We had a great time with lots of friends at Jim and Laura Holland’s house tonight.  What a great evening!    Kate, Nat, and Kelsey                                                             Austin and Chip            Travis and Chip……………………………………………………………………………………Parker, David, and Grant (sinking) Taylor just can’t reach ten feet in the air.  Go figure!

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Finally, this week is over.  It was such hard work to get the video together, but I was SO pleased with it, and I think the 6th graders LOVED seeing themselves in younger days.  That’s why it’s worth it to work hard at something—when the results bring joy for so many others.  After 6th Grade […]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MELISSA!!!!!!

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Today is Sunday…God’s Holy Day…Go to His house for today—isn’t He at yours EVERY Day?   These peacocks were out the other morning, and we were pleasantly surprised.  Imagine when I learned that my friends Melissa and Emily have them in their backyard all the time!  I wonder if they have ever tried to grab […]

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Dear God, Thank you for making us each different from other people.  What a blessing it is to spend time with your most special children!  My day has been brightened by the outlook of those I spent the morning with—a Challenger League within the Optimist Baseball League here in town.  Emily Shacklett works with them […]

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Oakland’s Graduation was tonight…  I sat with Melissa and Kallie—nothing weird there!                     There’s Emily in line to get her diploma!Can you see Steph?More pics tomorrow.  I’m sleepy!

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An edit:  We kept Audrey tonight so Brad, Carolyn, and Amy could see Drew in Siegel’s talent show.  Here’s how she’s looking…    AUDREY…………………………………………………….CHIP AND AUDREY…………………………………………………….PARKER AND AUDREY…………………………. AUDREY AND SANDY……………………………………………….SANDY AND BOSCO (Her Monkey)……………………………… Chip says that if the girls ask anything of me, I’ll say yes.  I don’t know that that is true, but they […]

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Chip received the Performance Award for the trumpet section of the SMS band.  We were surprised and proud! Bernie and I ate with the Millwoods last night—Brad is a good chef, which gave me time to visit with Carolyn and Audrey–even Bernie knows how sweet Audrey is to cuddle with.  We had a great time! […]

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Back from Florida…Bernie’s birthday!  I know he feels slighted, but coming home on his birthday isn’t what I would like to do, either.  I love birthdays, and I want it to be so special…I’ll have to make up for it tomorrow.  Florida was beautiful, and the trip was great for the most part.  Twelve women […]

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Dear God, You know everything that is going to happen.  You know the purpose that you have for each and every life.  I’ve discovered a friend who doesn’t know you or the gift of life that you offer.  Another friend is doing things with guys that she shouldn’t do.  Yet another friend is destroying lives […]

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