Category Archives: Family & Friends

Soon on our way! Thanks for your prayers

We’re just about ready for takeoff.  Thanks to your prayers and an awesome travel agent, we hope to arrive in Chicago on Wednesday afternoon (July 15th)!  Yippee!  Now for our usual sad goodbyes and joyful hellos, doing that balancing act

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Thankful for Maddie’s visit

Our 13 year old granddaughter, Maddie, came to us just before lockdown, in mid-March.  We have stayed pretty much at home, except for walks on the beach and grocery shopping at the mall.  Just this last week, as lockdown rules

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Kids on vacation? Put ’em to work!

The kids are on vacation, yes, and they do enjoy lots of free time play time, but they always are ready to help if you ask them.  This past week they’ve been busy with:

planting a fruit/ornamental hedge around the

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Monkey business

Our grandkids and their pal, Connor (on Thursdays and Fridays), are very good about keeping up with their online schooling, and not getting in to too much monkey business.  Sawyer is actually done with 8th grade, with an overall grade

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Walks at the beach

Under level 4 of South Africa lockdown, we’re allowed to take walks within 5 kilometers of home, only between 6-9 am.  We’ve recently had some lovely walks along the coast, the Indian ocean stretching out to the horizon.  I’ve been

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And her children rise up and call her blessed

Roy’s mom is 92 and still the sweet, loving woman we have always known, in spite of her Alzheimer’s.  Roy’s sister and hubby, Tim and Lynn, are taking care of her at home and we recently had a great facetime

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Christmas a tad late

We just picked this envelope up at the post office today.  The photo is of the Danforth/Baker reunion for Dad’s memorial service at Lake Collins last September.  He loved that Lake and he loved ice cream, so we celebrated that

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Pirates

Yes, the kids can come up with some great fun, and especially in these crazy lockdown days.  Two weeks ago it was dressing up and playing Mafia, a week ago it was a drive by birthday greeting for a dear

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Closed in will soon enough turn into hugs!!!

Feeling a bit closed in and claustrophobic, like this unfortunate macadamia?  We’re going to get through this, my dears!  Let’s cry out to the Lord for mercy and do all we can to protect ourselves and others.  Let’s get creative

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Making quilts

Thankfully we made the trip to the fabric store before lockdown!  The girls have their chosen seshoeshoe material, a fabric specific to South Africa, and they each are making a patchwork quilt.  Since we can’t be out and about, and

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