Sunday, September 13, 2009

A quiet week. . .

Not really much to talk about this week. I spent the day yesterday going through all the toys we own trying to make room for toys received from 3 birthdays and Christmas coming up in the next 3 months. I separated everything into 4 piles: keep, toss, sell, & donate. Although it doesn't seem like I made a huge dent in our toy supply, I donated 1 huge bag of toys, trashed another, and have 3 boxes and 2 piles of toys in my bedroom that need to be cleaned and priced to sell. I have registered for a local consignment sale next week, so I need to get everything finished between now and next Tuesday. If I work on it a little each night, I should finish. I am not looking to get rich, but it will be nice to have a little extra money to put away for the babies we need to plan for.

I am excited for tomorrow. My sis is having an ultrasound to determine her baby's gender. She wants a boy but would be okay with another girl. I just want to know because I'm excited for her. I'm glad she's moved back to Ohio so that she can have help from family. I remember going from 1 child to 2; it was when Th broke his leg so it was a difficult transition. Plus, like I did, she is going to school at the same time. She is studying nursing so her classes are technical and difficult. She is doing very well in the program and I am so proud of her!

Th and T.G. are in our church's mission drama this afternoon, so we are getting ready for that. They've been practicing each Sunday for a few weeks now and tonight's the big night. Th is really excited about it! Our mission's conference begins Wednesday and goes until next Sunday. We LOVE mission's conference; it's our favorite time of year. Every year we have lunch with the missionaries (this year it's on Thursday) and we host a missionary family for supper (which will be on Friday). Our kids love it, too. We pray for various missionaries but by meeting a different family each year, it makes the mission field and the purpose behind missions more concrete to the kids. Th has said from a very young age that he wants to be a missionary, and if that is truly God's calling on his life, then participating in the mission's conference in this way will help him to learn more about the life of a missionary. We have a Fall Fellowship with the missionaries on Saturday at another church member's home. That is always fun because they have a small pond on their property. The kids look forward to fishing since they rarely get to go. Sunday the week will wrap up with services preached by different missionaries. Our pastor began our church as a missionary, so this is something very near and dear to his heart. Have I said how thankful I am for our church? =)

Well, time to work on some preschool stuff. We studied the letter 'A' last week and the kids made ant hills and ants out of sand and raisins. I need to draw legs on the ants. . .

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