Today was the Big Day we’ve been working toward. We got up this morning and took the bedding off the hide-a-bed we’ve been sleeping on in the living room and turned it back into a couch. We cleaned and prepared food and got ready for people to come to our house dedication which we had told everyone would start at 2:00. Our first guests arrived at 2:45. Continue reading
Several of you have asked me about Mark. He left the day after Christmas and headed south for training in Florida. He arrived at his destination on Thursday, the 5th. On the 6th, he went to check out his new school.
So much to do, so little time! We wanted to go to the Christmas Eve service at church last night, but we were busy doing our last minute shopping and wrapping for each other after spending a day catching up on laundry and trying to get ready for Monday. We wanted to go to the Christmas day service this morning, but we were getting dressed, having breakfast, and opening our presents before going over to my older sister’s house for Christmas dinner. We had to leave her place early to continue getting ready for our big moves tomorrow. Still, we read the Christmas story and listened to “real” Christmas carols about Christ’s birth. It was a good day.
I have been using my “spare” time, when I’m not working or tired and sore, writing Christmas cards, and some of you may already have received one from me. If you have a change of address since last year, please send it to me before I get to your name. So far, I’m into the “G’s”. This has precluded what little writing time I’ve had for my blog, but today I have pictures that I wanted to share.
Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I should have wished all you mothers out there a happy one, but I was too busy enjoying mine. Sorry! Today was my 60th birthday. It was relatively normal with some special elements. I have pictures from both days, although my pictures from today were taken on my phone and the quality isn’t quite as good. Continue reading
This being New Year’s Eve, it’s time to look back and look forward. Continue reading
Tonight we got off work early so we could attend the candlelight service at the Sun N Fun Community Church. It took some time to get from work to Woodland Hall where the service was being held, but we were there before I was scheduled to do my reading. I had been assigned to read John 1:1-14. I memorized the whole thing in advance, but took my Bible up to make sure I didn’t forget anything. We recreated my reading here at home for your listening pleasure: Continue reading
A year ago at this time, we were selling Christmas trees in Texas. We had lost our ability to smell the trees, we were sick of Christmas carols, and we were feeling like Scrooge. It was the worst Christmas either of us has ever had, and it left a bad taste in our mouths. Continue reading
Mark and I went to explore the mountain today. We decided to be really daring and buy a one-way ticket for the sky tram to the top of the mountain. There is a trail that people can take in either direction or both. We weren’t daring enough to try both! Continue reading
I had never heard of Stone Mountain, GA before we started planning this trip, but it was a place Mark wanted to see. It just so happened that I have another friend I had never met before who lives on the opposite side of Atlanta and he and his wife were free to meet us tonight. Here are today’s pictures: Continue reading