My favorite things about August have nothing to do with the heat or the builder! I have my list posted below, with a little explanation following about each, and what made it special.
1. A community in action: New Town had a builder/developer purchase some acreage away from the Founder, who gave the new owner permission to take the land out of New Town. This would be a bad move for the home owners and property owners and business owners. The acreage would hold about 300 New Town homes and that is a source of revenue we will need to keep our commons (green space, lakes, canals, playgrounds, ampitheater) safe and well maintained. We formed a group, organized a petition, gathered over 800 signatures, arranged a speaker and got a bunch of neighbors at the first step, Planning and Zoning. With the passion of several well spoken neighbors and a great speech by another, we were able to convince the P & Z committee to vote no to the request by the builder! Such a great victory! Our work continues, we meet with the city councilmen in September.
2. The Katy Perry concert was a blast! We waited through two preshows which were long but she was definitely worth the wait! Lots of glow-in-the-dark jewelry and funky clothing. Her energy was amazing!
3. My Pampered Chef party was a blast, and not only because I was able to get so many goodies! My best friend from school, Lisa King Whitener, decided to come all the way from Fredericktown! I was floored!! Lots of neighbors came too, which was so very touching. We had a great time and our consultant was so knowledgeable and helpful.
|Terri and Lisa reunited after 30 years!|
6. We traveled to Nixa to see our second great grand niece christened by her grandfather, Bob's brother Gary. What a special event that was!
Mizzou started their second season in the SEC. I am excited to see how we do this year. A repeat victory of some bowl game would be a great ending!! Hoping that we would get to go and see them win, too!
Looking forward to all that September will offer the Steffes family. Until then, hugs, prayers and God's blessings on all.