Month: July 2014

35 Years and Counting!

wedding photo 1 001On Monday, July 28, Brian and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. And I’m sure you all agree — we haven’t changed a bit. Well, OK, let’s be honest, there’s hardly anything about us that hasn’t changed!

But weren’t we cute?
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And what a good looking wedding party… wedding photo 4 001

When Brian and I got married we didn’t know a whole lot about marriage. Like most newlyweds, I think we continue here

Challenge: Get Busy Unpacking!

Last week we helped our kids move into their new house in Buford, Georgia. Moving is a chore we are familiar with. Brian and I moved ten times during the first 17 years of our marriage. Half of those times a moving company took care of the packing, loading, transporting and unloading, but we always chose to unpack ourselves.

That meant a lot of paper! Seas of paper! It’s the only way to make sure nothing gets broken, and moving companies don’t want anything to break.

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When Dan and Bob were small, unpack more here

Challenge: Dive In!

The fourth of July is past. It’s the middle of summer. The kids are bored. The days are hot. The lawn is drying out. The garden needs weeded.  Can we go to the pool?

There are few things more refreshing than a dip in the pool on a hot summer day. Just jump in here

Challenge: Don’t Move Away!

Just before noon on Saturday, our son and his family pulled out of the driveway of their home in Illinois for the last time. They’re moving to Georgia, a new house, and a new set of friends, a new church and new schools. They’re moving away.

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We hugged them, we watched them pull away, and we drove home in silence. When I walked in the front door, I heard the quiet of continue here