Thursday, June 30, 2022

Record the Firsts

I'm glad my son and daughter-in-law are recording the firsts. Like their photo of the first outing to a water fountain park.

Pictured: I love how you can see the Capitol in the background.

How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 36:7 ESV

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Early Reader Love

You can't start too early. My son and daughter-in-law have been reading to my grandson since before he was born. I have a collection of books waiting.

Pictured: I love this photo of my grandson being read to. 

One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. Psalm 145:4 ESV

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Baby Carrier Love

It's hard to remember when our kids were babies. Did we use baby carriers? There was a backpack we used on outings. I carried our older daughter in the backpack when I was cooking dinner or washing dishes. I found a photo that showed how I carried our youngest on a trip to California. I look forward to learning what cool options are available for my grandson!

Pictured: Carrying our youngest when she was six months old. Also pictured: my niece.

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 ESV

Monday, June 27, 2022

Five Generations of Love

I love how my Gramma saved all the photos, birth announcements, and graduation announcements. With a few newspaper clippings thrown in.

Pictured: I got this photo back from my Gramma, who died last year. She wrote the names and who took the photo, my cousin. This is five generations: our youngest at 10 months, me, my mom, my Gramma (died at age 99) , and my Great Grandma (died at age 106).

So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. Psalm 71:18 ESV

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Beat the Heat

Can you find our puppy? She had a good idea for beating the heat today.

From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised! Psalm 113:3 ESV

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Backyard Buddy

If it's comfortable for my daughter, it might work for me too. This lounge chair works great for me and our 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

Friday, June 24, 2022

Outdoor Dining Love

My husband had one important job. Go in to Vic's Pizzeria and select slices of pizza for us. He did great! Outdoor dining for the win.

But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 1 Timothy 6:8 ESV

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Yellow Flower Memory

My husband and I were talking about the yellow flowers we used to have in our front yard. I found this photo that shows the flowers and our youngest when she was a baby. Look how adorable she was!

Pictured: Coreopsis flowers behind our baby and me (twenty-one years ago).

And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” Mark 9:36-37 ESV

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Happy and Thriving

My bargain plant is happy and thriving. I am thankful for the simple things.

But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 1 Timothy 6:6-7 ESV

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

One Week Baby Love

Look at this sweet grandbaby! He is his own little person. We look forward to getting to know him! I love this photo from when he was one week old. 

How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 36:7 ESV

Monday, June 20, 2022

Father's Day Picnic 2022

Another great family picnic in the books. Perfect for celebrating Father's Day.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV

Sunday, June 19, 2022

First Father's Day 2022

Happy Father's Day to these two. It's the first Father's Day for my husband as a grandfather! And our son's first Father's Day as a dad! Love them both and so thankful for them.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Early Birthday Dinner

We don't want to overlook celebrating the birthday of our daughter's boyfriend. We love having him in our family!

Pictured: We met up for dinner in Olympia recently.

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Proverbs 11:25 ESV

Friday, June 17, 2022

Sweet Dreams

Is there anything sweeter than a sleeping baby? I could look at these photos all day.

My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Psalm 121:2-3 ESV