May 1 - Tuesday
Why are these vans behind our house?
Ahh! A clue!
May 2 - Wednesday
Out with the old . . .
May 3 - Thursday
. . . and in with the new!
So much better!
Claire and her little apprentices
May 4 - Friday
There's more than one way to get your exercise.
May 5 - Saturday
Yard sale day!
You see that dress form in the distance?
Claire snapped it right up. It was just what she was looking for!
I think Ginger is seeing green.
Making tunnels in a truckload of lime. What fun!
May 6 - Sunday
For two Sundays in a row we have had a big hole in our
congregation. Last Sunday the youth were on a camping trip.
This Sunday nine families were away.
I believe Ida B. is Gideon's favorite church-family doting "auntie!"
May 7 - Monday
The supermoon didn't hold a candle to my super, solar,
color-changing, glow-in-the-dark, fiber optic flowers!
May 8 - Tuesday
"Welcome to my tea party!"
Gianna greeted each of her guests at the door.
. . . and welcome to you too, Hannah, my sweet love!
The Queen Mum and her Princesses
of the Royal Family!
This might look like a princess wave,
but really she is showing us that her
long-awaited fourth birthday has finally arrived.
The Princess enthroned and surrounded by her court
Some pictures just don't need words!
Ginger feeling all grown up!
We just wish Marilyn, Eve, Eden, little Claire, and Jodie
could have been here too!
"Thank-you, Aunt Tina, for the tea cup & saucer."
Listening to a musical birthday card
A thank-you hug for Aunt Renee
And who is this, wearing a mask to the royal ball?
Why, it's none other than Prince Charming himself!
May 9 - Wednesday
Spraying fertilizer on the hay field = free entertainment for Katie Lynn.
(Maybe those cat-eye glasses work like 3D goggles??)
May 10 - Thursday
We have front row seats at The Road Scraper Show!
"Where's my popcorn?!"
May 11 - Friday
Claire's van was literally packed from front to back
with assorted "stuff" for several photo shoots.
Ashton & Lisa looked charming & sweet for her camera.
Monsieur Pâtissier Brock,
from a rich tradition of Old World Artisan Chefs.
May 12 - Saturday
WMS End of School program
"Hearing, Hearing, Small Ears, Hearing
We don't miss much, hearing all the time."
"Arf, Arf! Not I!" said the dog.
Giles reciting his poem about
teaching a little calf how to drink out of a pail.
Adrian was the lucky student who sipped orange soda
through a silly straw while his classmates sang
about a little worm that crawled into the straw!
Hannah Sue with her
Grandma Monica Sue, Mommy Bethany Sue & Grandmother Coleen Sue
This playground equipment never felt a moment of loneliness.
. . . until the train came along!
This was quite impressive, but I am fairly certain that Scott can
do this while sailing on his unicycle over a deep chasm,
whistling and humming two songs simultaneously.
(I'm not 100% sure about that last part, though.)
May 13 - Sunday
Mother's Day meal - no ladies allowed in the kitchen!
Don't they look proud? They should be! It was as delicious as it looks.
A Tenth Anniversary Celebration for Loren & Renee
Katina explaining to Jodie her vision for an "invisible tent"
Putting her plan into action with the help of a little helium
Looking out the window while getting food ready indoors.
"Is that them? Are they here yet?"
Loren & Renee with their parents,
Glen & Coleen B. and David & Marlene W.
Marlene & Tina working at the beverage station
These little girls found a nice out-of-the-way
place to play under the table.
I guess the rain does not approve of "invisible tents" . . . Oh well!
The children enjoyed the balloons far more this way
than when they were a tent.
One more to go! That was fun while it lasted!
On the other hand, rain simply adores children and the feeling is mutual.
It was like a punch in the stomach when we received the
devastating news that Brent H. (one of the two graduates of WMS)
was killed instantly in an ATV accident this afternoon.
He seems to be saying farewell and "See ya' later!"
with his typical dimpled smile in this photo by S & A Photography.
May 14 - Monday
Claire & friends at their favorite tree on Cumberland Island
This is how Claire spent her time on the beach - painting!
She said the horses would not hold still long enough.
May 15 - Tuesday
Actually, I am surprised she even got this close to a real live horse.
Sunrise on the beach
Sunset on the way home. Super Sun!
May 16 - Wednesday
And another reason I like my glass doors -
Lucy can watch Katie blowing bubbles outside.
May 17 - Thursday
Brittany helps Claire sort out her trove of sea shells.
Monsieur Pâtissier Brock giving me a lesson in pie making.
May 18 - Friday
Claire went out for supper with Loren & Renee's family and several friends.
This restaurant is kind of like a mini zoo
with goats, guineas, peacocks & a lake with ducks, geese, catfish, etc.
Glen and Justus chatting with my nephew Alex H.
who is in the area for Brent's funeral.
May 19 - Saturday
An artful display of photos and memorabilia for Brent.
His eloquent graduation speech, Mother's Day card and poems he wrote to
encourage his classmates, a self-taken photo with his niece and
a drawing of his first buck by one the little boys from church
showed how his godly character was influencing many people around him.
Brent, you meant so much to so many.
I know God put you here for a reason.