Thursday, June 19, 2008

daily needs

A portion of today's reading perfectly depicted the prayers for Genevieve, Aaron and her precious family. God is good.

" The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul." Psalm 121:7

"Under Thy wings, my God, I rest,
Under Thy shadow safely I lie;
By Thy own strength in peace posessed,
While dreaded evils pass me by."

A.L. Waring

" Let God do with me what He will, anything He will; whatever it be, it will be either
heaven itself or some beginning of it."

Wm. Mountford

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

why not?

Emma and Amanda loaded the van with smiles and pride as they went with their dad to work this morning. It is "take your kids to work day" at Steve's company. Last year was the first time they were old enough and they have talked about it ever since. For most, this would be an ordinary affair but since Steve works in a regulated "clean" environment (free of dust, mold or any other unwelcome "mites"), this is a rare event. Never mind that we couldn't find closed-toed shoes to properly accommodate Emma's growing feet (hers are half a size larger than her sisters), they'll get DONUTS for breakfast!

Ayisha and I watched cartoons (also a rare event), danced to the tunes of our favorite folk cd and now she is about to enjoy music therapy with beloved Miss Lauren.

Lets see, I will mop my floors (while praying for Gen), take a long hot shower (praying), prep for supper (still praying).

The girls should be back just in time for lunch. After which, piano lessons, and a swim with friends.
Steve will throw some marinated shrimp on the grill tonight because Nick (our favorite college student) is coming for dinner and he LOVES shrimp! And I will make macaroons because, well, why not?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

before the throne

My dear friend Genevieve will be having surgery tomorrow to remove a tumor that has
been growing on her thyroid. Please join us in earnest prayer. You will find detailed information on her blog entitled, "turquoise gates" linked on the right hand side of the page.

for Genevieve

I will get your cd in the mail soon but thought you might enjoy these especially today. My heart is full with prayer and supplication, my friend.

Monday, June 16, 2008

be still my heart...

I do love to see my children lounging with a book, dirty feet and all! This time I captured Emma in a sweet quiet moment.

my girl...

Ayisha loves to have her pictures taken. Can you tell?


Authentic flamenco dresses received as Christmas gifts from U.Sam & A.Karla are
regular wear around here! Love it!

much better

Amanda looks a little forlorn, poor girl, but her mouth is much improved.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

pure comfort

Manda's stitches and wounded mouth will only allow for liquids and soft foods. A bowl of chocolate pudding is just what the doctor ordered...

A day in the life....

Upon our return from Grandpa's festivities, we had plans to attend our littlest neighbor's birthday party. She just turned one! But instead we landed in the ER with Manda. While Steve and I were gathering our things to head out, she jumped on her scooter, slipped, and fell face first on the upturned metal handle. Several hours and eight stitches later we were home. I think it was about equally traumatic for Emma who saw it all and cried almost as hard. It's at times like these that I recognize their "twinness".

90 years of life

Yesterday we celebrated my grandpa's 90th birthday. As a well-respected basketball coach at Northern Arizona University, he made a lasting impact on many players. We were delighted to listen in on the reminiscings as several of them surprised him by stopping in. Here are a couple pics.

Grandpa Gregg

Grandpa's old time friend, Sam

first things first

Every morning for the past year or so I have started my day with a cup of tea. Barry's Irish tea. With sugar and milk. Please don't talk to me, rush me, or need me until the last golden drop.

My tea philosophy,

"Most problems could be diminished by the drinking of tea and the thinking through of things that could be done while tea was being drunk. And even if it did not solve problems, at least it could put them off for a little while, which we sometimes needed to do, we really did."
Mma Ramotswe (of Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series)