Sunday, September 27, 2020

Making Progress

The other night Bella let Caspian lay next to her on the couch and actually lay up against her. It's progress. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Fur Babies

Sunday afternoon I crashed out on the couch (dressed in my Bucs gear!) with both of the dogs and the cat was nearby too. Caspian wants to be friends with Bella, but she is quite jealous now that he is actually home and won't have much to do with him. It took this long for Bella to come sit with me on the couch again! Caspian and Fergus seem to have come to a truce, so there's hope. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Annual Conference Online

Annual Conference 2020 was virtual online instead of being in Lakeland this year. Saturday morning, CJ and Amy came over to our house so we could do conference together. Daryl projected the image from his laptop up on the TV so we could watch, and then we all voted from our own computers/phones. The kids all got to play which was nice and they were entertained by the new dog. 

I made a new recipe called Cowboy Stew for lunch in the crockpot that was a big hit and then CJ made grilled peaches with cinnamon, honey and brown sugar for dessert. 

Bella is still super jealous of the new dog, so she concentrated all of her attention on the Hill family. 

It was so weird and different not to have the crowd of people, but we made the best of it hanging out with the Hills. Another interesting thing about 2020. 

Friday, September 18, 2020

New Fur Baby

Debbie has wanted a corgi for over 20 years. Early in our marriage, we felt like we didn't have a lifestyle that was conducive to a dog. Since getting Bella 4.5 years ago, we have become dog people! Over the last year, Debbie has spent time looking for a corgi. Unfortunately, the prices for a puppy from a breeder are still prohibitive for us. And we really didn't want to go back to the puppy stage if we could help it either. So Debbie has been looking for a corgi from rescues or a private owner that needed to be rehomed. After our disappointing experience last month, she found another corgi near Ocala and went back and forth with the owner over a couple of weeks. Last week we drove up to Ocala to Tuscawilla Park to meet the dog. We took the whole family, including Bella. The corgi and Bella got along great. He adored the boys, especially Davis. These are the pictures from his ad - his name then was Ares. 


He came home today and has been renamed Prince Caspian, from the Chronicles of Narnia book series. A good British name for a British dog. Caspian is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi with coloring that is a cross of brindle and merle. 

Davis is so happy to have a dog his size that he can walk! 
He must have thanked us 50x today for the corgi. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Asian Jesus

 This past spring Davis saw a portrait a pastor friend had commissioned of Laughing Black Jesus. Davis wanted to know if there was an Asian Jesus. We posted about his question on Facebook. Well one of our old church friends from Belleview felt a nudge from the Holy Spirit to make one for Davis. She's been painting this at home and dropped it off at the church today for him. Davis' reaction when we brought it home? Davis danced around the house and called it "MY Asian Jesus" and was so excited for how realistic Jesus looked. Jesus now hangs above Davis' desk where he can see Jesus when he does school and does his art. 

Many thanks to Mary Northrup for making Davis' dream come to life in such an awesome way!!!! 


Monday, September 14, 2020

Sports Fans

 When you have streaming TV services and can't do picture-in-picture, what do you do? You grab a second TV so you can watch the Lightning in the playoffs and the start of the Buccaneers football season. Thankful the Lightning won; praying for better results for the Buccaneers this season! 

Saturday, September 12, 2020