Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

What a wonderful week it's been!

A glorious Christmas....

A lot of fun.....

Great food......

Prayerful services.......

A house full of KIDS!!!! All 14 grandkids were here!!!!

And a house full of love.

And then we finished off the week with our second son to be inducted into the Hilton High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Our son Seth was inducted for his role in helping coach the 2005 Hilton National Champion Women's Cross Country Team!!! (video here, Seth's the guy in black you see running around inside the "rope", cheering the champions to victory)

So the team and coaching staff were inducted on the 10 year anniversary of their national victory in Portland, Oregon, the heart of Cross Country running.

So much to be grateful for, so much to celebrate, and as a mother of a big family... and a daughter in a big family... I know we need to celebrate good times when they come.

Moments of joy, times of sorrow, the world keeps turning and the seasons ebb and flow the way they should. the way they always do.

So let's look forward to a new year together! To healthy children and helping one another. To breaking bread and breaking ground together.

Laney with Grammy:

Laney with her Great-Grandma... and time goes on...

Celebrate life... and love... and reach out to others.

And cookies are never a bad idea!!!

I'll see you all next week.... and don't forget we've got our Seekerville Rocking New Year's Eve party going on right now....

Stop over to SEEKERVILLE and leave a comment, we'll toss your name into the festive holiday candy dish for hourly prizes and the end - of - day grand prize of $200 AMAZON card.

I'd love to see your name come out of that "dish"!!!


  1. Fourteen grand blessings? Oh my stars. Your cup runneth over and over and over..... Happy New Year!

    1. Pat, so good to see you! I miss you!!!! And yes, aren't we blessed?????

      Love it!

  2. Fourteen grand blessings? Oh my stars. Your cup runneth over and over and over..... Happy New Year!

  3. Oh mercy, Ruthy, you raise them tough south of the border! That was one grueling race. I've never seen anything like it. The hay bales was just plain mean. And the mud! Oy!

    Love the picture glimpse into your 2015 -- may many more blessings await you in 2016. Happy New Year!

  4. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas week!

    And fourteen wonderful grandchildren! You are indeed blessed. :)

    I don't know if my children are slow starters or if they've just been patiently waiting for the right person to come along, but we finally have hope of a grandchild in our future. Will we ever see as many as you have? Probably not...but you never know what God has planned!

    Have a wonderful New Year's Eve, Ruthy. See you over at Seekerville!

  5. Love the photos!! And congrats to Seth--who looks JUST LIKE his mom!!