Believe in the sun, even when it's not shining

In love, even when you're alone

In God, even when He is silent.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


...from July & August, when I was in Blog Blitzed mode...
This is G & Jacqueline (Mr. Dan's daughter) watching July 4th fireworks in Kemah from the back of Daddy's truck

G & Zac (Mr. Dan's son) on a boat ride with us in Clear Lake

"Go faster, Daddy!"

Mr. Dan looking for a smile...

A riding lesson on Sonny...

My girl is so awesome for being so attentive in such hot weather!!!

Our own geldings, Trashy & Romeo, wondering why we don't have a summer home in North Dakota :)

Mrs. Dorothy, one of my dearest friends and the best grad school pal ever, treating me to a birthday lunch with Gracie at Pappasito's.

The best of pals having snuggle time...

A riding lesson on favorite lesson of the summer. She did so well!!!

Red beans & rice, swimming with friends, and chocolate covered strawberries...could it get any better?

No smiles here...y'all it's HOT!!!

So rare that I get a shot where all of our girls fit into the frame! From left to right, Foxy, Shelby, Sunny, Lady, Piggy, Holly, Bella, & Bossy. They are so ready for the cooler weather, too.

Lazy Saturday afternoon dress-up play...

...and then she decided that Oreo needed to join in on the fun...

He was less than thrilled!

Here we are week as a second grader and still smiling. This is SUCH a GOOD thing!!!

Have a terrific week everyone!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Our SUPER second-grader!

August 16, 2011...a new chapter in our little ladybug's journey.

She started 2nd grade this morning with both of us in tow.

She loves her teacher, Mrs. Smith, and although she knows some of the others in her class and even some being friends, she is not with her "besties". This will be an adjustment for her, but hopefully this just means that her list of friends will grow...

Looking forward to starting Girl Scout meetings soon and getting back in the swing of things... maybe I'll even manage to blog a little more frequently :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

In Remembrance

Jack's mom passed away August 6. Some dear friends sent us this arrangement today and those lilies are making the entire house smell heavenly. Thanks to all of you who are remembering us in your prayers.