Family

Mani Pedi

Today I realized my dad’s fingernails were getting a little long. So I gave him a nice manicure. A little later I wore my sandals as we sat outside enjoying the warm day. I noticed my toenails were looking pretty bad and told my dad I was in need of a pedicure. He offered to […]

Mr. Fix-it

My brother in law has numerous amazing talents and skills. I am always in awe of what he does around his farm – everything from building the taj-ma-coop for the chickens to maintaining the dirt road for him and the other 9 property owners. In the past couple of weeks he has done some things […]

Turning the Pages

My mom had a very good day practicing her piano today. I feel very blessed to be able to listen to her every day. After a while, my dad went and sat with her on the piano bench. They both remembered when my mom would go to my dad’s house to visit his sister who […]

Today’s Field Trip

Today we had no one coming over, no appointments, and no plans. At breakfast we talked about what we should do since it was going to be a lovely day. My mom said she wanted to go for a drive and a little walk. I thought it would be nice to travel in a different […]

Call To Connect

I awoke this morning with a text from a far away friend. She shared a blog post with me that she had read. The words that popped up were, “God’s beloved daughters are exactly what the world needs right now.” Just looking at those words first thing in the morning brought tears to my eyes […]

BBQ Now and Then

Today for 4th of July, we had a faux BBQ complete with beer bratwurst on toasted buns, corn on the cob, and all the sides. My dad was beyond thrilled that we were able to recreate the meal he would have when he celebrated the 4th of July as a child. That made it all […]

The Race Around

We decided to go out for a walk after dinner tonight. My sister was here, so the 4 of us headed out. At the end of our sidewalk the familiar question arose – which way should we go? I suggested we start out going different directions and see who makes it around the circle first. […]

I Lava You

Tonight we watched a little TV on the Disney channel. We usually like to watch a “short” to kind of wrap it up. Tonight we came across “Lava”. It was just a little story of 2 volcanoes in love put to a catchy tune. My mom sang it and now it is in my head, […]

Photographing Fourteeners

Today my sister told us about a presentation that was going to be online this evening. It highlighted a book that featured the mountains in the state that are over 14,000 feet. The book tells stories about how the peaks got their names and it includes photographs and other artwork. We got online after dinner […]

EDM

I had a good opportunity today to listen to some music, so I put on my Pandora app. I listened to a couple of fun songs, but they were not the contemporary Christian that I was expecting and I wondered how they popped up. Then I realized I was still on the EDM channel that […]