Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Let's catch up a bit, shall we?
My friend Jill send the most beautiful leather gloves that belonged to her mother. What an incredibly thoughtful thing to do.
Last Saturday was one of those glorious days where there was a hint of Fall in the air. I decided to take Sir Hayden on a walk in the local park (Miss Sue's Park -- she was a matriarch of Cameron Presbyterian).
A perfect day. I even caught a fabulous movie at the Sunrise with my friend Ali. It's called Moonrise Kingdom, by Wes Anderson and is quirky, hilarious and overwhelmingly hopeful.
I had a productive and enjoyable Session meeting this evening and then got to Facetime with my nieces, and laughed as they kept giving me hugs and kisses through the phone. At one point, Gigi was petting the phone like it was my head. Precious.
Have a great week!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
-A Sunday School planning meeting that concluded with not one, but two, hugs.
-A brilliant stained glass yellow and black monarch butterfly greeting me as I pulled into my driveway.
Monday, August 20, 2012
-Discovering a whimsical "new" tablecloth for my breakfast table. It was actually just a big piece of lovely fabric, but add a little iron-on hem and voile! A tablecloth.
-Making a new piece of art for my bedroom. Both the time creating it and the finished product are so relaxing.
-Sharing a wee cuppa tea and a good visit.
-Feeling blessed by the work that I do.
Friday, August 17, 2012
-Honoring the life of a remarkable man in the church who fought in WWII and even helped evacuated Jewish prisoners from concentration camps. He really was of the "greatest generation."
-Putting my feet up to relax and having my fluffy dog plop his head on them.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
-Proudly displaying some of my niece's artwork on my fridge.
-A spic-and-span house. (Yep, you guessed it: company coming! Youth/young adults from church are headed over for some Harry Potter, end-of-summer hanging out and food.)
-An incredibly helpful and friendly mechanic, who wouldn't charge me for my oil change because I had to wait a bit for it.
Monday, August 06, 2012
As promised, I'd like to share a bit of my Texas fun while on vacation. Good books, strong coffee, relaxing family, precious nieces, Guadalupe River, old friends...what's not to love?
Before we headed to my favorite place of all (Mo Ranch) for my family reunion, I got to enjoy a bit of time at a couple other delightful places. First, the Hobbit Cafe with my mom and grandmother.
And then, the next day on our way to Mo, we stopped for lunch at the Casa Rio on the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Such a charming place.
And then, Mo!
Nat and Gigi hanging out with their daddio.
Our last morning, I went up to the Chapel on the Hill to watch the sunrise, like I always did as a teenager at Midwinter Conferences at Mo. It was so peaceful.
(I had to bring my coffee with me.)
And my Papacito.
And reach like Gabby!
Playing from the first second I woke up. Fun!
Olivia taking a little siesta on me.
Fairy Princess Natalie.
Fairy Princess Gigi (with double wings).