Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mom has Homework

Sometimes I have to get away. So I can do my Bible study homework. I am taking two classes right now. Bible Study Fellowship on Wednesday mornings and Perspectives on Tuesday nights. I can drink coffee and catch up on my reading and studying while our daughter is in class in Olympia.


And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14 ESV

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hello Senior

I'm glad our daughter isn't too old for first day of school photos. Like today's first day of her senior year of high school. She is well on her way to completing her AA degree at the community college, thanks to the Running Start program.

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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Birthday Lunch

We like to spread out birthday celebrations. Do something on the day, and on the days before and after. Cash in on those birthday rewards when you can. Like today's lunch with Grandma.

Pictured: Birthday girl in the middle

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

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Leather Man Love

I found a nice leather jacket for my husband today.  Fits perfectly and was a good deal. Love Goodwill Outlet finds!

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

Friday, September 15, 2017

Two Birthdays!

Happy birthday to our oldest and youngest today! Two birthdays on the same day. Thirteen years apart.

Pictured: Our son at six months old and our daughter at four years old.

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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Snuggle Pup

I love how our puppy loves her toys. This photo was not staged. Daisy took her stuffed animal on the chair for her nap.

Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. Genesis 2:19 ESV

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

First Day of BSF 2017

I wasn't sure if I was up to attending this year. But how could I miss? It is my 9th year in Bible Study Fellowship and my first year studying the book of Romans.



Pictured: First day of class, 2017

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 ESV

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Get Sewing

The months have a way of slipping away. I wanted to start making Christmas stockings way ahead of Christmas this year. There is still time to get sewing! After I find the fabric.


a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; Ecclesiastes 3:7 ESV

Monday, September 11, 2017

Never Forget

Our youngest has no memory of that day. But we will never forget watching the news and being in shock on 9-11. I'm glad our hope is in God and not in our country or governments.

Pictured: Our youngest at one year old, in 2001

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2 ESV

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Harbor Church Block Party

It was a beautiful afternoon for our annual church block party. I met some new people and enjoyed seeing my friends' babies.


Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Romans 12:13 ESV

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Deserve a Break

We both deserve a break tonight. Our puppy did a great job getting her shots. She handled all the other dogs and people around without too much barking.

I got some routine blood work done. Actually, it's the lab technician that deserves a break. I am a tough case and don't give it up easily. He used a heating pad and successfully did the blood draw in one try. Painfree.

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 ESV

Friday, September 08, 2017

Time for Breakfast

It's good to take time for breakfast. And enjoy a visit with your mother-in-law. Before you have a busy day.

Pictured: From another breakfast date, a couple years ago.

For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD! Psalm 117:2 ESV

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Got it Covered

I had a mission to accomplish for a family gathering before my dad's memorial. I needed to find tablecloths for multiple long tables and picnic tables. With little time. I'll spare you the details of my search and skip to the happy ending.

I found two huge curtains at the Goodwill. Perfect for cutting apart and covering the long tables. My mom had matching smaller tablecloths. And they all matched!

a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; Ecclesiastes 3:7 ESV

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Family Moments

It's been a busy end to the summer. But I am thankful for all the good moments with family along the way. Like the day we spent watching our son play in a pickleball tournament.

Pictured: Four of my son's fans

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Walk and Talk

It's good to get away for a day. Drive to Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. With just my husband.  Walk and talk. Refresh. Just what we needed.


Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV

Monday, September 04, 2017

Holding Up Well

How is my mom doing? She is holding up well. Just a little tired, which is understandable.

Pictured: I love this picture of my husband and my mom from yesterday.

Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Psalm 33:22 ESV

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Family Game Night

It's good to hang out with family. Have a barbecue, play some card games, and relax. Good times with my brother-in-law, his family, and my mother-in-law this weekend.

Pictured: Our youngest with Grandma's dog.

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, September 02, 2017

Dog Walkers

Glad my brother-in-law and family could visit this weekend. And they had time to take the dogs out for a walk.

Pictured: Our white dog, and their black dog.

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 ESV

Friday, September 01, 2017

Taco Family Love

I don't know if the tacos were the best ever. Or if we were just hungry. But I'm glad we could stop by the Jalisco Tortilla Factory for their 20th anniversary celebration last weekend.


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