Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Whirlwind Trip

Friday evening to Sunday afternoon (April 13-15) we had 
a last-minute opportunity to meet with family down in Texas for a quick
weekend of camping.  

Only 12 of the 21 of us were able to make it, but our time together was TERRIFIC,
 even though it was short.

Here are two of the ones who made this weekend unforgettable

The campground was on Lake Tawakoni, and was lovely!

Here Eva and Hudson enjoy the lake with Uncle Jonathan

- I loved this! -
Hudson found pieces of bark and named one after each of us. Then he carefully placed each of "us" in the water to see if "we" could make it across.  "Can you make it to Asia?" he would ask.
The Tx. wind was ferocious and the waves huge, and each one of "us" either promptly sank, or came rushing back to Hudson!  He had a great time with this, and we all had fun watching!

Three of our Precious Monkeys!

-Caitlyn, 8 months
-Eva, 6 years       
 -Hudson, 5 years 

Here is our whole camping crew (minus Sarah, who took the photo) packed into Steven and Anna's camper.
No, we didn't all sleep in here, but when darkness ended our outdoor activities, it was a cozy place filled with good company! 

I am going to post a few pictures of some of the activities we enjoyed during the days... 

Long walks/
bike rides...
(this picture is a memory for those of us who were there 😉) 

Flying Kites...

gifts from Papa, Grandmama, aunts and uncles...

Blowing bubbles...

Setting up additional sleeping quarters...

...and lovin' on the baby!


Our Beautiful Baby Girl!

The kids made a zoo for us to visit
(the best zoo with the cutest animals I'd ever seen!)

The monkeys...


and I think these adorable creatures were kangaroos

The campground had a nice putt-putt course

Jonathan and Eva, back in the camper after a busy day

Here are the Stars of our trip!

And...we actually got a group picture with all 12 of us in it! 😄

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Lewis Edition: March

Chamber music concert!

 Texarkana Symphony Orchestra;
I got a balcony seat (my favorite)!

 Beautiful rose from a friend!

 Another friend gave me this giant acorn. 
I've searched the internet and field guide, but haven't been able
to figure out for sure what kind of oak tree it is from.
Ideas, anyone??

We took a 9-day trip to Tennessee over Russell's spring break
and had such a wonderful time!!!

I brought the flats of tomato, pepper and squash seedlings
I'd started and Sarah and I replanted them into larger containers.

All finished and in the greenhouse!

I neglected to take another picture the whole time we were in Tennessee, 😖
but I will list some of the highlights for us:

  • Getting to be there to celebrate Katherine's 2nd birthday!
  • A "girl's outing" to Hobby Lobby and lunch out with Mama Flo! 
  • Spending time with dear friends and family
  • Getting to see the new church building
  • Long morning walks (Rebekah and me)
  • Our traditional trip to Jackson and Starbucks (Russell and me)

I was surprised by how much our plants grew while we were away!

A fun project I brought back from Tennessee -
look for pictures of the finished product next month!

A card I made using ideas from the book
I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby ...

... and the reason for the card;
the grandmother of one of my students gave us this piano bench!
We were so blessed by her generosity!!!

 Texas Wisteria amazes me!  It is so vibrant and prolific!!!

 Herbs from family and friends ...
so cute in this planter!

Happy Spring, everyone!
Remember the Lord and Giver of Life as you see new life unfold around you!

"All things were made by him; and without him
was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men." 1 John 1:3&4

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Happy Birthday to Katherine!

On March 11th, our sweet little Katherine turned two years old!


She celebrated her birthday at her Moore grandparents' home...
...with a beautiful and delicious cake made by her Mama...

...enjoyed with brother...

...and lots of cousins

Time to party!!!


Lots of cards and presents for a dearly loved little girl!

New shoes from her
Mama Joyce


New hat and purse
from Mama Flo

And the outfit wouldn't be complete without cool sunglasses from Aunt Maggie!