Monday, September 26, 2011
The gas industry can thank us for the month of July. We went back to my hometown area, not once, but twice. And the second trip included both cars…so really 3 times. But getting to see family…priceless.
My dear sweet (ex-step-who-cares-about-titles) grandmother was not feeling so well, so one day Big Daddy and Nana came to watch Charlie and Chance, giving us time to bring Chandler to Granny, and giving me the chance to sit at my grandmother’s feet for awhile. When we first arrived in town (it’s about 4.5 hours away), my brother and sister were there to meet us upon arrival. I love it when that happens.
As I arrived at the nursing home, Dodo (yes, that’s what we call her), was enjoying her first time for her great-granddaughter to sit in her lap. What a sweet milestone.
And the siblings met up for lunch before we got back on the road.
Thankfully, things started looking up, and Dodo was feeling stronger when we returned a couple of weeks later. We came down again, with the whole crew, and more time.
We had our usual meet up at Chili’s. And compared hand sizes. Charlie’s gonna be a large man when he’s grown…
And I’m gonna stop there…to be continued.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
So, for about 8 years now that's what he has done. Finally he decided it was time to write a new album. So he created "Third World Symphony." He's even on a blog tour, appearing on various blogs each day, telling his story about the album. Many of these bloggers have gone with him on trips, and it's neat to hear their perspectives too. I love how Kristen at "We are THAT Family" talks about how grateful she is that her trip "saved her from wealth." I can also testify that his journey has made me realize how very much I have, and how important it is to be a better steward of my resources. And to thank God for allowing me to live in America, and to pray for the suffering in the Third World.
So, if you get a chance, check out the blog tour. And better still, buy the album. It's good. But don't take my word for it, check it out here:
Third World Symphony by shaungroves
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
We took them to McDonald's and what do you think the adults do while the kids play? Compete with the happy meal toys, of course!