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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Busy times...

Quite a lot has happened since my last posting.

Drake started soccer. He missed his first two games b/c of strep, but we're back on track now.

Dh and my anniversary was Sept 26. We had a nice meal out and exchanged cards, as usual.

Drake turned 7 on Sept 30. He chose to eat at Pizza Inn, and he got a Chipmunks movie (his new favorite thing).

We started 2nd grade/homeschool on Oct 1, and he's doing so well. His reading is better than it was when we stopped over a month ago, and he's eager and excited.

Today, Oct 3 we have Drake's party. It's a Pocoyo theme.  I figured he'd go with Blaze or Tom and Jerry or something, but he chose P.  Oh well, it makes him happy (it was a cute show) and that's what counts.

Coming up in a couple weeks is our fall vacation to Stone Mountain for the Highland Games.

Dh's birthday is the 25, so another dinner out will be in order.

We'll trick or treat prob in Odum again, though I'm not sure if we'll get together with friends there this year. 

There's also the local corn maze, and a couple things with the neighboring county's homeschool group.

Busy, busy busy!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

My Awana Workman

2 Timothy 2:15

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

Awana is a youth/children's Bible study our church hosts on Wednesday nights from 6-8pm. It's a global? program designed to teach young people the Word of God through memorization, games and discussion. They not only learn the verse, but also what it means and how to live it and explain it to others. It's a great group.

Drake has learned John 3:16 since we started this year, in slow steady increments each week. He always has a great time, but he's not much for being in the spotlight (still). Here he is ready for this week's class in his new Sparks vest (Awana has levels divided by age group). Last year he was a Cubbie, in a blue vest.

Awana stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, from the Timothy verse above.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

That season again!

He's so much more confident and sure of himself, even at the first practice (pictured here).
From what I can tell, we have a super coach and assistants so this year will be great, too.

That's him in white, being a go-getter!  He's in a size 2.5 this year (shoe) up from a 1 last year. He's growing so darn fast.  September is a 'gear up' month for us. Soccer practice starts, field trips with the local homeschool group begin, dh's an my anniversary (17 years), Drake's birthday.

Then, October brings his b-day party on the 3rd, we begin 2nd grade Oct 1,  fall vacation mid month,  and Dh's birthday at the end of the month.  Busy times!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

These are a few of my favorite things...

Drake, Mario and the Wii U tablet.
(of course the latter are HIS favorite things, but still)

Summer is moving on, we're staying in and keeping cool.  Two family/friend birthdays are coming up, so that's something to look forward to.

I'm writing away, working on yet another story/fanfic. The previous finished up at six full chapters, this one should be done in three, maybe four.  I'm loving all the ideas that are coming to me. InuYasha forever! lol

Friday, July 31, 2015

Werds, Werds, Werds

My imagination has been humming here lately.

I finished a fanfic that had been languishing for two years, and started another. This time a modern InuYasha AU. I'm working on chapter 4 now. This is new for me, as I usually stay within the canon universe/historical.

 I also have another AU, also IY that's one chapter down.  One chapter of a modern original story that's been waiting for further inspiration and several chapters of a fic that likely won't see FF as it has an OC. Still, I'm having fun.

So I'm writing and creating and I am loving it.  Another development is my writing requirements. I used to be unable to 'hear' the story if the tv were on, people were talking/playing/ect. That's one reason I gave it up, no more quiet time. 

Now, all that's no real problem as long as the tv, boy and dh aren't loud.  The words just flow easily.

I'm really glad to be creative again.  It's calming and exciting all at once, and a great distraction from the 'things I cannot change' parts of life.  In my stories, I can change anything I want!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Gotta love this boy

So, tonight Drake wanted a ham sandwich for supper. He didn't want to wait for the hamburgers I was cooking. So I asked if he wanted cheese on it, and he agreed. Then he said he also wanted....

Peanut Butter!

On the ham sandwich, not a separate sandwich.  Err....Ok.
So I made the sandwich with ham and peanut butter (no cheese because that's just beyond me).

He declared it 'tasty' and said 'I like it'.  He  must have, b/c he ate every bit of it. 

Then, while playing a particularly tricky part of Mario Party 10, he stated that:

Laba is really Laba-y.

Yes, son. Yes, it is.

Laba?  Lava.

I love this crazy kid.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

It's a VBS kind of summer

So far this year, Drake has attended three vacation Bible schools.
One at our church, Calvary. One at First Baptist, and the last at Odum Baptist my home/growing up church.

He has loved each one of them.  From water balloon fights, to inflatable slides to a makeshift splash pad each church has incorporated not only sound Biblical teaching and music but great all around fun, as well. I am thankful for such dedicated and caring volunteers that make these VBS's happen.

Let the little children come unto me, indeed!

We've had the best discussions on the way home from each. Heaven, Hell, Attributes of God, Angels, clouds in Heaven and HOW will we walk on them without falling through? (lol) to a simple discussion of Salvation.  Slowly but surely he's learning and growing in the Lord.

I love this boy, and I'm so proud and grateful to be his mama!

Drake, down front in green. The lady on the right with the white cap is Mrs. Jackie Perkins. This wonderful lady taught ME when I was Drake's age. Passing it on...