and a Happy New Year!!
Phil and Barbara Owens
Greetings from out family to yours.
This has been a year of projects for us. Barb was on sabbatical and had lots of professional trips, while Phil maintained the house and hearth with a huge list of projects as well.
|| <-- Left: Barb in Southern Ocean in Victoria,
<-- Right: Barb in Auckland Harbor off South Pacific, New Zealand
travels included trip to
<-- Left: Barb in Adriatic near Venice, Italy
<-- Right: Barb in English Channel near Sandwich, England
Phil and Brush in Carver, MA
Meanwhile Phil visited his sister and helped her brush burning project, supervised the painting of the interior of our house in Texas that necessitated him moving all the thousands of books from the shelves, all the dishes from the pantry kitchen cupboards. He also worked hard on our native plant landscaping and on improving our view of the South San Gabriel River.
South San Gabriel View from the Deck
Chloe and Camille at Stop at Underground Lake in Tennessee
on the way to Massachusetts
This summer Phil and Barb drove to Carver to his sister Belle’s to retrieve his Dad’s stamp collection. Crazy us took our granddaughters along on the 1000+ mile car trip and tent camped in Phil’s sister Belle’s backyard.
|We had a big Thanksgiving event (our seventh at the cabin in
North Georgia). This time we enjoyed the company of Gwyneth and
Rob and Camille, now 8, and Chloe, 4, as well as Susannah, her friend
Luis and her dog Duncan who had his first plane trip, and Rob’s
folks. Barb, Phil, Susannah, Luis and Duncan survived the 900
mile trip back to Texas by car. The dog was by far the best
<--Luis, Susannah and Duncan at our Cabin
blessings that surround the
of the Christ Child be with you and your family this holiday season.
Join us as we pray for peace on earth.