Friday, November 25, 2016

Going ons.....

Leah thoroughly enjoyed her woodworking class this year.  She came home with a beautiful coffee table.  She is not quite finished it since she missed 3 classes during our vacation.  Also we are going to shorten it a bit and use it for an entrance bench.  When complete I will take pictures.  But she loved it so much she has made a few things since.  It is fun to have her just go out to the garage and use the table saw and other tools.
We got together for our annual chocolate making day last weekend.  Between basketball and youth conference, we didn't help as much as usual.

It was another fun day with the in-laws.

Myrna feed us for the weekend and ended with a very delicious soup.

After we were all done and cleaned up, I stayed over so Blake could play with his cousins for a few hours.  Dave was working on his talk, Cora was gone and Leah was studying.  Later in the afternoon we got ready and headed to town for the Folk Club.  Valdy was performing.  Blake did not want to go.  He wanted to stay and play with his cousins, but just a few number into it and he was glad he had come.  Valdy is a great entertainer, with stories and music.  It was a wonderful evening.

I had brought money for treats, but not for a CD.  Blake really wanted one.  Uncle Jason kindly lent him some money and Blake got it signed.

As we were walking out, Blake passed Valdy.  He turned to him and said, 'See you later Blake'.  It made Blake's day.  On the way out Blake saw this poster and posed.  Such a tough dude.  :)

We are full swing into basketball, drama, YW, Scubs, and piano now. Blake started a club at school and piano this year also.  It is the season of packed dinners and using the bean bag cooker often. Cora has a great coach and Leah is really loving being back at it.  She finally passed her learners.  After asking me for months if she could drive, today she was legal and didn't want to.  (She doesn't like the car we had taken)  I made her anyways.

We are just plugging along.    As I am helping to coach Cora's team it was more difficult for me to run everyone around.  Dave has been a huge help.  Every morning we figure out which of the three drivers is taking which car where.  It takes juggling, but I think it is good to keep the kids involved in things.  Cora has taken on a lot.  I worry she is going to burn herself out, but she loves everything.  Dave and I often pass on the road and wave.  :) So that's us lately.  We are running around and loving it all.


  1. Cant wait to see the finished wood products. Would love if you lived just a little closer so you could teach me how to make some of your candy. Love Blake's picture.

  2. Excited to see the finished bench. Congrats to Leah on passing her learners - that's awesome!