Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Good Morning from Big Sky Country!

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Photo Full of Love

How many things that I love can you find in this photo?

1.  Fresh-Baked Bread
2.  Home-Grown Tomatoes
3.  Mega Zucchini
4. Watching Football
5.  Piano Practice
6.  Piano Player
7.  Open Space on the Living Room Floor
8.  Bright Sunshine

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Greater Good

See that guy and girl on the left? 
Let me tell you how great they are...

Last night was Homecoming at BHS.  Grace was asked to go with her Beau, Nick.  They were going with a group of 10, to Ted's Montana Grill for dinner.  Well, Friday, for whatever reason, one couple dropped out of their group.  Shouldn't have really been a problem, but the reservation for Ted's required a party of 10.  So Grace put a bug in Natalie's ear, or maybe she put the bug in David's ear, I'm not exactly sure which ear the bug was put into, but you must know that is one of the creepiest things I can ever imagine.  Literally.  That is why I sleep with my hair over my ears.

I digressed...Sweet Senior Natalie and Freshman David decided somehow that they would be #9 and #10 for the dinner reservation.  I found out about this Saturday morning at 8:30 before I needed to leave for Big Sky at 10:00.  There was a request that David wear a black shirt, black pants, and a teal tie.  So I went to four stores in 30 minutes trying to find said outfit.  (It would behoove David to actually own any dress clothes)  I'm a little afraid to admit that Kmart was my answer.  I found said shirt, black shoes, and a pair of pants, that I knew would be too big but he has a belt, right?  Wrong!  No belt could've fit those 32 pants around his 28 waist.  So there was much frustration at 4:30 trying to figure out what to wear.  Until Natalie showed up to do Grace's hair.  She said "I'm just wearing jeans".  I said "You are my favorite person in the whole world right now!"  Outfit...done!

Natalie and David were able to help out the bigger group, David agreeing to be Natalie's "date" and Natalie choosing to go casual!  I love it when every little detail works out for the greater good.  

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's Only Tacos

So, if you were dating my daughter, would you be nervous about coming to our house for dinner?  If her 22-year-old brother and 20-year-old sister were there?  If her freshman brother were there?  If her dad were your pastor?  If her mom was in a Life Ready group with your mom?  If they were having tacos? 

Would YOU be nervous?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cooler Weather

I love the cooler weather that fall brings.  Although September 21 is not quite officially fall, I just can't help but bask in the glory of this cooling off time.  Our window is not as high at night.  Our bed now has heavier covers.  And where did I put my warm jammies?

I love fall walks.  Probably because while I was growing up I took a lot of fall walks; at Prince William County Park, around Lake Needwood, and on Sugar Loaf Mountain.  You just cannot beat the smell of fall.  The richness.  The refreshment.

And I love the reaching that fall brings: the reaching for your sweater. The reaching for a snuggle.  The reaching for the tea kettle.

Friday, September 9, 2011

To Do #1

This morning I woke up far too early with a To-Do List running around in my head.  So I got up, wrote it all down, and now I'm exhausted just looking at it.  I guess leaving town today, coupled with the fact that I just got home on Wednesday is leaving my brain slightly fatigued, and my body is following right behind.  I'm headed to Missoula for a Women's Conference with two of my favorite Bozeman peeps.  It will be fun!  I will love it when I get there!  But for now, I need to get to work on this list...

Measure cabinet
Take photo
Bake cinnamon rolls
Look at WM room
Name tag holders
Name tags
8 votives
Dinner decorations
Auction items
Money for hotel
Friday bagels?
Kids to school.
Set up for Bible study.
Pay Joleen
Office Depot
Work 10-3
Check JCP website for cafe curtains
World Market
Leave @ 4
Set up auction
Attend Friday conference lovelies
Go to bed very late

And on another note, I got a call from my sister, Debbie.  She and Nana are coming for a visit in three weeks. Thus begins To-Do List #2 roaming around in my sleeplessness! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


We've been having a great time in Oklahoma!  The week is really going fast, but we've enjoyed every minute of it.  Here are a few highlights from our Clark Time!


Drillers Game; Cardinals Win!

Fireworks after the game!

Four-Wheeling with Papa

Bird doo on my shoulder

The amazing salad Jason and Christa made us for lunch!