Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Jordyn is 5 today! And she is the cutest, sweetest little girl! I cannot believe that 5 years have come and gone since the day she was born......seems like last year! I was lamenting at how fast she is growing up today, and was reminded by someone that some children will never grow up. Due in large part to developmental disablities. So I am thankful that my precious little grand-daughter will continue to grow up. She is a blessing in our lives!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

through the tulips

On Thursday, Jim and I packed up the little Toyota and headed north to Pella, Iowa for the Tulip Festival. We arrived just in time for the parade and then a nice thunderstorm rolled through. Friday was spent exploring the town, admiring the tulips, people watching, tasting a Dutch taco, listening to the sound of wooden shoes on the brick streets, and dodging thunderstorms. We could not believe the large number of people that travel to Pella for the festival! Fortunately, it was not a "stem festival" and the tulips were in full bloom for the festivities. How do they know?????

Monday, May 04, 2009


We sure pack a lot into the weekend! Can't wait until I can retire!
Saturday was spent celebrating my birthday...Jim took me flower shopping. Later we went to the Brookside Art Fair, and I had a surprise birthday party with our friends. He did a very good job of keeping it a secret....I never suspected a thing!
Jordyn called and sang Happy Birthday to me....I so love her sweet little voice! And Caleb called to say he was sorry he could not come to my birthday party as he had 2 birthday parties to go to on Saturday. He would try to make it next year! LOL! He has learned my cell number and calls often.
On Sunday I was confirmed into the church, and it was a wonderful ceremony. I am so fortunate to have found such a loving church family!
We spent the afternoon mowing and planting flowers....finally a day without rain!
Then back to work....groan! I pray for armor and out the door I go! At least I only have to work 3 days this week....