All the public schools were in session today, but our little private school had the day off. We spent it doing a myriad of things around the house and about.....
First, Mitch went to the doctor to learn he had an ear infection of great proportions which meant his next stop was the pharmacy at Publix. He has been suffering from the infection for probably a week - and kept our kids all weekend so I could go to Atlanta for our denominational women's conference. He taught SS, preached a sermon, clothed, bathed, and fed our kids with joy. I surely married a wonderful man.
Today for lunch, some new friends from church came over and chowed down on some Italian food with us. She even brought her homemade bread.....which I lathered with butter.
Then, Luke made banana smoothies for the first time. Yeah, he might just be a chef one day.
Andrew worked on his STAR WARS Lego set and read a book for school. He would have been outside if it hadn't been raining.
Abigail put puzzles together on the floor with Rapunzel, Belle, Cinderella, and Jasmine.
Later, we visited Chrissy and Chad and helped them paint the living room in their new house. I think Chad's gonna have to apply a second coat.
I'm looking forward to being back in the classroom tomorrow. The 12 little girls God has given me are really a treasure to spend my mornings with. Although there is NEVER a quiet moment in the classroom, I love how excited they are to memorize God's Word, sing songs of rejoicing, and find Christ in all the things they learn.
Water is everywhere in Florida....even at the Destin Commons. The kids loved being able to play in the fun squirting fountains, jumping around trying to catch the pattern and avoid getting water punched. It was pure joy to watch them play and laugh together.
Just a gator and her babies that we spotted in Alabama during a pit-stop toward Florida this past week.
Until college, some friends might know that I thought all alligators in America were only in zoos. That all changed one day when I parked my car in a restaurant parking lot in Orlando in front of a fence with a sign that read, "For your safety, please DO NOT cross fence line. Live alligators live in this creek.".....WHAT!?!?!?!?
Thank you for my sweet surprise treat last week that you left on my desk, Joie! I have enjoyed spending my mornings and lunch time with you at school and I only regret not doing it sooner....like 7 years ago when we first met!
We just returned home from a lovely quiet family vacation. Every family needs time away and we are so thankful for some sweet friends who blessed us with their place down on the panhandle of Florida, along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. There was never a boring or dull moment spent, even if it included sleep - or rest in various other forms.
Day One kept us busy on the sand.....seriously! We spent ALL DAY on the beach until it was time to shower for dinner. We swam and spotted dolphins, built sand castles, started and finished reading a book, caught hermit crabs, dug moats, and sat on our bums!