Monday, February 7, 2011

4-H Sharp Shooters.

Here is a picture of the boys' 4-H shooting club that they are always talking about!

Schedule Change.

My husband is working second shift this week at work.  He does this every once in a while, so we are kind of familiar with it.  It does; however, mess our daily routine up entirely!  So, this time I am changing things up a bit for us.  Instead of starting school in the morning with the kids, I am going to have them start after lunch.  This way, the kiddos will be able to hang out with him until he leaves.  Otherwise, they work all morning and then they don't get to see him at all in the evening!  Then, when the weekend comes, it is like he has been out of town on a business trip.

I am usually one of the homeschooling moms that is pretty rigid with our schedule, but I am kind of thinking, why not?? We are still doing our school, just later in the day....and it is only for a week! I suppose I am getting soft with age...:)

Now, don't get me wrong, I still totally agree with a solid school schedule for the kids...but we are just tweaking it this week...we will be back to "normal" next week!

Friday, February 4, 2011


We were under a warning for a possible one inch of snow last night and today....well, the forecasters get a gold medal once again! We are at about four inches and counting....still snowing!

Braydon was inundated with a snowball attack from me! I got him once, he fell, and I just kept on throwing snow globs at him....he was laughing so hard that he couldn't get up from the ground....good times!

It is soooo much fun to go out and play in the snow with the kids.  Unfortunately, we do not have the proper attire now that we are down south, this is just so unexpected! We bundled up, as best as we could, and played for about forty minutes....then we came in to a nice warm house and hot cocoa!!
We are all still in shock that we have seen snow twice this year! What a blessing for the kids to be able to play in it again! Thank you, Lord, for days like this where it is so fun to transform myself into a kid again!
The weather is so unpredictable here.....70 degrees this past weekend....four inches of snow today???

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Goings On.

I have just a moment to write a few things that have been going on:
  • New life groups at! Chris is doing Financial Peace University with Dave Ramsey and I am in a Mom's group. David is in powerhouse and Braydon does JBQ.
  • COLD weather for this area! Today's high is 30 degrees!
  • Braydon's birthday numero six is coming up in a few weeks...and we are going with the "camouflage" theme!
  • David is raising money to go on a church youth trip to Florida!
  • Chris is working really long hours and we miss him bunches!
  • Planning on taking a trip to Indy soon....
  • Braydon has a JBQ meet this Friday night and he is going to try for another quiz out.
  • School, of course.
  • I, personally, am trying to lose the weight that I gained on the cruise and over the holidays! I am using my elliptical that my wonderful hubby bought for me :) It is going well...and I am almost there!
David did eventually get the sickness that was lingering through our house after he returned from the he did miss the toothpick bridge competition...I think we are still going to build one and test it though!!

We are all well now and just waiting to see what adventures God has in store for the Smiths in February!