Looking out my window… I do enjoy the looong twilight here in Alaska; definitely something I missed while we were Outside. Got to bed a little late the other night and actually had to use the flashlight on my phone to navigate through the house after turning out lights. It’s been a few months since I’ve had to do that.
I am thankful… for God’s provision through generous friends. Scott and I have decided it’s time to get serious about paying off our credit card debt. This mostly means trimming the grocery budget as much as possible (think rice and beans). This week we are losing one of our KCAM couples L and they have been very generous with us as they cleaned out their freezer/pantry. Their generosity has filled our freezer and will definitely help in keeping grocery costs down.
One of my favorite things… watching my kids grow in knowledge and independence.
Matthew receiving a lesson in backing up with a trailer.
I am hearing… 9pm – the washing machine running (waiting to switch the laundry before heading to bed – need more clean underwear for Thomas, potty training is slow, but steady), the dishwasher running, Scott moving a bookcase downstairs, Elaina seems to have finally quieted down (she loves to sing herself to sleep).
In the schoolroom… I wasn’t intending for my school year prep to include room rearranging, but I’m excited about this impromptu change. We acquired a desk this week and while it was originally intended to be used for Scott, he decided it would be better used by me. I am enjoying having a bigger desk area and file drawers to better manage all the homeschooling paperwork. The rearrangement has also opened the room up more which is very nice; no more squeezing around the end of the dining table to get to the other side. We also had our first science project arrive – a butterfly garden. The kids are quite fascinated watching and learning about the caterpillars as they grow.
In the kitchen… I made my own yogurt for the first time this last week. I need to get a cheesecloth to strain it so it is thicker, but otherwise I think it turned out well. The boys sure gobbled down the strawberry yogurt I made by stirring jam into it.
In the garden… I see a head growing on one of the broccoli plants! And the beans are starting to produce too.
A moment from my life… we took an impromptu hike to the Tolsona Mud Volcano after the church campout.
Showing how deep the bubbling pools are.
Poking sticks in pools is such fun.
Me and Lydia
Waiting for Mommy to catch up.