Thursday, July 24, 2014

Please Pray for the Christians in Iraq

I was going to have a silly little post about nothing important, but my mind keeps returning to all of the tragedies and violence occurring in the world today. 

I am particularly saddened to hear of the ongoing persecutions of Christians in Iraq.  Please read this post and this one, and remember these people in your prayers. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Family Reunion in Numbers

Grandmother, whose memory was honored and toasted, as she passed away this past year and wanted us all to gather together this summer.

GaGa+Papa, who hosted and cooked for us ALL!  

little R cousins, in their matching jammies!

R relatives, 2 adults and 2 kids, tubing behind Papa's boat!

great-grandchildren present and playing in the lake

descendants of Gramma & Granddad, present at the lake, watching home movies from the 1930s narrated by Granddad

lakes in Minnesota, but ours is the best

Plus countless rides in the paddle boat, s'mores roasted over the fire, cocktail cruises in the "giant ferry" (M's name for the pontoon), games of SkipBo, and memories and laughs shared.  Thanks to all for a wonderful week.