Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Field Trip - PBS Station & Engineering Experiments

We had a great time on an HSFC field trip today! It was a terrific hands on learning experience at the PBS station (WCVE). We toured the TV/radio station, the kids had fun in the control room and TV studio - they especially enjoyed the green screen! They had the opportunity to speak with a radio personality and ask questions. As we finished up the day, engineers led the boys' age group in experiments involving electromagnetism. It was a truly wonderful day!!

Monday, January 30, 2017


When I was cooking dinner, I overheard Griffin telling his Dad we were reading about joy today.

He said, "You know Dad, to lead a joy filled life we put Jesus first, others second and yourself third. J-O-Y. Joy. It's easy to remember". My heart was full hearing him share this with Mike!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Game Night At Church!

The youth group hosted game night at church ~ it was so much fun! I haven't played Monopoly in years. I'm seeing more board games in our future!

He's Almost 12.

I can't believe how much this guy has changed in a year. Not only in height, but also in maturity and knowledge. And, as his mother, it is such a gift to see how he continues to grow in his faith. 💙 #almost12

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

John 3:16

It was scripture night at AWANA ~ Griffin made this drawing depicting a bible verse to share with everyone.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Every Experience Is A Learning Opportunity!

I seriously love that every single experience we have is a learning opportunity.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

4H Trailblazers - Wildlife Biology

4H Trailblazers ~ tonight's Wildlife Biology program was presented by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. It was very interesting!

He Loves This.

He looks forward to Thursdays ~ because of this. I'm so thankful he has the most amazing and patient piano teacher! Griffin always leaves here feeling encouraged, lifted in spirit, and confident in what he is learning.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Taking A Walk.

Griffin was taking a quick brain break when he came inside to tell me how nice it was out. I suggested we take a walk after school. He asked me why we didn't go right now. So we did! He has such an incredible imagination and he's knowledgeable in some many areas. I loved spending this time with him, just talking.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Jalapena Is Getting Her Spikes!

Jalapeña is getting her spikes! Griffin took this photograph of her.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Lumberjack Cake!

l attempted a 'Lumberjack Cake' tonight. The finished cake resembles a log and the inside is a semblance of buffalo plaid. I used boxed cake mix and icing, and added in food coloring to get the colors I wanted.

Sonic Happy Hour.

Enjoying Sonic happy hour with this crew!

Youth Service Day.

Today, two RMBC church vans full of youth gathered together with several other youth groups to serve our community in the name of Jesus! My heart is full!!

Griffin served on the RMBC wood ministry team.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Wood Splitting.

Hard work can be really fun when you make it a lumberjack contest!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2nd & Charles Book Store!

Griffin and I ventured out to 2nd & Charles today! This is the coolest store. Ever. Griffin actually called it legendary!! They have rows and rows of books, movies, games and music. Some items are used, others are new. One of Griffin's favorite finds was Lego by the ounce! Now, we are enjoying lunch at the park and I'm reading a book I found there. It's so nice to enjoy almost 70 degrees in January!!

In The Newspaper!

Griffin, Christian and Jax are in the paper today! I love living in an area where there is a small town newspaper!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Griffin - Winter Photographs.

I couldn't let this beautiful snowfall pass without capturing photographs of Griffin in the snow. Our pups sweet participation, was a bonus!

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The Pit.

I love how at almost 12-years-old, he still enjoys hanging out in the pit area at the library.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Minecraft Paper Crafts

After school we had fun making Minecraft paper crafts. They are easy ~ print, cut, glue!

Sunday, January 08, 2017


We had a fun afternoon sledding and throwing snowballs with our friends Sarah and Christian!