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

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cooler weather

With cooler weather we are beginning to see the bugs find their way inside. About a month ago, during the ladies luncheon, we found a fairly large scorpion in the nursery. A couple of weeks ago the boys were setting the chairs back up and a large Sun Scorpion was on the wall. I guess it is different because it doesn't have the tail like a regular scorpion.

Well, sunday morning when the boys came in for church, a Sun Scorpion was on the wall by the sound booth. So, boys being boys, they got a jar and caught it.

The pictures aren't great because there is NO WAY I am letting Grady take the lid off the jar to take a picture of it. They caught a moth and tried to feed it to the sun scorpion but apparently it isn't hungry. It keeps running from the moth. They tell me they are going to take it to their biology teacher because the last one he had died. Whatever, as long it gets out of my house, far, far away. Maybe he'll give Spencer extra credit!

I find it interesting that my oldest son who refused to do his science final last year, which consisted of collecting and classifying 25 bugs, now is fascinated with collecting this sunscorpion and even caught the moth they tried to feed to it. Go figure!

We had a Re-Gressive Dinner yesterday afternoon with the church. We started with dessert, traveled to another house for the main dish and sides, and ended at the church with appetizers and a gmae. It was fun. We didn't have a huge turn out but the ones who came had a lot of fun. And all the girls, (really that's all we have other than Grady, Spencer and one other boy) had fun hanging out together all day! They buried Becca in the leaves that are falling out front. Spencer mowed them Saturday and within 5 minutes you couldn't even tell.

The picture isn't great because I forgot to change the setting on my camera to "night." Oh well, we are looking forward to big family photo shoot in a couple of weeks. Hopefully we'll find a place with some fall color. We didn't get much of the turning leaves this year, they just froze and started falling!

1 comment:

This and That said...

I like the idea of a re-gressive dinner! Desert first, yum!