But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

More horse pictures

We've had a delightfully uneventful couple of weeks. Good health is such an incredible blessing, not fully appreciated until you don't have it!

The kids are starting preschool tomorrow with the famed Aunt Debbie (who used to take them on Friday mornings for their own personal preschool). It's only two mornings a week, but they are SO excited! They've been asking for weeks, maybe months, when Aunt Debbie will be their teacher and they can go to Isaac's school. The preschool on up to 6th grade, inclusive, is all on the same campus. So for one year big brother Isaac will be on the same campus as his many little siblings. How fun! And the campus is right next door to our house. I frequently hand Isaac things through the fence. It's fun to hear his voice at recess, and tomorrow I'll start hearing the quints' voices too. I hope they are mostly happy sounds!

It's been a big goal to the kids "accident-free" (potty-wise) so they can attend school. Thankfully the past few days they've made it all morning without any accidents. We hope and pray that continues when it really matters, in a classroom with lots of other kids and no facilities to deal with potty messes!

Isaac says this is going to be a great year. He says every teacher he has is "awesome, fun, funny and really nice." He has several different teachers. We realize anew how blessed with our with school and the people who come to serve in it. Let us know if you are interested! There's always a need for more teachers. :)

Work has really slowed down for me in the Clinic laboratory with the return of my dear friend/supervisor/trainer Natalie. I've learned so much during her study absence, and she's come back with a wealth of new knowledge to teach!

Gavin remains busier than he would like to be, at least on the office work and home front, but he keeps plugging along and trying to prioritize wisely. His kids really love him and tend to mob him with requests for play when he enters the door after a long day. There's definitely no downtime for the poor guy! He loves the vast majority of what keeps him busy, however, so that's another big blessing.

More later . . .


David, who was left out of the last set of horse pictures due to connectivity issues, with Amanda
David feeding Jazzi
 Karen was trying to take a picture of all the quints and got this one really nice one:

The kids kept putting their waving hands in front of faces, so Karen told them to put their hands on their tummies. For some funny reason, in their little minds "hands on tummy" meant "sick to our tummies," so they started pretending to vomit! Hence the photo below which was too funny not to post. Hope it doesn't cause offense. :)

Gracie continues to be a silly girl, and Seth regards her with great amusement and affection. Marcie looks like she's overflowing with joy!:

The kids saw Uncle James (Natalie's husband) after an absence and ran to hug him, they were so happy to see him again!

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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