September 20, 2013 | My Jottings

Dearest friends,

I’m taking a little break from the blog and am not sure when I’ll return. Very soon I will be on my way to this lovely scenery for The Second Annual Lupi-Soo Convention, and I am so excited.


The car Denel and I rent will be transported across Puget Sound in a ferry much like the one above, and we hope to have a few restful, memorable, laughing days together in Seattle and on Bainbridge Island. My dear family members have gathered around to help make sure things go well here at home while I’m gone. I couldn’t enjoy my Lupi-Soo reunions without them.

If you’ve never read about the First Lupi-Soo Convention that took place last year 9,000 feet above sea level in the Rockies, you can click here.

I’m always a little surprised to find that people stop by my blog at all, and I want to thank you again for making time in your life to visit, and especially to say hello in the comments!

God bless you all, and I’ll be praying for you while I’m gone….


  1. Roberta says:

    Wishing you a well- deserved hiatus. Enjoy all the peace and beauty God offers you and Denel!

  2. Kay of Duluth says:


  3. Ganeida says:

    Enjoy. We’re only the press of a button away. 😉

  4. Just Julie says:

    Roberta, Kay and Ganeida… Thank you to you three dears…. xoxo

  5. connie says:

    I hope your time is restful, refreshing, and full of laughter and peace. I will miss reading your blog, I enjoy it so much. But Im going to go pull all my favorite childrens books so I can give you a full report when you get home! Have fun!! : )

  6. Ember says:

    May it be a really happy time xxx

  7. Kay in Cornwall, UK says:

    Bless you, Julie. It’s not been an easy year for you so far, has it? Alan and I are very aware of all the pressures that you’ve been under and we have been praying for you and will continue to do so.
    We’ll miss your blog while you’re away, but we feel certain that it’s right for you to have this time of rest and refreshing.
    Sending lots of love

  8. Carey says:

    Dearest Friend…I hope that on Bainbridge Island you find yourself restored, renewed, rested and ready to face (again) whatever life brings your way. Can’t wait to hear all about your travels after you return. Blessing on you both…

  9. Just Julie says:

    Kay and Carey, you are both dear to me… Thank you for the kind words! xoxo

  10. Kristi says:

    Dearest Julie,
    I pray that your time away will be a wonderful respite for you. May you find rest, peace, laughter, joy and a renewed sense of purpose and strength. I will miss your blog (I do stop by often!) as I love your sense of humor, perspective, wisdom and heart for Jesus!
    May God bless you on this wonderful journey 🙂

  11. Just Julie says:

    Your words and your friendship bless me so much, Kristi. Thank you, thank you… xoxo

  12. Carrie says:

    I am eagerly anticipating the details of the trip as I enjoyed reading about the last Lupi-Soo reunion. So glad that your family is close to help with the details while you get away for a much needed R&R. Praying for refreshment of both your soul and body while you are gone.

  13. Just Julie says:

    Thank you so much Carrie! I’m home from our wonderful Lupi-Soo trip and as you can imagine, have about a gajillion things to catch up on. Thank you for being interested, my Iowa friend… xoxo

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