The Rockies rocked!

The Rockies rocked!

In keeping with the annual August tradition started five years ago at the advent of “back to school,” here’s summer 2015 in review. A blessed summer it was! Our summer officially began with the Colorado trip in May. The best part was seeing our daughter and son-in-law, but close behind for me was re-visiting and remembering some of the scenes and place-names from childhood forays into the mountains and the National Park when my family lived on the Great Plains. Praise God, the Creator of the Rocky Mountains!

We made a second-year-in-a-row Sunday afternoon bike-ride to UL-Lafayette in June. That outing may become an annual affair!

We had a Texas-style July 4th weekend in Conroe with Zach, Trisha, and Payton.  Fireworks over Lake Conroe, grilling on the patio, playing with the granddaughter . . . We stayed an extra day, we were having so much fun.

God answered our prayers for the post-retirement future by leading us to St. Edmund. Looking back on past prayers and the way it all came about, we’re convinced we’ve been set in a place where we can make an eternal difference.

God led us to St. Ed's.  Unmistakably.

God led us to St. Ed’s. Unmistakably.

I retired! Celebrating the end of 28 years of a career in public education was a highlight of the summer.

Riding the Tammany Trace on my birthday weekend was cool.

Riding the Tammany Trace on my birthday weekend was cool.

We rode The Trace from Covington to Abita Springs to Mandeville and back–almost 27 miles in the heat of July! We must be getting better, not older!

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