We are on our way to the TPA conference in Wichita, Kansas. The boys loaded most of the trailer last night, and then this morning they packed our personal luggage and other miscellaneous things. A special treat this trip is the addition of Nathan and Melanie. They normally arenâ€™t able to come, but since weâ€™re so close to home, they were able to join us. Grandad and Grandma graciously offered to watch Honey, our golden retriever. Oh yes, for those who may still be thinking about little Chester, Grandadâ€™s going to keep sunflower seeds in her food bowl on the tree.
Grandad and Grandma joined us for the special prayer time as everyone stood in a circle while Grandad prayed. Weâ€™re looking forward to the conference this weekend, and our prayer is that the Lord Jesus Christ would be glorified in all that is spoken and received.
Both of the new books, Spring with the Moodys, and Just Around the Corner, Volume 2 are printed and here! We receive regular e-mails from families asking when the next Moody book will be out, so I know quite a few children are anxiously awaiting this Moody installment. We also have been asked when the next volume of Just Around the Corner (this one includes four more yearsâ€™ worth of the Corners) would be available. We finally had time to compile it! 🙂
This morning, several of the children brought our little anxious-to-be-released squirrel back to a tree behind our new house. Chester promptly scaled the tree and clung to it. At lunch, she was still up in the top of the tree.
Later in the afternoon, I went outside to take some pictures of our guys plumbing, and I decided to check on Chester. Dad told me where she had been, so I scanned the tree for her. Finally, I found her, and began talking to her. After about 5 or 10 minutes, she eventually came down the tree! I was delighted. I put her back in the cage, as I thought we might keep her in there a little while to help her adjust to a squirrelâ€™s life in a tree. But, she was quite unhappy back in her cage.
She drank for a LONG time from her water bottle. Then John let her out of the cage, and she happily ate some cashews nuts. After a little while, Chester went back up the tree. She came down againâ€”with some coaxing from Anna and meâ€”and scrambled around on Anna. Yes, Iâ€™d say our squirrel is enjoying her freedom!
Today, we children, Grandad and Dad, powered through and finished compiling the rest of a Managers of Their Chores book printing. We have a great time talking while we work and just being together.
Then, this afternoon,Â Dad and Joseph talked/worked through some things on the plumbing project. Thatâ€™s teamwork in action! The children were out cleaning up the house work siteâ€”thatâ€™s teamwork! I know the only “payment” they desire isÂ Dadâ€™s smile and praise of their job. 🙂
â€œSeest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean menâ€ (Proverbs 22:29).
Only for Jesus, Sarah
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