Tuesday, August 10, 2010

i shot this photo on saturday! the first hints of autumn are peeking thru. now if we can just get a break in the weather and have some cooler days and nights!

hubby had the last 2 days off work so he did some sprucing up in the backyard and on the patio. he placed our patio firepit right in the middle so we're all set for a nice weenie and marshmallow fire the first cool weekend.

my high school class lost a wonderful classmate and christian family man this week. he'd valiantly fought cancer for a few years and was such an inspiration to all of us on how to live with grace and love and a lighthearted sense of humor. his passing at 57 has me thinking that we never really know if what we think of as the fall of our life will be the end of our life. hug your partner, tell your children you love them and live, live, live every day to the fullest! life is full of blessings to be had, for sure.



Blue Sky Dreaming said...

You and your family would be happy with a little cooling off and we are wondering if we will ever get some warm days of summer before it's autumn?!! Best advice is just to live...thank you!

lori vliegen said...

i'm envious......it will be a long time before we have any hints of cooler weather here!!! our weenies and marshmallows will have to wait until much later this year!

beautiful photos, julie.....and you always share the most wonderful message to go with them! xox, :))

steviewren said...

Julie, the sweet gentle father of my son's high school girlfriend died last night. He was about the age of your classmate. What a shock for everyone that knew him. He was a professor at a local Christian college. He died at his desk. God took him that quick. We never know which day will be our last.