It's final!

On Tuesday, September 18, 2007, Cambelle legally became the third daughter of Brian and Liz, and baby sister to Ellie and Sierra. I'm sure, to them, it was just a formality that reinforced what was already in their hearts: Cambelle belonged to them from the moment she was born.



Often, while gardening, I'm reminded of God and His truths. Most of the time it has to do with weeds and sin. There's an unwanted wild shrub-type plant growing next to a rose bush, that's hard to get to. I just keep cutting it off close to the surface, and without fail, it comes back bigger and stronger than before. If I had only pulled it out by the root in the first place.
Recently, I checked out this plain looking shrub in my yard. On close inspection, it made me think of 1 Corinthians 13:12 - "Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known."
This is a glimpse of what this shrub will become. It shows me that I 'know in part'. In the coming weeks, this plant will be transformed into a glorious display of color, filling me with the hope of when I shall 'know fully, even as I am fully known.'


I need help telling lies?

Wouldn't this make a great Saturday Night Live skit? Can't you hear Gilda Radner (my all time favorite) saying, " Have you been too honest lately? Let FibRestore help you tell those little white lies, also known as fibs, with ease. Just two helpings a day can get you back on track to telling untruths again."
Terri's boyfriend, Gary, was sweet to give me a month's supply of this, and other nutritional supplemental drinks. He had heard some positive feedback about this product and wanted to share it with me. How kind is that? I'm not making fun of you, Gary, or this product. Actually, if you look closely, they have a line over the i. Maybe that's for the long vowel sound.
Anyway, made me laugh.


Way to go Naida!

Last weekend Naida participated in the triathlon in Lake of the Pines. She came in 3rd for her age group, 18-35 year olds. The swim was 1 mile. Hey, I think I see her in this picture....4th from the right, splashing.
Here she is coming in from her bike ride that was 5.6 hilly miles.
Can you believe she has a smile on her face after finishing the run that was 3.8 miles long?
I figure I completed my very own uni-thon of walking from the parking lot to the lake, and on to the finish line. Tom and Meredith competed right along with me, but I'm sure I came in first.