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June 2012

Friday Night, Do you know where your cardiologist is?

Well it’s been a busy week. Dennis is on call this weekend and if the weekdays are an indicator it’s going to be a hopping weekend for Dr. Dunning. We had a lull in the action at our house the past couple of weeks but don’t tell Jeff the drywall mudder I said such a thing.

Jeff the tough mudder

Look at his cool stilts! He is single handedly smooth dry walling our home. He has been working and working and working. Evidently not too many people in the west do smooth dry wall and he is working hard.

This week has been fun because our big windows are in!!

And Jim our handy craftsman at 4725 East Stallion Dr has stained and is installing our ceiling on our back porch.That is my cute boyfriend checking out the windows and the progress ūüėČ

The ceiling is going to be beautifulNow that the windows are in the dry walling and stucco-ing around them can resume and we press on!

I’m excited about our update. It is great to keep looking forward to being settled soon and unpack our boxes piled in the garage. It will kinda be like a birthday!

Well, I just got the call that my knight is heading up the mountain. We are then off to the Hualapai Mountain Lodge for dinner.

Sunny in Kingman ~ Susie


Gus and I are enjoying the breezy, 87 degree day out here on the high desert mountain.

I am such a dreamer. If only this, if only that. How about, “if I would just do?” I have a beautiful setting, a husband who provides security, love and encouragement. My job is just that, to do my job.

So here I am out on this lovely patio writing and working. Hebrews 9:13 gives a list of old testament examples of sacrifices used to purify us, only to point to verse 14 (from the Message) which says; If that animal blood and the other rituals of purification were effective in cleaning up certain matters of our religion and behavior, think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up our whole lives, inside and out. Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all those dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable, so that we can live all out for God.

All I can do is be obedient and He produces something I could have never imagined.

So my book is coming! I am quenched in the desert and loving every minute of it.My recreation! Who would have guessed!?

Last game of the season tonight. It has been fun and I’ve made many new friends.

Washed in the Blood and so very thankful ~ Susie


Gus Very Attuned to Josh Turner

My frivolous story of our bright and adorable Gus.

This morning at my feet

Dennis calls me everyday on his way home from work. Just to tell me he’s on his way. About a month ago I changed his ring tone to Josh Turner’s song “Would You Go with Me?” In case you want to listen.  Fitting for this adventure we are living.

When Dennis gets home he meets Gus at the pantry to share an assortment of mixed nuts. Gus has a very sensitive stomach and can’t eat dog treats so he enjoys mixed nuts and lettuce for his treats :).

They both take pleasure in the routine.

Yesterday I was sitting quietly writing, Gus of course was curled up at my feet and my phone was in the kitchen. Well, Josh Turner began singing in the kitchen. Gus ran to the phone doing his¬†It’s time to pay attention to me dance.¬†I spoke briefly to Dennis and looked over and Gus was sitting very straight panting away, waiting next to the Pantry!

You gotta love dogs and their keen minds! Just thought I would share about mine. He’s so cute.

Loving Life ~ Susie

Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy

John 14:12-14 NKJV “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.  And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

v 23-26 NLT¬†Jesus replied,¬†‚ÄúAll who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.¬†¬†Anyone who doesn‚Äôt love me will not obey me. And remember, my words are not my own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent me.¬†¬†I am telling you these things now while I am still with you.¬†¬†But when the Father sends the Advocate (Helper) as my representative‚ÄĒthat is, the Holy Spirit‚ÄĒhe will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.

Jesus asks so little of us, Believe, Obey, Love. This whole 14th chapter of John speaks of how much we are cared for. Ask, obey and love Jesus, that means you love His Father and therefore He will send His Holy Spirit to teach us. We just have to LISTEN and obey and do.

Oh please listen, love Him and ask Him.

I am celebrating the Joy of the Lord.

There are so many twists and turns and uglinesses (is that a word?) in this world but Jesus is on our side. This is a great team to belong to. Just DO IT! Walk with Him, talk with Him, ask Him, keep His word.

Feeling so Loved ~ Susie


Quite a lot

Sorry folks, it’s been 12 days since my last post. Wow, a whirlwind of terrific things happening all at once. Like this….and this….


Joy of my life..

And the icing on the cake…..

The wedding was splendid, I believe the bride and groom had the day of their dreams. I got to meet Angela, got to know Pete better, spend alone time with Samantha and Erin and a grand baby sleepover. We saw Pure Michigan at her best; sunny skies, green grass and trees, summer flowers in full bloom, Lake Michigan never disappoints showing itself bright and bold for Brett, Angela and Zoe and last but not least, lawn games.

We are back to the western high desert and fulfilled. We are so unbelievably blessed by God. He has sanctified us and I celebrate our family and give God all the glory!!

Proverbs 20:7 says; The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.

My dreamy husband chooses life. He makes decisions based on truth, God’s truth and because of that we have an abundant life surrounded by children and grand children.

Beaming ~Susie

Weddings and Such

Yep, that is a big happy face on my girl. We spent the day doing wedding things. Going to get her marriage license was top priority ūüôā

I love where I live, I love the life Dennis and I have here, I love building our home and next chapter here on the mountain. Not being in the same town as Samantha as we plan her wedding is brutal. Planning Samantha and Pete’s wedding is splendid!

I flew home to Kingman on Sunday during Memorial Day weekend. As I was flying home I thought, “This is the first time I have been so content with leaving Samantha.” She now has a date, a friend, someone with whom she can make plans.

I’m thankful. Continually believing God’s plans for our lives. He is faithful, we just need to be obedient.

Heading for a busy and fun week!

Thankful ~ Susie