Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category
Our family caroled with some friends in downtown Fuquay last night.
Last year Asher and I ran Hand Of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center’s 5k race as part of their annual Walk for Life. This year Ivy and Charlotte are excited to join us in the race. Would you join us in support of Hand of Hope? Please consider sponsoring us, running together with us, or even just coming out on May 1 to cheer us on!
I’m proud of Asher for winning first place in the design competition for his derby car this year!
Asher named his car “fire engine”—partly because that was what Amos called it, and partly because it puts out the fire in your mouth:
Goodreads sent a note congratulating me for reading three books in 2014, which didn’t seem quite right even though it has been a very busy year! It turns out that I’d not marked a “date read” for many of the books, bringing the tally to 15, including some read-alouds with the kids.
My top three books for 2014 are:
- Poetry: Beowulf
- Fiction: Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger
- Non-fiction: The Supper of the Lamb, by Robert Capon
The Lord of the Rings earns an honorable mention; while it was not a new book for 2014, we really enjoyed listening to the Rob Inglis narration together as a family. Right now we are partway through reading The Yearling aloud, and plan to read N. D. Wilson’s Boys of Blur next.
For fun, I looked up some of my Goodreads stats. The date read vs. date published chart is fascinating. Augustine and Beowulf are my outliers. Some huge gaps to fill in there!
Five years ago we celebrated Asher’s third birthday at the Outer Banks. Here’s a picture from our visit to Jockey’s Ridge:
Last week we went back to the Outer Banks with some friends from church and recreated the picture:
Congratulations to Asher for being the 2014 Ranger Kids Ranger of the Year at our outpost!
Asher and I raced our derby cars this morning. Here’s a picture of our cars before the race, with Asher’s in the foreground. He did a great job on his car!
Asher named his car “Fear, Fire, Foe!” Mine was “Supplanter.”
Asher won fifth place for design among Ranger Kids, and I won third place for speed in the open competition. There were some pretty creative and pretty fast cars there!