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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sprinkler Fun



Carrington didn't want to miss out, so she brought her hotdog outside.



She's so strong!


Warren looks a lot meaner in this picture than he really is.  :o)


I bought this cool sprinkler for about $4 the other day at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  Don't you just love a good  deal?  Since it has been in the 90's almost every single day, all summer long, the only thing you can really do outside for any length of time is swim or play in some kind of water.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

This and That


Clayton LOVES his animals.


Carrington was cutting an onion and decided she couldn't take the fumes anymore.  :o)
                            She was helping me make beef stir-fry.
My Dad and Clayton were hanging out on the porch and watching the birds.


Being silly......surprise, surprise.


This is so typical of Clayton.  He's such a nut!


They loved playing on this abandoned train track.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Marshmallow Song



Clayton and I had fun dancing in the kitchen to this song. today, so I thought I would post it.  This isn't an actual Veggie Tales video.  It's definitely the best Veggie  Tales song!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Field Trip to Plains





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We just returned from a trip to my husband's parent's house.  It was a whirl-wind trip!  On the way to their house, we stayed in a hotel.  I love the Hilton Garden Inn!  It was very nice and the pool area was so pretty!  I like to walk in the evenings, and I knew the kids would be bored if they stayed in the hotel room with Warren.  (He was watching the news.)  So, I took them with me to the pool.  They played while I walked around the pool about 500 times.  Ok not 500 times, but it seemed like a lot.  :o)  The next morning, Warren went to call on one of his customers in that town, while Carrington, Clayton, and I ate breakfast and then went to the pool.  Poor Warren.  :o)  When he was done with his meeting, we packed up and headed to my in-law's house.  It was a short visit and we only stayed one night, but we enjoyed spending time with them.  We said good-bye to MeMe and PaPa and headed to Plains on the way home.  Plains is the home of our 39th President, Jimmy Carter.  It's a tiny town, but had a nice museum.  The museum is in the school that Jimmy Carter attended as a child.  It was an old building, which I LOVE!!!  There was a really nice man who told us a lot about Jimmy Carter and his family.  He invited us to attend Sunday School in the morning where Jimmy Carter teaches, but we had to head home.  On the way home, I talked to Carrington and  Clayton about Plains.  I asked Clayton, "Who is the President from Plains?"  He said, "JFK??"  What a proud moment for this homeschooling Mom.  Ha!Ha!  I hope he remembers something about our little fieldtrip!

The medal in the 3rd picture, above, is President Carter's Nobel Peace Prize.  That was pretty cool to see!  The desk that we are sitting at in the pictures is a replica of the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.  It was beautiful!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Cross and the Switchblade.........my current favorite book.

Clayton, Gabe (my nephew), and Carrington......not sure what the hand signals mean.  :o)

Watching Cumberland River

Clayton and my nephew,  Levi



Saying goodbye.

My husband (right) and my brother-in-law (left)

The girls.
Finally, my last pictures from our camping trip!  I would post all of them at the same time, but it takes a long time to post pics on here!
 I am reading a wonderful book right now to my kids.  The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson is great so far!  I have to give a warning that there are parts of the book that I have to skip over with my kids.  David Wilkerson was a country preacher from Pennsylvania who started a ministry with teenage gang members in New York City about 40 years ago.  It is amazing how God orchestrated the events for him to reach them.   My kids are so inspired and I am too!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cumberland Falls

Yes, they were inside a tree.


The falls.

Warren and I ;o)

The girls checking out the falls.

The boys spelunking (caving) ha- ha!

Cumberland River

Energy!



Skipping stones.


I love this bridge!

We had a picnic after our hike.




Me and my girlie.  :o)

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