Yesterday the kids and I hosted a lunch for the Elementary Staff of our church.  All three of my kids are in their department–K, 2nd and 3rd grade.  They each enjoy their time in Sunday School and Kidzplace and Choir…not to mention VBS each summer!!  We are blessed to belong to such a wonderful church that offers so much to our kids.  Ruby and Molly have been saved during their elementary years, and we are praying the same for Mack.

When we started preparing for the lunch the girls decided that they could entertain the ladies at the beginning.  Molly played ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH and then Ruby read the Christmas story from Luke 2, and then Molly played SILENT NIGHT.  Mack was the videographer.  

This kids ended up sitting in the foyer and eating their pizza while the ladies had Caesar Salad, Baked Potato Soup, corn muffins, and fudge and cookies for dessert.  The girls and Mack helped me serve the ladies all of their meal—from drinks to soup.  They even cleared their salad dishes at the right time.  I am so glad that they got to serve these sweet ladies!  Ruby asked me early that morning if they had to “do school.”  My first response was no, but then I explained to her that this is learning at its best!  We may not have “done school,” whatever that means, but we definitely learned about food, serving others, public speaking and performing, videoing, team work and friendship…just to name a few.



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Hi!  I cannot believe the pace of life around here.  I, obviously, have a low capacity for fast paced living.  🙂  I have so much in my head and heart to write about, but I cannot find substantial time to sit down and do it!

We aren’t doing much school today because Mack had a dentist appointment, and we had a few other errands to run.  I’ve caught up on all laundry and packed my bags for a little trip.  But before I get out of town, let me say how thankful I am for our friends.  Josh and I have lived in this area for about 11 1/2 years now, and we love all we have learned here, how we have grown, and the people that have become so dear to us.  I feel like our roots go deep here, and I like it that way (though I try to remind myself regularly that the Lord may choose to change our direction at any point and time).

Last Saturday we had a little class get together with our friends from church.






  What a fun night we had—very laid back, which is the best kind of night to me!  We are enjoying fall around here; it is definitely my favorite season.