I realize I haven’t done a picture update since Christmas so this post will be a recap of the end of 2016 until now .
One Wednesday afternoon I brought my tribe to my house to make Christmas cookies. I was thankful for Destiny’s help as it was quite a bit to manage and also for the mothers’ contributions of cookie dough. It was a fun time and worth all the clean up afterwards! The oven couldn’t keep up and we were short on pans so while the cookies were baking the children went outside and ran off some energy.
Ashton with proof of helping in the cookie baking!
The last day of school before Christmas vacation and the children were very excited to get their gifts.
Kickball has been our lunch break game pretty much since school has started. This warm,beautiful December day was no exception and everyone enjoyed a competitive game.
All ready for the Christmas program and looking sharp! The children did a great job and it was a major relief for me to have it behind us altho it was fun .
One afternoon I randomly did this science experiment with them. We put water in a bowl and squirted shaving cream on top of it to resemble clouds. Next they spooned food-coloring dyed water onto the shaving cream and it was suppose to go through the clouds and “rain”. It didn’t work exactly like it probably should have but I think my students had more fun making a mess and mixing colors anway:)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HOME FOR VACATION~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I spent the week of Christmas vacation with family and friends in my home state of Minnesota. That was the best Christmas gift next to the real reason of Christmas.
FAMILY is a wonderful blessing for anyone to have and I’m so thankful for mine!
I’m so glad distance doesn’t change the fact that we are still family:)
Penny , our Basset, did not carry a pleasant aroma for a couple reasons.For one, she’s a dog and secondly she spends most of her time in the calf barn. So, I took it upon myself to give her a bath. She cooperated very well altho I could tell she didn’t just love the whole bath thing even if it was in a “modern,” indoor bathtub with comfortably, warm water. FYI, we don’t use this bathtub aside from giving dogs baths. LOL
Ahhh… what a beautiful Minnesota sunset.
As much as I love Minnesota and the people at home, I was ready to come back to my new home in Maryland. I realized that in a sense MN is no longer my home but instead I have 2 homes. One with family, friends , wide open spaces, and brutally cold winters which I call Minnesota and the other with a wonderful job, new friends, and the beautiful eastern shore with a very mild winter that I call Maryland. Both are great places because I am currently where God wants me to be!
Serve God with your whole heart in the place He currently has you! He has you there for a purpose 🙂