Friday, April 9, 2010

Update 4/9/10 Day 151

Dear friends,

Here's Smitty with Tom Seaver. We had a delightful family trip today to Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame. When Steve came home from Sunnyview, I told him to think about a day trip we could take when he was feeling up to it. He chose Cooperstown, and despite the chilly, cloudy weather we had a relaxing and enjoyable time. The kids were good company, and the ride is pretty easy. Afterwards we went to the Fly Creek Cider Mill, and we came home with a delicious half gallon of apple cider. Yum. It was half gone by the time we got home.

I made a pot of spaghetti, and now we're gearing up for our Friday evening feature, probably "Muppet Treasure Island" with the fabulously funny Tim Curry singing the praises of being a pirate. I think this is the first night all three kids are home since the school vacation started. I'm thinking only the youngest will watch the movie with us, but it's so nice just having them all here, warm and safe and under our roof. It's the simple things, isn't it? I am completely exhausted, but it's the good kind, where you can curl up on the couch and fall asleep carelessly because you don't have to start out too early in the morning. Walking around the Hall of Fame wore me out more than expected.

So short post tonite, just to let you all know that the Smith family continues, by God's grace, to move forward on the pilgrim road. We even have these blessings along the way; simply a day together enjoying the heralding of the great American sport, and driving the highways and byways of unmatchable New York. The Great One has indeed been good to us, when you consider our lives 5 months ago. (Yes, 5 months ago yesterday! Can you believe I didn't post that?)

We have some special visitors coming tomorrow. Tune in then, and hopefully I'll have a photo to show too.

Thanks for reading, friends. I continue to be amazed at the people telling me they read each day. I'm humbled. Truly.

Your friend on the pilgrim road,



Anonymous said...

So happy to read of your family outing! God is GOOD!
Sue Cummings

Sandy said...

The simple things are everything. So glad that you had such a wonderful day and that you all enjoyed it together. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

A goal met, family doesn't get much better. May He bless you and keep you in the palm of His hand.