Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sins of the Father

My dad sent me this story last week. Very interesting.....

Sunday, March 29, 2009


This week a friend that Eric used to work with at Emory many years ago came into town to take his daughter Hannah to a father-daughter retreat at Calloway Gardens. We knew them before they had children and now they have 5 and are fellow homeschoolers. They were able to come down a few days early and stay with us for a couple of nights. The girls were excited to make a new friend and they had a very good time playing together. We enjoyed our time with them very much.

Sunday afternoon they came back after the conference and we were able to take them to Stone Mountain for a little while.

Marc has been battling colon cancer and has had surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. He has two chemo infusions left and one more surgery. I am sure he would appreciate the prayers of God's people.

Dialouge in the Dark

Friday our homeschool group went to Dialogue in the Dark. We have been studying the human body this year and this fit in well with our study. The exhibit has blind or visually impaired guides which take you through different scenes (park, grocery store, city street) in the total darkness. I don't mean the darkness where your eyes finally adjust and you can see - this is total pitch black darkness where you cannot even see your hand in front of your face. They give you canes to use and take you into these different scenes and then you are to use your other senses to figure out where you are and figure out what is in that particular scene. It sure did give you a perspective on being blind that I did not have before. I think about a blind person not seeing, but don't really think about the darkness they are in. It was very well done and if anyone has a chance to go, I think you would find it very educational.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad

and Uncle David (because believe it or not they have the same birthday)....

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Matthew turns 5

Matthew has been counting sleeps for some time in anticipation of his birthday which finally arrived today. He started the day by going to breakfast with his dad. Then he went to the fire station with his cousin. His gramma came over for lunch and brought a cookie cake and we had a dinner and dessert for him tonight. So all in all he had a great day for a fifth birthday.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Snow Day

The kids were worried that we would make it all the way through winter without any snow, so we were all pleasantly surprised to get a good amount of snow this past Sunday. The good news is that it is suppose to be 75 on Saturday so we are going from winter to spring in a week!