Matt built me an industrial style closet bar and shelf with black steel pipes and wood. Our closet is shaping up! I love the look of it and having it but have a feeling I'm not quite done with it. But these things take time to come to me sometimes, and I try to relax and enjoy the process. Matt thought I was being sarcastic when I enthusiastically said, "I love organizing my closet." Nope! I really really love it!!
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Fall begins with more church activities. Last fall we did Pizza with the Pastor and really loved it, so we are doing it again this fall. Here's our first guests - the best people. We love them so much. The Sennes (on the right) even brought apples from their trees. Delicious, huge, and so juicy.
We were able to spend a few hours at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, IA last weekend. It was fun just checking it out since we hadn't been there before. Here the kids are on the Republican elephant.
Our little firefighter.
I am loving the drive every day (really!) with these two. They make me laugh with the things they say and with the stories of the day. It's good quality time that I wouldn't get normally. So I am eating it up. And I love going over their papers from the day or week. Ava has been studying bus safety and took a "test". She was supposed to put a smiley face for a true statement and a sad face for a false statement. When I asked her why she put a sad face by the statement of the bus having a danger zone around it (it does), she said, "Well, dangow is sad." Ha
When Jack brought home his life sized picture of himself that he drew, Ava said , "Let's call him Mawk." Mark after a kid in Jack's class. Haha. Jack didn't appreciate that.
So these are fun times. The best really. I love how Ava is so happy and talking so much more and how Jack is just as social and happy as he always is. It was a smooth transition. And I'm doing well in the office. The more I learn, the more work I have to do and that's a good thing!
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
We were able to have a play date with Aaron yesterday. After not seeing him for a month, he looks older but hasn't forgotten us. I think he was a little afraid I would take him from his mom, but he had a great time with the kids. What special friends we have now through him!
We really are enjoying our new school, and all of the flowers surrounding it are so beautiful. I'm enjoying the drive through the farms and I love the hustle and bustle and get a lump in my throat every now and then like when I hear the pledges, when I see the kids happily playing outside, and when I walk by their classroom and hear the lessons and the kids answering questions excitedly. We go to bed much earlier now, and so far haven't been too tired throughout the day. It's really fit into our lives perfectly at this time in our lives, and I couldn't be happier about it. I do whatever they tell me to do in the office and am hanging in there pretty well considering I haven't worked in an office in a few years. So this is our life right now in addition to church and family life. Our kids program starts next week at church, so then we will be in our fall routine. Bring it on!
Friends of ours manage the airport in Jackson which is about a half hour away, and they had a kite fly last weekend. Huge kites! And also some small ones for the kids to make and fly. What a fun day!
How fun! And afterwards you get to "yick yo fingos"!