Friday, May 31, 2019

Last Day of School

For 180 days the school bus has picked up and 
dropped off our neighborhood,
 elementary school students.

There are about 14 students 
who line up to get on board.

All this takes place in our backyard.
The bus stops right behind our fence.

I love it.

Today, was the last day of school.
I had to do something for the students to 
help them celebrate.

We always have chalk around, for our grand kids.

 I raced out the back gate and began to draw and write.

  I left pieces of chalk  on the cement, 
so they could add their art work.

 Here I am busy at work.

Then the kids started to come, one by one.
I hurried back into our yard and closed the gate.

I peeked out a knot hole in our fence and
 took a picture.

This little girl got busy adding to the  
sidewalk chalk artwork.

Here's the bus!

When the coast was clear and the bus was far down the road,
I went out the gate to see what 
was drawn.


She's a heart girl, just like me.

Happy Last Day !


"Peace I leave with : my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

John 14:27

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

More About the Double Decker Bus

Another Saturday at the 
 Farmer's Market.
 So much to see.

But we went for one thing...


The fun starts when you spot the bus from a distance.

And look, there is already a line forming!
And it's 10:00 in the morning.

Come with me and I'll
take you on a tour of the bus.

You step into the open door.

Downstairs is the kitchen where you can order
your drinks or
you can order from the outside window.

The owners are the sweetest people.
Their six kids help out with the business.
(well, at least the four older ones)

 Once you have gotten your drink, you can head upstairs
to the dining area.

The stairs are on the left of the kitchen.

 There is plenty of room for everyone!
And each seat has a view.

(facing the front of the bus) 

You can sit at a table or at the bar,
opposite the stairs.

(facing the back of the bus)

Grab a pack of playing cards, or a game.
Sit back and relax. 

Or do what Tom and I do, start talking to someone.
You meet the friendliest people here!

This lady was in front of us while
 we were walking around.
She's packing her dog!

☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕

Angie, the owner mentioned,
that the boxes for the playing cards were getting pretty messed up.
 In fact, she threw all the boxes away.
She was using a rubber band
 to keep the cards together.


I could sew little bags that hold all those cards.

I went on line and ordered some
Double Decker material.


Click here for instructions
on how I made the bags

Now when you go upstairs, you'll
see little bags of playing cards.


"Carry each other's burden's, and this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."

Galatians 6:2

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Update on Lulu

Tom and I were going to go out
 for dinner and we thought, 
* Let's see if anyone else wants to go with us. *

Lulu did!!!
She has fully recovered from her spinal surgery.
(click here for more information)

So many of you have prayed for Lulu.
We thank you for all your prayers!
Our family appreciates what you have done for us.

                Before                                        After

We were so excited to have Lulu with us.
This called for something special!
We each put on a baseball cap and the top came down!

We had the music
playing loud enough, 

that we all could sing and 
not hear who was off tune.
(Tom ??)

Each of us had a huge, yummy salad.

To celebrate this date night,
Lulu picked out a watermelon cupcake.

We brought back the cupcake to our home
and talked and talked until it was time to take her home.
The date ended at 10:00 PM!

Lulu you are so amazing to 
have gone through so much.

Look at you now!

💗 Papa and Grammie-goo love you! 💗


"And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

Matthew 21:22

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Double Decker Bus in the Parade

For those of you who are new to my blog,
this is the Double Decker Espresso Bus!
It's a mobile coffee shop, that our friends own.

Today we "caught" the bus, to be in the 
Parade America,
honoring ALL who have served our nation.
This is Nampa's 52nd year of celebrating.

The owners:
Driver Dustin and hostess Angie

First, we lined up in the staging area.
Our son-in-law, Mark is explaining 
to our grandchildren, Silas and Ila May,
what they are looking at.

Isaac wasn't to sure about the loud music.

Thousands of candy pieces were ready to be handed out.

Lulu, Silas and Ila May have their pails 
full of candy, and headed out the door.

The bus was serving coffee for us.
Looks like Kimmy and Nathan are ready.

This is the view from the door.
looking down the street.

Here I am, walking beside the bus to
 make sure that kids didn't run 
in front of this huge bus.

The bus came all the way from England.
 So, the driver's
seat is on the other side.

Papa Tom and Nathan rode
on the top of the bus.
This is the coffee shop area.

Hi !! up there!

Mark and Kimmy did a great job
waving to the crowd.
Isaac is now a pro at this waving stuff, too.

View from up top during the parade.

This picture is a snap shot from the TV station
that televised the parade.
There were thousands and thousands of people!

End of the line!
Parade is over,
Someone is tired.
Hey Silas, me too!


"Let the word of Christ richly dwell in you, with all wisdom, teaching, admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God,"
Collisions 3:16

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