Monday, August 28, 2017

Fun Weekend!

We are not in an area affected by Hurricane Harvey, but we have a lot of family down there (my aunt in Richwood, my cousin and his family in Angleton, Blu's aunt in Cleveland, and lots of extended family in Lake Jackson, and many friends!) It is horrible to watch! We have only gotten a little rain here in Brownwood/Early/Bangs, Texas, so we had a great weekend.

Looks like we have another trumpet player in the house!

The kids were SO excited to ride the bus for the first time on Friday!

Cason, AJ, and Sam walking to Paw and Bmaw's!

A fun Friday night with family at the pool!

Look at those whales! ;)

Caedmon had trouble putting down his book, Divergent!


Such fun with the whales!

And a campfire with hot dogs to end the evening! (Yes, even in August!)

Shade and Uncle Robin were there too!

Uncle Robin & AJ

I had fun getting some decor for the kids' rooms to help make our mission house feel more like "home!"

Cason has his own "space" in his and Caedmon's room!

They loved their new posters!

Saturday was a day of cross country practice, shopping for Caedmon, and....their first middle school dance!

They had a blast! Cambree danced a lot and had fun - Caedmon didn't dance at all (or talk to a girl), but he had fun too! ;)

Blu took Cason bowling while the older kids were at the dance! (I got a mani/pedi!)

On Sunday we drove about 90 miles to Tolar, Texas to speak at FBC - so pretty! Tolar is a town of 612 people...with church attendance of 250!

We enjoyed our afternoon with Johnny Boy and Pat - nap time!

And sweet tea :)

They're so cute!

The kids opted to stay with grandparents...and Cason and AJ spent the whole afternoon playing this card game that I don't understand at all called "Yugio" or something like that..

Look at those faces - think they're having fun!

We have a normal school week ahead, and on Friday morning we leave for a weekend in La Grange, GA with our great friends at Rosemont Baptist Church!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Some Routine!

Ahhh....that's my "school has started and now we have somewhat of a routine" sigh! :) Here is a look at our last week!

Cambree got about 6 inches off of her hair and layers - it's adorable!

Cason competed in a Ninja Warrior Competition at our gymnastics place last weekend! He was awesome!

Stretching before the competition..

The group of competitors

Here he is standing to receive his ranking - he got 5th in his age group (8-10 year olds, and he's 8!)

It was HOT...

The next day we headed to Lipan, Texas (about 90 miles away) to speak at Alex & Vanessa's church. We showed a video during the morning service, spent the afternoon visiting, and then spoke about New Day during the evening service!

That's a lot of loud lovely kids!

Lots of interesting things to do in Lipan - see the world's largest cedar rocking chair, for one!

And visit the Garrett Farm! My African kids look like city folk!!

Let's go for a ride!

And then it was time for the first day of school! Caedmon started 7th grade!

Cambree is in 6th!

And Cason is in 4th!

So grown up! And very excited to not wear uniforms!

When the kids went to school, we headed out to Paw & Bmaw's to work and see the eclipse!

It has been a great first week of school! Caedmon started football practice and cross country practice. He came home from the first day of football practice upset because the coach yelled at him for being a "funny guy" when he asked where Caedmon was from and Caedmon responded with "Africa!" When the other kids stepped in to tell the coach he actually is from Africa, the coach apologized! Caedmon is exhausted, his legs are sore, and he said he's never done anything as hard as football!

Cambree loves picking out her clothes each night!

Skyping with Mama Dee & Grandpa before school!

Caedmon & Cambree are in band and will both be learning the trumpet!

At the end of an eventful week, we headed to Underwood's for a Friday lunch date! :)

On our schedule for the weekend - open gym time, the kids' first middle school dance, a sleepover, and speaking at FBC Tolar, Texas!