Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Ephesians 2:7-10 The Message

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Another week goes by

Another week goes by and pictures are still coming soon:) Sorry for that taking so long.

We have been busy doing a lot of yard work trying to get things ready for fall. I figured we had better take care of last year's mess before the leaves drop this year. They have begun so it has been a busy week. There are tons of weeds everywhere so we started with that. We had one person from the church come help us a little but last Saturday. When we went into town we bought a torch to burn the weeds and seeds they have dropped. Maybe next year they won't be so bad. We've also been trimming trees. The first time since we have been here.

We've contributed 5 truckloads of tree limbs and big (BIG) weeds to the Homecoming Bonfire pile. Homecoming is Sept. 26 so we need to get the rest of the wood debris that is lying around down there. We just want to do our part to make it the biggest bonfire ever:)

The kids are busy with school. Settling into routines and getting back into the swing of things. Band has been challenging for Becca but everyday she is able to play a little more. They don't have a beginning band here so all the new ones are in with those who have played before. She started on my clarinet, until her OBOE arrives (the 10th, woohoo) so I can help her out quite a bit. She loves to practice so that has not been a challenge. However, she has to learn the Star Spangled Banner buy the 26th and was given the 1st part which has some pretty high notes. I didn't learn those until my 3rd year playing. I dropped it down an octave for her so she can at least play in a range more suited for a beginner.

Today she got out her Oboe reed and learned how to make it "squawk." The funny thing is that her book said she should do that every time she goes to play. Soak the reed, then blow air through and make a loud sound like a bird (squawk). Her band teacher ought to love that!

Tomorrow is a wood cutting day. We still have a little left from last year that never got cut so we plan to do that tomorrow. That will give us an idea of how much we nned to get. It doesn;t look like we'll have any to give away this year which isn;t a good thing, but there is only so much wood 2 people can get.

This weekend is Smoky Valley Days. There are alot of events spread out in the valley. It should be interesting. Our Women's ministry was asked to do food at the craft fair part of it. Saturday will be full of making tacos. I won't get to see much of anything else that is happening. Tomorrow is High School football, they won their game last week, hopefully that is a good sign of the rest of the season. Sunday their is an inter-denominational service at the fairgrounds and Butch was asked to preach. It will make for a busy Sunday morning but it's the first since we have been here so it will be good to see how it goes.

For now, it's time to get the kiddos headed towards their beds.

I promise, pictures are coming. Once I get through this weekend....

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