Wednesday, September 17, 2008


As promised, here are the photos of my new painting, "St. Augustine Souvenirs" and older stuff I have hanging at Starbucks. I grabbed Bess for a quick photo at the pick up station. She's a barista.

Here's the one I'm working on right now. It was a garage sale find that Julie thought she'd paint over but never got around to it and bequeathed to me. I covered it and started doing an abstract idea.
Here's a detail shot. The red paint is pretty thick and I wish you could see it. It's lovely.

Anyway, that's what's going on artwise.

Lanier and I went to John and Camille's last night for our cell group meeting. It used to be a group for young married couples specifically about marriage, but then we took off during the summer and now it's picking back up. J & C aren't sure what the theme will be, if any, so last night the 4 of us plus Jake and Bess and James and Kristin hung out and just played guitars and sang. John has two guitars plus a mandolin, and Lanier grabbed the mandolin immediately. He wants one now, of course. But I think it's a lovely instrument and wish he had one. Anybody got one sitting in an attic somewhere??????

I made pumpkin bread this morning. Gosh it is SO yummy!! And Mom, I used applesauce, whole wheat flour, flax seed and raw sugar instead of refined so it's ALMOST healthy.

We have my car back now so Hannah and I are really enjoying having A/C and MUSIC! I've been blasting David Crowder for two days. Hallelujah. How do people live without music? I really missed NPR, too.

One last photo: here's Sophie, Max and Aleiah all scrunched together on our couch last Sunday night. Janelle came by that evening and Jona was there, and gosh it was just like the good old days of living on West St. in Guada Coma Estates. My Tree friends together. The kids had been tearing around the living room and playing Mario Cart (Max loved it) and we put in "Ratatouille" to calm them down. Worked like magic.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hi everyone. It's been a while, I know. Sorry for that. Sometimes life just keeps you so busy you don't take time to write.

A few weeks ago Hannah and I drove down to south San Antonio to visit Aunt Pam and Uncle Arnold. It'd been too long since we'd seen them AND both my cousins, Bonnie and Elizabeth, along with their husbands Joa and Wesley and kids were there! What a treat! Here's a photo of our cousins: Marlee, age 1, Zena, age 6, Dylan, age 3 and Zara, age 2. Aren't they precious? I wanted to snatch little Marlee.

I've also been working and trying for MONTHS to come up with a new logo. Yikes! Talk about change!! A professional design company offered to do it for us for $500, but I wanted to take a crack at it. Here are some thumbnails....

Thanks for reading. Pray for us: we've had tons of car problems and we're still getting used to each other and acting as a family. Hannah's doing great in 8th grade and participating in National Jr. Honor Society. She also bought herself another parakeet and named it Perkins. See her blog for details.

Oh! Oh! I also have my artwork up at Starbucks!! I almost forgot. Bess got me in since she works there. Pray that it all sells! It's there for the month.

Thanks, and God bless.

Love, Rachael

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