Sunday, September 20, 2009
I actually took these yesterday, but hey it's my blog I can do what I want. We took a long walk along the sand dunes along the river and then headed to a little pond. These are about a fallish as our colors get, but I think it's beautiful right now.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Found out one of my friend's granddaughter has the swine flu. Talked to her mom on Facebook and she said she has learned a lot in the last couple of days. I went to the store and got a lot more disintfecting wipes and we are practicing wiping down all surfaces we touch daily. The kids were like they were on a scavenger hunt yesterday thinking all all the things we touch. remotes, phones, door knobs, wii games, keyboards, banisters...I figure if we spend 5 minutes in the morning and in the evening wiping things down it has to help. Just wish I could wipe the entire school down every day too.
No weapon formed against you shall prosper Isaiah 54:17
We had family game night on Friday. Threw a couple pizzas in the oven and our aunt and uncle and one of Cadi's great friends came over for the evening. Was played, Clue, Aggrevation, Pit and Spoons. At one point Cadi's friend was being so hillarious we almost wet our pants laughing so hard. We need to do this more often. It's good to wet your pants laughing!
I don't know if you can see this all that well, but here's a picture of sandhill cranes flying over us as they head south for the winter. It always makes ne a bit sad to hear them leave. I was reminded of something I wrote 4 years ago right after I saw others making their seasonal trek so I went looking for it and decided I would post it with this picture.
It is dusk. I just opened the door to let the dog in (okay so I forgot she was already in) and was greeted by the very loud sound of a flock of cranes flying over my house. They make a tremendous racket and it doesn't matter how many years I have heard the cranes in the fall I am always struck by the consistency of the formation they make, the instincts they have, and the volume of the call they make as they journey along their long trek south. Tonight I wondered what it was they were calling out to each other and I thought about each of you. We've made some long treks, sometimes through such unknown places, and sometimes in what appears to be the twilight just before the dark. And always through every trial there have been the others in the flock not only calling out those words of encouragement but also sometimes taking over the job as the one leading the way.
It's hard for me to hear the cranes in the fall, because their voices are what seem to call in the long dark winter, but tonight I felt like God gave me a moment to stand in the silence and look up at the cranes so that I could be reminded of all my friends both near and far that call out those words of encouragement and help shoulder the load that sometimes gets a little too heavy.
Thanks for being the ones who mean so much to me...Marleen
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
We just had the most fantastic two day camping trip with other friends from our church! We were blessed with fantastic weather and it just felt so good to be away from everything. We held church there Sunday morning and a lot of people who didn't camp came out for the service. It's going to be tough to go back to reality tomorrow...