Sunday, March 30, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Bob, Mom, Kevin & Dad
We are in Revival services at our church this week so maybe I should devote my time to "reviving my heart" instead of blogging! Until later....when I have time to catch my breathe...
A rare photo op! We actually caught Bob helping with the dishes!!!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Brycen Robert is two years old...the baby( by just over two months)of the family. He is a little doll baby & we love him very much.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today;
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I'm not a person that has ever let my age bother me and have never cared if you ask my age. It just sort of slapped me in the face early today...next year I really am going to be a Senior Citizen!
Today is my 59th birthday. I was also thinking about how different childbirth & baby care is today. When I was born my mother was in the hospital for 2 weeks, and that was standard procedure-- way back then! (Laughing!) Mothers were not allowed to get out of the bed for several days--I think maybe even close to a week. I remember asking my Mom why they had to stay in bed so long & she said it was so"their wombs would go back in place"! Can you imagine? Also, there were no visitors allowed except the father & grandparents & then only for a very limited time. What about that, Karen? I'm sure CRH gets those mommies right on their feet & out the door ASAP!
So, I'm trying to age gracefully-just not sure how that is working out though. And the next time a store clerk asks me if I'm a senior citizen, I'll just smile & take my discount!
....see Karen's blog if you want to see that I really haven't always been this old!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
"Father of the Bride"
This garden was designed by McNamara Florists in Indianapolis and was one of my favorites.
The pathway is full of white flower petals! All flowers in their display were different kinds of white flowers, with maybe a tinge of green. We couldn't believe what a variety there was! The columns were lined with beautiful ferns, and accented with crystal prisms & clear glass hanging votive candle holders. They were advertising for wedding receptions...way beyond my imagination!
I forgot to notice the name of this garden but it was Mary Ann's favorite.
And last...but not least..."Hoosiers"--
complete with the barn, basketball goal & gravel driveway!
Thanks, Indianapolis, for a great gardening show--a wonderful way to spend a brisk, beautiful March day.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Today is our sweet little niece's birthday. Amelia Ann is now 3 years old!
Amelia has recently been diagnosed with Type One diabetes. For a while she was having to have daily insulin shots. Amazingly, her sugar levels have stabilized and for now she is no longer having to take the shots. Her Uncle Bob says that it isn't amazing...we just need to acknowledge that Jesus has touched her little body & helped her not to have to go through that right now. Hopefully...& prayerfully...it will last for a long, long time.
Happy Birthday, Amelia! We love you very much!!!
Auntie Sheila...& Uncle Bob too
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Well, if you lived in our arts-y town, that is what you would find. When I first heard about the Columbus Arts Council's idea of having a competition for the best "tree cozy"...I thought they had gone wayyyyyy out on a broken limb. But I try to have an open mind & decided to have a look at our trees in sweaters. Not bad! It sounds silly, but I'm sure if you are a knitter, you would be expressing your knitting ability in an art-sy way. So, this isn't to bad mouth our lovely city & the silly idea of putting cozies on our trees, but to let you see just what makes this city tick.
A few years ago I visited downtown Chicago & saw all kinds of silly chairs stationed on several of their streets. Their idea of expressing themselves with art was by seeing who could come up with the most whimsical chair!
So....maybe we aren't so far out with our cozy little trees. You never know what you'll find in Bartholomew County. Columbus--Unforgettable!! (By the way, that's our new city slogan. :)
You can view all of the trees at www.therepublic.com...if you care! And you can vote for your favorite. I voted for the Snowman!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Woodland Poppies...one of the first signs of spring!