For some strange reason, I think I am actually caught up on my 366 posts! I am not sure how that happened. :) June 12 - 18 was an odd week with a lot of unusual things going on. I guess that defines summer, though doesn't it.
Sunday: We retook Kyle's birthday pictures since last week was kind of a bust. This is my favorite, and probably the best expression I got! I am thankful for second chances in so many areas in life including this second chance to take Kyle's picture.
Monday: This is the ONLY picture I took all day. This is the first day of the summer that our outdoor thermometer register 100 degrees. I am thankful for air conditioning that makes this whether much more tolerable. I can't image settling this part of the country before it's existence!
Tuesday: I took Keira horseback riding because of all sorts of other things going on. Because it was so hot, she rode in the upper pasture where there is a bit of shade. Buddy wasn't listen or responding to her as well as normal, so she had to try extra hard to get him under control!
I am so thankful for this beautiful girl who loves horses and looks forward to the day that she can volunteer with DreamQuest. She is such a special gift from God to us.
Wednesday: I didn't take any pictures on Wednesday. It was an overly busy day! My mom was in the hospital after not feeling well over night. So we visited her before going to Atlanta Presbyterian Fellowship's VBS in the evening.
This picture is from Tuesday when Mercy and Patrick watched Keira from the gate. I am thankful that my mother is feeling better and is home doing well.
Thursday: Thursday was also a long busy day. My mom went home from the hospital, and we went back downtown to the VBS. So I didn't take any pictures, though I took my camera downtown, I didn't pull it out. I am thankful for my in-laws efforts to start a church in an area where many people have given up hope and abandoned it to drugs and poverty. The people in the area need Christ as much as those of us who live in the suburbs.
I took this picture Friday when I got a little bit of time to quilt! I laid it on the floor to look at my progress, and as soon as it was down, Dylan came over and laid down. What a crazy dog!
Friday: Before lunch, I taught the kids to play UNO. They had a great time and even Mercy could understand the idea! They enjoyed it so much that as soon as dinner was over, we played a couple more rounds with Adrian!
I am thankful to find a game that all the kids can play and enjoy! They love to play board games, but I am glad to teach them a game I knew growing up.
Saturday: After lunch, I worked on trying to propagate some of our Azaleas from cuttings. I look forward to seeing if they root. After that, Adrian cut down some weed trees in the backyard while Avalyn, Keira, and I drug all the debris away to a burn pile.
I am thankful for taking dominion of our small part of this world. I am thankful to be able to work outside and make our little part more beautiful. This picture is of our Gardenias. I LOVE their smell! It perfumes the air around our house so beautifully, that I look forward to it each year.