Monday, August 29, 2016

Then and Now

What a difference a year makes.
 Last August, our living room was  filled with Festa and college stuff.
The amount of stuff LPP took for her first semester of college was enormous. 
Granted, there were living necessities, but the clothing alone was nuts. 
There was also a pre-college camping trip included.
BUT...... 

 This semester's packing consists of 34 pounds that will take her to 4 countries. 
 
 Kind of impressive.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Truism

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
 ~Psalm 139:9 (NIV) 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Look Back

Looking back this Thursday, these theme seems to be much the same...fires and lack of water.
 August 26, 2015
Fires are burning rampantly in this state once again..
Others as well.  
Growing up in the Forest Service, I know there have always been seasons that are worse than other. 
Last year seemed bad.
 This one is worse.
It looks as though Hearst Castle itself might be spared.
So many prayers being said...for those affected by the fires...the floods...the tornadoes...the earthquake...the terror.  
Appreciating those working so very hard to help is important.
So is praying for them. 
August 25, 2014
Drought, drought, drought.
Detest, abhor, new normal.

August 25, 2013
Again

August 24, 2012
I sure do miss watching our girl play golf.
Need to get SPF into it before high school!

August 25, 2011
Math in 6th grade is a tad bit more difficult, although this worksheet still confounds me.

August 25, 2010
Sure glad I have not repeated this trick.

August 24, 2009
I still love my sister's home.
 Hard to believe they have been there this long.
I think my 21 year old nephew may have forgiven them for moving by now.
Maybe.

Happy Thursday!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This May Take Forever

 Between me trying to maneuver my way through a new to me laptop, sorting through pictures as well as my emotions and thoughts regarding last weekend, you might just get a photo a day.
 It will take approximately  2 1/2 years, though,

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Comparison

  Well, I forgot to place the girls in the same order, but this gives an idea of just how much they grew this year.  
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2015
Our girl is a bit taller, but has been passed by her firends. 
2016
They also look more confident this year as well as colder.  
It was a foggy, chilly morning.