Grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart*

I was so busy this weekend that I never even had a phone conversation with my DP. I got a lot of exercise (walking), but I ate a lot of food. C’est la vie.

I went to the Best of Missouri Market and the Shaw Art Fair.


I like attending such fairs, but they also always make me feel a little guilty because I cannot buy something from all the artists in all the wonderful booths. Well, c’est la vie.

Daughter #1 and I went to three estate sales in the rain and got a few things–bargains–and a Christmas present for someone! We also went to HomeGoods and found a few more bargains.

We also finally sat down and went through the wedding pictures and narrowed down our “favorites,” getting pretty hysterical in the process, mostly at our own expense. The bride–daughter #2–looked beautiful,

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Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 2.34.09 PM.pngbut the mother-of-the-bride and maid-of-honor, not so much.

Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 2.59.18 PM.pngIt was a big bouquet…Little Lottie displayed her ‘tude as well…

Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.17.01 PM.pngAnyway, it was lovely to remember the beautiful day and the beautiful bride. And I do have a picture for our Christmas card now.

We also spent time with the wee babes on two occasions.

Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 1.14.41 PM.pngWe got laughing pretty hard again at the sight of the little guy trying to move forward on my sisal rug on his hands and tippy toes, because crawling on the scratchy surface felt weird. It is hard to stop him in his tracks, but that sisal finally made him turn around.

We can’t wait ’til daughter #2 comes to visit in two weeks! Right, Lottie?

IMG_1627.jpegYou betcha. Our dance card is full that weekend!

*BCP, Holy Eucharist, Rite II