Saturday, October 14, 2017

Putt Putt Golf

A great way to end the day ~ putt-putt golf! I have a deep respect for the work ethic of these young men and our youth leader.

Youth Service Project

Though the number was few ~ the workers were mighty!

Concert At The Farmer's Market

Beautiful way to start the day ~ Griffin played a couple of songs during the Fall Concert. And, then, we took a little walk through the market.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Ice Cream!

This day called for ice cream!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Lifeless Leaf

I noticed this leaf when I was going in to church earlier. It's worn, torn, and lifeless ~ but, it's beauty shines through in the shape of a heart.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Lego Club

Had a fun day at Lego Club. Today's challenge was to build wearable accessories. The kids had fun with this ~ I even got in on the challenge and made Lego glasses!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

4-H National Youth Science Day

The Goochland 4H Trailblazers, joined youth from all over the country by participating in the 4-H National Youth Science Day ~ Incredible Wearables.

This year’s challenge incorporates wearable technology, teaching kids to not only use technology but create it. During the innovative, hands-on project, these future engineers worked together to design, build and refine a wearable health-tracking device that is easy-to-use and aesthetically appealing.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Science Experiment

Even the simplest experiment can be fascinating. Griffin did this one over and over. He was given a hypothesis that fire needs oxygen in order to burn. He had to determine the materials he would need for the experiment, figure out a basic plan and carry it out.

Steps he followed for this assignment: observation, list of questions, form hypothesis, conduct experiment, analyze data and draw a conclusion.

Chick Magnet

Chick Magnet

Monday, October 02, 2017

The Simple Life

The simple life ~ an afternoon at home getting chores done and buggy riding.

Art History Class

Griffin's Art History Class was a lesson in ancient writings on rocks. If you notice, his drawing of the phoenix is raised. He's really enjoying this class.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Random Heart

I love finding hearts in unexpected places.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fire Wood

My men loading up on firewood today!

Friday, September 29, 2017


Griffin and I just went on a nature walk and discovered these thorny pods filled with nuts. We couldn't pick them up because they are very thorny, like a cactus. After researching, we have discovered they are chestnuts!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

He's Changing

Just because, he's changing by the minute ~ he will soon be as tall as his Dad, he will be shaving sooner rather than later and quite honestly, he's just one of the best people I know.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Never Too Old.

I hope he never gets too old for this.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

My Husband.

He got home around 2am this morning, after being out-of-state all week. He woke up bright and early, and he and Griffin joined a group of friends to cut wood. Mike wouldn't want me to share this, that's really not who he is. But, as his wife ~ I want to share what an amazing husband and father he is. He has a genuine heart to serve and wants to be present as often as he can. He inspires me to do better, work harder, and give more of myself. I love my husband.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Carter Mountain Apple Picking

The first day of fall was a beautiful day for our first field trip of the year with these awesome kids!

Lego Club

We had a great group of builders at Lego Club today!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

4H End Of Year Awards

Griffin had a fun first year in the Goochland 4H 🍀 Trailblazers Club. Tonight we attended the end-of-year awards celebration.

School Is In

Our life is getting back to normal with school, piano lessons, church activities and extracurricular activities. Fall is my favorite time of year for new beginnings!