As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Monday, March 30, 2015

Scattered Thoughts...

We have enjoyed some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets lately:

The twins' new favorite thing to do:

Jalen loves to write, sounding out words as he goes. He wrote this after using up all of my scotch tape (which he loves to use to make paper creations. He claims that all he wants for his birthday this year is paper and tape.): "No tape. Sorry for the tape." And then the word "cupboard" is written and circled. :)

Miss Malia was chosen as Student of the Month for the second time this year! Great job, Mimi!

Malia was given a new hairdo by her new friend, Misti.

This just happened last week. Where is Spring?

Shana was recognized by the school board for winning the school geography bee.

The twins' kindergarten class recently did reports on national symbols. I thought my boys did a great job! Here is Jalen's report:

And Jordan's:

Friday, Shana participated in the Ohio State National Geographic Bee in Columbus. She did a great job, and although she didn't place, it was an honor to be there with her. 

There was a girl from Wayne Trace there, too....2 girls from the same county! I think only 3 people from our county have ever made it to state. Great job, girls!

That's all for now. Have a wonderful Holy Week!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Random Tidbits...

 *I always love to see the big kids reading to the little kids. :)

*Ashton was named Student of the Month, so I ate lunch with him at school one day.

*I was playing Candy Crush one night, and made it to almost 48,000,000 points on one level before I got sick of playing and gave it up. It would not let me end the game, and kept going, and going, and going, and going, and going, and get the point. I'm convinced I could have set some kind of record if I would have kept playing, but it got a little ridiculous after awhile.

*Here, the kids are making scrapbook pages for Karl and Angie. We've been doing lots of wedding planning and shopping.

*Our neighbors came over one day and took the kids on snowmobile rides.

*And all the boys went sledding with the other Sunday School kiddos.

*We booked tickets to Ethiopia this week! We will be going in July, and our mission team consists of Chris, Shana, Richard, Jessica, Kristi, Alyssa, and myself.

*Shana has qualified to compete at the state level of the National Geographic Bee! She will travel to Columbus at the end of March. Way to go, Shana! Keep up the good work!

And that's all the randomness I can come up with for today.  Ta-ta for now!