Monday, July 30, 2012

life is better at the lake

 Believe me when I say...this is a W.I.L.D group!

 Kathi, what are you doing? LOL

 My peeps!
 DOUBLE trouble!
 I'm not quite sure what Kathi's face is doing in this picture?!
 LOTS and LOTS of laughing going on...
 Angela, Mary, and I
 Dave grilled us some dogs and burgers for dinner!
 Aren't they pretty?

 Getting ready to watch two of the DUMBEST movies I've ever seen!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

the Citadel

 We went to the Citadel one afternoon while downtown.  Uncle Dave graduated from there....and maybe JP will go there too!

 *The church Dave and Kathi were married in*
 Kathi at the alter with her OTHER man!

Well, that pretty much concludes our trip to the low country.  It was so much fun!  Kathi and I agreed today that we would make this an annual adventure.  Sounds like a plan to me!

This has been a slow and lazy week for us.  JP and I did venture out of the house today to swim.  Man, it was hot!  This weekend I am going to enjoy a little girl time...  Friday night I am eating dinner with my girl, Kerri and then Saturday I am heading to the lake until Sunday evening!  While I have enjoyed my time with JP this summer, I need a little "me" time.  And I am looking forward to it! 

Scott and JP have made "guy plans."  Whatever that means.  I would rather not ask.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

praying for colorado

I have one more Charleston posting for you, but first thought I would pay my respect to the people affected by the tragic shooting in Colorado.

When I sit down and allow myself to think about what took place, like everyone else, it turns my stomach.  Literally.  It is much easier NOT to let myself think about it.  I remember when the news broke about the massacre at Columbine, I was sad for the families of the victims.  I prayed for them.  And then I forgot.  This one, however, affected me in a more "real" way.  I have a friend who lives in Aurora, CO.  When I heard the news I immediately logged in to Facebook and made sure he was okay. 

Thankfully, he was.

I guess, for me, it has hit a little closer to home.  So, I have joined with the millions of Americans around the world praying for these poor, poor families who have lost their loved ones.  I cannot begin to imagine their grief. 

Now, I will address the less popular view...

I will also pray for the shooter.  Holmes.  No part of me will EVER be okay with what he did, or even the reasons he did it.  Having said that, there is a (very) small part of me that feels sorry for him.  ( I will pause for a moment while you gasp in disbelief).  Over the years, because of the nature of my job, I have had the opportunity to train, study and research the various forms of neurological disabilities.  And I guess somewhere along the way, I developed a "soft-spot" for those who struggle with mental impairments.  The only thing I know for certain is that this man is SICK.  Whether he is "insane" or just evil.  He is sick.  He needs help.  Among many social circles, I have found that most people want Holmes to be sentenced to death. 

I'm not completely on board with that.  He, too, is some one's son. 

No matter what the outcome, for now,  I will commit to lift this sad soul up in prayer.  He definitely needs it.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

charleston part 1: the beach

 Our "toes in the water..."

 Peanut butter/jelly and sand sandwich on the beach!

 JP found a live sand dollar...he was so proud of himself!

 Me and my girl!
 I kept JP's life vest on him while we were in the water.  The current was REALLY strong!

I will have to post the Charleston pictures in shifts.  I took so many!  We are home as of last night and we had a GREAT time!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend.  I will try to post again tomorrow night.  I have a class I have to take all day.  I am SO BEHIND on my writing! 

Love to all...