The Googegs - Strangers in the World

The Googegs - Strangers in the World

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Staycation

This year we had our hopes set on attending an ATI conference.  However, it was not to be. We decided to take a "staycation" this year. Jerome kept his original days off and we announced our plans to the children -- this would be  a working vacation. We would stay home and work on those projects we could not complete in our regular schedule and try to fit in our fun after the work was done.

The fun activities included having friends over for dinner twice, taking the whole day off and going to the zoo with the cousins, letting the kids sleep under the stars (no tent) and even a shopping trip.

Here are some pictures from our week:

The zoo day.

The work for the girls was primarily spring cleaning. The breakfast room was the hardest ... but the girls had a good attitude.

The boys worked a lot outside. Isaiah begged and begged for a job. Jerome gave him the mower, but didn't start it, his job was to push down the tall weeds at the edge of the property. Everybody has to start somewhere and he did a great job!

Wokelle learned to run the weed eater.

Everybody was learning new things. The boys started the siding of the barn.

And tanning the deer hide from Braydon's first deer.


The surprise blessing of the week, was that IBLP announced a live cast of the ATI Nashville conference. We left it up on the lap top all day. The girls, of course, working inside caught many more messages, but everyone would stop and listen as often as they could. My spirit was so encouraged to see that it wasn't just the parents who couldn't wait to hear, my kids were huddled around the laptop too.

1 comment:

NaturalMomto11 said...

Looks like fun! I wanted to watch it but missed it all!! I thought they were just doing the night time sessions or I would have had it on constantly too.

I've missed "visiting" with you over the internet fence!