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

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I must preface this post in saying that I am usually a safe grandma.  Really.  One of the things the kids love to do is walk on my treadmill.  And sometimes jog too.  I am by their side ready to intervene if necessary.  I was in gymnastics in highschool and know about spotting.  I don't let them go too fast (unless we are putting stuffed animals on it to watch them whizz off which is hilarious to do!)  A few days ago, I let them go a little faster and when I saw them jumping, it made me laugh so hard - (they were being careful, I promise).  I had to take a picture but as soon as I did, I was back spotting them again.  

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My back yard is so pretty this week!  Loving the creation of the Creator!

I took this picture through the screen of my kitchen window.  We have had a hard time in years past because they want to nest right over our doors.  And of course, that makes for a poopy mess on the floors.   I am ok with them nesting in the corner of the front porch.  So fun to watch them while I do dishes!!
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This weekend, Angela, her daughter and mother flew in from Oregon where they live.  Tony and Angela were in our young married's Bible study many years ago.  Before they had Emma.
 We invited Joel and Kendall to come too since they were in the same small group.  Again, before children.

We had the grandkids as we usually do on Sunday evenings.  So they got to play with Emma and with the other kids.  Smiths were watching Luke so he came too and  he sure did enjoy the toy cars and trucks we got out!  .
  Adam and Jill came after their community life was over.
 The kids had so much fun in the backyard.

Look at our poor back yard!  Last years' heat took such a toll on it!  We have replanted the grass where it died, but it is still spotty.  It is growing though, so maybe by the fall it might look decent.  That is, if we have a summer that isn't a killer like it was last year!!  Oh my, I do not want to go through that again!! 


Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

I totally believe you are a safe grandma :). Luke would love your treadmill since we don't let him on our's...but, that's what grandmothers (or Miss Debby to Luke) are for....thanks for letting Luke hang out at your house that evening...he was excited to go, and he most definitely talked about the "little cars and airplanes"...and, he told Marc (excitedly) about the excavator you have.

The Sieberts said...

your grass looks better than ours! lol