Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Can you imagine?
She also fell into the river one day while running away from the Russians. She kept quiet enough to lose them, but lost a ski in the frigid water. She skiied on 1 foot the rest of the time.
When Annie first met me, she told how beautiful I was and that Nick talked to her about me all the time. He had been telling her since our freshman year that he was going to marry me. "And now he will!" she beamed. "My Nickolas always tells the truth." She gazed at him fondly. I felt inspired by such love that wasn't even blood-related.
Grandma Annie recently fell in her home and has been in rehab the past few weeks. Jack and I went to visit her yesterday. She'd already met Jack, but she fell in love with him all over again and told me she hasn't found a boyfriend in the dining hall yet, nor a sugar daddy. Her sense of humor cracks me up, and she has the biggest heart. She never misses a birthday or anniversary, and she loves hearing every last little detail of our lives. She grows carnivorous geraniums and loves her animals, even the wild squirrels in her backyard.
I love her dearly. She is such a treasure.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
And now on to the Shipley's house in Everett.
Monday, July 7, 2008
We got to see the men's high jump, women's hammer throw, men's steeplechase, women's and men's hurdles, and the women's 200 meters.
We also got to watch a very Eugenian-looking man win the steeplchase. Afterward, he stripped to his track skivvies and gave everything else to people in the crowd.
Track people are crazy.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
The softball game was super fun. We even had a guy there from the Netherlands playing! How American. I'm so grateful that we live in a country where get to live this kind of life -- one where we can celebrate and worship and play baseball and laugh and vote and love whomever we want.
God bless America!