Saturday, March 31, 2012

Molly went to Panama!

Listen up!  We are going to have a lot to talk about around the board room table on Easter.  One of those subjects we will be hearing about is Molly's recent trip to Panama...

"There was a large GT event (civil engineering) in Panama and I got to go since many of their major donors were going. The vice president of the country is a GT grad. There are a lot of great connections and because of that we got to go on a lot of "behind the scenes" tours. It was awesome. Beautiful hotel, wonderful food and fun people. Was there 5 days.  Went in the rain forest and on a boat the last day and saw animals similar to when you and Kate went to Costa Rica."

Yep, from a visit to the canal expansion to the jungles of Panama Molly will have a lot to share.  See you there!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Keep Judy and Nana in your prayers

My sister, Judy, came home from the hospital today after undergoing a complete hysterectomy and the removal of two large tumors.  I am praising God that she is doing okay, even though experiencing some discomfort, and on the way to recovery.

Nana isn't doing so well.  It seems to be getting harder for her to get around and her pain, although she is  on medication for it,  is ever present.

Please keep them both in your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Boys of Summer...

After playing a couple of games Saturday, Ford came to watch the last part of Joe's game Saturday night.  Baseball...the tie that binds!

Oh, and Issy entertains us between innings!

Speaking of entertaining, Keegan was in a successful production of Grease this past weekend (hope to get a video of this one!), Emily will soon be appearing in Annie,  4/12 - 4/14, with the Wesleyan Jr. High Players and Andrew has started rehearsals as the lead character, George, in the high school production of Our Town, 5/3 - 5/5.  
Keegan getting ready to act his part in Grease.

If you haven't seen these GRANDS perform, you are missing a special treat!  

Note:  Also, this weekend, Morgan came in second place in her out of town climbing competition  and Aidan got a picture perfect, badly needed hit for his team!  (I will let you know how Issy's squad did in their second round of cheerleading competition on Sunday, as soon as I find out.)
Our cup runneth over!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Kristin!

The Birthday Girl, KCP

Daddy remembers:  3/18/69

"I have always been so proud of you."
Loved Forever.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Natural Fireworks at Northcroft

Charles O. took this photo a while back with a little more success but you'll just have to come see it for yourself!

I wish I could bottle up the stars I am seeing tonight at Northcroft and show them to all of you!  They are incredible!  Breathtaking!  I tried and tried to photograph them but to no avail.  Needless to say, my time was not wasted, I was entertained and blown away by the clear Spring night with the stars exploding like fire works.  Awesome.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Life's Stream

Water rushing through our property at Northcroft
 speaks words of life and love to my very soul.

Mike, Kim and Kate laced with Shannon, Kristin and Bethann;
My life’s stream flowing with these gifts of blessings, multiplies through their marriages, happiness and children.
I sing praises to the Almighty for giving me such a wonderful life.  I pray for wisdom and grace to love fully, unconditionally, beyond anything of this earth.

Let the water flow gaining purity, depth and strength as it continues and mirrors the ocean of life, making possible all things for those I love.

Thanks be to God for the gift and for my husband who stands with me watching the miracle unfold.

It is so nice to have this time to reflect.
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Monday, March 05, 2012

Week end interview...

Kristin came from California (through terrible mid-air thunderstorms and drama!) to spend a long weekend with us, for the sole purpose of interviewing her father (on video), collecting a massive amount of pictures and material, in order to start putting together his life story.

 We got to take in a little family time when the S-C family came over to join us for dinner, games and happy conversation.  The rest of the Atlanta family was off on Spring Break  and couldn't be here to join in the fun.

 Reliving TLC's history has once again proven that he has had an amazing life and hopefully the best is yet to come!

It was good to have you home, Kristin. :)

Thursday, March 01, 2012

The House That Built Me

I just returned home from my Mother's house, where I always enjoy going and still feel I belong.  I love taking pictures there; history is in every corner, and the photos, books, paintings and the fish tank beckon to be looked at and enjoyed.  My roots run deep in that old house.  Time tends to do that with people as it does with plants.  When I was young, I was tenderly fed and nurtured there; and now I feel appreciated and, hopefully, enjoyed.

I hope I paid enough attention to the tender little roots planted in my house...I wish I had known then what I do now, for surely I would have made the sun shine even on rainy days.

I know you want the same, because you are building great people at your houses too. I encourage you, even through the teenage years, to persevere and enjoy the fruits of your labor.  These are the best of times.

Oh...and you are always welcome at every place I ever call home.  (I thought today, while I was putting  this video together, that I would like to buy and fix up Shiver Summit and move back in!  For there I could feel memories of all of you.)