Monthly Archives: August 2013

Thank you, God!


So, I have about a million pictures of summer fun I want to upload and share. But, first, tonight I want to share our dinner moment.

I learned this afternoon that my friend, Gwen Brown, passed away today. She was an amazing lady who I appreciated in so many ways.  I knew her through Baptist Women in Ministry, and she was a Baptist pastor.  A great one. I always admired her style, gracious ways and her kindness to me. She was a class act.

So, at our dinner table, we have tried to practice little rituals as we make family moments with Logan. We sing our blessing at meals (the “Super Man” prayer song, thank you very much). And over the past week or so we have added a new little something. We light a candle, a way to mark dinner together as a stop-everything-and-sit-for-a-minute-and-shut-up-and-be-thankful-even-though-your-day-has-been-crazy moment. And, it fascinates Logan and makes him chill out while we cut his chicken. It’s not a silver candelabra, mind you. It’s a vanilla candle, sitting on a silly pink plate. But I like it.  Sometimes, as we sing the blessing song, complete with motions, Logan dies laughing, and sometimes we insert a family member’s name instead of food (“Thank you GOD, for giving us Big Mama!”)

Tonight, we spread our little dinner, lit our little candle and sang “Thank you God, for giving us Gwen! For the friends we love and the lives they lead, thank you God. Amen!” Yep, Logan clapped his little hands and I cried. But I like to think this made God and Gwen smile.

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Thank you, God, for giving us Gwen.



Fun with the Grandparents!


We’ve enjoyed seeing the grandparents a little more this summer, from time with Big Mama is Columbus to time in NC with Mimi and Grumpy. Our latest adventure in NC had a lot of summer fun.

We enjoyed playing in the park, especially now that Logan is big enough to walk around. We also enjoyed playing in the splash pad Mimi got him. As my brother said, “This kid gets his watermark park?” It was super fun to splash in the water.


So fun! And we look forward to having even more fun when Big Mama comes to visit this week.

run from divaking of the hillsplash funmimi and happy boy

king of the hillhappy playground

getting ready