Isaiah 40: 11

"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to
his heart; he gently leads those that have young."
Isaiah 40:11

Saturday, August 11, 2012 can it be August?

So, our summer as been "full". We have been doing a lot of swimming. What beautiful weather!

Last I posted we were celebrating Eli being 12. We had a simple little pool party with a few friends. Complete with croquet and ice cream cake.

Everything after that gets a little blurry. I also have no pics to help me remember all that we did. Eli became a 3rd generation Kalispell camper. He had a blast. We attended the annual Kvale reunion that same week and were blessed to have a chance to get to know our Chattanooga cousins.

We have kept busy doing lots of little projects around the house. As a homeschool Mom you begin to learn that if you don't do those things that have been bothering you for a while in the summer. Well.. it's just not going to happen.

This is the school room. In a moment of weakness a few years back I purchased a white carpet remnant for the floor. Yep, you heard me right, white. In preparation for the fall I decided to dye it. It is a little more mauve than I wanted but SO much better than the stained carpet that was there before.
There has also been a lot of touching up of paint around the house. It is so nice to get a couple of years of dirt and handprints covered with a fresh coat of paint.

After years of patiently waiting for my wisteria to grow it has now decided to do just that. It is fun when something you envision and train actually works out.

Kent got another year older too!

In-laws came to town and spent the days entertaining the kids. Which was particularly nice as I came down with a nasty cold/flu thing.

Opa helped the kids put pennies on the track.
Thanks for a fun time Opa and Oma!

In baby news we have just about 8 weeks left. Wow! Not sure when we turned that corner yet here we are. Lot's of excitement around here to be sure.

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