Yes he did!

Some of the hard parts about helping Jordan are how few things motivate him, how few things he prefers, how few treats we can offer…

Thanks to Yummy Earth organic suckers… well, we have a sucker that goes IN the mouth for several minutes before being thrown!!!!

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A Walk in the Park

Some things are not a walk in the park. Here is Grandpa, Dad (Jeff) and the girls together. Grandpa recently lost his second wife to cancer. We miss Nancy a great deal. I am glad Grandpa came for a visit.

Family

Family

Treasures

Treasures

Snuggles for Great-Grandpa

Snuggles for Great-Grandpa

Other things come so quickly! Like the eighth birthday party of my firstborn and her first sleepover.

Playing with Jordan

Playing with Jordan

Resurrection roll birthday cake?

Resurrection roll birthday cake?

Eighth birthday!

Eighth birthday!

First loose tooth

First loose tooth

Elsa

Elsa

Some things truly are walks in the park. And that is true even when you run out of breath.

Here we go again!

Here we go again!

This is a very big fir tree!

This is a very big fir tree!

The slowest person on the walk is the person who takes the most photos......

The slowest person on the walk is the person who takes the most photos……

Maggie with her Grandma and Grandpa

Maggie with her Grandma and Grandpa

Anna with her Grandma and Grandpa

Anna with her Grandma and Grandpa

I have a hard time not laughing at this one.

I have a hard time not laughing at this one.

Similar...

Similar…

My Mom and Dad

My Mom and Dad

Salmonberry

Salmonberry

Cuties

Cuties

What's in there?

What’s in there?

Vetch?

Vetch?

What is this?

What is this?

Nettles

Nettles

Carolyn with her Grandma and Grandpa

Carolyn with her Grandma and Grandpa

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God’s Beauty

I was treated (by my husband!) to a full day spent with my family – My parents, my brother and his girlfriend, my uncles and aunts, sister and family, grandma…. it was a really special day. Thank you, Brian for letting me experience all that quality time.

I got to drive down with Neal and Stephanie to Jerry’s where we had a weenie roast in the rain (no joke!) and then we went to Glen’s lakefront property at Dorena to hunt for Lady Slippers. Between a heart soaking to full like a sponge with family time and eyes and heart expanding with awe at God’s creation and then a really good heart to heart with my parents on the way home… well, it was a good time.

Let me share a few photos of some of what God shared with me that day:

We brought the food in out of the rain to eat!

We brought the food in out of the rain to eat!

I can't remember what this is called

I can’t remember what this is called

Walking from the road towards the lake.

Walking from the road towards the lake.

What is this?

What is this?

Our God is beautiful.

Our God is beautiful.

He is so creative.

He is so creative.

He leaves me full of wonder.

He leaves me full of wonder.

This is a lady slipper!

This is a lady slipper!

This is what you call... healthy moss.

This is what you call… healthy moss.

Trillium! They take 7 to 9 years from seed before they are mature enough to produce a bloom.

Trillium! They take 7 to 9 years from seed before they are mature enough to produce a bloom.

What is this called?

What is this called?

What is this called?

What is this called?

I have a hard time finding giant slugs beautiful, but they are pretty amazing!

I have a hard time finding giant slugs beautiful, but they are pretty amazing!

My beautiful sister with her fourth baby, little Noralie.

My beautiful sister with her fourth baby, little Noralie.

It was wonderful to have children with us as we explored.

It was wonderful to have children with us as we explored.

My daddy

My daddy

Hudson marching to the (silent) beat of his own drum

Hudson marching to the (silent) beat of his own drum

Standing over the lake

Standing over the lake

Keeping Felicity safe from the steep edge

Keeping Felicity safe from the steep edge

Love!

Love!

Family on family property

Family on family property

This moss was something else.... it is even stretchy! Actually, is it moss or lichen?

This moss was something else…. it is even stretchy! Actually, is it moss or lichen?

I wish I could somehow express the scale of this tree better. Incredible.

I wish I could somehow express the scale of this tree better. Incredible.

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Somersaults and Owies

Here are a couple of Anna’s movies from a sunny day recently… oh, my girls make me smile!

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Baby Blues

Somehow I think dad was wishing he was the teenager Anna was insisting he was.

Do you see the similarities here?

Credit babyblues.com

Credit babyblues.com

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