March 16 – Saturday
Smoked eggplant spread on fresh baked bread -
this delicious snack compliments of our Romanian friends.
March 17 – Sunday
Duane and Janice S. hosted us for lunch and the afternoon.
A lovely sunshiny day for the children to eat outdoors!
I didn’t need much encouragement to pick all the beautiful
camellias I wanted from Janice’s many bushes!
March 18 – Monday
We learned Glen’s daddy passed away peacefully this morning.
He was 91 and had been longing to go Home!
Here's an old picture of Glen's parents, John & Mildred with baby Loren.
March 19 – Tuesday
When big Bubba came wearing farmer’s bib overalls,
Glen dug his matching ones out to show him.
He was impressed!
March 20 - Wednesday
It’s that time of year again –
Time for the bachelors to tuck cornflowers
into their buttonholes and go a-courtin’!
A beautiful cake from Wagon Barn Market -
Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Tiara
March 21 – Thursday
Converting sheet music into shaped notes.
When a person needs to wear two pair of specs to see,
I’d say they need new glasses!
March 22 – Friday
Sons around their Daddy’s casket
March 23 - Saturday
Visitation for Daddy
This display was on his casket.
A picture-board showing his life
Daddy was a carpenter, farmer and mail carrier.
In his earlier years he ran a heating & plumbing business and also a concrete plant.
These girlies made good use of their time while Daddy and Mama were visiting.
March 24 – Sunday
Lightning, thunder, rain and more rain during the night!
Our backyard looked like a lake this morning.
Children taking a last look at Great-granddaddy.
Walking to the gravesite
The grandsons sang two songs at the grave.
The family covered the grave while little ones watched.
March 25 – Monday
Happy Birthday to my dear Mother!
Today the back yard looked like a parking lot!
Since Harlan & Marilyn's family came down for a few days,
we had a family reunion.
Two arms full!
I believe Keaton likes his Grandfather!
We took advantage of being together to celebrate
Royal’s birthday which is tomorrow.
He loves meringue puffs, so the girls made him a special batch.
Now it’s Eden’s turn to show me she has lost a tooth!
Dexter and Eve playing a game of “Trouble”!
“This is the way the ladies ride, the ladies ride . . .”
March 26 – Tuesday
I thought Bubba was being extra quiet in his chair,
and this is what I found.
March 27 – Wednesday
It has been unusually cold this spring.
Even the egrets are wearing their winter coats!
When they saw me approaching,
they unfluffed themselves, and sailed away.
It looks like they lost several pounds each!
March 28 – Thursday
Glen put casters on Claire’s taboret for her art supplies.
March 29 – Friday
Claire practicing to make Resurrection Cookies with
the primary children's Sunday School class.
She used this recipe, but added a little marshmallow in the center
to represent Jesus’ body wrapped in clean linen.
(It disappears during baking!)
March 30 – Saturday
Tina came over to dismantle a pallet for her latest decorative craft project.
You’ll have to check back in later on to find out what it is.
"Would you like iced tea with that?"
I took lunch to Glen in the field. It was just picnic weather!
March 31 – Sunday
We were invited to a sunrise service at Lewis’s pond.
We didn’t actually see the sun, but we knew it was shining behind those clouds!
While waiting for the service to begin, Glen’s cell phone rang.
It was Royal telling us that Karis Belle made her debut early this morning!
She was born 3-31-13 at 3:11 am.
The children were so excited to go see their new sister.
They just couldn’t wait!
“Oh, Daddy, can I hold her?”
“She is so tiny and sweet!”
Her auntie thinks so too!
The very happy family!
~ Parting Shot ~
Brock's invention after watching
this video of a Rube Goldberg machine: