Yearly Archives: 2008

Celebrating His Birth with Family!

Hello Everyone: I hope you each had a wonderful Christmas celebrating HIS birth. My sister from Missouri and her sweet family drove east to spend Christmas with us and her husband’s family. Here are a few pictures from the various family gathering. My best gift was the time I had with my children and getting … Continue reading »

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Missing my “Babies”

My “Babies” are all grown up. I’m missing seeing Christmas through their eyes. I was going through pictures and just had to share some of my favorite Christmas pictures. I hope you enjoy and are also enjoying time to remember the reason for the season. I’m reading to Marc & Sarah. Sarah & Marc in … Continue reading »

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A season to remember the gift of friends!

Edwin and his sweet, funny, smarter than the average person, lovely wife Judy I received a sweet email from a dear friend the 21st of November. Between Sarah’s graduation, Thanksgiving, and getting hit by a truck I haven’t gotten to this post that has been in my heart since then. Judy and I meet when … Continue reading »

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A Week Not As I Planned

Well, Dear Friends:This past week definitely did not go as planned. Monday evening I had the chance to go to a gathering of people who have an interest in orphan care, either fostering children, adopting domestically or internationally, or sponsering entire orphanages or individual orphans. The Olive Tree Alliance is for anyone in the Richmond … Continue reading »

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Happy Thanksgiving Dear Friends!

Mike, Amy, Ben, Amanda, Alex, Pete & Cindy in the kitchen ready for dinner to begin. Happy Thanksgiving dear friends. I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for Marc and Sarah who have blessed and enriched my life beyond measure. They have made me want to rise above what I thought … Continue reading »

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Sarah Graduated from Navy Boot Camp!

I’m back from the windy city of Chicago. When they say windy they mean windy. I thought I’d freeze to death while there. I don’t know how Sarah has survived except she is tough. It was so good to see, hold and talk to my daughter. The ceremony was quite impressive, but nothing compares to … Continue reading »

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Bidding Farewell to North Carolina

With mixed emotions I drove away from Union Mills, North Carolina yesterday. I had settled in and it felt like home. I had a corner of the world to relax in, good friends and a community to be part of.. Yet, I missed my son and dear friends back in Richmond so much… Jon & … Continue reading »

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Last Day of Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills!

Hurray!!! Last Day of Training.. I’ve been here in North Carolina since September 9th. This has become like home. It is the longest I’ve stayed in one place since I closed up my house in June. Now, I’m back to the like of a nomad until I leave for Kazakhstan. Ending is bitter sweet. I’ve … Continue reading »

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Need Your Help!

Okay Everyone:As you probably have noticed I like to take pictures. I also like “NOT” to be in pictures.. It usually works just fine, BUT I need a photo for a business postcard I need.. Ugh.. I had a friend take some pictures today for this specific reason. I don’t like any of them particularly. … Continue reading »

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A quick update on the mural’s progress!

I just wanted to post a few pictures of what I did today on the mural. With classes this week I don’t know how much I’ll get done again until Friday. Here is the results of my work today. I was a little sad not to have my audience from yesterday, but was able to … Continue reading »

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