Saturday, November 21, 2015
I surprised Matt and Jack with tickets to see the Mythbusters. They were happy, and I think I was happier! It's really fun to surprise people with something you know they will love. Now to find something special for me and Ava to do! I think she will be easier to surprise! I just included a picture of Ava's turkey dress because I thought it was pretty cute.
We had a great Sunday at our church last week for our Harvest Home Sunday.
We had 102 people, great preaching from Pastor Brandon Black from Victory
Baptist Church in Rochester, wonderful music from the Blacks and also our
former music director and his wife, Steve and Michelle Douglas, and a huge
Thanksgiving turkey and ham meal with lots of friends and family. It was
special for us to serve with our friends the Blacks and Douglases in 10
musical specials and especially to spend some time with them. We were
filled physically, emotionally, and spiritually! Great weekend!
Well, we are heading home next weekend for Thanksgiving, and the kids have
been begging to set up the Christmas stuff, so we did Friday morning. And
while we were doing it, it started snowing and didn't stop until later that
night. It was kind of perfect! Today they were able to do a little
sledding too, so they should be tired tonight!
Well I have a lot to catch up on again! The first quarter ended, and the kids got their report cards. So far, so good! Ava's teacher said she is pleasantly surprised with her progress. It's so fun to hear her read! Jack has all As and 1B in English (ach!). But overall, we couldn't be happier with the kids' education, their attitudes are happy and engaging, and the school has just exceeded our expectations. The teachers and staff are experienced and really care about the kids, and I love my job too! It's just been a blessing all around. Jack's report card is the first two pictures, and Ava's is the last two.