So I totally missed recording our whole summer. But I'm not going to look back and feel badly about that, I'm going to record the here and now....and worry about summer later, maybe.
Things are good at home. Drew and Madelyn are in 4th and 2nd grade. They are learning to stretch their little wings as they are in different schools now with entirely new teachers, and mostly new kids. (boundaries have switched and there have been lots of changes around here). They are doing a splendid job in school.
O.K. I lied. I am going to look back just a little to update a few first day pics:
Madelyn has a supportive teacher who has noticed she needs extra work. Thank goodness! She has perfect grades and was getting bored, so she is supplementing her with more work. Hooray for teachers who are helpful! Madelyn is so good at making friends, and it is something she has had to do a lot of this year.
Ok, you want to see something totally nasty???
I knew you would. Hahaha....
Get ready for it:
Well, I never gave it much thought, and continued to wash my waffle iron as always. Fast forward to probably a week ago, I finally decided to resist my urge to wash my waffle iron and I just put it away. OOPS!! I guess I still had one last waffle in that thing......So that was totally disgusting, but we had a fun time joking around with it this morning. Nothing like a good laugh to get ya going in the morning.
So for the last 8 weeks my family (on both sides for me) have been doing a health challenge. The goals included 3 cups of veggies daily, 1 cup of fruit daily, 64 ounces of water, no eating after 9 p.m., no sweets 6 days of the week, and 30-45 minutes of exercise 5 days a week for 8 weeks. I did pretty good on average. A couple of doosy weeks in there, but for the most part I worked hard. Well, one night we had a crazy day. Jed and I didn't get home until after 9 p.m. and we hadn't had any dinner. We were starved. So we decided to go all out and make us hamburgers, because we just figured out how to make our favorite burger from a restaurant even better at home and we were craving it like no other!!
So here is Jed hard at work:
We've celebrated 3 birthdays here in the last couple months. First was mine:
Then we had Jed's birthday, it was a Sunday and he was gone in church duties most of the day, but boy oh boy were these kids ever excited when he came in the door!!
We love that Hannah, she is sure a sweetheart. I love her prayers she is saying right now. She is so grateful. She is grateful to be here on earth, for her body, for our home, and so many other things that I'm glad she appreciates. So sweet.
Well I'm going to sign off here and call it good for today. :)