New Testament Stone Garden and a Rummage Sale

On Saturday we took the kids over to a local church to check out their New Testament Stone Garden. The night before I was looking for something a little different to do that was local and cheap and would be different. I came across this place and thought it looked interesting. 

It is in the back of a local Lutheran church. Our local web page says: The New Testament Stone Garden, which have arrangements of stone designed to illustrate biblical passages. The New Testament refers to stone 48 times in 11 books. The Stone Garden focuses on 14 of these references. Throughout the journey in the Garden, visitors can read the reference passages cut into stone and discuss their significance to the surrounding stones during a guided tour. Started in the late 1960s, the stone collection ranges in weight from less than one pound to stones weighing more than 8,000 pounds and coming from all over the world.

It was interesting and a nice way to spend a little bit of time. Rebecca really liked it and sh…

13 years

July 16, 2005 We began our married life together. Saying our vows in front of family and friends.

July 16, 2018 13 years as husband and wife. 13 years of ups, downs, and everything in between. We've had good times, bad times, sick times, healthy times, lean times, and many other times. It has been a roller coaster and I am so blessed to have Bill as my partner on this ride. 

I love you Bill!  Happy Anniversary! Here is to many more years together!

Nature Scenes for July 15, 2018: Flowers and Butterflies

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. Mine hasn't been too bad so far. I thought I would jump on here while I had a free moment to get my nature post up! 

This past week saw me seeing some times outside and temperatures that while in the upper 80s didn't seem so bad since the humidity was very high. This coming week it is supposed to get HOT again with high humidity. Fun. Not! Seriously, though it felt good to get out a few time and spend some snippets of time outside even for just a little bit of time. 

Nature photos from July 9, 2018 Mount Vernon Nazarene University Campus Jacob and I walked around campus as we were waiting for Rebecca and Ben to get out of their morning camps.

July 11, 2018 Children's Garden Bill and I took Jacob here after dropping Rebecca and Ben off to camp. It was his request for something to do.

July 13, 2018 Children's Garden I took all three kiddos here after I picked Rebecca and Ben up from their camps this week for…

Van woes, grad party, camps, and more news on Bill's jobs

Too much to do, no time to do everything seems to be the mantra of my life right now. Some things get done and some things get pushed aside. That is just the story of my life. So what has been going on?....

OUR VEHICLES::: Well, on Saturday I loaded the van up with stuff to take to Goodwill and we went to leave and my van wouldn't start. Bill thought it was the battery so we transferred everything to his van and off we went. When we got back home, we called AAA and they came out and discovered that it wasn't the battery but my alternator. Apparently I had an open diode on it or something. So off to the shop it went. We also decided to leave Bill's van at the shop because he had several lights come on and it needed an oil change anyways. I got mine back on Wednesday with a new alternator and battery and $650 out of my pocket. We are still waiting on Bill's van.... they diagnosed his as a intake valve leak above the head gasket among other will be close to $80…