Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.
When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.
I'm not sure why I locked the car because I was only walking a few feet away to retrieve a shopping cart. But when I returned, the remote would not unlock the door. I panicked because grandson Jack was in the car. It was a warm day (for Seattle). I had opted to park in the shade. But as I continued to hit the remote with no response, my worry increased. I looked up to see a man and his wife walking my way headed for the car next to me. I explained the situation to the wife who immediately called her husband over. He commented that the battery was probably dead. He headed back to the driver's side and managed to get the remote to work! Call it a coincidence that this good samaritan happened along at just the right time. I call it a tender mercy, one of those times that the Lord sent someone my way at just the right time. Jack and I did our grocery shopping and headed to electronics to get the battery replaced. That's when I learned about the key on the remote that will let you get into the car (but not drive it). Good information to know! So grateful for the helpful guy in the parking lot and the salesperson in Fred Meyers who opened the remote and replaced the battery for me.
This week has been filled with more time to play tourist since our niece Darlene and her daughter Esther are visiting from Kansas. Friday's activity was the Kidsquest Museum with Jack and Esther. On Saturday we explored the Seattle Aquarium and Pike Place Market. Today they were planning on the Space Needle and the Chihuly Museum! We've kept them busy. Tomorrow they head back home to Kansas. It's been fun to share our cooler weather (according to them), the fun spots around Seattle, and to just enjoy being together.
Aquarium pics with the otters
Teddy shows off his driving skills
at Grandma Barb's house.
Roses from my yard
Thanks, Darlene, for helping me
prune and deadhead and for climbing
the ladder to clip these roses grown too tall!