Today was our last day of summer, our last full day together before everything changes tomorrow with the big K.

I did not want to do anything that we did not absolutely have to do, neither did Annelise.

So we didn't.

We had a lazy morning at home. We baked a cake (not for us). We played paper dolls. We read. We watched a movie. We printed out labels for her school stuff and scrounged in the cabinet for just the right water bottle. We baked brownies. We talked.

It was delightful.

Later we went to a nursing home in our area for their monthly birthday party which ladies from our church support. I've provided cakes, but Annelise and I had not helped serve the residents at the party before today.

What an honor to spend a little bit of time passing out bowls of cake and ice cream to these precious elderly folk while Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash tunes were played by a sweet two man band. Annelise was cautious at first, but soon warmed to chatting with them and sharing smiles, handshakes and hugs.

It was delightful.

She thought the cake was rather delightful as well.

"Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?"

Job 12:12


  1. Could you two be any more precious?
    I thinkest not oh precious preciouserson.

  2. What a waonderful way to spend the last day of summer - together!

  3. fantastic activity for both of you. and today is the big day!! i think you found a great way to transition.

  4. I love it, what a great way to spend your day and to give service!

  5. HOw Fun!

    I hope today is GREAT :)

  6. Funny how some of my favorite memories were going to the rest home where my Aunt Sallie stayed during their semi-annual celebrations. It was great time with my Aunt as well as a fun time with the residents.

    Your morning sounded delightful Holly. It is tough when they return to school. I've missed my girls so much this summer as they've spent so much at their friends during my bed rest.

    Good luck to A on her first day of school!

  7. How wonderful! I know, those last few days are just special.

    Your picture taking has become WOWish!

  8. A great way to end the summer!

    Your post about A. getting ready for school brought tears to my eyes!

  9. Thanks everyone! I am glad we were able to do that before school started.

    I want us to visit again sometime because I know it's really good for A. and she seemed to brighten up the residents' day.


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