Monday, October 10, 2011

My Grandma....

...was an incredible lady.  She went to be with Jesus on Friday.  She lived a long (would have been 90 next month) and active life.  Two months ago she was still walking 2 1/2 miles every morning, volunteering, sewing part time, living independently, and driving.  She was sharp as a tac.  She sometimes babysat my kids when I was home.  She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and quickly deteriorated.  She loved the Lord and loved her family.  She prayed for each of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren daily.  I was able to see her a few times since she was diagnosed.  She said, "I'm ready to see Jesus and see Miles (my grandpa)."  

For anyone who is local, her viewing is on Wednesday evening, and her funeral is Thursday morning.  Let me know if you need more specific details.  I love you, grandma, and I will see you again....

Day at the Park

The following were taken using our new Tamron 18-270mm lens (with a UV filter).  We recently took the Beginner and Intermediate classes with McKay Photography Academy, and I took these as part of a "Rule of Thirds" exercise.  -- Patrick

They heard a squirrel rustling in the leaves...and declared it was "a bear."

"Camille, look at Daddy!"  She just would not turn around.  Then, "Camille, I'm gonna get you!"  And I snapped this shot.