Monday, 30 July 2012

This Last we do look forward to

Growing up, going to school there were two days most look forward to. The first day of school...and the last. Ok, so there were some in between, but we are talking about MOST looked forward to. It isn't a whole lot different with home schooling, but I must admit now I get that feeling that you teachers must feel at the end of the year...sweet relief...and it sure feels great!

This year the kids helped me put together some games for an end of year par-tay. But first we decided an end of year photo is a must. Here is to our future veterinarian and firefighter...Lord willing...

Koen, of course, was upset (just a little) that he did not have a sign. I love you Koen boy.

There was a lot of chalk smashing and drawing and that helped Koen feel better.

Balloon throwing.

More Balloon throwing.

Balloon Races

Pizza Making

Some finger paint. Found this idea at this sweet blog.

And why not just chalk paint while we're at it??!! Also found at Our Family for His Glory

There are very few "lasts" that we look forward to. Especially being a military family, but this last day of school was bright, fun, and filled with friends and water balloons...what could be better? God's goodness, even in the small, is just so wonderfully overwhelming!

604. sunshine and little drops of rain
605. cleaning through the grime of the front porch and the not so little hands that helped
606. pulling weeds, oh how I loath this...maybe because of the reminder of those weeds in my life that need to be pulled
607. spider plants and the sweet friend who gave them to us
608. watching grace be poured out upon a friend and her not seeing me notice: learning so much
609. swimming pools, wet swim suits, hamburgers and broccoli salad
610. Shawn: you, my dear are a blessing teaching me about what's true in life
611. bearing up under the hurt and pain another is feeling...thanks for trusting and sharing, friend
612. still so excited about what God is teaching me in Philippians
613. this Love of mine, who is growing and changing...sometimes painfully and still thankful most of the time :)
614. all that we have learned this year about Who Jesus is: the light, bread of life, our rock, true water, the Way, Immanuel...God with us, the vine, the head of the body (the church), the lamb, king of Kings and lord of Lords, the Son of Man, the good shepherd, the resurrection and the life, the Word, and the Alpha and Omega
615. the country that I live in, though not perfect or getting perfect, but still thankful for our many freedoms


  1. Looks like you all had a wonderful celebration! Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Wendy. Blessings to you!

  2. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog:) Your pictures here are simply beautiful! I love the artwork. Isn't Ann's gratitude community amazing! It has changed my life.

    1. Mandy! I loved reading about your life and you're little ones! Thanks YOU for stopping by. Yes, the Lord has Ann's humble work to do mighty things in Christ's name. Oh, and PS I totally use to edit my photos. I say it's mom says it's art...

  3. I LOVE your signs, and so glad you were able to have such a fun day!!! :)

    1. Jessica, totally a Pintrest idea...of course it was!