Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thankful

Hello Friends.

I am thankful.  I hear this is Thankful Thursday.  Butt really shouldn't everyday be a thankful day?  I think it should, so on this Thursday I am thankful.  Thankful for so much, for the many blessings I have and even for the difficulties, they teach us so much about ourselves and about those around us with kind hearts.  We might overlook those with kind hearts if we just sailed through life with no bumpy waves.  Anyway, last night I realized yet one more thing I am thankful for.

I'm thankful for a mom that lets me sleep in her bed.  I go to bed before she does so she lets me pick whatever spot I want and she just squeezes in wherever she can.  In the above photo I let her have a whole 1/4 of the bed.  My MOM doesn't even care if I decide to sleep upside down on the bed, she just puts her feet on the pillow instead of her head so she does not disturb me.  I'm also thankful for such good friends, Buddy and Lilly who gave me Billy the Moose who I sleep with every night whether on the bed, or couch or one of my dog bed, Billy is always with me.  He is a treasured stuffie from treasured friends.  Sleeping on MOM's bed and holding on to Billy might seem like small things butt being thankful for even the little things makes the heart sing and the soul soar.
Blessings,
Goose

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MOM's Youth Retreat

Hello Friends.

As you know my MOM took some of the youth from our church on their annual Summer retreat.  They went to Soda Springs Idaho.  I did not go, bummer I know.  Butt I had a real nice time at Bert's place.

MOM and the youth did all sorts of stuffs.  Devotions and fun Bible things, boating.  They rode in a tube real FAST.  Even my MOM did it, of course.  She really is a kid at heart.  And yes in the video right after my MOM's picture is her crash and burn... or is it crash and wet.  They drove to Lava Hot Springs and played at a cool drool water park.  They tubed down a river, cooled off in the lake, played fun games like water balloon volleyball, roasted tube steaks, went on a snipe hunt.  There was all kinds of wildlife everywhere, beautiful scenery and much much more.  Oh and there were dogs there.  Misty is a little dog that lives at a cabin down the road and she really liked hanging out with the kids and they loved playing with her.  AND Otti and Bella were there.  Otti and Bella stay at Bert's place when their parents go out of town.  But this time their parents took them to the Blackfoot forest.  They LOVE swimming with their dad in the lake.  I put together a little video of the fun, fellowship and faith building that happened on my MOM's trip with her kids.



Everyone had a GREAT time!  Like the song says "I want to do life big", and that is what they did.  They seized every moment and enjoyed it to the fullest, discovering more about themselves, each other and growing deeper in their relationship with God. 
You saw all those moose in the video my MOM saw right?  Well in my next post I will show you more moose my MOM saw here at home and how totally CRAZY she was in getting them to pose for a picture. 
Blessings,
Goose