The cool part of being his teacher at co-op is I can assign books I'd make him read anyway but since it's for co-op, he actually does it well. Also - nepotism, since his Grampaw wrote it. #cackle
As one lady put it, Life really is a tapestry and mostly we only get to see the back, with all the tangles, knots, and mistakes. But every now and then, God flips that tapestry around and shows you a glimpse of what He's up to. And it's so beautiful. New post on the blog. What the quilting ladies at church taught me about writing and life. Link in profile.
I was skimming Facebook and saw a family photo of friends we hadn't seen in years. I commented to Andrew, Wow, they have, like, a million kids now! Andrew leaned over and counted. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7...Um, that's how many we have... 😂#amillionkids photo courtesy of @carimaryegriffith
Adam and my brother. It's pretty cool having an uncle who is only 8 months older. Nehemiah's been trying to smother him with love since the beginning... 😂
Wedding dress shopping with Sister 3. This never gets old. #gritsandbrits
Surviving the first morning of school at home means we play a new board game at lunch.
Well, there they are. First day of school, 2017. I'm so glad they let me be in their gang sometimes.
Celebrating this newly minted 12 year old this morning. We made him defuse a bomb before breakfast (see insta-stories) and we've got a day full of fun planned (after their first day of co-op classes.) Couldn't be more grateful for Adam, his smile, his creativity, and God's work in his life. I'm so glad he's ours.
Andrew asked Finn what a frog says. Why do you need to know? Well, I guess I don't. Yes, because you already know what a frog says, so why do I have to say it? For all this smart-ness, it's helpful to remember that Finn still thinks cooking in the kitchen with no pants on is a good idea. #professorfinn
That time I suggested let's learn to play cribbage! and nearly got myself kicked out of the family. #whataretheactualrules
Getting ready to take some family pics with @carimaryegriffith . Everybody strike a pose!
When Open House night for co-op means an hour of scratching my head and then writing out a post-it for each person so we all visit each class and meet up in the same spot when it's over. 😅#bigfamilyprobs #divideandconquer
Me and my little garden gnome.
Quick road trip to deliver these two to Meme and Grampaw's house. Nobody sings Castle on a Hill at the top of their lungs like these two. Nobody. Plus, Willa has a fantastic air drum...
Introducing the kids to The Thin Man. #propereducation