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Thursday, May 21, 2015

God Bless America

( this is just the best photo of a fire engine I could find )

Before take-off, the pilot announced that the parents of a Fallen Fireman were on board, to accompany, their loved one to Seattle.  Also, fire engines along side gave the plane a send off spray.

4 hours later.

The plane had landed

There was a  silence among the passengers.

The parents of the Fallen Fireman and some men from his team  were in the front  and were allowed to leave the plane ahead of the other passengers.  Outside, the lights of many fire engines, lined up on the runway and the American Flag, waving.

The hush was broken as a gentleman began to sing "Amazing Grace".   Others joined in and soon the cabin was echoing   with those well known words.

Is it any surprise, that when we are feeling great emotion ,  we turn to the one true God.
 Many Americans still know and love that famous song.

We must never forget and always hold His banner high.

  1. Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me!
    I once was lost, but now am found;
    Was blind, but now I see.
  2. ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
    And grace my fears relieved;
    How precious did that grace appear
    The hour I first believed.
  3. Through many dangers, toils and snares,
    I have already come;
    ’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
    And grace will lead me home.
  4. The Lord has promised good to me,
    His Word my hope secures;
    He will my Shield and Portion be,
    As long as life endures.
  5. Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    And mortal life shall cease,
    I shall possess, within the veil,
    A life of joy and peace.
  6. The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
    The sun forbear to shine;
    But God, who called me here below,
    Will be forever mine.
  7. When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
    Bright shining as the sun,
    We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
    Than when we’d first begun.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wedding from smith to boykin

The Wedding Chapel 

  Be sure and notice the fourth  his tux   
                 but you won't notice the red socks on the grooms men.


At a certain point the attendants began to dance down the aisle

Mr and Mrs Treviel Boykin 

final stop before the catered reception
This tree was designed by the groom. Each  guest put their little green finger print on a limb. 

Party favors full of treats 

View from our table

just a few friends photos 

Bonnie, far left
drove over 12 hours by herself.
She also won the prize for being married the longest.

Parents of the bride 

Cousins of the bride

Family of the groom 

always good to have a shoe memory

Even better to have a girls memory 

yogurt with fruit 

French toast, eggs, bacon and potatoes 

both flavors of the wedding cake  were offered and served

the "Groom's cake" is so "groom like"
Very unique and fun
Chocolate covered strawberries

The Prayer from Number 23... The Lord Bless and Keep you

Those with their hands folded will never catch anything.

But, this sister caught her sister and then somehow, both of them ended up on the floor 

Is anyone interested in catching that garter? 

Blessed to be called their friends


never too many shoe pictures 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

A walk in the park

well a walk in   Pike Place Market ..

We did not know it was the weekend the creators of cartoons had gathered here.
or I would have snapped a bunch more photos.  It just took a while to realize what was going on..
pretty fun...

Friday, May 8, 2015

mirror mirror on the wall

still pretty early in the morning
and I am already in my second outfit.
Why you ask?

well, you know that uncomfortable feeling you get when there is just something not quite right, with your shirt.   Maybe too tight.
First thought, yes too tight I am still wearing two layers and this fun polka dot top is not going to be warm enough.   So I glance in the mirror.
No.  that is not the problem.   
there is a little green tag at my chin.  Top is on backwards.

Mirror also reveals the pants I pulled from my spring/summer closet are not just linen wrinkled, they are "just washed and hung to dry" wrinkled.

changed again

good to go....

I live an exciting life !

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Walk


                These are the best  ↑  volunteers
                  Always a need for volunteers  :) 

Allison and Neil
The reason we walked 

Parents of Allison came many miles 

                             Ready to walk  

                                                TWO AND ONE HALF MILES
                                       READY, SET. GO....

                                  NO HE WAS NOT A WALKER.

                                             BUT SHE WAS   ↑    ALONG WITH  STEVE RAIBLE

                                           THIS IS THE WAY WE CELEBRATE