Happy Birthday, Dear One!!
Today is Feeche's 17th birthday. I love this kid. He is smart and witty, compassionate and funny, rock solid and strong. His feet look like a Feeche's 6 months of the year, even though we live in the far north. He is well read and intellectual, tender and kind and totally sold out to the One True Living God. He looks like his Dad until you meet his Grandpa and then you think, "Clone-boy!" He has big plans in life but shares them judiciously.
My mil deserves public praise and admiration. She spent days looking for tickets for Feeche's upcoming foray into airline madness looking for just the right connecting flights, airports and price range. She did it, saving me days of worry and anxiety, along with a couple hundred dollars.
THANK-YOU, GRANDMA DONNA!!!
Speaking of which, places we're going. Feeche is gonna take a little plane trip to D.C. in a month for TeenPact's Back to DC. It's a week of shaking hands with national government leaders, listening to movers and shakers speak and going to see national monuments. The morning that it ends he'll fly on over to GA to hang out with Wild Man Maj. Stansbury, who runs the Challenge program. From suit and tie one week to BDU's the next. He is jazzed.
I did it. I ordered curriculum. All in one day. It's on it's way. The only thing left is eled math (need Cub to do a placement test) and Lightening Lit student texts. Got a rockin' deal on Rosetta Stone. I'd like everyone to be bi-lingual soon, k?
More Canning. I always wonder if it's worth it but dh and dc's always say "thanks" about a thousand times every time we open something we canned at home. And some of it is almost free food. It sounds like it's been a rough gardening season for lots of folks in our neck of the woods so I don't think we did too bad. The grasshoppers, however, might drive us to chicken ownership again.
"The 4 Best Days of Summer" is how our county fair, the longest continuing running fair in the territories, bills itself. As usual we went with our good friends Lori and Cyndi and all of our dc's, along with the M family. The kids shared tickets and fair food and friendship and screams of joy on the zipper. We love you guys!!