Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Off the Top

Just a little trim off the top. Just what our willow needed. Looks good! Thanks to my handy husband!

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; Ecclesiastes 3:2 ESV

Monday, July 16, 2018

20 Years Later

Twenty years ago this summer we moved into the home we built in the loop. Along with seven other families in the Self-Help Building program. Five of the families, including us, are still here. And we are still there for each other.

Pictured: Laying the foundation in 1997.

And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." Luke 10:27 ESV



Sunday, July 15, 2018

Burger Date Love

I officially closed out my birthday week. I used my free birthday burger reward at Red Robin. Fun to get in a date with my husband!

https://www.redrobin.com/

Pictured: My husband tried a croissant sandwich.
Not pictured: My delicious burger with guacamole and salsa.

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

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sweet End to the Birthday Week

And the birthday celebration continued today. Our older daughter and her boyfriend came to visit. Our son's girlfriend surprised us by getting off work early and showing up before we expected her. My mom and my mother-in-law joined us for dinner. Full house! Great way to end my birthday week.

Pictured: Fun mother-daughter moment, before enjoying her amazing cake.

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


Friday, July 13, 2018

Suzan's Grill Love

Always good to see my husband's brother and his wife! Whether here in our town, or down in Portland.

Pictured: Introduced them to Suzan's Grill in Shelton. Great for breakfast, anytime they are open. And lunch in the afternoon.

https://www.facebook.com/Suzans-Grill-173939755963237/

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

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Birthday Cake Love 2018

My mother-in-law consistently comes up with the perfect dessert. What a beautiful and delicious angel food cake for my birthday! With fresh raspberries and whipped cream.

And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun. Ecclesiastes 8:15 ESV

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Thanks for the Love

Being with the people you love is a precious gift. Like yesterday's birthday tour with my daughter.

I don't mind the thoughtful cards and gifts either!

But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, Psalm 103:17 ESV

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Birthday Tour 2018

I am celebrating my birthday in stages. Today was my birthday tour with my younger daughter. We had fun sharing free treats around Olympia. Starting with free coffee or food item at Starbucks--chose a breakfast sandwich and bought my drip coffee. We enjoyed a cinnamon roll from Panera Bread, smoothie from Jamba Juice, and a sub and drink from Jersey Mike's. What a fun mother-daughter day! Happy birthday to me!

Pictured: Free sub and a drink--plenty to share with my daughter. By the way, Jersey Mike's birthday coupon is good for one year from your birthday!

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

Monday, July 09, 2018

International Birthday Memory

Some year I'd like to have another international birthday celebration. Like five years ago when we had friends from South Africa and China at my parents' place.

And I look forward to the reunion we will have in heaven with my dad and father-in-law.

Pictured: Friends and family five years ago this week.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. John 14:3 ESV

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Sunny Sunday

Our dog loves to lie in the sun. Enjoy the breeze. Watch our coming and going. Works for her!

Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun. You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter. Psalm 74:16-17 ESV

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Soccer Memories

I caught some of the World Cup Soccer games this week. Which reminds me of how much I enjoyed being on the sidelines when two of our kids played.

Pictured: Our older daughter, exactly 8 years ago today.

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalm 127:3 ESV

Friday, July 06, 2018

Summer Memories Love

Summer is full of family memories. Thanks to my grandparents and parents and their lakefront property. So many family reunions with good meals, bonfires, swim sessions, corny jokes and more.

Pictured: Good times at my parents' place in June, 2013

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalm 127:3 ESV




Thursday, July 05, 2018

Summer Ferry Love

It wouldn't be summer without a ferry ride! My daughter and I were so happy to finally be on the Seattle to Bremerton ferry on last month's trip to Seattle Pacific University.

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, July 04, 2018

4th of July, 2018

Two years ago our pup was so small!

Happy 4th of July!

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13 ESV