Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Our Weekend

It is a little late but we have not made a post lately.
Last week end we visited St. Paul's and hear Don Kistler preach on the "tongue." We also saw the movie Shrek III. I am glad we waited for the dollar movie! This morning all six of us road our bikes four or five miles. Hannah was lagging behind and Joshua being concerned about her, kept looking back to see how she was doing. Not realizing that he was approaching a curve; he ended up in the hedges. I did the best I could not to laugh as I untangled him from the hedges, and his bike. We got him dusted off and he was okay. He is a good sport and he hung in there till the end of the ride.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Construction in Florida in July

For the past few days I have been taking my two oldest boys to work with me. I have taken all of my kids to work at one point or another on jobs that would allow it in the past just to let them have the experence of being at work. They like to "paint." But this time it is different. My boys are almost teenagers and they are getting big enough to actually be productive. I think that I can begin to train them in the painting trade.
They helped me unload and load equipment, trim hedges off of the house, move drop clothes pick up trash, get things, and even move some tree frogs that took up residence on some columns.
I may not be able to take them on every job this summer but next summer I think they will be old enough to work the whole summer.
They were not to happpy about all of the spiders and various bugs that painters encounter. And the heat is almost unbearable. But I am impressed with them.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Our Vacation

We left for a visit with the grandparents in Mississippi on Wednesday. This is a ten and one half hour drive (this trip at least). Leslie brought some "occupy my mind, but don't have think literature." So after listening to twelve sermons on eschatology by R.C. Sproul I thought I would give it a try. I rapidly went through three or four of these magazines and came to the conclusion that they are the biggest waste of time and space on the planet. There are a few divisions of topics that all of the magazines have in common: who is in the spotlight; who is getting together/breaking up/or single; who is skinny (anorexic), perfect, fat (another eating disorder) or curvy; who is going into rehab or getting released or leaving early; who has/had/ or is getting cosmetic surgery; who got into legal trouble, and you get the point! What a waste of time. It worked for about an hour though. And I am up on enough gossip to keep me in purgatory for a very long time.

Upon arriving in MS we visited with family. Joshua, Nathanael, and I rode the four wheeler. All of the men went to see Transformers. Leslie and I ate some Cajun food; a food that we love and miss since being in FL. I have mostly been doing nothing but watching the outdoors channel on T.V. (we don't have cable at home at this time). We are having a great time!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Our Weekend

Thursday night we saw the preview of Ratatouille. Leslie got us free tickets from a Disney radio promotion! Sunday we went to church. Then we went to International Drive and had lunch at Fuddruckers. After lunch we went to the Bass Pro Shop where we bought our fresh and salt water fishing licenses as well as a few fishing lures. Yes, we are getting ready! Due to rain, however, we are sitting on a rain check. On the way we stopped at the Mall at Millenia where Joshua bought a game for the Play Station.