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Crazy times-- flooding and lots to do

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Time is continuing to fly on by over here in my little corner of the world. I go to bed exhausted at night and get up with my feet running in the morning. Better to be busy than bored, right? 

Right now I am taking a little breather from cleaning tasks that I have been doing. Getting ready to get Benjamin into the bathtub so I can mark that off my to do list. So what has been going on since I last hopped on here? 
Well, this past weekend we had some crazy weather. It rained all day on Saturday-- we got over 3 inches of rain. Many areas around us were flooded with LOTS of streets closed due to high water. To give you an idea of how much rain we got, the first picture below is one that I took last week during a walk with Bill (you can see the bottom of the river and rocks showing as the water was really low) and the second picture is one that the trail's facebook page posted on Sunday. Crazy.


Thankfully we only got a small amount of water in one side of the basement! The next day we w…

Nature Scenes for November 19, 2017

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Sunday is meant to be a day of rest and relaxation and one of the ways that I rest is to spend time in Nature. I try to spend a least a little bit of time in nature each week. I have decided that I will use Sundays to share the photos of my nature adventures each week just as a way to relax and share the beauty that is God's creation with all. I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for the positive response to this Sunday series! I am so glad that so many of you have enjoyed it. I love to look back at the photos and to see how the landscape is changing, etc. I don't always have time to respond to the comments but I do read every one of them. :) 


Photos from November 16, 2017 at the Kokosing Gap Trail










For more nature photos, please feel free to visit:

Nature Scenery (September 24, 2017)
October 1, 2017 October 8, 2017
October 15, 2017
October 22, 2017
October 29, 2017
November 5, 2017
November 12, 2017

I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and gets to spend time in nature! 

Nature Scenes for November 12, 2017

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Sunday is meant to be a day of rest and relaxation and one of the ways that I rest is to spend time in Nature. I try to spend a least a little bit of time in nature each week. I have decided that I will use Sundays to share the photos of my nature adventures each week just as a way to relax and share the beauty that is God's creation with all. I hope you enjoy!

Photos from November 8, 2017 at Ariel-Foundation Park







November 9, 2017 Kokosing Gap Trail








For more nature photos, please feel free to visit:

Nature Scenery (September 24, 2017)
October 1, 2017 October 8, 2017
October 15, 2017
October 22, 2017
October 29, 2017
November 5, 2017

I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and gets to spend time in nature! 

Life happenings lately...

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Life is just moving right along over here in our neck of the woods. My days consist of being super busy and collapsing into bed and then doing it all over again the next day. LOL. Such is the season of our lives right now. We have been busy with the kids, with our jobs and just getting things done that need to be done.   Let's see what has been going on....

I have been tutoring and babysitting a lot. I typically watch Baby A 4 days a week. Sometimes it is all day (from 7:15-4); other days it is only a couple of hours. I charge a flat daily rate so it works out. I am also continuing to tutor, although I just "graduated" another client out of my services for the time being. I got this 5th grader caught up and so we are going to take a break from services to see how she does during the next quarter at school. Bill continues to be extremely busy with work. He is overworked and it is not a great work environment so he is also actively looking for something else in his field. …

Nature Scenes for November 5, 2017

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Sunday is meant to be a day of rest and relaxation and one of the ways that I rest is to spend time in Nature. I try to spend a least a little bit of time in nature each week. I have decided that I will use Sundays to share the photos of my nature adventures each week just as a way to relax and share the beauty that is God's creation with all. I hope you enjoy!

This past week I didn't get to get outside as much a I wanted to/needed to. Part of that was because of rain... However, I did get to get a nice LONG walk in on Halloween with my hubby at the Kokosing Gap Trail at Kenyon College.

Photos from October 31, 2017 at Kenyon College





For more nature photos, please feel free to visit:
Nature Scenery (September 24, 2017)
October 1, 2017 October 8, 2017
October 15, 2017
October 22, 2017
October 29, 2017

I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and gets to spend time in nature! 

The Life Giving Table: Nurturing Faith Through Feasting, One Meal at a Time by Sally Clarkson

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Book Description:: Make your table a place where your family and friends long to be―where they will find rest, renewal, and a welcome full of love.

Beloved author Sally Clarkson (The Lifegiving Home, Own Your Life, Desperate) believes that meals lovingly served at home―and the time spent gathered together around the table―are a much-needed way to connect more deeply with our families and open our kids’ hearts. Food and faith, mingled in everyday life, become the combination for passing on God’s love to each person who breaks bread with us.

In The Lifegiving Table, Sally shares her own family stories, favorite recipes, and practical ideas to help you get closer to the people you love . . . and grow in faith together.
Make your table a place where your family and friends long to be―where they will find rest, renewal, and a welcome full of love.
My thoughts:
Sally Clarkson has a wonderful vocation in wanting to help families be the best that they can be and she has a voice for bring families t…

Trick or Treat 2017

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Last night our town held their Halloween Trick or Treat night. The weather was cold, but at least it wasn't raining or snowing!



We headed out around 5:15 as we were going to drive up to our church to park so that we could walk our route down the main street in town. Well it was good we left early because I was rushing out of the house and happened to leave the keys in the house locking us out. Oops. Thankfully, we were able to figure out a way to get Rebecca into one of the windows and to get my keys. LOL that wouldn't have been funny if we hadn't been able to get back in. 
This year, we had: 
An angel---


Captain America--


And Darth Vader.


Bill also dressed up this year as a "Charlie Brown Ghost".


Off we headed. The kids had a great time and got a bunch of treats.


We were only out for about 45 minutes or so. Enough time to go up the main street and back down the other side.


By the time we got to the second house to the end, Ben was saying he was tired and wanted to go ho…

Halloween jack-o-lanterns 2017

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Happy Halloween from us to you! Tonight we will be going trick or treating in the cold. Oh well. Better than the rain we had yesterday and the rain we are supposed to get the rest of the week. 

On Sunday afternoon, we spent the afternoon carving pumpkins with the kids. 

Each kid cleaned out their pumpkin insides. Ben kept saying it was gross. LOL




But they did a good job cleaning them out. Rebecca carved her own pumpkin. Ben and Jacob drew their designs on the pumpkin and then I cut them out for them. 







Bill even got into the act and decided to make one. He wanted to make his look like Donald Trump-- the orange guy in office. This was not meant to be a compliment. 


I think they turned out really cute! 



So I hope you all have a very happy Halloween and get more treats than tricks!

Boys went bowling for the first time

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This weekend, the kids were all invited to a birthday party for a child that I tutor. The party was at our local bowling alley. The boys have never been bowling before and they had a blast. Ben and Jacob bowled on a lane with the bumpers up. Rebecca got to bowl on a lane without bumpers. 







After bowling there was cake with LOTS of icing. LOL




The kids had a blast and really enjoyed themselves. So, I guess I will have to make plans to take them bowling again.