Meemaw & Peepaw Hutsell

We used to be known as Paul & Vickie Hutsell but since the grandchildren came, we are affectionately known as Meemaw and Peepaw Hutsell. Vickie works for Kauffman Engineering (formerly TM Morris Mfg) and Paul works at Matthew Warren and is music minister and executive pastor at our church: Calvary Union Church in neighboring Walton,IN. We love the Lord for His grace to us and we also love all of our little g'babies too as well as their wonderful parents.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Great Weekend

We celebrate great days when they come, and this past Sunday was a jewel.
It was so good to have Kris back for a weekend, to have all of our family at church in the morning with Joel playing in the praise band, and then to gather all of us together for a great meal that Kris and Megan prepared just capped the weekend off perfectly.
Mom and I are surely blessed in this season of life.
This was surely a day to remember and celebrate in the years to come. We sure thank the Lord for each and every one of our kids at whatever level be it grand or not. God has given them both really great families and we are very proud of both of our sons.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Shroonin' Saga

Wow, what a great time!
Last Sunday Megan invited Meemaw & Peepaw Hutsell over for lunch after church. Peepaw had talked to one of the men at church who offered his woods as a shroonin' woods for Peepaw to use whenever he wanted.
Well, he thought, "What a great time to do some one-on-one time with Isaac" Surely he has never had a chance to go shroonin'.
When he announced his intentions at the dinner table, Megan wouldn't let him go without her. She has been looking for a shroonin' woods too.
Well it worked out great. All the guys (including baby Henry) along with his personal bodyguard, Megan.
Before long Isaac was inquisitive about all the aspects of woods life. What is in he woods? Are there mean animals there? What would we see there?
Before we even got into the woods, he was convinced that we were going snake hunting.
All went well for about the first hour or so. Isaac would follow right behind as instructed, constant with his questions about whatever he saw. All his questions were answered with him in rapt attention, hanging on every word of all the answers offered.
Then came the creek. Just a small stream.. with a rock in the center, perfectly placed for crossing.
"Isaac, can you step o the rock or do want to hold my hand?" Peepaw asked.
"I can do it." he replied.
With that, he stepped out confidently from the bank and right into the stream, missing the rock altogether and sinking into the black soft mud up to his knees.
A firm tug latr and he was on he oher bank deciding ow to respond to the cold wet feeling now overcoming his feet and legs, about to cry.
"C'mon." came the command from Peepaw. "We've got lots of shroonin' to do. Stomp off the mud. Let's go. You'll be alright, it's just a little mud."
That seemed to appease him for the time. But before long the trip in the woods became more and more arduous for him.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

As The Quivver Fills

Well, we have grown some more this year.
Kris is on assignment in Virginia and Megan stayed in Indiana near family to have their 5th child, a cute-as-a-button boy named Henry Christian.
Not sure of the origin of the name Henry, but his middle name is the same as Peepaw Hutsell's.
(Peepaw got his name from his uncle Homer Christian Hutsell.)
Henry has acclamated quite quickly to the noise of siblings and as well to Peepaw's lap..(Meemaw's too.)
Our time has been filled with getting acquainted with grandchildren who have spent the majority of their lives (so far) halfway arond the world.
I can say for a certainty that God made grandchildren as a blessing to grandparents. It is so cool to be accepted so unconditionally by such exhuberant smiling faces, especially at 6:30 am after their sleepover with Meemaw. I am so thankful for God's grace and mercy and for Meemaw's patience and sticking with me, that allows me to experience such a wonderful life!
Definitely some of the best memories have come this last year.
To top it off, Chloe has finally warmed up to Peepaw too, and last week preferred Peepaw's lap to mom's when Katie came to retrieve her after a Saturday morning visit. Peepaw loved that!! She was asleep on his belly and did not want to leave.
Hehe. Guess I got the touch!!
Our biggest problem is that we are so short on space in our home, but Peepaw is working on that!!
Will include pictures on here too when I can, but for now go to for the latest pix of Kris & Megan's and to for theirs.
Blog Ya Soon
Peepaw & Meemaw