|Merida and our 50s girl braved the rain for candy together|
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
The 5K Zombie run is a favorite. They run through dark woods and get chased by zombies. Awesome. They are learning endurance, discipline, and so much more. Cross country is a great sport for kids! Jack's time was 24:32 and Joshua's was 24:38. Hard work is paying off! My favorite quote from tonight was when Jack said, "I don't need a medal. I have the pride of my family." My boy.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
|Finally, art time! Splatter painted owl|
Friday, October 23, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
My Dad is always full of surprises! He and Mom took us out to dinner tonight. I was telling him that I started a book club and we just read Harper Lee' s newly released book. He said, "Granddaddy and I used to fish with her all the time." Apparently she had a cabin near Mr. Jaffey's, Granddaddy's employer, on the coast. He said Harper Lee was a great fisherman and an excellent poker player. He had funny stories of her kicking Mr. Jaffey out of the boat once. Granddaddy had to drive the boat and the vehicles to ensure everyone's safety! Crazy! Wish I could ask Granddaddy for more details. So many untold adventures!
Saturday, October 10, 2015
When I was Jack's age, October 10, 1991, I had the most terrifying night of my life. Traumatic brain injury, icu, broken bones, gashes and bruises entered my very naïve 15 year old world through a car accident with friends resulting in very serious injuries to my best friend/high school boyfriend. God was so gracious and patient with me when I embraced confusion, regret, rebelliousness, and mostly fear during the rest of high school. I am so thankful that the ultimate outcome was healing for Matt. I am so amazed at the strength of his family, so much more now as a Mom. God has used that night in profound ways to draw me close to Him, to know and breathe deeply in His love and grace when he finally bopped me on my stubborn head a couple of years later and I became His child. He is always created beauty from ashes. Praise Him. Grace and mercy. Miracle Matt. Living for my Redeemer!
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Jackson asked his friend to the Homecoming dance. Her mom is one of my dearest friends, so it was very exciting. They went just as friends, which is a relief to put off a first date for a while longer. But he did pay for dinner and treat her as a date since he asked her. That was a first. He did great. They went with Jack's new friend from homeschool co-op and another girl that has been friends with Jack's date since they were young. It worked out really well and I think they were all comfortable and had a great time.
So thankful to wrap up our seventh week of school and head into fall break! This week was full of fun with friends and several late nights! Love the perks of staying out late and sleeping in occasionally...even on school days! Good times! We are ready for a break and so excited!
|Cezanne still life|
|Clay lamp from history|
|Studying plants. Good old celery experiment.|
|Jack's stand for videography class.|