Monday, September 3, 2012

Once, in a Blue Moon

It's a beautiful Labor Day weekend. We have had two great campfires with family. There was plenty of sweet, roasted corn on the cob Friday night.  I believe I counted 15 of us. Of course, no party of ours is complete without dogs. There are seven of them here this weekend, though 8 on Friday night! Koba is the newest addition. She belongs to Bobbi Jo (niece) and Danny, but Sturm and Ruger want her to move in with us.
Koba, so proud of her corn husk!

obviously, everyone had to take turns checking her out...

 and holding her.....
Ruger says, 'Can I hold her now'?  He was so very gentle with her
                                                                     Niece, Vello's friend, Abby
                                                 Sarah with Koba.

As we sat around the fire, I hear brother, Kim, say..."Cyndy, bring your camera if you want to see Grammy up a tree!"
Here is what I saw...
hmmmm! what have we here?

Uh-oh! I think Aunt Cyndy spotted us!


Great Grammy with Beth, Tristan (hiding) and Lucius
She's 83 but has LOTS of energy. I hope I have this much when I'm 33 years older than now! Truthfully, I hope that the Lord has come to take us all home before then, but IF I'm still here, I'd love to be this spry. The grand kids and great grand kids have such fun with Gram!

The blue moon was lovely, though so hard to get a photo of. I did manage to get one of last night's horizon. Check out the fire - doesn't it resemble an evil cat, with his huge tail in the air and an ugly face? Still, I thought it was beautiful.

We spent a beautiful Lord's Day together around the Word of God. Pastor was teaching from the book of James. "I will show thee my faith by my works". What practical teaching James gave about the out-working of one's faith in Christ!

I hope you all have a good Labor Day. It is nearing the end of Summer (I call the entire month of September "summer"). Sarah, Mom and I were talking about how quickly time passes, we were bemoaning it, actually...but the Lord has impressed upon my heart during the last few days...why look at it in a negative way? He is just bringing the day of the Rapture quicker!! "Even so, Come, Lord Jesus".

Thanks for stopping up to Darling Hill!

"Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward; they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee ; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered." Psalm 40:5


  1. We missed everyone yesterday. Glad you had such a nice time with family. I had to laugh at Grammie R. My Grandma is 85 and we still catch her on a roof once in awhile. :) Makes us nervous but that is JUST GRANDMA.:)

  2. Finally getting around to checking out blogs ! Nice to see all your family doings. Missing the campfires. Been busy lately and not doing much on the computer. Actually not true ! Have been composing a Mac Book for Dennis as a SURPRISE for our 56th Anniv. Have to do it when he isn't around and it took me quite awhile to get the knack of how to work the program. FUN stuff!! Finally finished it up last night and sent it off to be published. Should be here in about 5 days. I think he will really like it. Looking forward to our annual day at the fair. Apple Crisp and those spiral sweet potato fries..YUM !

  3. I am not one bit surprised to see your Mom up in a tree :)! Cliff still laughs about the time he was going to help her up into the big truck :). We always joke that we want to be like Grammy R when we grow up .... her sweet, godly spirit it such a joy!
    It was so nice to see the T family Sunday and meet your nieces friends.
    Looks and sounds like a wonderful time on the hill.
    T's newest puppy is VERY cute!