Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The week thus far

Charles tells the story
A calm moment or an eruption in the making?
Belinda has their attention
A visit to Historic St. Mary's Mission
The day comes to a peaceful end
A busy week is underway for us here in Stevensville! Hospital visits (for Charles to do), VBS at the church (both Charles & Belinda), and of course, monitoring the cats, both indoors and out (Sheila, Belinda & Charles)!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Our week pt.2

Getting ready for VBS!
Monty is excited.
Wesley finds a comfortable spot
Getting ready for next week's VBS program at the church along with doctor appointments has kept us busy this week. Always something to occupy our time!

Our week pt.1

Charles tells a story
Twilight comes to the mountains Sunday
Patch takes a pause on Tuesday
Music at the Senior Center birthday lunch
This has been an interesting week for us! It began in typical fashion with church activities Sunday morning. 

Our quiet Sunday evening turn a turn when Charles was summoned to Hamilton's hospital to attend to what was described as a church member's dying hours. Ten hours later it was a surprise that the dear lady was still with us. Charles has made several trips to see Phyllis at Marcus Daly Hospital and two other church members at Community Hospital in Missoula this week.

 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day

 In honor of Father's Day, here are two pictures of our dads.

Belinda is shown being held by her mom (Sheila) with her dad (Joe) in this photo from 1956.

Charles' dad, Jim, can be seen holding Charles in early 1959 with Charles' siblings, Joe, Sandy, & Jackie sitting alongside (brother Dale is still 9+ years in the future!).

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Rummaging through Saturday

The place to be today!
Something for everyone
Indoor shopping
The sun returns over the Bitterroot Mountains
A damp start to the day
The annual Stevi UMC rummage sale took place today and what a day it was! Following the setup yesterday we began the day under a damp sky. By late morning though, the rain ended and a delightful day was in store!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Our week thus far

Item's for the upcoming rummage sale
It's going to be bumper crop of apples this year
 
"What's up?"
As seen from the Hackett's home
It's a party!
We've had a very full post-Annual Conference week and it's only Thursday!

There have been church meetings, a stop to pick up items for this weekend's rummage sale, several days of rain, and a birthday party for a six-year old! All par for the course in our parish!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Back home in Stevi!

Church greeter @ St. Stephens Episcopal
A beautiful scene at Trinity Lutheran Church
On the road home
A required stop!
Trophy Rock east of Butte
Our time in Billings drew to a close this morning. Charles was up early today and made it to worship at Trinity Lutheran Church on Trinity Sunday!

Making our way west, we stopped by Wheat Montana for lunch before coming home where we were greeted by the casual indifference of the cats!