Please don't pass out if you happen to check in here.......since my last post was August 31, I thought I would try and muster up a post or maybe a few and maybe more often. Today a few snapshots of life from the last few months.
It's been a very different year and I'm going back to August for a few minutes.
Two friends and I have birthdays close together and we always try to get together for a joint celebration. Literally some years, it is the ONLY time we see each other......even though we all live in the same town. This year we had a wonderful overnight trip to the beach, compliments of Sharon on your left.
We had a great time together.......see you next year girls!
But with the sunshine there comes rain and we had another death.
This beautiful, intelligent, sweet young woman who was like a daughter to my sister and part of our family for many years, died suddenly and we will always miss her.
There were the constant flow of birthdays that come with a big family.
Our dear friends departed for Uganda to spend six months as missionaries with the goal of being full time. This picture is from their Farewell for Now Party.
Thanks, Mark and Laura for all you do in service for the Lord. Man do I miss you!
September went by in such a blur........at the end of the month, we had a family reunion. Now not nearly all of us were able to be in town, but here are a very few of the first cousins. My daddy was one of ten children, so you can let your imagination run wild with how many of us cousins there are.....unfortunately many live too far away and couldn't make the trip.
It was strange not having mama and something of a shock to realize with the exception of two aunts, we are the oldest generation in our family.
After the reunion, we had a sisters/friend get a way
The beach was absolutely breathtaking and we had a great time of refreshment and bonding
We proceeded to speed through the month of October. We had a few more birthdays.
Then the Superhero and I loaded up MIL and our dogs and headed down to spend a few days with the little grandchildren, oh, and their parents of course.
Back home just in time to celebrate our 19th anniversary! The Superhero didn't want to take this picture......said it was cheesy......but, oh, well......it's not like he reads my blog and I love this picture!
I have to say these years have really gone by so quickly and not to be
Now it is just a little more than a week until Thanksgiving and already the Christmas decorations are everywhere. I like celebrating my holidays one at the time so my Christmas decorating will have to wait until December.
As Thanksgiving nears, I have to say with all the trials and troubles and sadness that has been part of this year, there have also been blessings and I am thankful for many things!
Whew! I either have to blog more often or quit!