Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Rick's Yearly MRI

We left bright and early this morning for UTSW. Rick had an 8:00 MRI, and then we saw Dr. Mickey at 10:00. We were so thankful and blessed with a good report; there was no sight of a tumor growing back.  The doctor is always sympathetic with Rick for having to deal with so much nerve-damage pain; he commends Rick in doing so probably better than most would. (We are grateful for his meds!) We will repeat the MRI in one year.

So thankful for the prayers of our family/church family!


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Marlow and T-ball

Today, we finally got to see Marlow play T-ball. It was fun and entertaining to watch these three and four year old little girls and boys learn to play a fun game. More importantly, as Jenna says, it's great to give them the opportunity to listen to adults and follow instructions in a different setting.

 Jackson always supports big sis in his "uniform."




Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Our Memorable Trip to Maine and Canadian Maritime Provinces

Cheyrl, Marilyn, and I recently returned from a great girls' trip to the Northeast. We left DFW bright and early last Tuesday. We flew in to Bangor, Maine and picked up our rental car. It basically took us most of the day to get there as we had "three ups/downs" on our journey. (This is a little much for me and my motion sickness stuff, but I managed with some extra medicine.) We hit the ground running.

A few daily highlights for my journal...

Tuesday - drove by Stephen King's House after we picked up our car

Wednesday - Acadia National Park; Cadillac Mountain; Fresh Maine lobster meal; Lubec (the most eastern town in the United States); Schoodic National Scenic Byway; Canada by way of coast of New Brunswick

Thursday - Eight-mile Confederation Bridge over to Prince Edward Island; on the Island...Anne of Green Gables, Delvay-by-the-Sea; churches, bottle house; evening cookies and breakfast at a quaint bed and breakfast
(I did not take this photo! My eyes were shut.)



Friday - while on the Island took a morning loom knitting workshop with a local artist; lunch at PEI Preserve Co.; another workshop to make sea glass jewelry piece; purchased ice cream and sweatshirt at Peak's Wharf; left PEI and on to Nova Scotia



Saturday - Grand Pre, Nova Scotia (place of historical remembrance of the Acadian population and their dispersal from the area); drove to Luckett's Vineyard to make our call from the "Red Phone Booth;" Burntcoat Head Park (the highest tides in the world); walked the ocean floor


Sunday - Peggy's Cove; Mahone Bay; "Three Churches" on the Bay; Lunenburg Historic Walking Tour




Monday - Fundy Coast, New Brunswick, Magnetic Park (a crazy experience!); covered bridges of Sussex, St. Andrews Minister Island with the Van Horne Estate tour including driving the ocean floor to get there while the tide was low; Ganong Chocolatier Store


Yesterday, we turned our car in with our 1700-mile driving adventure logged. We returned home on an easier "two leg" flight. Let the planning begin for our next girls' trip!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tree Trimming

Jerry and I worked for two days trimming trees. He made many trips up and down the ladder. I think we loaded the farm truck with the equivalent of ten of these loads! The last several loads Rick and Justin were around to help chain some of the larger limbs to the truck so we could drag them off which saved Jerry having to cut them up. We finished just in time as yesterday we got three and half inches of more rain.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Bill Arrington

Bill died Tuesday, May 15. He was a special man to our family. He and Dawn were very active in the community including the school and our church. He and "Dawnie" (as Justin, Jenna, Greg, and Chad called her) were the first children of about 70 that she babysat in their home over the span of many years. Bill's funeral was today. It was such a special celebration of a life well spent for God, his family, and the entire Gunter community. We will miss him.