1. My girls and I finished reading George Müller: The Guardian of Bristol’s Orphans by Geoff and Janet Benge this week, and my heart was so touched by the story of this faithful man’s life. I hope to review it this week sometime.
2. School was somewhat abbreviated this week because Lulu spent several hours two days this week working on an apron with my mom’s help. She is entering it in the North Alabama State Fair, and today is the deadline, so they had to get it done. I persuaded Lulu to purchase a less expensive pattern, but it turned out to be far beyond a beginner’s skill level. Still, I think Lulu did a good job!
3. On Wednesday on the way to the girls’ piano lessons, both boys went to sleep in the van. This meant that I got to sit in the van for over an hour and complete this week’s CBS lesson. That means that this coming Wednesday I will go to Bible study with my entire lesson done, and it only cost 1/8 of a tank of gas to do it. 😉
4. On Fun Friday we did a few lessons (math and writing), ate a quick lunch, and then headed out to Oka Kapassa, an annual Native American festival celebrating the tribes that once populated North Alabama. This was our second time to attend, and while we missed seeing the hoop dancing (which I love), we spent a little more time talking to some of the exhibitors.
5. We finished off Friday with a Happy Hour stop at Sonic, and then we were on to my alma mater’s homecoming parade. While I’m not exactly a fan of homecoming parades that occur in the blazing heat of September, the kiddos (especially the DLM!) loved this. Benny and I tried to stay cool under our parasol. 😉
6. We purchased some Fiestaware which will eventually replace all of our Corelle (which shatters into 1,876,328 shards when dropped). Isn’t it pretty?
7. I finally went through a box of books which my mother delivered to my house a couple of weeks ago. My parents have rented out my childhood home, so the basement had to be cleaned out. Don’t let this leaning tower of ratty looking old books fool you–there are a lot of wonderful memories here, and I hope to share some of them here in the future.
How was your week?