Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Catching Up

Life has been a tiny busy lately. Let's see if I can catch you up a wee bit. 

morning after a storm at Cannon Beach

At the end of January, Dave and I were away for three weeks:
     *a WorldVenture conference in Denver

     *visiting family and supporters in Seattle
       and Spokane

     *and ending up at Ecola Bible School in
      Cannon Beach, OR. Dave has taught here
      for 28 years. 

I have had my head in books, preparing to teach Lesson 6 of The Chase for Women@Park. Can you believe these adorable young women have been coming every Saturday morning at 9 a.m? 200 of them.

My topic was "surrender in suffering." If you would like a copy of my talk, e.mail me and I would be glad to send it to you for your encouragement.

We have been excitedly preparing for the birth (very soon) of our first granbaby ... a girl.

I did a "spring clean while it snowed" of Jenny's house, while the girls decorated the nursery.

Jenny made copies from her favorite children's books and framed them. You will see a distinct British theme here.

I hosted a baby shower for Jenny and Daniel. So fun.

And, I have been working on this quilt.  My friend, Becky did the sewing and I did the ironing. Now the hand quilting is my job. I did this blanket stitching while I watched the Oscars. (I will tell you the sweet heart story of this quilt later.)

We have had the charming Devin and Cole for the weekend. We love these kids.

I even snuck in a few coffee dates with Dave.

So, there you have it. A bit of what my past few months have been about. 

What have you been up to?

ps.  Oh yes ... and my car engine blew up, stranding Christy and I on the side of the freeway for 2 hours in 7 degree weather. We were so cold, but safe and sound and even had fun. Looking for a new car. Ugh ... we do not know anything about cars.



  1. Oh no! about your car! What a pain. But aside from that, you've had some exciting weeks.

    I've just been sitting around waiting for the weather to break, which, I'm afraid, it may never actually do. :( And teaching. And speaking. And being mom. You know how it goes.

    Can't wait to hear the big news! Soon!!

  2. Wow, Glenda...your life has been frantic! Hopefully it will calm down for a while.

  3. How fun that you got
    away from this severe
    winter and traveled to
    some of my favorite spots!

    I was in SoCal last
    weekend to celebrate
    my daughter's 19th b-day
    with her at college : )
    Wish it had been a longer
    trip, but we had a grand
    time, together!

    xo Suzanne

  4. Well hello Glenda, and what a packed like a pound of tea update! So glad you are well and have such good expectations. You know what you need to know about cars....prayer before during and after purchase is a good idea!

  5. Hello there! Stopping by from SDG...even when life is is Good! Sounds like exciting times ahead!

  6. So nice to catch up with you Glenda! Yes, life does get crazy at times, doesn't it? Sounds like yours has been good crazy though. :) So exciting, waiting for a new baby!!

  7. I've been up to sewing an art quilt from old clothes~~An Ode To Gee's Bend :)

  8. I loved catching up with you a bit. My sweetheart and I are sitting in a quaint, little vintage cottage on the bluff above the waves in Lincoln City, Oregon - not too far south of Cannon Beach. I thought of you yesterday and wished you were still in Cannon Beach. I would have detoured north to visit with you! We are watching a storm roll in. We're warm and dry and safe but we were out in the wind-blown rain through the day. Congratulations on the news of your granddaughter. They are such fun! I have four (and four grandsons, too.) The quilt you are making your grandbaby is wonderful. Can't wait to see more. So thankful you two were safe when your engine blew. I wish I could have heard you speak. I would like a copy of your notes, my friend. I'll email.

  9. Well that sounded very upbeat til your last paragraph about your car engine. Yikes. My dh and I like my Ford Focus a lot, so much that when he needed a car he bought a Ford Focus too. Excellent gas mileage.

  10. Hi Glenda..what a whirlwind! First off, congratulations for your upcoming news, it is wonderful to hear. I remember your posts when you first started and the girls were heading this way and that. Lovely to see how your family has progressed over the years. I am in awe of your quilt...just wonderful. I look forward to hearing the story behind it. Sending you warm wishes from Saigon Glenda...wishing you all a Happy Birth.. Jeanne ;)

  11. Love reading what you've been up to-the beautiful quilt, the soon to be born grandchild (love the book art idea!), your travels, etc. My view lately has been my desk although I sneaked in an outing with my two daughters yesterday--a little bit of food, a little bit of shopping and a little bit of pampering. Eager to hear the story of the quilt!

  12. I cannot believe you were stranded for 2 hours in 7 degree weather. I am SO glad you are safe. And I cannot wait to read your talk. Sounds perfect for a quiet time today.

  13. You have been up to a lot! I would love to be one of the ladies who hear you teach...but I wouldn't consider myself to be young =) Oh well....
    Love the quilt! Love the fun you are having while you wait for the baby to be born. Such joy!
    Oh no, the car news. Not good....hope you found a good reliable car by now....or, maybe you chose a fun car, or sporty car!
    Bless you today, Glenda!

  14. You've been one busy lady, Glenda! Sorry about your car. Hope all is well now.

  15. Good luck to you and your endeavours.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  16. Dear Glenda,
    I so enjoy reading your little bits. Always something happening in your household! Wish we were neighbors as I would go with you to buy a car! Painful activity that needs support. :)
    Can't wait to see the baby photos in a few weeks. Keep your readers updated.

  17. oops… I meant to ask for your study notes… yes I would appreciate them.

  18. Glenda, it's a beautiful quilt and the child will sleep under love...beautiful! Sorry about the car and wish you well in your car search. Glad everything worked out well during the side of the road episode...God kept y'all safe and sound.

  19. You had all that fun and "oh, by the way, our car engine blew up and we stood outside in 7 degree weather." You crack me up.

  20. Oh my! You have been wonderfully busy-sans the car blowing up...ugh. I love all of the pictures you have shared and getting a sneak peek into your life. I adore the quilt. My blanket stitching is always a disaster-any tips? I can sew on a machine and hand sew a button or pillow, thank goodness. So happy to see and hear of all that God is doing in your life. Hugs to you friend!

  21. That's all kinds of good busy Glenda! Cannot wait to hear the story of the quilt ~ I was suppose to start mine this winter but cannot decide on a pattern. I will have to get on that. As for the car ~ I don't think they ever break down in nice weather ~ car buying sucks.

  22. Congrats on your grandbaby--you are gonna LOVE being a gramma!

    I hope you find a new car soon!

    Love you,

  23. You have had a fun and busy few months, Glenda - when is your granbaby due? Is she here already??


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