Saturday, March 3, 2018

Holidays At the Millers

Decking The Halls...December 2017

                                         India,January 2017          

Looking catch up. 2017 Summer Alaskan Cruise

Sandwiched in the middle of  our Northwest and Midwest Six week Summer tour was the beautiful experience of ministering on an Alaskan Cruise.Wonderful memories for a lifetime were made as family.Ina rainy Seattle parking lot, his is what packing looks like from a bus and  trailer storage into suitcases. 

                       The children relished gift of going whale watching on a smaller boat.

The Creator Himself brought the  unusual display of killer whales breaching in the wild right up to our children's boat, they all stood in awe of His splendor! What gift. What a wise and majestic God.

The services and teaching sessions are always while you are cruising to the next destination so the challenge of staying in one spot, finding your strings and balance amidst the swaying curtain behind you calls for firmly planted shoes and concentration not to sing as oozy as you feel.

We  found the deck to be our inspiring place to worship in awe of Our Lord's Majesty and Power!

                          Early morning Dockings called for coats and set alarms to not miss out.
                                                                That huge wake.
                                                                  Much  to ponder about.

The girls made their own memories in town as we went our separate ways.Much can be done for free.

Sister Silliness in  a coffee shop.

We found a kindred spirit,Nicole!

I feel so rich, rich with experiences.People I know. This summer as intense as the service and driving  schedule was and the missing out on things at home,we made so many good memories as a family. We thank God for the opportunities.                                                                       Ruth Ann Miller 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Summer "Off-roading"

On my"holiday" I will take time to "catch up on the family blog". I will start with a few  Summer Highlights of personal days planned "off the road. these Include:
 Family getaway,a Church Ladies' Backyard Tea, a mother/ daughter reunion  weekend, A Sunday picnic and an Ohio wedding.

 Adult children are a reward.And a blast.

                           More Put Putting memories made on Hilton Head Island getaway.

                                                     Tea, a drink with bread and jam......

                                                         Re, a drop of golden sun...

                                                                   Miss Andrea.

Miss Etta. 

 A gift, our backyard sanctuary.

                                                                      Miss Tiffany.

     Miss Grace,Etta, Sherilyn and Gracie.

                                      Southern Belles,some friendly,some turning up noses.

                                              Greens for those growing Mrs. Jeana .

                                                                    Mrs. Lori

        Me, a name I call myself...
                                                                         Mrs. Cynthia.

Far above Rubies.

                                                   A woman of virtue,she shall be praised....

              It's Sunday afternnoon, the neighborhood pond is calling,we waltz thru the hay field.

                                                                       China in a basket.

One of the reasons I feel rich.My daughters.My friends.Green meadows in song.

                                                     Fresh waters to splash in. Peach chilled Tea.

Years ago when friends gathered at our house from different states for Deborah's graduation,they  decided they enjoyed each other and wanted to reunite annually. so before we new it the little sisters and mothers were welcomed to join as well! how very wonderful,I thunk of the song we used to sing; "When your friends are my friends,and my friends are your friends,when we all will get together, how happy we'll be!"

This year we came from Ohio ,Georgia and North Carolina and the Kings in Pennsylvania hosted us!

Mrs. Kate King herself with her lovely,hardworking daughters; Anna and Katrina.

Late night talks.

An afternoon in the city.

Older mentoring younger.Younger brightening older.

Back to the King Hay sales farm where the Vintage  barn turned into  a conventional new garage/ event center/ missionary apartment,that we stayed in ,talked and ate all weekend. Just perfect.

                     Then traveling to my niece, Darlene's beautiful wedding in Mt. Hope Ohio.

         Neice Lauren's  soft hand in Grandma's weathered one.Symbolic to, passing on the baton.

Nephews; Jackson and Benjamin communicating.

Pony pastime.

Cherishing our heritage as we seek God on how to integrate it's Truth  into living a  legacy in 2018.
                                                                                                                       Ruth Ann for The Millers