The last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind. On Saturday Matthew had his last soccer game of the season. His team played against the parents and siblings of the team. It was a really fun time, despite Matthew being kicked in the calf by a dad….ouch. He is fine, but was out for several minutes of the game. He had a swimming party that afternoon to celebrate the conclusion of the season.
Sunday morning found us on the road to Midland for Kyuss’ baptism. He is one of the children who has lived in our home. Last Wednesday was his “gotcha day” and we were able to celebrate his baptism with his family. We were named his godparents, which was an amazing privilege for us. We picked up Lynn, Kadrian and Kyrihn and all travelled together. It was like old times, having them all together, again. We are so incredibly blessed by these boys and their families!
Homeschooling began yesterday. So far Matthew is excited and ready for this. We are having trouble understanding the new ebooks we got for teachers manual, however. We will be getting 2 hardcover books from BJU so that will be nice. I’ve spent some time on the phone with tech support and some of our issue may be our wifi, which is our mobile hot spot as we don’t have good, reliable internet where we are. So, maybe I’ll go into Megan’s house later and try it there. I’m sure once we have all this under control, we will all feel better about it.
We have also been working (mostly Mike with Jon’s help when he can be here as well as Sean on his days off) tirelessly on the future house. It’s looking less like a hay barn everyday!
I had some special time with my grandson, Lucian on Saturday. We don’t get time, just the 2 of us, very often. While Matthew was at his soccer party, Luc and I went to the DC Booth Historical Fish Hatchery. We spent an hour exploring and looking at the fish and various pieces of history on display there. This is a treasure to be enjoyed if you are in Spearfish. Granted, it is off season, now. The museum, rail car, and house are all closed, but the ponds and wildlife are still on display. The bright colors are in their glory. If you find yourself in Spearfish, this is a beautiful, FREE activity that is family friendly.
That’s the news for now. We are pressing on. Upcoming plans include a master provisioning list for the boat and a trip to see her November 1! SQUEE!! Our friends in the marina report that she is pretty dirty and in need of a good bath. I will be happy to oblige!