Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More Kylee

This is going to be so much fun and take a lot of my attention. So if I don't give you as much about Bluffton you now know why. These pics are from the eyes of John Ring "Poppy". We are watching her closely to see who she takes be the judge. All I know is she will be a 'Skins Fan' if her daddy (Opa, too!) has a say so! Dallas what? Sorry 'Poppy'.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Kylee Faye is here!

Kylee Faye arived at 3:41pm September 23rd. She weighed 8.4 lbs and is 19". Mother is recovering from hard and fast labor, also Daddy is doing great. Little Kylee has a healthy set of lungs and doing great too! We shout out praise to the nurse "Sheila", she was great! Updates coming soon.... Love from Oma and Opa.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Opa's Ring Follow Up

As suggested the paper printed this follow up story. Admittedly it's not much, but it such a cool thing I just had to share it. Follow the link to our LOCAL paper....;see-aCN386TNM23y7zPS#c-72395. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

" of those European inheritance things"

On Tuesday morning I sat to read the local paper, as many of us do, and what happened next, well doesn't happen to many of us. I began viewing the cover (;see-tG57W2ovnknkPKr1#c-70830;page-12)
and I looked at the picture a little closer and said to Denise "Do I still have Opa's ring?" So I went to my dresser just to check it out and yes it was still there. So I read the article to learn that a ring exactly like Opa's was lost at a beach in Bluffton. Now comes the really strange part; the owner Brugt Jonker was vacationing here from Holland. As the story unfolds there was not much hope of recovering the ring. Then the efforts of a local man with a metal detector produced the ring and it was returned to the owner in Holland.

How many dutchman own a black onyx ring like this? At least two.

Opa's Ring

The author of the article is an aquaintance of mine, so I emailed him the picture of Opa's ring with a quick note about the ring and I made a comment about his line in the article.."one of those European inheritance things". He called me back and asked if he could print my story in tomorrow's paper. Again, I find myself amazed at how small this world really is and how blessed we are.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pinckney Island Pictures

Pinckney Island Cont'd

Don't know why but the slideshow comes first....then the text.
Late Sunday afternoon Stephen and I decided to go for a hike on Pinckney Island a local wildlfe refuge across the Intercoastal Waterway from Hilton Head. The island lies between Skull Creek (the Intracoastal Waterway) and Mackay Creek. The island's northern tip faces Port Royal Sound. Large concentrations of white ibis, herons and egrets, as well as osprey nests can be found on the refuge. Our hike took us 2.5 into the island and then the wildlife (mosquitoes) started eating Stephen alive so we decided to turn back. Almost back to the car I took one last venture to the shoreline (had to go) and heard Stephen shout "A gator !" It was right where we stopped on the trail waiting in the grass; so I scrambled back to the trail and just in time 'cause the gator wanted to be where I was. The gator was about 6-7 foot long and quick. That excitement made the trip sooo cool. All in all it was a great adventure.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Watching and Waiting

Well after a summer of entries that depict our town as a paradise location I finally am feeling a little homesick (at least for higher ground and not so close to the beach). Others would say I'm anxious,well that too. After watching the Weather Channel for days and hearing the Natales hightail it out of La. the reality of being in an EVACUATION ZONE is a lot more real! The only catch is how much value do we put in the forcasters? Don't know and neither do the "locals". So we sit and wait. Will it be Hanna or Ike or....?

Last night, Denise and I went to the beach for a stroll in the evening and tried to reaffirm the belief that we do live in paradise.

It worked, we really needed to see God's providence and rest in His grace that He has a plan for us. The water and the winds were stronger than normal, wind surfers were loving life. Then we came upon a river flowing from the island to the sea and took a few pics for you to see. Even the water has a place in His plan. Later we found out it's called Burke's Beach. Check it out.