End of School Field Trip!

Sooooo, I have to confess, that my nearly 42 year old body had to be encouraged into leading this adventure…but was blessed abundantly that it went off ‘without a hitch’. I planned a trek to the Denver Mint and Capitol building for a group of 19 homeschool kids. Two other mamas joined me, and we bravely adventured on uncharted waters!

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First time sleep-overs for a 5:00am departure time…

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We made it down to the ‘free ticket’ window in the allotted one hour (7-8am) they are open time frame for a 9:30 tour of the mint! Praise God. Just for fun sometime, you should read the website that tells you how to tour the mint…no advance tickets, only same day…no on-line booking…no guarentee of a tour time….many hoops to jump through…But I’m so thankful that Our great God takes note of the fervent prayers of his girl.

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Even down to the blessing of early morning parking/driving ease, and an open at 7:30am capitol building so we could use the potties.

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We got to explore the capital building while the janitors were still spiffing up the place!!

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And getting another photo of our ‘three amigos’ was priceless.

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I’m blessed beyond measure to Jesus walk adventure with my sisters.

Calafornia Trek!

We had a great trip to California this past spring break week! Our days with niece Liz included going to a movie, playing at the park and a beach with seals!

Wow, Jacob….Love that goof. So thankful for a ‘twin’ sister to help ground him ;)

Wow, Jacob….Love that goof. So thankful for a ‘twin’ sister to help ground him ;)

SEALS!

SEALS!

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Then three days at LEGOLAND and a ‘beach house’ did not disapoint….at all…..spoiled rotten…

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The last days were spent with Birth (honorary) Aunt Shavon, with baby on the way, what a blessing family is.

Hahaha! The girls even got special hair treatment. Aunties Rock.

Hahaha! The girls even got special hair treatment. Aunties Rock.


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Yep….pretty great spot to be for a vacation. Time is such a gift. Just one ‘bummer’ in that, our car’s alternator decided to quit, and we spent 4 hours in a Honda dealership and $900 on the way home….sad, but SO THANKFUL for the: couldn’t have been better spot it died, the day it did, and the opportunity it gave us to ‘live joyful in all circumstances’ in front of our kids. God is in complete control, his divine hand in our lives is so powerfully evident. We worship Him with every breath we breath, now and forever in eternity because of JESUS.

Life makes may day!

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This is my friend, Gary. He gave me roses that he walked to the store and bought. What a blessing to share lunch with he and his visiting family this past Sunday. He lets me come and clean his house/talk his ear off once a month, and it makes my day.

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Mom’s group at our house, makes my day.

Mom’s group at our house, makes my day.

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Kids learning to read, makes my day!

Kids learning to read, makes my day!

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Silly kids, make my day. Thanks God, for LIFE!!

Hibernation

Thinking of people hibernating could sound a bit odd…but really, it was 7 degrees here a few mornings ago. Nothing can function under that type of cold! Of course, it warmed up, the sun came out, as it usually does, and I functioned.

Just please know that it has set in. Fall is officially over, and if you don’t hear from me for a few months…just pray, and know I (most likely) have a hot drink in hand, cozy pajama pants on, and am hibernating. See you in the spring!

….Oh, yea, I have a husband, and children…well, at least from the hours of 9pm-6am…hibernating ;)

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Oh how the time goes by...

We had a great cross-country trip to KS, KY, and VA before school this year! It started off with a ‘Sour warhead eating contest’ in the car! Hahaha!

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Warheads candies are sour!!

Warheads candies are sour!!

Of course, on a trek to see ‘the ARK Encounter’….we see a rainbow! God keeps HIS promises!!

Of course, on a trek to see ‘the ARK Encounter’….we see a rainbow! God keeps HIS promises!!

the bus ride to the attraction was half the fun!

the bus ride to the attraction was half the fun!

this is the back side of the ARK - it’s huge!

this is the back side of the ARK - it’s huge!

This is the ‘cropped in’ photo - it’s pretty….we loved being there with Papa Don and Grandma!

This is the ‘cropped in’ photo - it’s pretty….we loved being there with Papa Don and Grandma!

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God gave Noah specific instructions, one was that it have only ONE DOOR…see it, above us?!

God gave Noah specific instructions, one was that it have only ONE DOOR…see it, above us?!

this is that same door! A beautiful invitation….a symbolic picture of JESUS! John 10:9-10!

this is that same door! A beautiful invitation….a symbolic picture of JESUS! John 10:9-10!

‘crash camping’ in the motorhome was exciting…Pa and Ma are very patient and generous individuals!!!

‘crash camping’ in the motorhome was exciting…Pa and Ma are very patient and generous individuals!!!

and then Jake and Sierra’s wedding in VA with a cave tour (ta boot’) was the icing on our trip!

and then Jake and Sierra’s wedding in VA with a cave tour (ta boot’) was the icing on our trip!

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