, 2007


I had a tooth break a day or two ago! It doesn't hurt and it doesn't show so next time I go to the dentist I'll bring it to his attention but I'm not going to make a special appointment for it. I detest going to the dentist! My Mom is having several teeth pulled today! Lord, please be with my mom. She's not young any more. Thank you for her and please be with her. I praise You, Lord, because You are our Healer.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Another day!

This morning I got up in time to go for a walk and view the sun rise! It was so beautiful! It was so quiet and peaceful. I simply stood there praising God for who He is. I praise you, Lord, because You are the Creator.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Another concert

This evening we went to a gospel concert outside on a hillside. It was really good. The weather was perfect. A wonderful evening. Thank you, Lord.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Good Morning!

Good morning! I'm still not able to e-mail anyone so please be patient with me. We're fine and hope you are too. We went to a fiddler concert and it was great! I didn't know I loved fiddling until this concert! I couldn't sit still! We got a CD so we're still listening to these great fiddlers! God loves all kinds of music because He created it all! Thank you, Lord, for fiddlers!

Friday, July 13, 2007


Computers are great...however, when a problem comes up with no way to remedy it, it is very frustrating. I have a problem!!! My mail will not open, nor can I write mail! So this is my only way to communicate to you all, that if I could write to you I would and as soon as I can I will. Thanks for your patience. God loves you all and so do I!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Gene! I hope you have a great day. I'm picturing you going out to play golf and then going out for supper at your favorite restaurant. How close am I? Wish we could join you! Well, have a wonderful, great day. Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Here They Are!

Shauna, Kaleb, Tim, and Annie are back from Malaysia, just for a visit! Kaleb has grown five inches! It's so good to see them. They'll be going back the first of August. They love their work there. Thank you, Lord, for their safe travels.

Friday, July 06, 2007

What do you see?

Jerry and I were in the U. P. We always see wild life up there so we weren't too surprised to see cars stopped and folks looking off all in the same direction. Some folks were taking pictures. Jerry slowed down and we joined everyone looking to see what we could see. I was actually looking for a bear! But no, it wasn't a bear! There stood a moose! Were we excited! Sorry, I didn't get a picture but you can be sure I have a picture of that moose in my memory bank! What a wonderful, creative God we serve!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Anniversary Reception

Verna, Jerry, Larry, Harold, and Kirt, all friends from many years back. We've known Kirt his entire life! This was taken at the surprise anniversary reception for our good friends Bob and Judy. We saw many, many good old friends this afternoon.
Bob, Judy, Anita, and Jerry . Bob and Jerry are almost the same age and Judy and I are the same age. Jerry has known them since middle school years and I've known them since Jerry and I were first married. Our children grew up together and were good friends. Thank you, Lord, for good friends and good fellowship times over the years.

Old Easter Lily

My Easter Lily finally opened. It looks so different than what it was the first year I got it. It was white then and I think bigger. But it's still beautiful. I call it my old Easter lily.

I have several more to bloom soon. Every year we buy a new one at Easter time and then plant it after it finishes blooming so I'm getting quite a bed of Easter lilies even though they don't look like Easter lilies. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for all the lilies.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Vel! I wish you a very happy day today. You really amaze married my brother! (Just kidding, Bill!)'ve stayed married to him! (Just kidding, Bill!) you've agreed to take care of our mom, your mother-in-law! Yes, you are amazing! Enjoy today! I hope Bill treats you right!!! Happy, Happy Birthday! Love you lots. Your sister-in-law in Michigan.


Where is the time going? This year is half over!!! I can't believe it. It's true...the older we get the faster time goes. Jerry just came in from getting the newspaper and said he saw a family of wild turkeys by our second driveway! I've been hearing turkeys but haven't seen any. I'm reminded of 9 years ago, our first year in our new house, we had 13 turkeys roosting in our trees right beside our house every night. There were three adults and 11 youngsters. We could almost set our clocks by them coming up our driveway every day at 5:30. They would wander around eating whatever and then about 7:00 they would fly up into the trees on the west side of our house and settle in for the night! It was so fun to watch them. My mom and dad came to visit that fall and they were delightfully entertained by the turkeys! They are very messy but thank goodness we live in the woods so we weren't bothered too much. I marvel at God's creation and praise Him because He is our Creator!