{Innsbruck} #ToriTravels

My friend Lesa has a beautiful baby girl, Tori. Tori was recently diagnosed with Krabbe. Follow Tori’s story on facebook.

Recently a challenge was posted on Lesa’s blog to bring Tori …EVERYWHERE with the hashtag #ToriTravels! That day I printed a picture and took Tori with me to Innsbruck and sat a while by the pond and found flowers for mother’s day.innsbruck tori travels

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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Celebrating Freedoms

I haven’t been to a fireworks display in…years. Mostly because for years, I’d have to work early the next day and who wants to brave crowds of people and crowds of bugs and be cranky at work the next morning because of no sleep just to see pretty lights in the sky?

Not me! But this year? I wanted to see fireworks.

As I figured: there were crowds of people and the crowds of mosquitoes were especially blood-sucking. But there was a crowd of bugs I’d not expected to ever see: lightning bugs! I’d never seen them, and they provided quite the wonderful pre-show lights!

So. Happy Independence Day and Happy Labor Day. Enjoy this day with family and friends and crazy good times!

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