Monday, May 26, 2008
Aunt Joey busied herself making ole bollen. I’ve seen the name of this pastry written Oly Koeken, Vet Ballen, Vet Bollen, Ole Bollen, oliekoecken, and a few other variations. The basic translation, however, is Fat Balls. This pastry is a little blob of dough filled with raisins that is deep fried and then rolled in a paper bag of sugar. I know today everyone would scream "Colesterol, or clogged arteries or...." But they were soooo good and we had so much fun helping, laughing, eating, laughing and coming down from the sugar high!
I could go on for hours with all the memories but mostly I just ask you to pray for my Dad as uncle Case was his big brother. His illnesses in the last few years made that hard to believe as he got thinner and smaller. Sunday afternoons for some time have meant my dad and mom travelling to have coffee or tea and a cookie with Uncle Case in the nursing home. Sometimes he remembered them and other days things were pretty vague for him. But he always remembered the old days. Just as memories console me so far away, may they bring a smile to my dad's face and heart too! If you know my dad or are near him make sure you give him a hug from me!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
On Saturday we will have our bi-monthly couples meeting. Pray that all of the couples we have invited will come!
Pray also for TJ as the chicken pox has struck again.
Yup it seems that the little things that wear on me are just not going to let up! This morning I thought I was going to breakfast with teammates but everyone I guess made other plans so I decided enough is enough. I am going on the city bus to wherever I want to get off and I am going enjoy some outside, alone time with Alyssa. TJ seems to be doing alright so I can leave food for him and Antonio. I will post a picture of what we end up doing tonight. If you get the chance eat some ice cream for me and listen to a Christian radio station for an hour or so!