Up: Play ball! Chris is playing on the church softball team, and David and Brian are playing T-Ball. We have been having lots of fun doing batting practice and 5-person games at home.
Up: School! I really like Sonlight curriculum... we get to read some really great books! Right now it's The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis.
Down: School. It never ends.
Up: The weather! Admittedly, I like most types of weather, but it's hard to stay inside on these warm sunshiny days.
Up: Square dancing! (Always an up!) This weekend Chris, Valerie, my Dad, and I are going three hours away for three days of dancing that are going to be so much fun!!! Also, Laura just graduated from lessons, becoming the 6th kid of the family to dance (of this generation, anyway.)
Up: Sewing. Valerie and I have been enjoying our "sewing Mondays with Grandma" immensely. We finished several skirts (improving each time). Valerie also made a shirt, and we are working on another. I am also currently making a skirt for my friend Hannah - our first project without Grandma's help at all.
Down: Friends that are hurting. There is a dear older couple from church who recently lost their only son (I think they have a daughter) to a car accident. Another family, who we know from our other church, is also grieving. The wife was pregnant with their fourth baby, who was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, a serious genetic disorder. A week or two ago, the baby died in utero.
UP! God is so good, all the time. He is my joy, comfort, strength, and best friend. .:Philippians 4:4:.