Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

House for sale!

No, not my house!

But my friend Sheryl and her husband found a house in town, so this past month I went out to help them fix up their home to sell. We cleaned, scraped off old wallpaper, painted..... It is beautiful and move-in ready!

Hannah came to entertain the kitties while we worked.

Sheryl and I used to be neighbors many years ago in Quail Creek. Then they moved out to the country and we also moved to a different neighborhood. But we still try to walk together during her lunch hour. In our younger years, we used to jog together. But our old creaky knees won't allow that anymore.

This gorgeous home is located on Eastlake Road just south of Highway 50. Beautiful scenery! Rolling hills. Becky Wheeler with Remax has it listed in case you are interested!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Gotcha Day!

It was 25 years ago that Mindy joined our family. She arrived in Kansas city very late at night. The airport was practically closed. No other planes or passengers. Only we 4 families waiting for our kids to arrive.
The first person off the plane happened to be no other than Art Linkletter who did the show "Kids Say the Darndest Things"! That was the best show!! Children can be so funny! (Like - last week Hannah told me she was nocturnal!) Incidentally, he was abandoned as an infant and raised by a preacher.
Josh and Jill were so proud to be a big brother and sister!

Our family.

Mindy is such a wonderful Aunt!

She is so good with them!

She is so compassionate and considerate.

The funny thing is, it doesn't bother her to be in surgeries and see brains and insides of people, but she can't stand to see any little animal that is injured.

Mindy has a tender heart.

She has a wonderful eye for decorating!

She is really smart and pulling A's in nursing school.

She can sit down at the piano and begin playing Classical pieces that she memorized years ago. Doesn't even need sheet music.

Love to see her laugh!

Competetive. You don't want to play the game of "Life" with her. You can't beat her.

Her school teachers would tell us that Mindy was "determined". I think they were trying to nicely say that she was strong-willed! And really, that can be a good thing sometimes too! It has helped her in life!

We love you, sweet beautiful daughter! So glad we "Gotcha!"