Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Since the boys will be 'doing' school online from home, Julia will still have her brothers around for a while.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Back in August, Mason put up a Tennessee tech sign in his front yard for these pictures. Then he, with his mom's organizational help packed up the car for the trip to his school of choice, Tennessee Tech.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Brothers and buddies. Although they are nearly 5 years different in age, they will be doing school together at home, at least for this term, because of covid 19. It is good to see them teasing each other and enjoying what must be.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Yesterday we made an unplanned, spur of the moment, two hour one way trip to visit our daughter in Marietta. We packed the day full, expecting that today would be much colder. It is and we lived through yesterday, even enjoyed it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

I often read ‘personal’ stories on FaceBook. Today, I want to tell one of my own. The fact is that I would not be here. I would not be alive if... After my grandmother had five children, she was told by her doctor if she ever gave birth again it would kill her. Then she had my Uncle Clarence, a child of God. My grandmother had problems, but she lived. She had been warned. Later she found herself pregnant again. Yes she knew, but she loved her children. They were blessings. When my mother was born, grandmother died. Her husband was able to take care of the remaining children, but a neighbor took my mother in and raised her along with her own children. My mother was a wonderful lady who was a great mother to me. I was raised to love the Lord and to keep his commandments and number 6 is, 'Do not murder.' If my grandmother had ‘aborted’ my mother, I would not been here today, my God loving children would not be alive today, my sweet grandchildren would not be alive today. One abortion has consequences way beyond the health or inconvenience of one woman.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Here is a picture of Caleb, big brother of Oliver from yesterday's blog. Caleb has been at Dunn IB World School for five years and now is in the fifth grade. It is nice they are both together, but sadly, they are 'attending' classes online, using their computers at home due to the Pandemic. I ask for prayers for all children who are being confined at home without interaction with friends. Please pray they will do their best work and learn what they need to learn this year. Pray for the end of this lockdown, so that we all can get on with life.

Monday, October 19, 2020

School started on August,24,2020, the year of Pandemic. Oliver is a first grader this year, my favorite, since that is the grade I taught many years ago. I would have loved to have this sweet boy in my class. Look at that big smile. He is a special boy. I am so sorry he is not able to have a normal first grade year with his classmates. May God protect him and all others who are dealing with masks, social distancing, etc, through this year and help them learn to the best of their ablilities.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Virginia Tech is now on a short break. Since Chelle and Greg need a break as well, they have gone to be with Ashley and see a little of Virginia. I have no pictures of that reunion, so I'm posting a layout of Ashley's dorm room. The pictures were taken in August when she had just finished decorating and moving into the dorm. That is her brother Aussie there with her. Notice the nicely organized closet.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

I'm posting a layout of our daughter, Chelle, and her son, Mason. They had just voted a new 2020 person voting before election day: Early Voting. We, Ron and I, followed suit two days later.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Still thinking of our  wonderful July. We had the opportunity to spend lots of time with our grandchildren. It can't get better than that. Here are the three youngest blowing bubbles out on the  boat. 


Monday, October 5, 2020

 This Rado with his 'Mom' and 'sister' Julia. Waiting for his  'dad' and 'brothers' to return with the kayaks. He was a very good and loving dog and we all miss him.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Today, it has been very cool. The high today was 63, but the low should be 44 later tonight. Tomorrow should be pretty much the same only a little cooler. It is definitely fall and  I could publish fall pictures, if I had gotten out and taken some. However, I am waiting until later in the week for even more color.

The pictures above were taken on a pretty hot day back in July when  the little grandchildren were here. I really shouldn't use that word little. The are no longer little. The two boys are back' in' school even though they are really at home for the pandemic.

I am far behind in my scrapbooking, so here are two pages  from their trip here  in early July that I made today.


Thursday, October 1, 2020

 This is  our great granddaughter Ava. Her mother, Brittanie, is good at finding lots of good things for them to do. This day Ava is enjoying Pumpkin Days at Nikajack Farms. There were many different activities and  I believe Ava had a very good time.