Outside my window...it is pitch black as it should be since it is 4:30 am. The cool, early morning breeze is coming in through the window that is opened wide this fall morning. It feels refreshing!
I am thinking...oh...so many things! What is the refrigerator tech going to say about our fridge today when he comes. (Fixable or dead?) Also, I'm making a list of questions I have for a friend who I am meeting with over lunch to discuss Lifestyles of Learning. Those are the top on my mind at this moment.
I am thankful...for a husband who was gone out of town all last week for work...who came home and took a two day engineering class this weekend, yet still made the time to do many important things with the kids. He is my hero! He is catching two hours of sleep after an all nighter with Morgan. He will be heading out of town this morning for the week.
In the kitchen...the smell of fresh coffee waft out. Steaming mugs of hot mocha's will be soon in our (Morgan/Justice/myself) hands. A month ago I gave in for the first time in my life and purchased a coffee maker. This has made our early morning time together so enjoyable as the weather turns cooler.
I am wearing...comfy capris and a tshirt. A little chilly as I sit here with the morning air blowing on my bare feet. I wonder when our morning fires will begin? It's still a little to warm for them yet, but I know they are right around the corner. :)
I am creating..lots of memories with my kids. Justice is a week away from graduating with an accredited diploma and he has a busy schedule at work. Talk of college and his next step is in a lot of our daily conversations. Morgan is working long hours to finish up her school work for this year early as she prepares to travel to Uganda for two months...possibly more. Packing in as many memories with them and each of the younger seven that I can.
I am going...to be taking Holly to her first dance class today! She is one very happy little girl! Just how many times can one pull out the dance leotards and pick out a new "prefect" one. Well, let me tell you, dozens and dozens! ;)
I am wondering...about what our plans are going to be this coming week. My very beautiful and most amazing friend Katie and her fiance are coming to visit us and we are beyond excited. So much to do and yet only a week. What to do, what to do....
I am reading...quite a few things at the moment. I am reading Hunger Games,with the older kids as we gear up to go see Catching Fire in November. Nothing at the moment with the younger kiddos. I need to start a new series with them. (Putting that on my to do list) Personally, I just finished Twilight and Kisses From Katie. I am currently half way through Facing Your Giants/Max Lucado and also reading lots of stuff off the Lifestyles of Learning website.
I am hoping...my fridge will be working by the time I return home from Holly's dance class. That would be a great thing! Now...if it isn't fixable...I am hoping that we will be able to have it 100% replaced through our appliance coverage we had on it. That would be even better!
I am looking forward to...Katie and Ty arriving Thursday. Fun times!
I am learning....to be more loving to my family, more approachable to my family, and more involved in my family. This is something our pastor spoken on yesterday is how God is loving, approachable, and involved in our lives and we need to live that out for our families to see.
Around the house...we have our summer clothing being switched out for the cool weather ones. Tim's bags are laying at the top of the stairs waiting for him to leave for the week. A pile of letters are sitting awaiting stamps so they can be mailed. Sleeping children are still wrapped all snug in their beds.
I am pondering...about having Becca drop guitar until after the new year. She is taking violin, piano, dance on top of her school lessons. That is a lot of daily practice and she is very diligent in practicing. Thinking she might have more success if she takes a break from one and then picks it up when she's had more foundation in the other two. Hmmm....
A favorite quote for today...“It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But, it is absolutely vital to grasp that he didn’t call you there so you could settle in and live your life in comfort and superficial peace.”~ Francis Chan
One of my favorite things...spending time with Tim in the early mornings before he heads off to work. Sets my day up nicely! :)
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Monday: Fresh cinnamon/raisin bread for breakfast! Lunch with my fellow homeschooling friend. More clothing washed and switched out. We are on vacation mode since Aunt Katie is visiting at the end of the week so light school is in effect! Holly's first dance class!!!!
Tuesday: Eye appointments for the four youngest Jeffries, CO-OP, more clothing switched out, and YMCA!
Wednesday: Yep...more clothing switched out, cleaning day and church! Aunt Katie arrives at midnight!!!!!
Thursday: Eye appointments for the older four Jeffries, art class for Johnston, YMCA, and tons of fun with Auntie Katie and Uncle Ty!
Friday: A whole day of hanging out with our special visitors, first bonfire of this Fall season, roasting hot dogs and S'mores!!!! :)
A peek into my day...
What a hard life, Aurora, (my 5 month old Great Pyrenees) has snuggled up next to Jameson and Tiggy. :)
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