Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's been almost SIX weeks since my last post. I haven't been very
good at updating lately (or ever?) Oh well...

We've been busy --AS ALWAYS--. Getting the garden stuff wrapped up. We ended up
having a pretty good harvest, for which we are very thankful. What with grocery prices
going up so much, it will be very helpful. We've always (ever since we
have been married) shopped at Save-A-Lot (because we have pretty much always been on
a tight budget) But, even with shopping there, I am not getting near as much for my money.
However, the Lord is good, and He meets our needs more than sufficiently. I am NOT
complaining, just explaining... But, it makes our garden stuff all that much more a blessing!

Emily and I have gotten back into the school groove. I was determined this year that we were
not going to get started so late. (hate that getting out in June stuff) Next week will be our 5th week. She is doing very well. She is an excellent student--for which I am ever so grateful. She is a great reader and she has an amazing comprehension for the things she learns. This makes our homeschool experience go very well.

She has also gotten to take back up with her violin lessons.--STILL TAKES PIANO LESSONS--(Her previous violin teacher got married and moved off--how RUDE) lol ... But, we have another teacher--sister of the previous teacher--and she is doing pretty well. Her sight-reading is better now so she seems like she is progressing a little more. Plus, she is learning to play some by ear as well. (which should make cousin Daniel happy) lol. We have also enrolled her in a Karate class this year. She can take the classes two nights a week and she is getting LOTS of exercise. She seems to be enjoying it so far. She has also been learning some sewing, thanks to a dear sweet lady in our church who has so kindly offered to teach her. So, every other week or so, we take about half a day for that. She is learning all kinds of new things. And, hopefully, we will be able to take up the ice skating
lessons again sometime in the near future. We'll see.

Our church is doing well. We're working on expanding our nursery area...dividing into toddlers
and babies...we simply need a little more space. That is our work in progress...

We've got some upcoming stuff...
1) Youth Sunday in a couple of weeks
2) Our church is hosting a mission conference for one of our missionaries in October
3) A hike (also in October) for any of our church family who want to go (approx. 9 miles round trip)
4) A revival meeting in November with Bro. Andy Wells)
5) And, of course, there will Christmas play and cantata practices coming up VERY soon...

So, these are BUSY days...but I've heard a saying for years that is sums it up nicely,
"I'd rather wear out for the Lord than rust out for the devil"!

There you have it!

Have a great day, Ya'll!


Tori said...

You have been really busy. Hannah takes violin too but her teacher took the summer off.
Btw, I love to hike, we went on a ten mile hike during the summer, it was so much fun.
I've been gone from blogging for a while too but since you're back, I'm back!
Have a great time with all your upcoming events, sounds like it'll be fun.

Tammy said...

Tori~ It's great to hear from you! I saw where you were back on. I still have you on my blog roll! :)
I hope all is well with you and your family.

Tammy said...

You definitely stay busy! I'm glad the Lord blessed your garden efforts and it will help offset the grocery bill. We too are enjoying those benefits!