Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Weekend Wonders

Time is slipping by way too fast, and we are enjoying so many people and experiences that I'm having trouble keeping up with the blog these days!

The Cody family has held a special place in our heart for years,

especially after visiting our village in the Solomon Islands.

And now their family is growing, and our love for them continues to grow.

For a few days last weekend, we soaked up their sweetness - the aroma of Christ.

We took them to one of our favorite places:  Mt. Nebo State Park.

Usually this mountain top retreat is quiet, lonely, and peaceful.  I guess we always go during off season,

because it was packed with weddings and birthday parties and people enjoying the sunset.

Plop down some of my favorite people in one of my favorite places, and you always have a recipe for success.  Especially when you stop for Sonic's "half price shakes after 8" on the way home.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Back to school

Our crew has started back to school amidst a flurry of activity like haircuts,

 eye appointments, dentist visits, and drivers' tests. 

We now have two teenage drivers who no longer need an adult in the car with them!  And it won't be long before we have another young driver, but she will still need mom or dad around for a while.

We're now on week two of our school year, and it's going to look a little different than ever before.  Read-aloud is still my favorite time of day.  As we study American History, I'm reading "Secret of the Andes" with the three kids left at home.

But the big difference is that Aaron and I will be tag-teaming school more.  I've taken a one semester job with the orchestra program here in town.  God is providing some extra finances for our family while at the same time He's allowing me to fill in some gaps in my home-town orchestra due to some medical issues.  It's going to be an exciting semester!