Easter Weekend Recap

We are enjoying our “recovery Monday” today. It doesn’t feel as necessary as some previous Mondays, but it’s still nice to be parked at home for most of the day. Our weekend was lovely. I’ll try to recount it for you.

On Friday, I decided we would take the day off school. We’ve done some other days of school I thought we would take off. So, we have plenty of time to get our days in before summer arrives. I don’t remember all of what we did, but I do know I spent time resting and reading. We also went to our Good Friday service. I wasn’t sure we would since it was kind of late- 7:00pm. But we went and I’m glad we did. The kids didn’t have classes of their own. So, they sat with us and it was so nice 🙂

I’ve been writing more and I had submitted something recently to a site that was taking submissions. On Friday, I heard back and they said they were unable to use the article I sent. I was bummed, but understood that of the hundreds they had to look through, mine just didn’t make the cut this time. Nathan congratulated me and assured me that all would be well. I am actually really happy with how my article turned out and will be using it myself soon. It was not a wasted effort.

The weather was perfect on Saturday. After doing the grocery shopping, I decided to mow the lawn. It’s one of my favorite ways to get exercise. It’s outside and it makes the yard look pretty! We have a tiny yard, but the backyard slopes and it makes for a bit of a workout to go up and down over and over again. I still can’t believe I’m mowing the lawn in March while my family and friends in the north are shoveling snow (or waiting for it to melt).

Right before supper, I checked my email and saw that I had a message from another place where I had submitted an article. I was so excited to open it and receive word that the editor was interested and would be giving me access to officially get the article on their site. My very first official acceptance! I could not stop smiling 🙂 I’ll let you know when it goes live.

Nathan supervised the Easter egg dying. He’s the one that makes holidays magical at our house! After the kids were in bed, he hid their baskets. In the morning, he hid the eggs as well. The kids loved it! Then we spent the rest of the morning at church. We attended the 9:30 service and then taught during the 11:00 service.

I took a photo of us in the van as we were waiting for Nathan later:


I spent the afternoon introducing Audrey to the movie Pride & Prejudice. It took a little longer than normal because I kept stopping to explain to her what was going on, but she enjoyed it and we both appreciated the happy ending 🙂

I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend!


Good Coffee & Morning Rhythms


Daylight saving time has me dragging a little. After a week full of fun with Brian and Missy, this morning, I’m recovering by embracing my normal Monday morning routine. Coffee with my favorite creamer. Scrambled eggs cooked in a touch of melted better. 2 pieces of bacon. The coup de grace is that that cooked pieces of bacon sit on top of my eggs for just a minute while I start on my coffee. Now my plain, Monday morning eggs taste like bacon.

I really do like my every day, normal life.

Today we have school work, speech therapy, and a chiropractor appointment. I hoping to get extra work done today because tomorrow’s weather will be gorgeous and I’m going to want to be outside!

Happy Daylight Saving season 🙂

Bible Bowl Weekend

We had a fun tournament weekend in Louisville!

Ethan’s team finished in 6th place. Audrey’s team finished in 8th place. There were 16 teams in their bracket. Both of them did really well and I am so proud of them.

I’m still recovering from the excitement.



Our whole team is in this photo except for one, but one head is obscured 🙂 You can see his fingers giving bunny ears to the girl in front of him. Ha! Our main coach, Heather, took the photo. We had a couple of other volunteers in another van. The other team member, Jacob, wasn’t in this photo because he went home early with the stomach flu. 🙁

This week, the kids are enjoying their Spring Break because Brian and Missy are in town with us. Yesterday we did the Carter House tour. It’s my favorite local Civil War tour. Ask me about Fountain Branch Carter! I know a lot of about his family now! Imagine having an army general knock on your door and tell you he was going to use your house for his headquarters for a battle that was about to happen. When it was all said and done several hours later, the house is covered in bullet holes and has been hit by canon fire. Pretty crazy, right?

Today we have football lessons with Brian on the agenda! I’ll let you know how it goes!