Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Before you go thinking all of our laughter got sucked out of the room, let me bring things in to focus.  Life is trying some times, maybe all the time, but the moments in-between keep us smiling.

They include, but are not limited to:

Birthday surprises for these two beauties (Tori turned 17, Allie is 18).

Backyard movie night with friends.

Watching (stalking) the engagement of our Rachel to her Dan (he sent her on a scavenger hunt around town before proposing to her at midnight in the Medina townsquare gazebo).

Double date with the newly engaged couple to two of our favorite haunts: Lilly Handmade Chocolates (dessert first!) and Momocho.

Letting a baby cow suck my fingers.

Wedding venue shopping with Rachel.

Loving on bride-to-be, Anna Joy, at her personal shower.

Sweating in the summer heat with anticipation of two dear friends saying, "I do."  Dave and Agnes waited two years for this day, and what a gorgeous day it was.

Leading our Sunday morning worship service with Chris and Rachel.  Note proper gum placement.

And finally, with great fanfare (mostly in my head), I baked my inaugural loaf of chocolate chip banana bread.  Inaugural = September = season change = Fall is practically here!

You know you're with me, pumpkin spice latte drinkers.

"The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse." - Helen Keller

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