Monday, August 31, 2009

St. Louis Visit

As always Linda plans a wonderful weekend for us (Mother, Aunt Rosie, Linda and myself). We ate lunch at the Crown Candy Kitchen. Mother and Aunt Rosie ordered "cups" of ice cream and Linda & I split a hot fudge banana split. Very Good!!!

This is a sculpture titled Samarhand. I thought it was beautiful ... just like my Mother! The horse Zenit and the stellated dodecahedron were very unusual.

After lunch we visited the new Citygarden. It's located downtown with a beautiful view of the Arch. Linda took the picture with the Two Rabbits. Linda couldn't resist putting her fist in the nose of Eros Bendato.

This last picture is Aunt Rosie and Mother in front of (I thought Abe Lincoln) but it is really the Scarecrow. We just saw a small bit of the garden ... will go back on another beautiful day. God blessed us with nice weather. I'm still trying to learn this blogging without bothering Vaughn, so please excuse this not being in order. Drives me nuts but then who really cares? I just like the pictures.

The reason I was in St. Louis at all this weekend was to the generosity of my dear, life long friend, Debbie. The aunt of her husband, who lives in St. Louis, had surgery so she wanted to go to be with him and visit the aunt. Not wanting to go it alone she asked me to go with her. In that great big city, the aunt lives just down the street of my sister! Thank you Debbie for letting me ride along. I truly enjoyed it! Trevor was a sweetheart too. (Trevor is the Grandson of Debbie & Len). God has spoiled me with wonderful friends and family.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ok ... I'm still new at this blogging stuff and don't want to bother Vaughn ... he'sbusy in his workshop. Anyway, Tyler and Cameron came by the office ... Tyler is college bound and Cameron is still in elementary school... both students love the drums. Can't wait to hear them play with their dad.
Next is myself with two of our summer interns, Lauren Barlow and Katie West. Katie brought her brother to see the Underground. Katie lives out of town and Lauren is "one of ours" ... she's a huge help with the Underground. Pray for her husband who will be home shortly from overseas.
Then college bound twins, Jessica & Becca came by with their cousin and new seventh grader, Jaci. All three of these young ladies have picture perfect smiles. They are all super students .
It's a blessing to see all these young people grown in their faith in the Lord. I truly have a God blessed occupation.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fun Day in Kimmswick

What a wonderful idea my Sister, Linda, had ... a day in Kimmswick! We arrived early to shop then ate a wonderful lunch ... really overate a wonderful lunch at the Blue Owl Restaurant. Picture above is our wonderful Mother on the right and her fun Sister, Aunt Rosie, on the left.

We had plenty of time to shop and find bargains. Our favorite place was "Something Nice" ... had all sorts of items we fell in love with.

Think that Aunt Rosie found this place to sit for a picture opt!

We always have a fun time. God has blessed us so very much with a wonderful family

Day of shopping with the Girls

What a wonderful time I had shopping with the girls for school clothes. They were given a set amount from PaPa Vaughn & I ... they shopped very wisely. We had a lot of fun. Afterward we went to IHOP with PaPa Vaughn. Looking forward to a super school year. They will both be in new schools ... Middle School and High School. May God truly bless them in their studies and make lasting friendships.

Seniors '09

What a group of seniors! Ten young men and three wonderful young ladies. Our prayers are with you and your future. Hope they all keep their focus on Jesus! Love you guys!