Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bale Hopping in Iowa

The Way Things Work

The kids and I were supposed to leave this week for Iowa. We were hoping to go up with Aunt April and Cousin Opal and visit with family on the farm. Justin was hoping to get some projects done around the house.
But the transmission went out on our van and we found out Wednesday afternoon that it would not be ready.
Aunt April offered to take the big kids with her so they left Friday morning.
On Friday afternoon, i took Avery to the Doctor. He had an ear infection.
It seemed inconvenient that things happened the way they did. But it worked out the best way. No one would have enjoyed much with a screaming Bavery around. The kids are having a snowy good time. Justin and I worked together on projects and didn't argue.
Just another reminder of God's goodness.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dogwood bloom

After coffee with a friend I was reminded of this poem that another Hafiz fan friend gave me. Lovely...

on my shoes,
Boiling water,
toasting bread,
Buttering the sky;
That should be enough contact
with God in one day
to make anyone

Art Show

Tullaia had her final class and art show a few weeks back. Her interpretation of Van Gogh is the piece that was framed. Jasper's favorite part was eating oranges and chex mix.


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This was the perfect fall day for leaf burrowing. The smell of fall is wonderful and seemingly universal. Even Stella was getting into the piles of leaves and jumping about. This picture was taken before the time change. I always feel a bit uneasy about early darkness, cold, dreary nights. But alas, we have made it through the transition, and that always seems to be the hardest part for me.

Dia De Los Muertos/Halloween

A friend of ours made sugar skulls for us to decorate at Spanish club. We had fun celebrating the Spanish and English interpretation of this holiday. Avery dressed up as a clown. Jasper was el leon, and Tullaia was a princess cat.
It didn't take long for Avery to figure out how to get candy. He looked scary after his face paint started to run with snot and chocolate.

Moss Holler

We spent a lovely day on Darryl's property in the Ozark Mountains.