Saturday, June 29, 2013

We thought...

...and thought...
 ...and thought...
 ...and just couldn't come up with a blog post for today.

Maybe we're just thinking too hard...

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Doggie King

I walked out the door yesterday and this is how I found Jebbo

 He was like Mufasa from the Lion King surveying his kingdom.

 I am Jebbo, hear me…

Now, if you don’t get OFF my chair …I’m going to send you into the circle of life!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Soul care treatment

Jasper has been doing so much better the last few months.  He's been more social when company visits, and has even started coming off my bed to hang in the office with me.  I have a little twin bed positioned under a window in that room so I plop him up on it to spy out the squirrels and chippies. He seems very content doing just that. Well so I though that’s what he was doing. …until I just happened to walk out on the porch and get a glance of him through the window.  It was then I realized what he’s really been gazing at is the gazebo, where he always sat with Daddy. The look in his little eyes told me his heart still longs for him.

I find myself having these moments of longing as well. One of them happened at church last Sunday. It was a beautiful service and I was being so touch but I also found myself really longing for Richard to be there. So much so I whispered in my heart “Lord I wish Richard was here.” Not even expecting a reply to that hearts cry I heard the Lord ever so gently whisper back into my heart “he is”.  I smiled and just then Shannie crawled up on my lap and said “Grammy, Poppy would have loved this and I think God is letting him see it.”  Wow! I guess God really wanted me to know that. But what happened next showed me He really, really, wanted me to know He and Richard were right there. Our Pastor walked over to me and said ‘can I hug you?”.   I said “of course”…and as she wrapped her arms around me she whispered in my ear “I have something to tell you but I don’t want to say it in front of everyone.”  Thinking God was about to correct me for something  (It’s funny how our mind goes right there first) but still loving my church family so much I said “you can say anything in front of these people.”  So she took my hand and I took Shannie's… for some moral support…lol… and she lead us up in front of the congregation.  But nothing could prepared me for what she was about to say…and when she said “Richard and Jesus are standing right here with you” my body shook with the bottomless sob that erupted out of me. It was like 10 months of grief and pain had found its voice… and it was this gut wrenching scream. A scream that was every tear, every lonely moment, every longer to just see his smile, to feel his touch…to hear his voice… all rolled up into one animal like sound that was locked inside my soul.  The release of it felt freeing….cleansing and as if my soul was being washed in the rain of God’s overwhelming love.   
Now Lord please do the same for my little buddy Jazzy.
And thank you for the soul care treatment. 
I really needed that. :)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Surf and turf

Yesterday I felt like I was plopped down in the middle of the great State of Texas. 

 But actually I was down the road at my sister’s house visiting, and these are her friendly neighbors.
Aren’t they COOL! 

I’m so glad I didn’t bring that little Miss Ricky the “teacup” Yorkie with me.;) She would have gone a cattle rustling for sure… fearless thing that she is.

Anyway, these magnificent creatures are Scottish Highland cows. The farmer shows them at farm shows. And they are prize winners. :)   

They are beautiful, but I sure wouldn’t want to "live like someone left the gate open" with these guys around. 

I don’t know Peter Rabbit you might not wanna go in there…

 Well, the fun didn’t stop with the cows…I was also able to watch Shannie tame Shamu…hehehehe 

Yes it was a surf and turf kind of day. 
Thank you sis for all the great food,fun and sisterly chitter chatter. I always love our time together. :)

Monday, June 24, 2013


Shannie had her bff Jadyn over for the weekend. 
Little girls at this age if you pay attention are unbelievably delightful. And you know me I pay attention with the lens.

 On Saturday evening we went for a nice long walk in the field.

we walked till the sun went down…

 …and the super moon we had over the weekend came up.

I’m so glad I was snapping at the same time! 

Jadyn quickly decided she wasn’t “falling” for that again but Shannie wanted to try it once more.

Well, they sure were great entertainment for me. And they did finally find something they could sit on. I love their little girl conversations in this video clip.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Shattering the darkness

I went to see a fireworks display last night.  Something I’ve not done in years.  A friend of mine has a house on a hill overlooking a local country fair.  We sat on her front lawn and this was the view.  It Was the best seat in the house!

 I truly love how they…

 It was a nice way to start the first day of summer :)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Beach Practice

Had some beach practice with the grandbabies yesterday. 

a.k.a. playing  in the sandbox.

Ok so maybe we didn’t have sea air or ocean waves. 
But we did have…

And some pretty neat looking clouds over our heads. 
Do you see the profile of a face blowing a cloud shaped heart?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Final cut

I have this folder on the desktop of my computer with pictures that didn’t make the final cut for a blog post. Here are a few just from this week. 
I’ll let you put the story to them. :)