Friday, July 7, 2017

I'm not one...


Usually I'm not one to sit around and bemoan the fact that "they grow up so fast"....but...
 Oh my goodness...doesn't Lance look like such a big boy in that picture?!?!

Well anyway, we're trying to not let the summer slip away from us without learning a few things...I've had the kids writing their names.  I write it at the top of the page and then draw lines for them.  Lance is doing better.  I have to remind him the hold the pen "nicely."  For Clarice, we're just trying to get her used to writing and making marks from the left part of the page to the right. 

I just don't want another "summer slide" as the teachers in August call it (when the kids take a few too many steps back in the summer).  And a little prayer always helps too!

After three trips to the library this week, I was finally able to pick up one I had on hold...

So, do you all have any fun plans for the weekend?
 

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

fireworks free fourth


Well, we had another fireworks free fourth of July.  Both kids were completely asleep by 8:15pm on Monday night when Lawrenceville had most of the festivities.  Matt and I briefly went to the backyard at 9:45 and saw a few fireworks over the tree line.  

Matt had off work on Tuesday and I got up at 5:30am to go jogging.  There is a breakfast place in town where I park my car and then go for a jog (and watch the sun come up)...and then get breakfast to take back home to everyone.  As I tiptoed back in at 7am everyone was still asleep.  I was so excited!  I turned on the TV to watch the Peachtree Road Race and eat my breakfast when....everyone woke up....sigh...

Then on Tuesday night we were all just tired and went to bed at our normal time.  I put in my ear plugs but still heard local fireworks until midnight.  We're just not night people. 

Anyway, here are some of our recent pictures...





Lance's eye exam went well this morning...


A few recent reads...



Hope you all have a great week!
 


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Friday, June 30, 2017

Faith Friday...You are not alone



Casting Crowns is a Christian music group from Georgia.  They have a new song out titled, Oh my soul.  You can click on the YouTube link here. 


This song has just really spoken to me recently.  There was a time in my life years ago when I was really struggling.  I seemed to be taking all the wrong turns and felt alone and punished.  Unfortunately I also stopped going to church for a while.  

Looking back now, I felt that I had let everyone down, and I also felt let down by everyone....

Except one....

Jesus.  

For my friends out there who might be going through a difficult time...

For my family members who think no one notices...

Turn back to Jesus...he is the only one who will not let you go!


   


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Let"s do this...

Trying to upload a blog post from my phone...here are our recent pictures...












Hope you all have a great week...I'll write more soon!




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Thursday, June 1, 2017

recent stuff


OK, with title like that can you now see why I liked the BEDA series?  ;)

Well, here are some of our recent pictures...

Our Sunday School class had an after church picnic a few weeks ago...I brought a hat since my skin is so sensitive...
 Last week when I walked into class I found out that one of our members had passed away.  She lost her battle to cancer.  We knew she wasn't well, but weren't expecting things to happen so soon.  It was a sad week for us, but we know Marlene is in Heaven doing the morning announcements!

I was running consistently until school let out this past week...I need to start back again...

Watching the movie Frozen too many times...."Don't shut me out...don't close the door!"

Taking lots of pictures with my new smart phone...



I tried listening to Into The Water by Paula Hawkins (Girl on the Train author), but just couldn't get into it.  I quickly returned it to the library because there were a lot of other people waiting for it on hold.  
I did enjoy this one though...

And if you want to watch our most recent YouTube videos,  you can click here.

Well, I hope you all have a great day!  Does anyone have big weekend plans?

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