Saturday, March 16, 2013

Catchin Up

Life has been busy....
you can say so busy that I've almost forgotten
I have a blog... like it had been so long since I've
even checked my overview that I had eight comments
needed to be reviewed and approved..
...all spam of course!

Mom even commented to me this week
that she doesn't know what I been up to
since I haven't been posting!
So Mom..
 this is for you !

I'm not sure if I have ever mentioned it,
but one of my neighbors is our local funeral home.
It is a sobering reminder that our life is numbered.
Love those around you as much as you can!

I looked out one day to see this beautiful site. 

Bikes with their colors flying!
I just had to sneak across the street to capture the site.

What a marvelous way to honor a friend!

I plantsitted for Mom during her long trek south and back,
and this black thumb somehow managed to keep 
everything alive!

Wayne and I joined friends for a great culinary treat
at our local Malaysian restaurant 

If you are ever in the Cincinnati area,
It is a must try!

The kids and I spent a fun
Sunday watching my nieces and
nephews compete JamFest
dance competition!

It was so much fun to watch them all perform!
The kids won or ranked high in
almost all their dances!

The highlight of the day for me
was watching my nephew, Kee,
perform in the special needs division!

The studio that my sister's kids dance for
offers a class for kids with special needs.
The class is free and the older dancers
support the special needs kids on stage.
Not a dry eye in the house...

I took a two day Mission trip back
down to Jackson, Ky to serve once again
with the Happy Church.
This time my friend Cindy joined me 
and helped paint a trailer on the property
to get it ready for a young couple to move in!
I will have to dig up the before and afters to do a small post!

I have had two of my nephews qualify for
Make a Wish. 

This is JonMark.  His wish was to go to Hawaii!  
It was fun to get up and see them off on their journey!

And while my sister and her family enjoyed Hawaii....
they got a nice snowy welcome home!

Enough snow to call off school!

But my priceless memory will be hearing 
a scraping sound in the drive way
and looking down to the sweet surprise
of my 80+ year old neighbor clearing our driveway.
We are so blessed!

Oh, last weekend was spring outreach at church.
I decorated two tables.

I used a stencil and sharpie
to write fun words on the plastic glasses!

The ladies in my church sure can bake!

My friend Kelly's creative idea-
Chex Mix in a simple paper baking cup!

My other table went pink and blue!

Our speaker for the evening was a former model
Jennifer Strickland.  If you want a good book try
reading her book Girl Perfect.
I love hearing how God can work 
Good in the lives of others!

Let's see....
 I got new glasses!

So there it is....
I've been busy
and when I'm not doing work,
or cleaning up after these two big pups...
I am doing my best to remember I have a blog,
but more importantly I have friends out there
in blog-land who are very special to me!

( not including spammers!)