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Tuesday, September 29, 2009


How can you NOT see a CREATOR when you look around you? I went outside today to practice shooting manually (it's sometimes easier to just set the camera on auto to shoot!) and I decided to go to the front of the church and try out the flowers. As I
knelt down, I saw this!!

God creation always amazes me!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

auntie robin

adam's little sister robin came to NH to visit sarah, and we got the chance to see her on saturday. the boys love being with her...she is so sweet and so much fun - a GREAT auntie!! she surprised us and came to church with us on sunday night, then came over for pancakes :) what a treat!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

saturday soccer

it was a beautiful, sunny, fall morning - perfect day for soccer!
ry won his game 5-0 (he was a house on defense, AND almost scored a goal!)

then aj had his game at 11.

they won 3-1. aj had the first goal of the game

it kills me that my computer died...with photoshop on it. :( i have no idea what i am going to do now. i would love to play around with these soccer pictures!!
oh well, for now...here they are!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Aj's Soccer Game

aj had his first soccer game last night. it was a little frustrating for him...his team has a real tough time with team work, and with respect! adam volunteered to ref the game, and at one point, one of the 8-year-olds came off the field screaming "i hate that ref - he made the wrong call!" wow.
anyways, in spite of all that, aj did have a hat trick (that's 3 goals in one game, for the layperson :)) and he was pretty happy about that.
here's a few pics of the game.

Monday, September 14, 2009

football season has arrived

football season is officially here, and the boys have really been enjoying the crisp, cool weather and tackling each other. ok, mostly the tackling each other part. they played for a good couple of hours today, and had so much fun. they get along great, and it's so fun to watch them play together! then we let them stay up for the ENTIRE patriots game, and what a good one it was! (note to self...do NOT drink a cup of coffee at 8:00 pm before an intense patriots game...) i have to admit, i get into the games a little bit. i have ALWAYS loved watching football (with my dad) and love that i still get to! it was a lot of fun, and the boys were pretty tired by the end. hopefully they'll sleep in a little tomorrow!

First Day Of School

today was our first day of school...judge if you want to, but our books didn't come in until friday, so i thought monday, september 14th would be a delightful day to start! :) we started off with a breakfast of coughfrozencough WAFFLES, and FRUIT KABOBS (sorry to disappoint erika and jackie, but i HAVE started adding wheat germ to my "just add water" pancake mix!) see how i BOLDED the fruit kabobs part so that would stand out a little more? and i am just being honest when i am deciding to tell you that the grapes on riley's kabob were just so that some might think i am giving him all kinds of fruit, even though he didn't eat it! he DID eat the apples and bananas. ok, that feels better.

anyways...i made a geography table...

which i love, so that when the boys finish their subject before the schedule says to go on to the next subject, they are allowed to go to the geography table and look through any of the really cool books there. there are also times when they can get into the craft drawer (oh darn it, here comes the honesty just bursting out of me again, it is currently filled with playstation controllers. sigh) and do a craft until the next subject starts. :)
the boys love their little desks, and they have worked out so perfectly. for those that don't know, the epping school was getting rid of them 2 years ago, so i got them for FREE! perfect.
don't they look so adorable sitting there?!

we followed the schedule perfectly. i should have taken a picture of it, but i forgot. the boys loved getting back into a schedule, and it was fun for me to have it too, i have to admit!
one of my favorite parts is doing our plants grown up studies.
this month we are studying "self control in manners" we are memorizing phil. 2:3-4 and today studied a chapter out of "for instruction in righteousness" on bad behavior. it gave examples of people in the Bible who had bad manners, and what happened to them because of it.
these books are amazing, and i would highly recommend them to anyone. they are very practical and totally Bible based.
then we had a mushroom specialist visit us (aka "nanny" - come on, how many grandmothers would do this?!? she is amazing)
she had taken the boys to the library last week to take out books on mushrooms. today they took a hike and found all kinds of them, and did an entire project on mushrooms, and fungi. wow...this will look amazing in their portfolio!

well, i then had them take a rest time...there IS a big game tonight, and we DO have priorities!!
overall, it was a great day. and i am constantly reminded of how fortunate i am to have a husband that allows me to stay home with my boys, and to have boys that i want to stay home with! they are growing up to be lovers of people, and lovers of GOD. i love them so much, and love spending time with them!

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