Clara’s First Hat Trick

This past Saturday morning at her soccer game, Clara scored the first hat trick of her career.  To say that her fan club was going wild was putting it mildly.  Both Addie (and her family) and the Dovers’ good friends Jenny and JT were there to watch.  The last time Clara scored a goal both […]

The Long Boys

What a good day yesterday was.  It was the Community Open House at Rosewood Elementary, where Charlie and Adam go to school.  I got to see them in action in their classes, and then ran to McDonalds to surprise them, and went back for lunch.  They were great lunch buddies. Then last night was the […]

Clara’s soccer game – Thursday

Thursday evening was Clara’s makeup soccer game – the one that got canceled due to the remnants of Hurricane Matthew we got last Saturday.  Her team had to wear vests this week, because both teams were blue. It was the first Fury victory of the season. Here is our little sweaty forward after the game, […]

Outside Playing

We had such fun playing outside yesterday afternoon.  We’re hoping to get the seat repaired on our swing before much longer, but it still makes for some good climbing and swinging.  Good times 🙂

Making hot dog fingers

Last night Adam and Mason spent the night – they are out of school today for teacher meetings – and most of the time was spent, as was their plan, playing with their pokemon cards.  They did take a break to help me make hot dog fingers – what with Halloween coming up and all […]

Making Peanut Butter Cookies

Thursday when Mallory and Clara got here after school, they helped me do a little bit of baking.  This weekend was a training session for Lay Ministers in our district, and I was to take a dessert.  We ended up making a double batch, so we had plenty for them to take home, too 🙂


We had Bible study with Jon at BIG Wednesday night.  He did a great job talking with the kids about different kinds of prayer.  He brought this sort of pot holder thing into the meeting, and the kids couldn’t talk unless he’d given them the pot holder.  Here is June sharing with the group.

Acrobats of Cirque-Tacular

Last night the Performing Arts Series at the auditorium here in town hosted Acrobats of Cirque-tacular.  I ended up with extra tickets since Charlotte and Bob are on vacation, so Meg and I went and sat with Evie, and Clara and Little Hope sat behind us.  It really was a good show, especially since we […]

Jeff’s Raffle Winnings

When we were in Indiana back in the summer, Jeff & I went to a fundraiser for the Alzheimers Association.  It’s an annual event put on by a family that Jeff grew up with, and Mark’s band played at it.  They had a huge raffle going on, and Jeff won this ***enormous*** bbq tub.  We […]