Wednesday 11/20/13 raking leaves, Day 324/ 365…

We need to rake the leaves in the yard. We save them for the compost pile.  When the kids were little we had a lot of kids in the neighborhood. They would all come over and help us rake the neighbors leaves into our backyard so that we could have a compost pile. The neighbors liked it because they didn’t need to rake. The kids had fun raking. If they didn’t have enough rakes at their house, they brought over shovels. We were happy because we got enough leaves for the summers compost.

Each year I would save a small bag of leaves. On Christmas morning I would scatter the leaves on the living room floor. I would also get some big boots and make muddy boot prints. The kids thought that it was cool that Santa left muddy prints and leaves when it was snowy out and all of the leaves were gone. Now that they are older, when the leaves fall the kids always say “mom, you need to collect some leaves for Christmas morning”. I think that they are on to me.

Here are some pictures:fall swing trees

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

November 2013 Bible verse: “Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” Collossians 4:5-6 New Living Translation

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Monday 11/11/13 snow, report cards, Day 315/ 365..

It snowed today. We took out the remains of the garden in the back yard. The plants were pulled up and the stakes put into the garage. With the backyard mowed it looks so different.

Beth got her report card. We were really worried. She is a junior and is really working hard on her classes. She had a great report card…no F’s, no D’s and no U’s! We were really excited!!!

We need to take down our Halloween decorations. Maybe this weekend. We put up our Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving is over.

 

Here are some pictures:dog lantern bear lanterndeer turkey lantern

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

November 2013 Bible verse: “Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” Collossians 4:5-6 New Living Translation

 

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Tuesday 9/17/14 guitar, science experiments, yard work and gum machines, day 260/365…

I never should have said in a recent past post that life has settled into a routine with the kids in school and I hope to have things to write about. After posting that I immediately got writers block.

The kids are in school. It is going well so far…Maggie had her first test in guitar class and passed. She can do the scales. Outstanding!!! Beth is doing experiments in science class. They were given eggs and some other items and needed to make a case around the egg so that when they dropped it from about four feet it wouldn’t break. They did an experiment today about the moisture content of popcorn. I am not sure how they did the measuring of the moisture, but I do know that they measured the cooking oil and popped the popcorn. Beth talked a lot about the popcorn experiment. She thought that it was cool.

We are in the lull before the storm. Summer is over and the homework has started, but there isn’t a lot of homework yet. We are holding our breath waiting for the calendar to fill up.

We started the fall yard work. We cut back the front hedges, and trimmed the flowers and the bushes in the back yard. Our yard isn’t big, but it always takes longer that we thought it would. It is best when William cuts the front hedges. When I cut them, they always look like eye brows.

Here is a gum machine that my kids like.

gum machine
gum machine

I need help. Does anyone know how to add “followers” to WordPress? I can’t find where to get the code. If anyone knows, please leave me a comment. I will really appreciate it.

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The services times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

September 2013 Bible verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 New Living Translation

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