Road Trip

Just wanted to share some shots from our latest trip, the ‘before’ and the ‘after’…

So much beauty, by day…



… and by night, so much treachery… The Lexus flies!


Yet the Lord has kept us in life, for His purposes.

We are his people, the sheep of His Hand.  In this we can rest…



The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.  The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. Ps.121:7-8 ESV


P.S. The brief account of our frightening Ice Capades is here.   We have arrived safely home now.  Surprisingly the Lexus survived the dive, battered but driveable.  With some temporary repairs to her differential she carried us the last leg home where she will likely have to be retired.

Celebrating milestones…


Our Firstborn…


and his last born….P1160533


P1160570 both observed milestones this week with the requisite cake and candles, and we were there to celebrate with them!

Together with all the happy in-beweens…



And it was wonderful!  (And noisy, and messy, and tiring, and delightful…)

Playing hide-and-seek, reading Bible stories, telling my own stories, going to the library together and loading up with TOO MANY BOOKS (my doings!), tucking ‘babies’ in bed,  hugging chubbiness, feeling baby softness…and celebrating milestones–all my favorite things about being a Grandma…


I Must go down to the sea…

But first the bluffs…IMG_20141109_145053559_HDR

where a last flower blooms before frost comes…

IMG_20141109_152346171_HDR and berries are ramping up for Christmas…


Then on down the trail,  to the ocean…



…where we sit a while, my mate and I,

IMG_20141109_160935046IMG_20141109_161006581_HDRWe haven’t been in a while, but what better place to sit a bit on a Sunday’s afternoon,

as the sun falls from the sky to the sound of wind-whipped surf..





God’s works are awesome.


O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. 25 Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great. Ps.104:24,25

Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul. Ps.103:22