Another month has flown by with not so much as a hello from me. That's what happens around here. I get busy with things and before I know it time has flown by. I always have such good intentions, too!!! Let me try to bring you up to speed...
RAIN!!! We've had so much rain. All the lakes and rivers are full and some are running out of the banks. I daresay there were probably some upset people during the holiday weekend. A lot of the parks, campgrounds, and other recreation areas, were closed down because of flooding. I, myself, won't complain because this is Oklahoma and just as quick as the rain came, it will leave just the same leaving us hot and dry, for months. Although, I would love to get my kayak in the water at some point in the near future!!!
The squash plants seem to like all the rain. I just planted these a couple of weeks ago and they are growing like crazy. Unfortunately, so is the grass! I can't keep up with pulling grass out of the garden! Hopefully, I will get a few veggies before the grass takes over!
Weekend before last, we took our granddaughter to a local arts festival. She had so much fun! Lots of things to see and do.
There were a lot of art cars but I think Chewie was the best and both of these kids loved it!
I though this was such an awesome idea. Everyone could leave a painted hand print on the side of this building. The Princess though that was the coolest thing. I am going to take her back to the building to see if she can find hers! The hand print wall will stay up until next year's festival. Simple art to brighten someone's day!
Of course there was facepainting! The coolest, sweetest, Hippie/Gypsy lady did them and I want y'all to know, she is one talented gal! I wish I had gotten a picture of her but I was amazed by her work! The Princess certainly thought she was awesome!
My sweet Princess is such a ham. A colorful, free spirited, ham! LoL... yes she picked out her own outfit and I always let her wear what she wants too, providing everything is properly covered. You know what...she fit in perfectly! After all, it was an arts festival with lots of colorful, free spirited, folks walking around. I think PawPaw and I were the ones who didn't fit in, what with our normal clothes. Next year, though...
Last weekend, Princess and I went to an event held by one of my friends. It is called "Urban Ag Day", and is a learning event, for kids. They learned about different parts of plants, got to see and pet some small animals that you can raise in the city, how to be sustainable no matter where you live. It was mostly for the urban/inner city kids, but she enjoyed it. Of course, her favorite was the different types of soil and rocks! That is her thing and I think she might have taught the teacher a few things! LoL Lots of fun.
It won't be long until this big boy can go on adventures with us! He is growing by leaps and bounds!
He is already 3ft tall and would you look at those calves! He definitely is living up to the nickname I gave him. Hoss! And he's the Boss! I can't wait until we can take him fishing!
This past weekend, our church had a visit from our missionaries. They serve in Rwanda and I tell you, their spirit and love for the kids is above and beyond! David and Rhonda are walking the walk and talking the talk! So much so, that I am working on a mission trip for our church. Check out their website. Cramers in Africa
Mentioning our church, I have jumped off a cliff and am now directing/teaching our new Creative Arts Ministry. I don't know what I was thinking! LoL I do love it and drama/dance/art if how I express my love for Jesus, and I feel other's, who might feel intimidated by outward worship and praise, can use creative arts as a means to do so.
Y'all remember how I said I thought I saw a tattoo, piercing, or purple hair, in my future??? Well...this happened!
The Cancer Sucks Charity held a benefit tattoo event, last month, and my daughter and I got tattoos in memory of my Mama, who fought to the very end. We had to stand in line for almost nine hours but the time spent with my precious daughter doing something to fights this evil disease, that has both touched our hearts and devastated our lives, was well worth it. We already have plans for next year!
Well, I think that mostly catches us up. I will work on posting, more often, now that it is getting too hot to be outside during the middle of the day!
Grace & Peace,