Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Lewis Edition: May

In May Russell and I attended the Founder's Conference
in Louisville, Kentucky.

So thankful for these godly men!
The conference was wonderful.

The view from our hotel room!

Working on the top of this building = not my dream job! 😲

We got to visit my family on the way there and back.

Sweet big brother letting sis brush his hair.


We brought my dog, Daisy, home to live with us!
She was great on the ride home and actually seemed to enjoy it!

Sweet girl!

 She quickly established herself in this spot!

A few highlights from our music students' recital!

Sam and Tessa played, "Cripple Creek."

 Will has grown so much in his violin playing this year!

Anna and Lydia played, "Amazing Grace."

 Spring in Texas!

Our neighbor cow... 

... and miniature colt!

I attended one of Russell's rehearsals and enjoyed
feeling like a fly on the wall. :)

Concert time!

First-ripe tomatoes from our plants!

We had a porch put on our house!

Daisy approves. 😌

So do we!  We are loving it!!


Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Lewis Edition: March and April

Our sweet cat gave us 4 adorable kittens,
bringing them one by one to our apartment door!

Meet Midnight,



and Grayson!

We have enjoyed them so much,
as have our students and little friends!

We finally got moved into our new house!
We are loving it!!!

Moving Day!!!
In all the busyness I didn't get pictures of our dear friends
who came to help. Thank you all!!!

 We've been busy getting settled in.
Our guest room is (pretty much ;)) ready for visitors!
Any takers? 😀

 Cozy living room at night

Beautiful flowers,
a housewarming gift from a friend!

Watching our driveway being put in!


Working on leveling the yard so we can plant grass!

I was so happy to get these on clearance for $4-$5 each!
They will go around our front porch when it gets built. :)

Love our mailbox! It's a reminder of those who love us;
Deb and Dan gave us the box, Sarah gave us the cover,
Russell's siblings gave us the Home Depot card which bought
the wood and concrete, and Rod built the post
and put it in for us! ❤
Thank you all!

Saw this little guy when I was out on a walk.

Anna, the Kitten Whisperer. ;)

Simple dinner spread for Bible study.
I love our island and hosting in our new place!

We met Deborah, Daniel and the kids for dinner.
This little guy is growing up so fast!

Sweet (and brave!) Caitlyn

Hope you enjoyed this peek into our lives!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Lewis Edition: A bit of January and February

In January our newest nephew,
Daniel Josiah Hale, Jr, arrived!

Isn't he a doll?!!

Enjoying newborn baby snuggles

The proud and happy big sister!

We enjoyed a wonderful 2-week long visit from Rebekah;
long walks, many games of Scrabble, visits to see baby Daniel,
our traditional walk to Dairy Queen, and a day trip to meet
some very dear friends were among the highlights.

Sadly, my camera phone has been on the blink for a few months,
so the number of pictures for this post is limited.

The house pad for our home was finally built!

Driveway and house pad

We are still waiting for a week of dry weather
before the house can be moved.  We have had
so much rain it's unbelievable!

Thanks to the help of my sisters and Mama Flo,
my quilt is quilted!  

This pregnant stray kitty has been coming in to visit each day. :)

We're excited to see her kittens!


Until next time!