As we pulled out the ornaments tonight to decorate the tree, I heard my boys say over and over, “Oh, I remember making this one! I know who gave me this ornament! Wow, I made that one a long time ago!”. I was busy snapping pictures but hearing them reminisce made me tear up a little bit. They are growing up – yet they have some sweet memories of their short childhood thus far. Parenting is hard but it’s so rewarding and such a gift from God!
Hiking…..I love it. Climbing Anna Ruby Falls isn’t exactly wilderness hiking but it’s definitely a beautiful piece of Earth. The kids were super excited to climb to the “top” and see the huge waterfall that awaited. More importantly, we were able to climb this trail with our extended family…..making memories!
The kids really enjoyed listening to the water and observing the surrounding moss, trees, rocks, and leaves. We will be visiting this spot again in the future, especially since we discovered that our local library allows free state park passes with our membership (this is the case for any Georgia library system)! Now, I’m off to make a list of all the state parks we should visit!
I’ve got a song stuck in my head. It’s about a love of mine.
Yeah, I love living this close to Atlanta. Mitch and I always celebrate our anniversary there.
Every Sunday as we get ready to go to church, I can always find Luke in the front room building something. Often times, it’s a choo-choo line of his matchbox cars or a tower made from markers. This past Sunday morning, I walked into the room and found him building some sort of barge ship from his blocks. Just after snapping these pictures, he demolished his structure and began building another. I think he might have a future in Vegas demolition.
Recently, the Lord has brought a good number of college students to our church. They are an easy going crew, laid back, full of fun, and have lots of love for the Gospel. They have clicked easily with our family and I find myself yearning for more and more time with each of them.
After church today, we invited them to our home for lunch. We sat around the living room laughing, eating hamburgers, munching on sweets, joking around, playing with our kids, and being silly. The silliest of them all, by far, is Phillip. Before eating today, he entertained us all with a very animated reading of The Monster at the End of This Book. I wish I had captured the reading on video….you would have laughed your boo-tee off. He actually read it a bit like this.
Phillip reads to Katie, Robin, Lauren, and Daniel. TJ was sitting on the couch too far right – he was laughing, too!
As a family, we had to be back up at the church for an afternoon function so we just left the students in our house and told them to lock up when they left. That’s some true love for community, huh? When we returned home about five hours later, this is what greeted us in our kitchen.
We love you all, too! Mitch and I are so thankful the Lord has brought you to WPC and we pray that we can be a church family to you as you spend your time here as a student for the Lord. We enjoy going to your recitals and seeing your work. Thanks for loving us and including us in your busy lives.
Now I just need to figure out who’s the artist of the group…..