Archive for September, 2012

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Can it truly be? Have I actually neglected to tell you about my two newest grandkids? Two-thousand-twelve is nearly bursting at the seams for our family, and there are still more than three months to tuck into our memories.

A quick synopsis:

Last August (2011), the day before my birthday, daughter Amy and family moved to Arizona.

We were sad to see them go, but glad they followed their hearts and the Lord’s leading. With Amy suffering the exhaustion of her first trimester while caring for a toddler, I flew out a couple of days later to help them settle in to their new place, giving me a chance to see the area. Utterly beautiful. It was so hard having them move but I understood the desire to live in a small town.

Well, the Lord has us do things so temporary sometimes, and this was one of those times. They moved back this month, on my husband’s birthday! I love being able to drive five minutes to their house, help unpack for an hour, snuggle the babies {okay, baby and toddler plus three teens!}, and come back home to make dinner for us all, while their kitchen improvements are keeping that vital room out of commission.

While they were in Williams, AZ {aka Radiator Springs; honestly, this is a seriously CUTE little town on Route 66. If you ever get a chance, I highly recommend a visit. Be sure to wander the 140-year-old cemetery, too ….I digress}, in March, I visited when Amy and Jeremy’s fifth baby, McKenzie, was born ….another seriously cute attraction!

 

 
I think this little gal favors her mommy as a baby …

  
 In May, I went to Williams again, this time with my husband ~ aka Papa Dave. We couldn’t miss Kirstie’s high school graduation! She and her [fifty-three] fellow graduates enjoyed a ceremony that, unlike big-city graduations, had time to tell us a bit about each senior as a person, not just a name. Although she had been with them only one year, Kirstie was an active part of the senior class. Two of the cords draped around her neck represent college credit classes. The red one is for donating blood.

 

 

Kirstie will be moving on to cosmetology school soon. Like her Grandma Cathy (Jeremy’s fabulous mom), she wants to help people in a specific way. Cathy has a full service salon {and spa} in San Marcos CA, the Headquarters. But her heart is in helping those who have lost their hair, through either chemotherapy or a disease like alopecia. Kirstie has seen that there are many ways to minister, and this way she can help gals feel better about themselves during a trying time.

 

To be continued…..

 

    

// September 18th, 2012 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

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// September 14th, 2012 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Can it be? Can it truly be? Have I really neglected to tell you about my two latest grandkids? This past year has been very full for me ~ in both the Grandma Department and the Regular Life Department.

Last August, the day before my birthday, daughter Amy and family moved to Arizona. We were sad to see them go, but glad that they followed their hearts and the Lord’s leading. Well, the Lord has us do things so temporary sometimes, and this was one of those times. They are moving back this month, on my husband’s birthday!

While they were in Williams, AZ {aka Radiator Springs; honestly, this is a seriously CUTE little town on Route 66. If you ever get a chance, I highly recommend a visit. Be sure to stop at the 140-year-old cemetery ….I digress}, while they were there, in March, I visited when Amy and Jeremy’s fifth baby, McKenzie, was born ….another seriously cute attraction!
 
 
 

 

 
I think this little gal looks an awful lot like her mommy did as a baby …
 
 

 

In May, I went to Williams again, this time with my husband, aka Papa Dave. We couldn’t miss Kenzie’s big sister, Kirstie’s, high school graduation! She and her [fifty-five] fellow graduates walked the main aisle in a ceremony that, unlike the big-city graduations, had time to tell us a bit about each graduate as person, not just a name.