I know. I've been terrible, horrible, and no good at keeping up on the blog lately. Things have just been busy busy around here. Okay, and maybe...just maybe...a certain person has been slightly ADDICTED to a show on Netflix at night, when she could have been blogging. But, the good news is: I finally finished all 4 seasons. I loved every minute of the nail-biting suspense. The bad news is: My favorite guy died in the finale. Oh, but he died so honorably--which is JUST like him.
Oh wait. The show is make-believe.
But back to my lame excuses for why I've not been blogging much this summer.
How about I just show you?
Cousin Camp 2012 - Every summer my parents try to get all the grandkids together for several days. My girls LOVE hanging out with their cousins. I snapped this picture of my handsome nephews. I seriously love these boys.
Sara Beth's baptism - Sara Beth has been asking for a while to get baptized. We wanted her to wait until she was old enough to remember it someday. Finally, we found a date that most of our family could be there. It was such a special day--to have her Pops pray for her, and her daddy baptize her.
Speaking of Sara Beth...this has been a big month for her! She got BRACES!! Here is the before...
But, what about Rebecca??? What's she been up to, you ask?
AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!! My darling girl, my first-born, my blond-haired beauty...is registering for Junior High!!!! After homeschooling her for 7 years, it is time for my girl to spread her wings a bit. I'm sure I'll shed some tears on the first day of school, but I just know she'll do great.
Lunch with an old friend - Why, oh why didn't we take a current picture at lunch?? This lovely prom picture was taken...well, quite a few years ago!! This dear friend and I had a 4-hour lunch last week. We chattered the time away, just like we always have. I've probably seen Stacey only twice in the last 15 years--and she is as dear a friend now as she ever was!
That reminds me... I first met Stacey on my very first day of Junior High. I can only PRAY that Rebecca meets a dear friend like this on HER very first day of Junior High... Would you pretty please join me in praying for that? Seriously, I would be SO honored if you would.
Dave and Otis - I'm so glad my husband is kind, and spontaneous. Just today, we were driving past Otis' house--way out in west Branson--and Dave said, "We should stop in real quick and see Otis!" Even before I could say, "Let's just get on back to Kamp," Dave had pulled into the gravel driveway just off the highway. It wasn't long before Otis came out the front door, grinning and telling stories. Within the first 5 minutes, he had asked about all the Kamp kids he loves so much, and our girls--who he's only met once or twice--but never fails to ask about. Otis is 81-years-old, and still works hard. He no longer works as a night security guard at our Kamp, but he still works outside, and works his farm every day. He said that "Just yes'terdy I walk back 'ere down 'at hill and carry't a baby calf up 'ere. Her mama started beller'in for her, too! She said, 'MOO!'"
That Otis, he still tells the best stories. And he is love, poured out. When he found out we had a guy in our van that we picked up at the airport, and we should go, so we could take him on to Kamp--Otis walked right over to the van, said, "Well, I've got to go meet the feller!" He introduced himself, and told Anthony--"Yer headed to a good place! These are good people. Ya have a good time, ya hear?"
He gave Anthony a big snaggle-tooth grin, and a firm working-man's handshake.
And that was the best 15 minutes of my whole day.
That's what I've been up to!
What about you? What have you been up to lately?