Tree Decorating

We decorated our tree yesterday afternoon when the kids got here after school. They did a great job, and we surely were glad for all the help.

Of course we had a little George Strait playing in the background to keep the day merry and bright 🙂

Final soccer weekend

This past weekend Clara and her teammates wound down their soccer season. They played at the stadium, so we were much further away from the field, so I didn’t get any action shots. I did, however, manage to get her to agree to this one after their victory.

Callie Ann!

Tuesday I drove to Mint Hill to visit with Diane and the kids, and to meet Callie Ann the very first time :-). I am SO excited that they are living this close by. She is precious and beautiful and sweet – as are her older siblings 🙂

State Qualifying Meet

Saturday morning we headed out early for Camden, where Charlie and his teammates were running in their last cross country meet of the season. It was their first time running in really cold weather, so Andrew & Jenny had taken Char the night before to get him a hat, gloves, and tights to try to fight that chill. And it must have worked – he ran a PR by 21 seconds. So proud of this kid!

Larne Elementary Veterans Day Program

Monday morning Jeff & I were at Larne Elementary to celebrate Veterans Day with Mason. The school always provides a really good breakfast for us, and then each veteran is introduced in the assembly. Mason’s teacher, who is a friend from church, took this picture of us as that was happening. That’s Mrs Stine, the principal, shaking hands with Jeff

Emory and Henry

Last Tuesday, when we were starting out on our Virginia trip with our church Forever Young group, we had lunch at Emory and Henry College, and toured the new Arts Center.  We did not, however, have time to visit the chapel, so we made a stop on the way home just to peek inside the sanctuary.  The stained glass was beautiful.