Monday, October 31, 2016

Trick or Treat 2016

We had the Annual Trunk or Treat at my parents and Joe's family came to help decorate the trunk. We had fun decorating, eating and visiting with one another. Then on Halloween night we sat at the end of our driveway and handed out Candy to the Neighbor Kiddos. 

Rapunzel and Mulan


My Batmans

A cowgirl and Where's Waldo

Where's Waldo handing out candy

My brother the crazy dino and Joe's dad phot bombing the pic LOL

Decorating our Haunted Ginger Bread House before handing out candy

Hanging out at the end of our driveway to hand out candy. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Homeschool days 2016

Although we school year round we usually start our new year in July. The Ebb and Flow of our days has set into a beautiful rhythm. Fall has awakened as the children go adventuring into our woods, and the lingering of being outside and enjoying God's creation is becoming a daily thing. Joe started playing flag football with our little tribe, and I delighted and joined in the other night. I stopped the much to do list that I saw in our home, and enjoyed the moments that seem so fleeting with my children. Laughter and touchdown dances that will be forever etched into my mind. Trying to be more present in these days. I have backed of the social media a lot the past week to just be in the moment, and not caught up in getting the perfect picture of the moment. Present here in our days as mundane as they seem to some. They are beautiful to me. I treasure my days with my Tribe. I know it goes by all to quickly.
We took an online class through Brave Writer called Groovy Grammar which my boys delighted in. I finally broke down and bought the Writers Jungle by Brave Writer and the First part of the Wand language arts for the girls. Can't wait to glean wisdom from this Brave Writer lifestyle that teaches everybody is a writer. 
I have been missing this space too much and plan to become more consistent here, as this documents our life. It's my scrapbook for my kids and our journey as a family. 
And if you read this I am asking for prayer for Joe's dad. He has just found out that he has three tumors one on his pancreas and two on his main artery. The surgery is super high risk. We are interceding to God to heal him and grow him in love with Jesus. If you could please join us in praying for this.
Thank you and I hope all our having a beautiful and blessed Autumn.

Working on illustrating their Jabberwocky poems

The Girlies

Illustrating poetry

Corbin's Bandersnatch

Austin's Frumious Mountain Lion ( Love Brave Writer)

Ethan's Jabberwocky in the Borogroves

Some Building Construction with Lincoln Logs

100% on her math test, This girl loves math

Mantis visited us and showed us some kungfu skills

Playful Preschool Craft and the Runaway Bunny

Spending time with Tolkiens the Hobbit

Mandolin playing

Never a dull moment with these two bitties

And Beethoven practicing Piano. :)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Wild and Free Conference Wimberley Texas 2016

As an early birthday present the hubby got me two tickets to the Wild and Free Conference. So I grabbed a friend and we headed to beautiful Wimberely, Texas. I was a little giddy to see some of my favorite podcaster's and Instagrammer's there. Gleaned wisdom and came home refreshed and ready to finish out our school year. If you have a chance to go.....Do It!!!!

Me and Katie

The first evening with Visiting, Chocolate, Wine and Coffee

Terri letting us know what a real CM day looks like, messy hair and house shoes and all

Greta and me!!!! She is so nice

Loved talking adoption with Rea Berg of Beautiful Feet Books

Beautiful!!!!! Wimberely Texas

And got to meet Sarah McKenzie with Read Aloud Revival

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Castting Crowns Concert Volunteering for America World Adoption

We had the opportunity to volunteer with at the Casting Crowns concert that came to College Station on the 15th. It was a great night getting to share our adoption story and how God was faithful with the money to bring our girls home. We also got to talk with them about our newest journey to adopt our son Teagan. Praying that seeds were planted and more children will come home to their forever families.

Friday, October 7, 2016

P6 Farms Homeschool Days

We went to our local farm P6 to their homeschool day. We had fun seeing a lot of friends that we hadn't seen in a long time. It was like a homeschool reunion with 600 people there. My middle son Austin was on his biblical Manhood hunt that my husband does with my boys when they are about to turn 13. But the other crew enjoyed a day doing the corn maze and all things farm. I don't have a lot of pictures of the boys, as the girls were glued to my side and the boys were running all over the place with friends.

Mommy's Lil' Pumpkins

Sweet Emmie and Mia sliding together


Cora and Elizabeth

This picture melted my heart as Cora has a harder time making friends

So sweet Mia and Emmie (adopted from Ethiopia)

Ethan and the some friends. Makes him look so grown up here.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Another Day at the Houston Zoo

We headed to the Houston zoo to feed the giraffes. We had read The Giraffe That walked to Paris with the girls that week, and thought why not go feed the giraffes and see them up close. Mia wanted nothing to do with them, but the other kiddos fed them. We took a ride on the train that goes around Herman Park and ended the day at the movies. A sweet widow who Joe had met at a fire he made gave our family movie tickets for saving her apartment. So after the zoo we headed to the movies to watch Pete's Dragon. It was a great family day together.

Our Tribe

The Men of Tribe Leggio

Mommy and her girls

Corbin feeding the giraffe

When your son grows taller than you and starts shaving LOL

He found a friend

Ready to watch the movie