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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November, at last

And a linkie for you!

This seems like a neat website full of yummy English recipes (I found it by Googling 'Beans on Toast' for the Boy--he was watching Peppa Pig, a favorite).

We also attended our local fair and had a great time last week.
We didn't make it to the small circus that stopped in our county, but maybe next year.

Jacksonville has Kids Free November, and we're using this opportunity to hit the Zoo next Monday; it's been a busy, happy few weeks for us this fall!

And....I still can't get pics to load. They're the correct file type, ect. I hate to switch blogs AGAIN b/c of site issues, but it looks like I may have to. Ugh.

Happy Thanksgiving, if I don't post before then.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

What's been going on?

October has been a busy month.

We had our fall vacation in Atlanta/Stone Mountain.
We spent time at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Fernbank Science Museum, the Scottish Games at SM, and then a few hours at Stone Mountain itself.

It was Drake's first time at SM, and he had a blast. We'll def go again, but during the weekday when school is in! Crowds were crayzay.

I'd love to post pics, but for the past week, BlogSpot is refusing to upload my pics to my post. I can get them in que, but they wont embed. Ugh, so frustrating b/c I have so much to share.

Last soccer game is tomorrow, Drake has been playing some better. It's still not his fave sport. Too much running, lol.

Mr. Linton died Monday. His funeral was today, his daughter's (only child) birthday. He was such a huge positive influence for me growing up. I'll never forget all the adventures we all had riding horses and just hanging out.  North to Alaska, Forever!

Monday, October 5, 2015

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