We decided to go down some unknown roads the other day here in Sumter County. We headed out not knowing which way we would go...we had a blast. On one road we were throwing up some white dust as we kept going around bend after bend, Steve got a little nervous and started humming the tune of dueling banjos from the movie, Deliverance, knowing we might come upon a house full any moment. But we didnot. The girls were hanging out the opened doors to the van and hanging onto the luggage rack, they wanted to get down after a while of breathing the dust and run ahead. Of course we said sure....
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Our last stop for a day of exploring around Sumter County. This tank is in Lake Panasoffkee and it is part of their war memorial. It is really awesome and so huge. We got to talk to the girls about the efforts of those who have served. Some drive these massive machines and some cook. Some do laundry. Some lead. Some take inventory. Some doctor. Some type. All pieces are necessary for the "machine" to do it's best! None are more necessary than the other. Romans 12:4 Can a man drive a tank if it was not filled with gas or his stomach filled with food? At times we get very opinionated about the leadership in our country, have we prayed for them? Matthew 21:22, 1 Peter 2:17
Spring Phlox is all over Sumter County! The girls always want to stop and take pictures, so today we did. Time seems to be passing us by and capturing the moments is something we all love to do! I love the "caught" photos as well as the posed ones. Special young ladies!
Monday, April 22, 2013
We went to pick some blueberries and found a fabulous, clean and well working farm right off of CR471 outside of Sumterville. It is called X-Farm. The owner was so kind and generous. Their prices are super reasonable. Most of the crop is hydro-ponic and the outside plants are well maintained. We will visit it again soon since it is only open for a few more weeks until the weather gets too hot.
The girls went to see Taylor Swift's concert, RED! They bought their own tickets and oh what a treat this was! Going with Emma and Maddie of course made it so much more fun! They had their hair done, outfits picked out and signs made...and it was a phenonmenal concert! Their dream was to get picked for the T-party, but just being there was so cool! For a last minute purchase, the seats were really good and they got some good shots!
Friday, April 12, 2013
Sherri is turning 50. We went down to surprise her and go out to eat with her dear friends the Regatas. I made a declicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. We were so full from the huge amount of Chinese food that was made, my mouth is watering just thinking of how good it was! This crazy story of how we "found" my sister and how we have merged our lives together is the stuff movies are made of... but it is ours.
The girls did their nails...with press ons!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
This past month we spent some time in Africa studying some history with Egypt, missionaries like Jonathon Livingstone, tie dying with natural colors and learning other things too, but we had a treat on presentation day! A real South African man who was a friend of a friend came and spoke to the kids!He was so cool. He told them what it was like to live there, had a few items to show and video, but mostly everyone was entranced by his accent. Yes, it was silly!