The Bullock Family Website

Summer 2017

To God our Savior, who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty, dominion and power,
Both now and forever. Amen.
(Jude 25, NKJV)

Welcome! Happy Summer 2017!



This is a nearly complete site update (as of June 2017),
because it's been SO LONG since our last update...
(Last update was February 2016)


To navigate around the site, START by scrolling down...
THEN come back and click the buttons to the left or along the top!

DISCLAIMER: Hi, everybody! Yeah, yeah, I know...I've used all 16 of the 3 to 4 months I promised since the last update...but that's life (speaking of life, scroll down to see what's been going on in our lives...). We are once again living in a "New Normal," and it does take a while to adjust when major changes happen...right?

So, I hadn't completely forgotten about our web site (just mostly...). Due to some delays, this version of the site will only include photos up through October of last year...and then, sometime real soon (probably by August or September, of THIS year...) I'll be catching up with the rest of our photos from Nov 2016 - present!

Oh, yeah...regarding the title photo at the top of the page...
YES, Dan has grown a beard!!
(The photo of Gaye and Dan is © 2017 Abby Izor – thanks, Abby!)

What's New
Well, among other things it's the 20th anniversary of this web site!
(Yeah, believe it or not, our site first went up in June of 1997!)

Here's a listing of what's new and updated around our site this time:
Each item is a link: think of them as shortcuts! Click to go to each page.

- Family News (on this page!)
- The Cat
- Family Photos
- Artistic Photos
- Favorite Links
- Dan's Sign Collection
- Photos of Shooting (2015-2016)
- Dan's Guns
- Dan's Reloading
- Dan's Recommendations
- Previous versions of the site

We're the Bullocks: Dan, Gaye, Anne, and Allen. This is our humble home in cyberspace, where we do several things.

  • Tell you that Jesus is our Lord, and why we trust our lives to Him.
  • Share the good news of how you can have a relationship with Jesus,
    be forgiven of everything you've ever done wrong, and live forever!
  • Keep you up to date on the cheerful chaos that is our family life.
  • Glorify God through artistic photography of his beautiful creation.

Thanks for visiting! We hope you enjoy your time here and get blessed!

Click here to see the last several updates of our site...
...as well as the way it looked in 1997!
20 years ago!
(Note: links from older pages will likely be somewhat flaky...)


You are the God who does wonders;
You have declared Your strength among the peoples.
Psalm 77:14 (NKJV)

(click on a blue heading below to go to that place!)

Family

Everything we did in 2016 (including hiking to the "'Hike Inn") – tune in next time for 2017 content!

Dan

Dan's doing much the same as always...playing bass, shooting guns, taking photos, and going dancing with Gaye!

Gaye

Being a college student again (and doing great!) , traveling by herself to help Dan's mom, and getting her "baby fix!"

Anne

Anne's a college graduate, a bunch of people came to her senior art show...and she has a new job!

Allen

Allen is living on his own, and making his living as a pizza delivery driver!

The Cat

Yes, our kitty, Stryper, has her very own web page.

Links

Even more new places that we like to go on-line.

Prayer Requests

Thanks, as always, for praying for us!

Dan's Thoughts

Just some new recommendations, this time...


Stuff!

Some silly updates to the Sign Collection...and other Stuff!

Photos

Lots of new family and artistic photos – please check them out!



Click here if you want to read our annual Christmas/New Year's letter...


Family

Our 2016 adventures...stories from 207 are coming with the next update...Real Soon Now!

In March 2016, Dan & Gaye had the opportunity to substitute teach the Self-Confrontation Bible Study Class at our church; it was a good group, and lots of fun!

In April 2016, the two of us traveled to Washington, DC to celebrate Dan's father's 90th birthday! Gaye wrote new words to an old barbershop quartet song to honor and commemorate him. Dan's brother Robin was there too (for what he jokingly called "DadFest") Sand we all sang the song to Dad!

In May 2016, we went to see a stage play version of the Who's "rock opera" Tommy!

In July 2016, Dan and Gaye went to a small retreat center in Adrian, Georgia, and did a guided silent retreat for a whole weekend. It was a wonderful time of drawing closer to the Lord, and being reassured of his love for us!

In August 2016 we went to our church's annual marriage retreat, which was held at Callaway Gardens, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. We stayed at the very luxurious Lodge and Spa, and had time to enjoy their hot tub!

We got to see Dan's brother in concert a couple if times, playing and singing Irish tunes with Aoife Clancy (a new partner of his).

In September 2016, Dan and Gaye drove to Dayton for Gaye's 40th year Oakwood High School Class Reunion! Gaye got to see some old friends, and even Dan had fun, indulging in the school spirit.

Then we drove over the Washington DC to celebrate Dan's Mom's birthday. and THEN went to Amicalola Falls State Park in North Georgia to check something off our "bucket list..."

Our plan was to hike the trail to the "Hike Inn"...a rustic hotel-in-the-woods where the ONLY access for guests is via hiking the 5-mile-long approach trail. Getting there took until the last light was just fading from the sky! It all worked out o.k. though, and we very much enjoyed the next day hanging around the lodge, and after hiking back out the third day, we celebrated with a terrific dinner in the Lodge at Amicalola Falls before driving back home!

You might think we'd be about done traveling by now...but then we hit the road again after Christmas, going to DC to spend some post-Christmas time with Dan's family (including his brother, Robin), and then driving to Dayton for Gaye's Mom's traditional New Year's Day party!

(If you're getting the idea that we traveled a LOT in 2016, well...you're right!)

(Never a dull moment around here!)

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Dan

Dan continues to play the bass guitar: for musical worship at home; for the worship team at church; and he and Gaye still play at our weekly "bar gig" – our name for the Pickers' Circle group that gets together and jams every Tuesday at the Moose Club...in the bar area!

Dan also attended a large, area-wide multi-church men's conference with several friends – and took Gaye out target shooting a few times!

He's still very active in our Celebrate Recovery group (at Southside Baptist Church).

And, Dan took Gaye out to several ballroom dancing events (it's fun!) with the Warner Robins Dance Society.

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Gaye

is all healed from breaking her neck in 2015 – she's able to move her neck now as if it never happened!

Her major activity in 2016 was becoming a college student again! She took courses both semesters at Central Georgia Technical College in Computer Aided Drafting, to refresh her skills (from 25 years ago) on the current software capabilities. It was a challenge for her, but she finished well – and is now deciding whether to continue toward a certificate or even a degree.

Gaye traveled by herself in September to DC to help take care of Dan's parents while his Mom as recovering from hip surgery – and then Dan flew to meet her in Dayton to celebrate her Mom's 80th birthday (!) with a very nice dinner out at the Golden Lamb restaurant, in Lebanon, Ohio.

Gaye stills serves as a singer on our church worship team; and helps with the children's ministry during our Celebrate Recovery meetings, and works in the nursery at our church (which gives her her "baby fix!")

Please click here to see Gaye Leigh's Rules For Getting Older!

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Anne

Anne is now a college graduate! (Yay, Anne!) She was awarded her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Columbus State University in December 2016, concentrating in photography. She participated with the rest of her senior class in a senior art show in a gallery on campus. Her senior project was photographs, and we got to attend the art show with some of Gaye's extended family – Anne's grandmother Beverly, great-aunt Linda, and her uncle Leigh traveled to see her art show! It was especially important to Anne that Leigh came, because he's a professional artist – and he really liked her show!

Anne had already been living in a rental house with some roommates, and is staying there as she figures out the next step in her life. She recently got a new job, working at the Columbus Public Library (and she loves it!). She's also still enjoying her other job at Brushes and Beverages (where customers pay to come in and create their own paintings, and maybe have a glass of wine) – she helps people with their paintings!

She's also now the proud owner of a little red Ford Focus...which Mom and Dad agave her, after she had been driving it for a while. She continues to gain in responsibility and autonomy!

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Allen

Allen turns 22 at the end of June (yes, they are both fully adults now...). He moved out in Spring 2016 (over a year ago!), and is living on his own (in an apartment with a roommate)! He is taking a break from his schooling, and is very much enjoying working as a delivery driver for Marco's Pizza in Perry, Georgia! We still try to have him over to the house for dinner every couple of weeks, so we're keeping in touch. (A funny note: he likes pizza for dinner, but not Marco's...so we get Pizza Hut!)

As he ponders his future, he's considering either going to work as an apprentice-level heating and air conditioning technician...or joining the Air Force!

Mom & Dad still try to get together with him once every couple of weeks for dinner, typically at home in Warner Robins when he's not working.

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Prayer Requests

Please pray for our family, as we deal with all the challenges that life has been throwing at us, and continually work to become the authentic individuals God created us to be.

And remember, no matter what's going on in our society, in our culture, in our government...that God is in control! He's still on the throne, none of what we do takes him by surprise, and he'll continue to be faithful to make sure that "all things work together for good, for those who love God and are called according to his purpose!" (Romans 8:28)

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About our Site

Dan likes this web site format, and it seems to work o.k. It's based on a template we got free from someone else (hence the attribution at the bottom of the page), and modified to our liking, as permitted under his terms of use. Dan, as much as he likes hand-coding (yeah, right) couldn't do something this nice by himself.

The artistic photo pages, however, are still entirely Dan's design, for now at least, so maybe he hasn't totally abandoned the craft of manually writing web pages...

The "NIV" in our Scripture quotes stands for New International Version. The copyright requires that notation, as well as the following statement: "Scripture quoted from the Holy Bible, New International Version (R). Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of International Bible Society."

Similarly, "NKJV" stands for New King James Version, and its use requires acknowledgment as follows: "Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved."

KJV, of course, means King James Version, which, having been written in 1611, is public domain.

(Hey, I thought of putting in a FAQ section -- you know, Frequently Asked Questions -- but no one ever asks any questions about the site!)

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