So.....to avoid making this novel length, I'm going to sort of bullet the last month's or so memorable events with pictures. And it will be picture heavy, I promise.
Remainder of October 2014:
Sawyer turned 8! Here he is in his Korean Tae Kwon Do Dobak (uniform)
eating birthday cake in a sombrero at a Mexican restaurant. He's multi-cultural!
One week after my last half marathon, I'm pretty sure I broke my toe.....so I haven't run since then. Bummer! I'm actually going in the morning. I think it has healed pretty well. Could have been because of the great care I took of it with the cast and all...
Lidia was Cat Woman for Halloween and Sawyer was some sort of Action Figure. I couldn't tell you which one, even if you tried to beat it out of me. And from the looks of that thing behind him, he may have to do some....well, you know....action.
Lidia's class went on a three day field trip to Seabrook Island near Charleston, SC
concentrating on environmental education. She's a smart girl!
Lidia and Sawyer's last fishing adventure at the lake. It looks wicked cold, doesn't it.
Sawyer has been practicing with his bow and arrow. He's pretty good, too. Bless it, he's still sort of snaggletoothed. I love him!
In case you don't know where I've been......Sawyer wanted you to know.
It snowed at the lake on November 1st.
It was gorgeous! But only lasted a few hours.
Sawyer's artwork was chosen as one of twenty from hundreds of students at his school to be displayed in the Chapman Cultural Center. It's of a superhero, of course. He's very talented!
Lidia and Sawyer took away some major trophy's from their Tae Kwon Do event. I wouldn't cross them, if I were you!
Lidia and Sawyer earned their Green Belt with Blue Stripe. Black belt, here they come!
Remember this picture from this post? The cotton popped! Isn't it beautiful? I just love living in the "land of cotton"!
Alas, we are in December. I love December for many reasons......
1) It turns cold. 2) It's my birthday month. 3) It's Christmas, and 4) It's family time.
I'm so excited because all of my children will be home for Christmas this year. And then, there is Ms. Bones. You remember her, don't you? Please don't get the wrong idea....I am not macabre!
She's just been a part of our family, since I was in x-ray school.
Her outfit changes seasonally. Ha! Here she is.....dressed for the holidays.
Isn't she elegant?
Unfortunately, we did have some sadness just before Thanksgiving. Cliff's step-father passed away. The family, though sad, is celebrating his life and memories. And we know he is in a better place.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, Mama spent it with us at the lake. I really wanted her to just rest and take it easy. Y'all, the woman wouldn't sit still. She has helped me cook, washed every dish in the house, swept and taken out the trash. I had to make her go sit down and rest. Hope I'm that active in my 70's.
And finally, Lidia was baptized the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We are so proud of her and her decision to follow Jesus. She is so sweet. I can't wait to see how the Lord will use her. She was a little nervous that morning. On the way to church, she asked us if the water in the Baptistry will be warm. We assured her that it is heated and she said, "Alright then, I'm good to go". I love her!