Sunday, September 25, 2022

Saturday in the SRQ

After yoga and getting a coffee, I walked the outdoor labyrinth at Unity Church. So beautiful! 


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Rays at the Trop

Friday night we went as a family to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg for Davis' first Ray game. Parker was able to come home from college to go with us. It ended up being a pretty amazing night, with the Rays winning 10-6 against the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Davis and I wandered around during the 3rd and 4th innings to see the touch tank, meet the mascots and check out some of the memorabilia in the stadium. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

High School Open House

Wesley's high school open house was tonight at Riverview High in Sarasota. It was super interesting to see his new digs up close and personal and to navigate it to all of his classrooms. We enjoyed meeting his teachers. It's a massive school with a ton of resources. He's doing well with a very big adjustment this year, not only to high school but also to a new town and a much bigger environment. 


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Restoring Your Soul

Tuesday night while the boys were in Scouts at Pine Shores Presbyterian, I walked the church labyrinth. And then I drove the mile to the nearest Siesta Key Beach access to walk the beach and watch the sunset. It was so lovely and relaxing. 

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Family Birthdays

Saturday afternoon we gathered in Seffner (Parker included!) to celebrate the family birthdays in September. Grandmommy turned 70! And Uncle Kelly and Aunt Barbara also had birthdays this month. 
It was fun to gather together and spend some time with one another. 

And then we "made" everyone do pictures as a family to mark the occasion. 


Saturday, September 17, 2022

Clergy Friends and a Labryinth

We met up with a dear clergy friend in Brandon over the weekend. Kevin has been serving on the east coast for the last several years so we haven't had much chance to hang out because of the distance (and Covid!). He and his family moved back to the west coast this summer and he had a gift for me to celebrate my new role. Kevin made me a hand-carved wooden labyrinth AND he made it with wood from the Warren Willis Camp and Conference Center (labyrinth side) so that I could carry camp and a labyrinth with me wherever I go! It's going on my desk for starters. So thankful for this beautiful and thoughtful gift and for good friends! 


Friday, September 16, 2022

Visiting the Boy and the Mouse

I spent two days in Lakeland this past week for meetings. One night after dinner, I took myself to the Magic Kingdom! I was able to ride 10 rides in 3 hours. Lots of fun! 

#1 - Carousel of Progress 

#2 - Peoplemover, followed by #3 Space Mountain (no line!)


#4 - Tea Cups 

#5 - Winnie the Pooh 

#6 - It's a Small World 

#7 - Pirates of the Caribbean 

#8 - Thunder Mountain Railroad 

#9 - the Carousel 

#10 - Peter Pan's Flight 

On my out the castle was lit up. 

And then on Thursday afternoon, I was able to meet up with Parker for a lunch and a restaurant called the Joinery. It was nice to be able to have a chance to hang out with him.