Sunday, May 29, 2016

Celebrate This Week: Babies & Blossoms & Memorial Day

 Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres. 
                                                             When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build.
A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember. 

1.  Another baby shower and impending Grandma status!  
Our small congregation will be welcoming three new babies in June.  We're so excited.
At Helen's shower, we decided on the name Charlotte,
and that baby girl should be called Lottie.
We'll see what her parents decide.    
And June is when my first grandchild,
Baby Boy Behnke arrives.

2.  Finally joined a colleague for Friday morning fun!
That's when she watches her granddaughter.
We went for a walk, looked at the flowers, sang songs, read books, and posed for pics.  

3.  Memorial Day remembrances!
I celebrate and honor all those who've served our country.  
My brother has this memory box with Dad's medals and this inscription:  
Ellis Scifres
United States Army
Prisoner of War
Dec. 16, 1944 - April 17, 1945
I loved hearing Dad tell the story of how he and another soldier took off on foot when they were liberated.   They made their way across France, were fed by French farmers who let them sleep in their barns, somehow got across the channel, and then on board ship for the United States.
Dad arrived home in Oklahoma on May 19, 1945.
I wish we could sit down together today for stories and burgers and homemade ice cream. 


  1. Such a fun post! Wish we could celebrate with Grandpa today too!

  2. You will rock the role of grandma! Gorgeous flowers and who could resist that sweet face. Happy Memorial Day, Ramona! Your dad was amazing!