End of Summer
Last week was our official last week of our summer schedule. It was a busy summer and this was a week of transitions. Hannah had finished up Camp Fire the week before but she attended a beach trip with our youth group and worked on her room. Joshua was still working at Camp Fire. I was also finishing up my final week of 8-5.
This first picture is actually from the week before but since I hadn’t shared it before I will now. Of course we were all at Camp Fire every weekday this summer. As I was arriving on the 4th to pick up the gang there was a storm building but the sun was shining brightly from the side. I really like the way it lit up the trees.
I decided to treat myself to the new Kindle Oasis at the beginning of the summer. It talked about months of charge and I didn’t really expect that giving that I am a power reader but I have been a bit disappointed that I have to charge it once a week but I am still really happy with for other reasons. I love the small square size and the turn buttons on the side. I also love that if you switch hands they flip automatically. So I’d like it to stay charged longer but I’m still a happy reader.
Why take a picture of these two tube of toothpaste. Because they represent the compromise that makes marriages last long-term. I hate to waste even a small amount of toothpaste out of the tube and my husband hates fighting the tube to get any toothpaste. So for about a week we end up with two tubes out on the counter.
As I was getting out of the car on August 10th I noticed these cute little mushrooms growing right next to the car. I couldn’t resist getting a quick little picture.
I know there are hard to see but on August 10th as I was heading home I noticed a beautiful rainbow. As I was stopped at the corner I quick tried to get a picture from out of the car window. When I parked in the driveway I tried again to get a better shot. I also love catching a rainbow.
On August 13th I spent most of the day working on getting lesson plans into the computer and getting everything set up and ready for Hannah to start school this week. Later in the afternoon I looked out the backdoor and noticed the way the sky looked like it was in layers with dark grey on the top, a white layer in the middle, and finally the lighter blue. I took a quick shot to capture the moment.
Well that’s our wrap up of last week. We have our schedules and lesson plans so we are ready to start our first week of school. On August 1st I started a 150-day journey through the Psalms. I have been using the Voice version of the Bible. On August 8th while reading Psalm 8 the verse that jumped out at me was “When I gaze to the skies and mediate on your creation — on the moon, stars, and all you have made, I can’t help but wonder why you care about mortals — sons and daughters of men — speaks of floating cosmos.” I realized that I really do enjoying spending time looking at the skies and often the photos I take reflect this as well. And it does help keep the things of life in perspective.