Led by the still waters,
larger than life
peace in color though we wither like grass, we are loved
One of the sweetest times I’ve started having this year is long walks with my friend Carol.We meet at Eagle Lake and walk, talk, pray, and laugh. We are also known to dream and cry. Each spot on this walk has a different dream, a different prayer attached with it. We wonder about the wandering, whisper heartaches, celebrate triumphs. We ask What’s Next? These walks are good for my soul.
A couple of years ago, Jordan wanted to have a field day with his cousins, which has started a wonderful tradition. This was the Third Annual Russie Field Day. Cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, and Grandma were in attendance. There were some non-water races and then water joined the fun. It was super hot out, so the water was a welcomed addition. J4 and I played spectators, since he was too young and someone had to keep him from falling face-first into the pool (again). He didn’t seem to mind too much since he received his own little J4-safe pool and he got to eat lunch in his pool! There were also some side sand-games, played by Sam and Tyler before they joined in the water games. These games were cake making and hole digging. One one the funnest games to watch was a summer spin on Duck, Duck, Gray Duck. It goes Drip, Drip, Dump and involves dripping and pouring water and chasing. It was hilarious to watch! Field Day always concludes with snacks, and this year there was also grilled pizza!
Oh happy Autumn day at Springbrook Nature Center last November!
The first pool day at Grandma’s this summer was a blast!
Jordan and Jacob cleaned the pool with Grandma and filled it up. The water was so cold!When Jacob woke up from his nap he was delighted to see the pool full and the slid pulled over. When he slid down the first time…
The water was COLD!
The three boys asked to turn the hot water on for the pool. ha!
Dad and I went for a walk at Springbrook and first thing we saw two deer on the path in front of us. Then we saw some turtles playing under water and a goose that followed us along the bridge as we walked. It was a perfect night!