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Puppy LOVE

We sure are happy with our newest tiniest addition. And in case you think she lays around and sleeps all the time, she doesn’t. But she does get carried EVERYWHERE. Mabry usually carries her like a purse. Cutest thing ever. Rue is going to be a very tolerant dog! 

He Restores My Soul

These words in this Psalm speak such truth to me right now. This is the song in my heart to remind me that no matter what we walk through, He leads us and restores us along the way.

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. 
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD




Happy Halloween a little late. We trick or treated with a woodland fairy, a ninja and a shark bitten surfer. And no Halloween is complete without a visit to our neighbor Mrs. Martin’s house! When I asked Mabry if she liked Halloween she said she liked the candy by not the walking. She must have forgotten that we drove her around in the mule from house to house! 

Wish Come True

This almost 7 year old boy might just be over the moon. He has been asking for his own dog for longer than I can remember. He is now the proud “master” of a Australian Blue Heeler, aka Cattle Dog. Her name is Rue and she is the tiniest bundle of love. Her name stems from  Waruwi which means girl in Aborigines. We found her on a farm in South Carolina where we met the “farmer” who had lots of horses, cows, a few pigs, lots of chickens, a large pack of protective and loving cattle dogs and some precious little puppies. He lived down a few dirt roads and had to meet us on the town’s “main” road so he could lead us onto his farm. He lives on 2,000 acres with his wife and his brood of animals. Our first 2 dogs came from farms so we always love carrying on that tradition. I might have wanted to take more than one puppy home. Rue is quite a little tank (I think she gets it from her Dad…photo shown). It’s going to be a fun adventure with this puppy! We are so thankful that Mcree’s wish came true. 

Jumping for Joy

Time with Pop and Aunt Karin AND the cousins. WOW, we had a lot of fun. We spent the better part of 2 days on the water. One day was sunny and gorgeous and one day a storm was looming. That didn’t keep us from being in the water. Such sweet memories together!

Time with Veterans

There’s something really special about going to a military history museum with a veteran. Usually I would pass on such things, but I am really glad I didn’t. Gress asked to go to the Mighty Eighth Air Museum with Pop when he was here as he has really been into military planes. I have been before but this time seemed extra special. We somehow got on a tour with a man sharing videos and commentary and the stories drew all of us in. It was really incredible. There was a church there and Pop told Gress he always prays when he enters another church. So Gress did too.

Kid at Heart

I’m not sure who was enjoying the costumes more…the kids or Pop. Nothing like isles and isles of comedy to make you laugh out loud. 

First Time

Mabry had her first dentist appointment the other day. She looked at me when we were walking in and said, “mommy, I’m nervous.” I wondered if she even know what that meant. I am guessing she did as afterwards, she kept telling me how much fun she had. She even asked to take off her shoes and cozy up under a blanket. Kudos to our Dentist office for making her LOVE going to the dentist. It was a day of dentist appointments for all the kids and me. At one point, Mcree looked at me and said, “these people here are soo fun and they are soo generous.” Guessing he thinks you go and get free toothbrushes, stickers and toys and it’s all free. If only. I am thankful that happy memories are being associated with this place. We have many many more years of visits here!

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