Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Funnies & a Little Life

Nate: We have red lights so people can walk or drive without being interrupted.  Yellow lights mean go slow, and green lights me go medium, but I wish we didn't have red lights.

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Justin grumbled about another driver.

Gabby: Why don't you honk your horn at them?

Justin: It wouldn't help

Gabby: Well complaining doesn't help either.

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As you might be able to tell we've spent more than our normal amount of time driving this week!  Kate is away at camp until about midnight tonight with some of her AHG troop.  In the mean time we signed Gabby up for a four day AHG day camp a little closer to home.  It wasn't as close as I thought when I filled out the paperwork, but she had a great time.

Thankfully we were able to share in another group's carpool.  Gabby rode along with them for the first two days.  I drove with the carpool one day, and the final day, I just drove her to and from the house myself.  I am very thankful for that carpool because it is a bit of a haul over to the camp ground!  Some of the oldest girls stayed on site for three nights as they worked on their badges.

I can't wait to hear about Kate's week too!

Monday, July 13, 2015

I'm often asked if we school in the summer.  The answer is usually not really.  I mean the kids read ALL the time.

Then there was the time Kate broke her arm and couldn't do summer, so we did school between physical therapy sessions and doctor's visits.

And the summer before Ellie came that we did school so I could take the time after she was born.

And now evidently there is that summer that I asked Nate, in jest, after buying him a folder, so are you ready to start school on Monday that he answered, "YES!!!" with such enthusiasm I was shocked.  I looked over at his sisters, who kind of shrugged.  I looked at the blazing hot weather forecast, and shrugged.  So we started school.  In July.

So now, I guess the answer is about half the time...

If you need me I guess we'll be working on lapbooks, drawing a prairie habitat, and writing a letter of introduction!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Funny

On the radio: You've got to hear this story.

Nate: No, I don't gotta!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

It's Fireworks Day!


Kate: You mean the 4th of July.

Nate: No, fireworks day!

Happy Independence Day!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Funny

I love sugar and Ellie most of all! -Nate

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Time

Life has been keeping us busy around here!

We've done swimming lessons, impromptu home repairs, the kids physicals, eye exams, an orthopedist trip (with a week in a boot), and Justin and I both have been to the dentist for our check-ups.  There's been a trip to the zoo, on an unseasonably comfortable day for the south.  The big girls are in a weekly Bible study in conjunction with their AHG troop.  We still have an orthodontist appointment to look forward to and some dental work for Justin.  The girls are going in opposite directions for camp soon and there are a couple of optional activities we're hoping to fit in next month.  Before we blink it will be fall again!

 Ready for a lesson

Our sweet tag-a-long, who has sat through endless hours of lessons, appointments, meetings, and classes already

Some how the 'quiet' time of year isn't quite so quiet!  We are awfully blessed though--insurance to help with our expenses, cars that go, and friends and family with which to enjoy life.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Funny

Discussing Rudolph's nose over lunch, yes it is June...

Gabby: Hermione put an engorgement charm on his nose.

Nate: He ate too many bell peppers so his nose turned red.