Lou and I, always the adventuresome duo, headed out last night in search of some cheap and unique entertainment. Thankfully, family-friendly Dyer IN was hosting the second of three *free* summer concerts at Elmer Miller Park [first clue]. We arrived a bit late but just ahead of the main act, String Fever, as it stormed onstage. Though slow in some respects, both Lex and I quickly agreed that neither of us fit the intended audience. Pic and video proof below.
The dulcimers stoked our curiosity.
Throwback lawn chairs.
Just Say No to Grecian Formula section
American Cars with patriotic plates near Old Glory.
Red sequin go-to-dulcimer-concert cap.
And if that weren’t enough, a kind gentleman gave us a handout promoting two upcoming events we should consider: Wii Bowling League (55+) and Senior Water Fitness Class.
…Katie and I were just married.
I’ve tweaked 21 pics from my camera that were team-captured by several budding photojournalists. I can’t wait to read the story the handsomely paid professional will write via her pictures. Those should be available soon.
Meagan reaches the 16 year mark today and what a crazy, fun trek it’s been! A zesty mixture of grit, peculiarity, and beauty, she’s a one-of-a-kind girl who will push her way [and her opinions!] right into your personal space and then insert some random insight that creates philosophical banter out of conflict. Her tenacity is the stuff of legend, such that I feel compelled to crown her on this, her 16th birthday, “la chica más interesante en el mundo.”
Meagan, I love the way you grind…and debate…and negotiate…and laugh…and worship! I love the way God made you [inside and out]…and gifted you…and challenges you…and died to make you His. And I love how you keep striving to know Him…and love Him…and find your joy…and security…and identity in Him. And I hope you will never abandon your soul-deep need to run hard after Jesus. And I pray you will discover over and over that He will never abandon His blood-bought pursuit of you.
“Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” Jesus in John 15:5
I love you!
Meagan – The Early Years
Meagan – The Enlightened Years
Meagan and Peeps
Meagan and Peeps Too
Meagan and the Gentlemen
Some weeks make a larger splash than others. And others create a category all their own. The next 7 days comprise the latter.
…Meagan turns 16 Tuesday! [yikes!]
…We close on a condominium Wednesday!
…Katie and I get married on Saturday!
[and we’ll celebrate our country’s birthday somewhere in between]
Good times and great days ahead…for which I am deeply humbled and extremely grateful.
Hopefully I can provide a brief update or two along the way…
New name…new look…new news. Virtually identical cast of characters with one notable addition.
“The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes!” Psalm 119:64
A heartfelt tribute to all of the father/daughter tandems who have too much spare time while traveling the country in congested aircraft…