Saturday, August 27, 2016

VA Farm House Work Day

Now that our renters have moved out, it's time to repair our Virginia farmhouse.  It's disheartening watching people not take care of your home place, but we're back to the grindstone, fixing the place up. Today, Randy, Emily and I worked on the house and yard.  I was on the mower most of the day while Randy and Emily managed the trimming.... and apparently having lots of fun while doing it. By the end of the day, Emily was using her hammer like a pro. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Last of The Blueberries

Still picking blueberries and it's near the end of summer... so thankful we planted a variety of  berries where we can enjoy their produce all summer long.  Below is a picture of Samson displaying his beautiful rack of antlers. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Mowing Randy

Randy enjoys mowing almost as much as me...I say almost cause I really love mowing!  He does seem to have lots of fun.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

First Apartment in Atkins

After our TRW reunion, we took a drive down Nick's Creek Road, Atkins VA,  to our old apartment. We lived in number two, second from the left.  In 1989, we moved from Kansas when I was over 8 months pregnant with Randy.  This was his first home.  Below is a picture of the Appalachian  Trail as it crosses Nick's Creek Road a couple miles from our apartment. 

TRW 25 Year Reunion

We received an invitation in the mail for Scott's 25 year reunion at the TRW plant in Atkins, Virginia. Scott was one of  the original engineers that started the plant in 1990 with the plant actually opening in 1991. It was  a special day for him, seeing co-workers he hadn't seen for years... and some of them were still working there.  Scott showed me the first assembly line he helped install and I also took his picture next to the first steering gear to come off that line. There were slide shows and scrapbooks  to view and my babe is the tall one with the round glasses. Where has time gone... Congratulations babe. I think you're an awesome engineer!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Golf Fundraiser #thefightfor5

What a blessing it was to participate in today's fundraising event at McDonald Hills Golf Course for the Brooks family.  Their son, JT, suffered a C-6 spinal cord injury this spring while playing football at high school, paralyzing him from the chest down.  He and his family have been at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, undergoing an intense rehab program.  Meanwhile our community is joining together, raising funds for specialized weight equipment that JT will need to continue his rehab at home.  The support at our fundraiser today was overwhelming and heart moving to say the least. Scott and I volunteered as "water boy and girl" at the 17th hole, offering water/Gatoraide to the golfers.  We learned a lot about the game and enjoyed visiting as we knew most of the golfers...the perks of living in a small community.  Please keep JT  and his family in your prayers as they walk through this journey and may God be glorified. You can check out JT's journey here 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Brittney's Last Day at TRW

Brittney has been working at TRW this past year as a co-op with Scott. Today she celebrated her last working day with a special lunch with her coworkers...and I was invited.  I'm sure she would agree that TRW provided her with a fantastic co-op experience. Scott said she is now well prepared to enter the engineering work force with her experience gained this past year!  On the outside we've watched her grow into a confident young woman, holding her own with engineers....we're so proud of you Brittney. You'll be in our prayers as you head back to TTU to complete your engineering degree.