Busy Bees!

Well, my husband is all recovered as well as myself. Our oldest is off at college doing his own thing, and the boys and I have begun a great new school year. We’ve also had a pretty busy month with other things; we went camping again at the end of August, and the boys and I just completed the walk to ENDALZ in memory of my dad. Our friend who adopted Esme from us joined us along with Esme so that made the 3 mile trek more pleasant for the boys (okay, and myself.)

Then, this past weekend we attended Worship in the Adirondacks which was the most amazing weekend we have had in a long time. We got a campsite at the loveliest campground we have ever been to, and there were great vendors selling Christ centered merchandise as well as supporting great causes. The music was phenomenal, there were dozens of bands but Jeremy Camp was the main headliner of the weekend and his show was amazing! We had perfect weather the entire weekend too, such a blessing to worship our Lord with so many other Christians in the beautiful Adirondacks.

In other news, our chickens are certainly earning their keep! We have SO many eggs and that is only with three laying so far! I’d say our first year keeping chickens has been pretty successful so far and we look forward to adding to our flock as well as acquiring more meat hens in the spring. It’s true that you do not raise chickens to save money but it’s SO worth it between the fresh eggs, the entertainment and the education it provides for our boys.

Aside from that, this weekend marks a year since my father passed. It’s going to be hard but I’ll be spending the weekend with family as we head out there to visit his grave and place a special token on it, attend a memorial service and then enjoy a meal reminiscing about him. The worship weekend certainly had me in tears several times, and quite a few of those were over my dad. I miss him so much! But, I know that if I remain faithful that I will be with him again someday when I get to embrace both him and my heavenly father.

I don’t have much else to share right now but I will be posting about some science experiments and spirit week in the weeks to come. The boys’ schedules are picking back up too, both ended up deciding against football this year but karate and music lessons will fill our days.

Have a blessed week!

~Melanie

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