- Jerry's show is almost done. Well, sort of. The cast has two more opportunities to perform the production at various churches in the area. So, we'll have Daddy back. Kind of. He was asked if he was going to audition for the next production and his quick response was, "Dolly said 'no'." We want daddy back for a while. He has loved doing the show though, and I predict we'll be a part of this theatre family for a long time to come.
- We went to our church's fall fest this past weekend, and I wish I could say it was fun and relaxing. I was singing and on my own with the kids, who were not following directions, and so it ended up being a pretty "hairy" day. I didn't take a single picture. Not of the pumpkin painting, face painting, or the bouncy house. Oh well. There's always next year!
- Fall has definitely arrived. We were going to go to the apple orchard yesterday, but the wind and rain kept us from venturing out. Instead, we checked out more books from the library and got some cleaning done. Which the boys completely undid in about an hour's time. To which I lamented, "WHY DO I EVEN BOTHER???"
- Awana started last night for the boys, and so you know what that means: Jerry and I have a weekly date night! We went to Caribou coffee, Jerry humored me by letting me stroll around Bath and Body Works, and then we went back to Caribou and sat next to the fireplace and talked. Without interruption! I just love that man.
- School is going great for both the boys. Caden is loving pre-school, and I am so thankful for God's leading where Cody's education is concerned. He has brought us all the right people, resources, and ideas to make this year a great one so far. Jerry told me last night that he is seeing the fruit of what we are doing and that meant the world to me. I am completely confident that God has brought us to this decision of homeschooling, but the weight of the responsibility sometimes causes me to doubt myself. I am wholly reliant upon God for each and every day!
- Cody is still playing violin and taking Taekwon Do. He was doing a roundhouse kick yesterday and hurt his knee, and for a moment I thought we were going to need to take a trip to the hospital. Once he calmed down and I saw he wasn't swelling, that he could walk on and bend it, I figured he was okay. His knee is still bothering him, though. I think he bruised pretty good when he fell.
- I am teaching 24 students a week (praise God!) and really thankful that my studio is completely full, more than it has been in the past five years. I'm so thankful for the business and for the wonderful children God has brought my way to teach. I am also leading worship on Thursday mornings for our women's bible study for the next eight weeks. We are doing "Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed" based on the life of David. It is written by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur. It has an intense amount of homework, but it is a wonderful study so far.
Thanks for reading (if you still are)! I hope you find time to enjoy these crisp fall days and take in all the wonders of the season. I got Caden's new pre-school calendar for the month of October and loved seeing things like "Harvest time!" and "Field trip to the Barn" and "Pumpkins!" This is such a wondrous time of the year. My only regret is that we can't head back to the Smoky Mountains to view fall in ALL its glory! God created the heavens and the earth. ~Genesis 1:1
Have a wonderful week!