Our Co-op Banquet was this past weekend. Keilee went back and forth about going. She didn’t feel the NEED to go since she is only in 8th grade but her friends wanted her to. She finally decided to go. We borrowed a beautiful, red formal from a friend and then she got sick. She felt a little better Saturday and decided to go to just the dinner and then come home. She also decided to wear a shorter dress and save the red one for something bigger.
Here are a few of some of the kids after dinner.
I asked her if she wanted to go back to Co-op and stay but she really felt horrible. So we went home.
We only have 1 more Co-op. As much as I have loved it I am ready for a break. We aren’t sure about next year. Things are so uncertain in our lives right now.
1. Augustus eating sweet potato 2. Kids doing collages at Co-op. 3. Keilee setting up her camera to do a time lapse video for her Photography class. She also did one of an ice cube melting. 4. Wild Roses at our house. They were one of my Mom’s favorites.
We had a forecast Monday for bad weather. They hadn’t made this much of a big deal about it since April 27, 2011. You can read the post I wrote about that here.
I spent my childhood in the closet for tornado warnings. I have never been afraid. All that changed after April 27th. We cleaned out our closet in the hall Monday afternoon. We got blankets and pillows. We watched the weather as tornadoes touched down in Mississippi and then headed our way. Then, about 2 hours later, he said it, “If you live in Decatur go to your safe place now”. The sirens were screaming, it was storming like crazy outside, and Keilee, Nomad and I huddled in our closet. Augustus was right outside in the hall. I posted a picture on Instagram and got almost 100 comments with people praying for us. I read them to Keilee while my heart just thumped in my chest. Keilee got texts from Grace, Lilah and Abby. I love these homeschool girls who live all over the country but love each other. Keilee posted the picture on the top right on her Instagram. Isn’t that just the best thing? The bottom right picture is from a town about 12 miles from us. I didn’t take it.
My birthday was Wednesday. I had a very good day. Keilee is always more excited about my birthday than I am. My Dad and Marlene, Patsy, Eddie, Heather and Katherine and the neighbor ladies all came over during the day. Keilee made me the most amazing book. I asked her to video it so I could show all of you. She used a child’s board book. She also found and prepared dinner. An INCREDIBLE dinner. She made Caesar salad, lemon chicken thighs and pasta with a cream cheese sauce and broccoli, squash and mushrooms. It was so good. And Google knew it was my birthday!!! This must be a new feature. It was very cool.
Here is the book she made me:
We don’t have a lot planned this weekend. Next week the weather is supposed to ROCK!! Mid to high 80’s!
Please continue to pray for my boss and for Keilee and I. He is still recovering from neck surgery. Times are hard but we are ‘gooder than good’ as my Mother always said. God provides.
Happy weekend all!
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln