Saturday, October 8, 2016

Round here

After studying Henry Ford, 
Lana's class made an assembly line for candy cars.
Lana and her friend Regan were in charge of putting tires on,
and inspecting the finished product.  So fun!

Tucker and Jude hanging out while the moms were in a mission team meeting.
It's so fun to watch these 2 buddies together.

A friend posted this recently from her wedding - 
the expression on Tucker's face is my favorite!!

This is what happens when I craft.

This election cycle has been awful so far,
and I anticipate it only devolving as November approaches.
I am #nevertrump AND #neverhillary, in equal measure.
I think I'm going to write in Russell Moore for President.

Lana's latest book report involved reading a book she had not read before,
writing a report in outline form, and creating a pumpkin character from the book.
I think she did an amazing job!

Tucker's Davis cousins gave him the game Blokus for his birthday.
We all love it, and play it frequently!
The other day we were playing, 
and Tucker couldn't find the piece he was looking for.  Ha!

This thing has been going around on Facebook,
with people posting graphics of their most-used words.
Here are mine - I think it's perfect!

Sometimes, when Tucker has called my name a million times,
I start responding in Pokemon.
Instead of using words, I make random sounds and repeat syllables.
It made him so mad one morning last week!
This might be what the Bible means when it tells us not to provoke our children to wrath....but I couldn't stop giggling.

This is what my Mondays look like this year:
No way you could have the Monday blues with these cuties!

Another fun day in Lana's class,
as they finished studying about early America.
We had a celebration that involved old fashioned fun like wearing bonnets, bobbing for apples, having sack races, grinding corn into meal, and writing with feathers and ink.

 I leave today for my trip to the Middle East,
and two nights ago, our precious Katie and Colter showed up at my door with this precious box full of essentials, and a note for me to open every day.  I've gotten to open 2 already, and they will be treasured forever! 

Each time we sit at the table to eat "bread" for our physical bodies, we also read the Word and feed our souls the Bread of Life.  Dan snapped this picture of Tucker and I, and it makes my heart so happy.

Fridays are our day together.
We are both off work, and the kids are in school,
and it's such a treasure.
So far this year, we've spent every Friday either working,
taking care of projects, or having other commitments.
Yesterday, though, we had until noon to be together.
The weather was beautiful, so we went downtown and had a cup of coffee and sat outside and talked and read our Bibles and just enjoyed a few hours of peace together.  You can see how much we both enjoyed it!

 Yesterday afternoon, 
we picked the kids up from school and headed south.
I needed my toes in the sand before leaving the country.
I love this picture of our buddy hauling things out to the water.

It made it even sweeter that our precious Scott family joined us!

Our first beach trip together with everyone being Florida residents!
You can bet it won't be our last!!
This friend is a treasure to me, in a million and one ways.
To know her is to love her, and to get to do life right up next to her takes my breath away with God's goodness!  She is an encourager, speaking words of Life and Truth into me all the time, in a million ways.  I never have to have my guard up with this one, and there's nothing but real life going on as we spend time together.  She has seen the best and the worst of me, and 17 years later, she's one of the best friends I've ever had in all my life.  She loves my children as her own, doesn't let me get away with a THING, will call me out on my junk in a hot second, and sticks around just the same.  Bring on the next 17 years, my dear April.  You're stuck with me!

See you later, Pensacola.
Be back in 10 days.

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