Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jim Pingel

It is always a treat to see folks we know while on the road. We sang for the students of Lutheran High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where Jim serves as Executive Director. I worked with Jim years ago at Lutheran High School in Mayer, Minnesota. He has the same great laugh and deadpan humor. I did not ask if he still speed walks the halls.

Spa Day

What a treat for me! My sister gave me the gift of hours all about me. It is hard to take time for ourselves without guilt - I should not speak for you, but for me - it is. The guilt lasted about two minutes into the 90 minute massage. Wow.
My spa meal was great, I did not prepare it.
After four hours of all about me, I was ready to get back to my real life again.
Thank you Jane you are my favorite sister. Attention all sisters: this honor can be bought.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This Makes Minnesota Great

Apart from seeing all of our family at our son's wedding, we were able to see Dave's cousin Tracy and her husband, Bruce in Owatonna.

We were also able to celebrate the birthday of our goddaughter, Shannon, and hand deliver the card. It was a wonderful treat to sing happy birthday - in person!

Two of my dear friends live in Minnesota, and I have been able to spend time with each of them.

Our son and our new daughter also live in Minnesota, another thing that makes Minnesota great.

Next week we take to the road and head East - towards Ohio. Dave and I would not change much about our evangelist-missionary lifestyle of singing about and sharing Jesus across the country, and living full-time on the road, but it would be nice to take a few of these folks along for the ride.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Sisters

How cool is this? All of my sisters together in one place. My son's wedding was a wonderful, family-filled, joyous occasion.

A Wedding!

We have another daughter! Amber is a joy to us and we love her dearly. Thank you, Travis, for having made such a lovely choice.

As I continue to blog this next week, my entries will be random... family, friends, a wedding, and the blessings of having them all.