Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pray for Uncle Walt

Our Uncle Walt.....father of Lou, Brenda, Donna and Lowell, is not doing well. He is in the hospital and the family are making decisions today for his ongoing care. Lou, Brenda and Donna were bravely at the cousin reunion. Uncle Walt will be 90 on July 5. May God give them all, along with his wife Kay, peace and wisdom at this difficult time.

Wonderful Things You Get With Your Husband

I just returned from the third bi-annual Rupp Girl Cousin Retreat. It took place at our cousin's lake cottage on Round Lake in Michigan. The Lester Rupp Family shares a beautiful new cottage built on the lot of their former cottage purchased in 1967 by uncle Lester. Each family has their own bedroom that accomodates their family, some rooms with multiple beds. The house is decorated in white, yellow and blue. Our cousin Brenda of Beesnest started the retreat six years ago at her Chicago home. She said "You don't have to be young to make memories"....or something like that! She was right!! What wonderful memories we now have of our cousins! We that are inlaws, or as we say "outlaws", have been especially blessed to be loved and welcomed. I so appreciate Mark's family. Another of the cousin families has a beautiful condo on Devil's Lake close by and some of the cousins stayed there. I think there is a total of 36 cousins and outlaws. 29 attended the retreat. Our ages range from around 39 - 70.
Looking forward to the next one in 2010!

Cute Cousin Gift

This is the gift that Jo made for us. Each of us received a cup with our name on it. A beach towel, she had all different ones!! And other treats!!! I love my pink towel!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Proverb for my dear friend Kim....

"Tune your ears to wisdom and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight and understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. For the Lord grants wisdom! From His mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of good sense to the godly......Then you will understand what is right, just and fair, and you will know how to find the right course of action every time. For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise planning will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe." Proverbs 2:2-7;9-11

I know that God will give you wisdom if you ask! That's what the book of Proverbs is all about. So many time it tells us to seek wisdom, cry out for wisdom and search for it! He has a treasure of knowledge and understanding for you!!!! XOXOXOX

A visit to Mom and Dad's

I just returned from a short visit to Mom and Dad's. We had a wonderful time! My pictures are not the best. I wanted to take a picture of the vegetable garden. Notice mom's hosta pot! Her's looks alot better than mine.
One of the best parts of going down to mom and dad's is our morning bible reading and prayer time. They are reading through the Bible together in a year. This is the third year in a row that they have done it. We were reading in II Kings, it was very interesting. It goes right along with our Daniel Bible study we are doing in small group. I know if I would spend more time reading the Bible, its time lines would get clearer to me. It is so wonderful to have prayer time with mom and dad. I am so blessed! They are such a good example to me. I feel like I have been on a retreat!
"Listen my child, to what your father teaches you. Don't neglect your mother's teaching. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and clothe you with honor."
Proverbs 1:8-9

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Nanny with Grant

Mom brought Grant a Children's Bible. He loves it so "bad". Nanny read him a story from the book of Samuel. He was so tired after our busy evening. He went right to bed at 9:15 after a big tub bath. He is such a joy. I'm so glad he feels at home here. It's good for Leesa to get away with Grace, and nice for us to have this special time with Grant.

I Samuel 2:2
No one is Holy like the Lord!
There is no one other than you!
There is no rock like our God.


More pictures from our happy evening last night. We had a great visit. Grace and Leesa left this morning for Washington DC, Grace's 8th grade trip. They will be gone all week, then fly from DC to Florida to meet Dave, Grant and his dad and sister for a two week vacation. Grant and Fanny (doggie) are staying with Mark and I this week. ( We have two older lawn chairs for sitting out front....we received them for a wedding gift in 1976 and Mark's dad and mom re-webbed them in about 1984. They are the greatest! I don't think they make them like that anymore!) Note truck sitters in the back!

Family Times

Mom and Dad were up yesterday and last night. We had supper together and went out front to watch Grant ride his scooter. This is what we call our red-neck lawn furniture. Mom, Grant and Andy in Andy's truck bed.

School's Out For the Summer!

Grace and Grant are out of school! This was taken on Grace's last day! We are so blessed that her school has a bus that will drop her off at my house!!! Grant and I waited out on the sidewalk for her. This was our first summer Thursday. Leesa works on Thursday, so we have a happy day and go out for a pizza supper. We went to the library, too.