Saturday, April 21, 2012

What we've been up to

Sorry we haven't been blogging lately. It seems like there is something go on everyday this past week. Livy has had softball practice almost every night along with a practice game, piano practice and a 4-H meeting one night, Josh had football practice, I took Liv summer shopping today, and we managed to get school in with a field trip. In the middle of all of this we said good-bye to a sweet friend of mine that we lost unexpectedly last Saturday, who  is also our preacher's daughter. Please keep them in prayer this week as they are grieving over her loss and preparing to receive a phone call any day that their other daughter, who has cancer, has past. Through it all they have shown grace, and nothing but faithfulness to God. I am really learning a lot from them right now.  
Anyway, I have added a few pictures of our week. Hopefully next week slows down a little...wishful thinking.
In school they are continuing their study of the impressionist artist  Mary Cassatt along with listening to the composer Bach. It is so funny to hear them talk as they are painting. They are now comparing artists while recreating paintings.

We took them yesterday to the Air Museum with our homeschool group. It was a little chilly, but they really enjoyed seeing all the planes. Here's Josh sitting in one.

Livy pretending she is flying.

Nate thought he was big stuff in all the planes.

They were able to see what their Great Grandpa Bill's ,who served in the Air Force,  job was. They were amazed that he was able to refuel planes while they were flying in the air.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Thank You!!

I finished packing up the Shoes For Orphan Souls this evening and because of all of you we collected 102 pairs of shoes! Thank you so much for exceeding our goal of 100. Jeff and I will pray over them tonight and we will ship them out tomorrow.  I read in my devotional in the last week this saying and how true it is, "We find life when we live for others." Thank you for helping us answer His calling.

"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all our family and friends.  Hope you are all remembering that our chains are gone and the fear of death doesn't have a hold on us any longer! Glory be to God!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Field Trip

Yesterday Andrea and I took the kiddos on a field trip to the Opalescent Glass Company. It was one of the neatest field tips we have been on. The company has been in Kokomo since 1888 and still uses the same techniques as they did back then. I would highly recommend that everyone check out this piece of our community's history. 

Josh and Livy gave glass cutting a shot. They were amazed at how easy it was to cut with the right tool.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Nathan

I can't believe my baby is 4 today.  We love you Nate!

My Little Man

Author: Patsy Gaut
My little man
You are growing
up so fast and I don't
want to
miss anything
Share with me these
moments and let me
be a part of your
wee life
I will try not to
crowd you and let you
be the person you
choose to be.
Let me come along
for the ride and I will
watch you spread your
wings and fly.