Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Weather

What a difference a week makes. Last Sunday it was overcast. Today is blazing hot.

Pictured: Glad we went to the Tacoma waterfront last Sunday. The weather was perfect for walking around.

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 ESV

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Breakfast Love

I like going out for breakfast and getting exactly what I want. A bowl of hot oatmeal with fresh fruit and nuts, thank you.

Others in our group had today's pancakes and eggs. Insider tip: you can custom order how you want your eggs. The hash browns are always good, too.

Pictured: Met up with my mother-in-law, our son, and his girlfriend.

And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. Luke 12:22 ESV

Friday, June 23, 2017

Duct Tape Love

My simple leftover labeling system with masking tape is working great. But what if I want to repurpose empty yogurt containers? A little duct tape makes it obvious that something else resides within. Just label contents on lid.Works for me! And the family.

a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; Ecclesiastes 3:6 ESV

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Drip Espresso Love

You know how I like open houses and door prizes. And free food. My son and I stopped by the Drip Espresso Bar in downtown Olympia for their second anniversary. Treated ourselves to $2 lattes and free pastry samples.

Pictured: Wish they drew one of our names for the coffee basket and other prizes on the table!

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17 ESV

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Three Sisters and a Boy

I found some buried treasure in a box of photos. Including this one featuring three sisters. And my younger son. Must have been Christmas time over twenty years ago.

Pictured: I am on the left. My youngest sister is in the middle. My younger sister is on the right.

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Stop and Smile

I am thankful that our daughter doesn't mind stopping and taking a photo with her dad. Good times on Father's Day in Tacoma.

Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV

Monday, June 19, 2017

Rubber Ducky Father's Day Love

We heard the rubber ducky at the Tacoma waterfront was big. So we drove to see it Sunday afternoon. Our younger son met us there. And that's how you make a memory on Father's Day!

Pictured: Yes, that is a huge Ducky! Six stories tall.

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. Psalm 103:13 ESV

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day to my Dad!

One of the things I appreciate about my dad is how much he enjoys the simple things. Like family and faith. He liked my special box of Cheerios today.

Happy Father's Day to my Daddio!

We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. Psalm 78:4 ESV

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Prepare for Senior Year

Our daughter made it through her first year of community college and her junior year of high school. We are so proud of all her hard work. Now I need to mentally prepare myself for having a senior in high school!

Pictured: Celebrating with lunch at Chipotle.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Psalm 127:4 ESV

Friday, June 16, 2017

Great Grandma's Birthday

You know what makes my Gramma smile? Having the family around. Especially the little children. Like my sister's five girls who came for a visit last month.

We all wish my Gramma a happy 95th birthday today. From near and far.

She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Proverbs 31:27-28 ESV

Thursday, June 15, 2017

With My Phone

It took me three trips to get my daughter's paperwork signed and picked up from the local high school. Then I tucked it in my daughter's bag so she could take it to the community college. But it fell out.

Good thing I snapped a photo of the document with my phone. Just in case we needed to refer to it. The college can accept a fax or photo. Fall enrollment done!

a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; Ecclesiastes 3:6 ESV

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Strawberry Shortcake Love

Let strawberry season begin. First berries from local Spooner farms on the menu. As I made biscuits tonight, I thought of my father-in-law. He sure loved strawberry shortcake! Good memories.

Pictured: Our daughter did the honors with my mother-in-law's handy whipped cream maker tonight.

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15 ESV

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rock Hound

My husband is trying to create a dog-friendly backyard. With landscaping our puppy can't destroy or chew up. So far, so good.

Pictured: Taking shelter under our Daphne shrub.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, Colossians 3:23 ESV

Monday, June 12, 2017

Front Yard 2013 and 2017

My husband and I have an arrangement. He loves to work in the yard. And I love to watch him work. I appreciate his improvements to our place!

Pictured: Front yard in June 2013 and June 2017. The first picture was taken in the dark. Can you find the frog in both photos?

The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. Genesis 2:15 ESV