Hi there! Well, we started soccer season off with a bang! Kristen had a double header & Kurt’s game followed them both. They actually ended up over-lapping which was kind of nice. Kristen’s team is 1-0-1 and Kurt’s team is 1-0.
Big news here: Kurt lost his first tooth Sunday morning!! Since it’s no use waiting for the tooth fairy around here, Joel just paid him 5 bucks. It was very exciting. Karra & I spent Sunday morning running around buying fabric to make “Holy Blankets” for church. Joel refers to them as “carpet-time cloths”; Kurt came up with the Holy Blankets.
I missed my first Homeschool support group meeting on Monday. Kristen had soccer practice & I was just flat out exhausted on Monday. We had a fantastic church service Sunday night. God moved among the youth & the teens like you would not believe. We left when Pastor dismissed the service, but a couple in our Life Group stayed because he was ushering & had to clean up his section. The service ended up going on and Pastor and the guest speaker came back out & were ministering to everyone in the sanctuary. We couldn’t believe it – we had left!! It was almost 10 when we left & after 11 when our friends left. I hate missing the good stuff!
After Life Group last night, I was cleaning up & getting ready to go to bed. I happened to look out Karra’s window & saw lights shining on the fence. I looked over to the workshop & saw a dark animal running away. It stopped & turned & I thought it might be Johnny, so I called him. I ran downstairs to see & our neighbor was at the door talking to Joel. There were a couple of stray dogs that had gotten into his fenced yard. He said they headed over our way & he thought he’d give us a heads up instead strangers coming to the door. Apparently these dogs run a pretty wide range on a frequent basis. I ran out to the garage & let Johnny in. He didn’t like staying in the garage (give him a couple of months & he’ll be begging for the garage & his warm insulation bed!) last night, but I made him do it. Sure enough the dog owners showed up to collect their strays. Joel let them stay on the property to get their dogs & we went to bed. I kept the chickens in the pen a little longer today, but finally let them out. I just have to trust God to protect the chickens.
The girls have riding lessons this afternoon & Kurt has soccer practice & pictures tonight. Maybe I”ll get the kids’ summer pics, soccer pics & Kristen’s birthday pics all sent out together. I can’t believe I haven’t even looked at their summer pictures since I picked them up! I’ve started knitting again. I’m determined to wear that sweater for Christmas! It feels good to hold it in my hands again. I’ve missed knitting. I have Kristen’s curtain panels put together & just need to hem them. And make the Holy Blankets & a denim bag to store them in (by Saturday night – Joel volunteered me).
100 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!! Don’t you just love fall?
And That’s What’s Happening on the Homestead!