Really, there is no excuse for my lack here in the blogging world.
The fact that I turned 60 last week and somewhere in the past year I realized that time really does fly.
Right past ya.
This summer has been so full of goodness, I can hardly stand it.
Our daughter and family drove the many miles from Montana to Michigan to spend a week with us here.
These grands of mine have stolen my heart.
Sobbed like a baby when they had to leave....
But ever so thankful for skyping and free long distance, and FB messaging!
We keep in touch almost daily, and skype at least twice a week.
Trena is 4 now, and what a girlie girl she is!!!
Giselle holding Matthew, Gina, and her friend DJ.
Pete put in a little pool for the kids and truth be told, we were using it too!
We had some wicked hot weather in July and the pool was refreshing.
Avery (our youngest) holding grumpy Matthew!
Nap time, I believe!
Matthew is 18 months old, but Giselle wanted to wait till they got to Michigan so his very first haircut could be given by Gina!
He was very brave, but had no idea what was going on with his hair!
My beautiful niece Dani was also here this summer with her daughter Grace.
Grace loves animals and could not wait to get her hands on big Ollie!
Dani's husband is an Navy man, set to retire from there in the next 203 years.
So proud of Dani and her precious family!
Gina's "Fairy garden"
Gina had us all over for one last family gathering before the kids left for Montana.
My nephew and his wife were also there with their two kids, plus Gina's friends 2 daughters.
It was so dang cute to watch these girlie girls taking little dollies and stuffed animals and tuck them under the big leaves and flowers of Gina's gardens!
Trim Healthy Mama!
I was moaning about my weight to my dearest friend Anna when she told me this might be just the ticket for me.
And it has been!
I have lost 11# in less than 5 weeks, and am feeling better than I have in a long time.
Written by two Christian sisters, it has been a lifesaver for many, many women.
OK...no promises on when I will be back here.
This has been a very hectic summer for me.
I have had to work longer hours as several moms have taken the summer off to be with their children, and someone has to fill in their times.
And...that would be me!
But the downside has been I am typically upstairs and at least in bed by 8pm.
Usually sleeping by 9.
And not a lot getting done around here except the bare necessities.
I am thinking things will return to a more normal state by the middle of September, when I hope to be settled into a routine once again.
By His grace
For His glory