Our new fall flag.
It is hard to get your fall on when you live in a southern climate. (And that's perfectly fine with me since I am a warm weather girl.)
From the classroom ~
* Study break.
By Friday, their brains needed one!
(See what I mean about being in the mood for fall? Pumpkin Spice candles and suntan lotion just don't mix :)
* New school photos.
I managed to take some a couple of weeks ago. Just posted them on my side bar (if you want to take a peek.)
* Homeschool fun.
On Saturday evening, two of them were at the stables with some of their homeschool friends for a parents night out. (Parents drop off their riders for $22 each, 5pm-9pm, one hour of riding, hot dog roast, and s'mores!)
What a fun deal!
Miss Sally attended a pizza dinner / movie night for homeschooled High School kids in our group.
The family that hosted has a huge media room. They generously entertained 8 young men and 8 young ladies from 6pm-10pm!
* Two week break!
We finished up the reports, papers, and quarter finals tests and plan to enjoy two, wonderful weeks of fall break!! Yeehaw!!
I am thankful for ~
* A friend of Sally's who helped her through a tough Chemistry chapter!
* A successful 1st quarter to our school year.
* My children who have worked really hard this first quarter.
* The Knights of Columbus at our parish who are providing the funds for a new evangelizing program. Amen!!
From the kitchen ~
So many new things bubbling up in our kitchen! I posted a few of new recipes this past weekend: Mabel makes Jambalaya, Pecan Pie Muffins, and Apple Oatmeal Crisp.
But my favorite?
The littlest helping the biggest make monkey bread...be still my heart :)
Oh... and those dirty door cabinets two photos up? Yeah. I guess I should put them on my to-do list over fall break ;)
What I am praying for ~
* For all of those who have asked me to pray for them.
* For the Christians in Iraq, Syria, and Nigeria.
* Prayers of thanksgiving that an adoption case has finally sailed into smoother waters for the family waiting to adopt baby Marcel.
* For my Confirmation students (and their parents, who so many need prayers!)
What I am reading ~
Unbelievable what this man suffered in the first 20 years of his life and to read it in his OWN words describing certain situations. Amazing!!!
I was born when Pope Paul VI was alive...so I grew up knowing all about Pope St. John Paul II...or what I "thought" I knew of him. In reality, I had a lot to learn, because I realize now how much I took for granted regarding this Holy Man.
This book is just amazing! (Bought it at church from the Knights of Columbus, promoting that new evangelizing program.)
What I am listening to ~
David watching a movie on his lap top. A pesky fly buzzing in the window blinds. Otherwise...bed time silence.
Around my house ~
This doily belonged to my (maternal) Grandma Achin, who passed away at the age of 72 in 1981. I was in sixth grade at the time.
I added the three silk sunflower plants and made it our dining room table center piece. I think my grandma would like seeing this photo :)
A photo to share ~
Watching the ice cream truck go by.
Until next time...have a fantastic week ahead!!
~ Patty ~