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Sunday tractor ride

Rachel loves the tractor

She can’t reach the pedals so she uses her hand

 After a nice lunch with the sun out and starting to warm things up I thought we might be able to get the tractor out.  Enough snow has now melted to get to the shed with ease so I pulled it out and Rachel loved it.

She wasn’t sure about how to get on it, but with some help she was up and enjoying going for a ride.  She can’t reach the pedals yet but it didn’t take her long to figure out that she could turn the rear wheel with her hand.

She seems to love being outside and the sunshine made it all the better.  We did meet “Snowie”,  a little white dog from up the street and for about 10 minutes she had forgotten about the tractor but then we were back to going up and down the side walk, around the driveway and basically giving me a back ache!

All for fun though.

You can see we’ve still got some snow but that should be gone this week.  I’m praying!

She might have a bit of her Uncle Phil in her

“come push me Grandpa”


Snow Day

The snow sure was deep

 Wow that was quite a snow fall…and when you’re little the snow seems all the more deep!  I did a bit of digging to keep the snow from some basement windows and from the patio doors.  And guess who came to help?

She dressed to keep warm!

The snow buries the patio furniture!

A week to remember

Officers stationed in Bermuda

The sun was warm

 As you can see by the changed header on my blog (for a few days) we’ve returned from a trip to Bermuda.  We had a wonderful time and left feeling completely blessed.  The officers who serve there work hard and while one might be tempted to think they have paradise appointments there are many challenges to being on such a small island so far out in the Atlantic.

Our visit was connected to a major emphasis of TSA in Bermuda as they engage their people to share the story of their faith.

We did get some time to enjoy the island, the white sand the the gorgeous water.  It isn’t hot at this time of the year but it is pleasant…warm sun with cool breezes.

St George’s – very historic

The history of this island is fascinating and speaks to it’s location out in the ocean, a great stopping off spot for those sailing to North or South America.  Of course the strength of the British settlement is evidenced everywhere.  The history of segregation is sadly not too far off and as a white man I am embarrassed that this is how we treated others.

This is a beautiful nation and we hope to return one day.