October 15, 2016

Painted pumpkins

 Just starting...
Olivia and Hannah are into details.  Looked like Paul was playing the, pumpkin, more than painting.  He did a little painting, and I wrote "fall" on the other side in cursive.
The end product:

October 10, 2016


Royal Hojari frankincense from Oman at the monastery in WV.  We also bought frankincense from Somalia and Ethiopia.  I've burned all 3 kinds this week on charcoal during morning prayers. 
Procession from the church to the outdoor area where the services were held.

I got to help milk a goat.
 New little friend.
 This morning with Grammie.
 Friends (13 year olds...and their little brothers)

October 3, 2016

Our weekend in WV

Nice weather this weekend!  My sister and her family rented a big cabin at Beech Fork State Park in West Virginia.  We met them there.
Very tall thistle!  Nice hiking weather...thanks be to God!
Doing the limbo with cousins because they found a cool stick!
Beautiful spider web with dew drops.
They shared a few bananas...
A cookout and chicken soup for healing.  We've all been battling a cold for 2 weeks.
I was hoping to kayak on the lake, but the rentals closed up Labor day weekend.
We had lunch at the Hillbilly hotdog place!