Sunday, August 31, 2008

Girls Spend the Night

Jasmine and Addision spent the night with Grandpa and Grandma on August 16. Although they woke up screaming at 5:45 a.m. and jarred their grandfather by their early morning reverie, their sunny dispositions soon returned once they were seated in their highchairs with their "loveys" anticipating breakfast.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lots of Firsts

There are a lot of first time things here. First time we keep the girls for 24 hours. It went well and Grandma Jennifer was terrific. First time we took the twins to the Springfield Zoo. First time I took a phone picture. First time I got the phone picture to my computer. First time I blog a phone picture. Look out world - here I come with my picture phone....

School starts on Thursday and the twins sold their house and will move somewhere in four short weeks. I feel my headache beginning already.....

Grampa Paul

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Old Friends Visit

What fun to visit with our good friends, Fran and Kay Lieb. They were in town for a wedding and spent the night. We took lots of time to share grandchildren pictures. They have 5 ranging from 7 to 1. We are a bit behind with only three. We enjoyed reminiscing about Mom and Dad, as Fran served as the first pastor at Redeemer in Rolla, a church they helped start. They were good friends and fishing buddies of Jennifer's parents, so we had many fond memories to talk about.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Happy 35 - Return to Bountiful (Seward, NE)

In honor of our 35th wedding anniversary this August, Jennifer and I took a trip to Bountiful to retrace our steps where we first met each other 36 years ago. We left late Friday and got to KC. Saturday morning we visited with our dear friends--Pam and Dale Ott. Boy did they have lots of news in their life. We believe they need to blog to let the world keep up with them. Children moving and adoptions from abroad...
This is our dearest friend, Millie Baldinger. She has been a friend from our years in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Millie lives in Seward. Her dear husband, Bert, went to be with our Lord this past April. We all miss Bert's wonderful sence of humor,wit and wisdom. Millie misses her life's companion. We had a great visit and raided the cookie jar.

It was hot, hot, hot in Seward. Sweet Jennifer is posing by the entrance of the college where we first met. She is trying to look happy while I get the picture in the heat. I'm hurrying Jennifer!

Our first meeting was at Brommer Hall, our fine Concordia dining facility. We had shared friends and met on August 31, 1972 about lunch time. Things have never been the same since. After 35 years of marriage we are just starting to understand the other....

Paul used to sit on a picnic table to wait for Jennifer to walk by. He would join her for lunch. Watching carefully he moved further and further toward her pre-lunch class to have a longer walk with his new love. Jennifer rewarded this effort by giving him a package of Missouri tourism information addressed to Bob Parker. She had some trouble remembering his name. He always could make such a good impression. After 35 years, she's doing much better.