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There is a change in the air with the change of our clocks.  Even though the sun take a little longer to show it’s face in the morning, we know it won’t take to much time for the days to be long and warm.  There is a twinkle in the sunlight of Spring that disappears with the Fall/Winter change.  It’s back and inch by inch the snow piles seem to creep smaller and smaller.  Even if it’s my imagination, it’s still glorious!

My yard is done for the summer…

Of course there is always a lot of work when it comes to keeping up a yard.  But when your yard is measured in acres, not lots or square feet, there is a little more to it. 

Mitch is always trying to come up with new ways to “use up the space” in our yard.  Mostly so he can eliminate some of the mowing!  It’s fine with me, because he has created beautiful masterpieces.  He has worked so hard and now it’s really showing. 

We sat in the gazebo and ate dinner the other night.  It brings such refuge from the blistering sun and giant mosquitos we grow in northern Minnesota.  Of course my favorite thing on the gazebo is the sun deck!  I am a sun junkie.  I know I know it’s bad for my skin, but it makes me feel so good to soak up some of that natural energy!

Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

Outdoor%20pool%201How good a body feels after a day in the sunshine!  I love it!  We spent an absolutely delightful day on the beach yesterday, well sort of.  Warroad MN has the most unusual pool.  Their city pool is surrounded by sand.  It also sports a sand bottom, but is enclosed by a chain link fence and kept safe by life guards.  It’s really quite extraordinary.  I felt just like I was at the beach, but really was sitting at a city pool over looking Lake of the Woods.  What a way to spend a day with my two favorite guys!

Thank you Lord for the sunshine and family time that you gave us yesterday!

Bible Camp Memories

I went to a concert at the Baptist Church a couple of Wednesdays ago.  The music was wonderful, but the message was even more great!  They were encouraging kids to sign up for summer camps.  Of course they mentioned Lake Bronson and that is where I used to go.  The whole evening brought me back to my childhood.  Seeing pictures of children and their antics at the camp.  I remember one time we pulled a prank on the pastor.  Every morning he would go and ring the bell to wake everyone for prayer.  Well one of our chaperons said we should put our socks on the bell, so when he rang it there would be no sound.  We were all up and waiting and sure enough there was no sound.  We laughed so hard!  He had to climb up the bell and take the socks off.  We had to finally admit who had done and I am sure we got in trouble, but I don’t remember the punishment – I just remember that pastor hanging from the bell tower trying to pull off all of those multi-colored socks!  What a riot!