The first weekend in December was busy at the Allen's house. Chris trimmed bushes in the front of the house and on the side of the house and the palm tree. Thankfully he had gas powered hedge trimmers. We loaded the truck and took the debris to the local recycle yard. Ashleigh had to work (on a Saturday) because next week for her is crazy with last week of her college classes, choir, and drama, but when she got home our family headed to a local tree farm. While our drive to the tree farm was adventurous, the tree farm was not do compelling. We found a tree at Lowe's. While we were there we also got lights for our house and mulch. We put the tree on the stand and watered it. Austin helped me put the lights on the tree. (Ornaments will be on Wednesday) While Ashleigh and Chris put out the lights on the house, I put out the mulch. It became dark and the lights were not complete. Chris finished them on Sunday after church. That evening our small group went out to eat. We had a nice fellowship and time discussing our "wonders of the world" and our least favorite cookies. (It was nice meeting with our group as the last 3 weeks we have been learning more about our church (Newcomers class) with a certainty to join. Austin attended Metro kids; they had pizza and shopping fun. (The kids money was canned goods). Ashleigh helped him shop and has bonded with a little girl in the class she teaches. Austin was so excited when he got home; therefore, we opened our gifts. While opening our gifts, he and Ashleigh had a story for each gift. He did a perfect job-he bought Dylan an Avenger fort (Dylan and Austin have been making forts.) Ashleigh received a coffee mug (an addition to her collection-score!). Chris was the hardest to shop for because Austin was contemplating between gifts. The perfect gift was a picture. I received a devotional book. What an awesome way to end our WONDEROUS WEEKEND.
Monday, December 4, 2017
November was a busy month and I didn't post anytime during the month. So here it is all in one clean swoop.
On Friday, Helen and Jim visited. I cooked prime rib, sweet potatoes, green beans, homemade macaroni and cheese, and rolls. Helen always wants us to go around the table and tell about thankfulness. On Saturday, we visited a local plantation, It was a beautiful day. We enjoyed family time and God's wonderous beauty. We walked many trails and saw many plants and flowers. Surprisingly many flowers were still in bloom. We also took a Nature Train ride and learned some history about the plantation. Austin and I loved learning about South Carolina's Native Americans and Henry Woodward as that is part of our Social Studies curriculum.
Our church had a family Thanksgiving dinner. This is what Austin completed as his serious and silly thankful. We love our church. We have so many things to be thankful for not only during this time of year, but all year long.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The end of the month continued to be busy. We had some cool weather, but mostly warm weather. Fall festival, my birthday (eating out several times-so turning 45 wasn't too bad), and trick or treating were all fun! Check out the pics!
The boys are ready to trick or treat.
Celebrating my birthday at Outback
Fall Festival at our church. Super Heroes was the theme! Remembering Jesus as our Super Hero!
Ashleigh served at the festival monitoring a game.
I chose to have an apple painted on my arm instead of my face!
Ashleigh attending Cane Bay Drama Company's Murder Mystery