Week in Review: 2013 {Weeks 44 & 45}

So the past two weeks consisted mostly of holding down the fort while Matt prepared to go to Haiti and holding down the fort while Matt was in Haiti.  🙂

I truly don’t mind being the anchor at home (most of the time), especially for things like this.  It’s good to hear him excited and energized again about something that is dear to us all.

While he was gone we took a little “fall break”.  We really hadn’t had much of a break since we started in August, so I’d say we were due.  The girls still had outside classes they were responsible for, so it wasn’t a full-scale vacation, but it was a much-needed deviation from the norm.  We had a Marvel movie marathon and then had mornings when we could actually sleep in.  I listened to my girls bake together and play together (for hours and hours).  They went outside and enjoyed some fall beauty and we all just slowed down a bit.  I was able to accomplish a few little “projects” and most of all, spend some time focusing a little more on my girls and a little less on pushing them to stay on task.  It was kind of like summer, except for the falling leaves outside.

Here are some photos from the past few weeks for your viewing enjoyment, and because I’ve been really lax in the photo department….

This fall…it’s been one of the prettiest I can remember….

My trip last month with Chandler….

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Sandwich making – Haitian style. And a little of my girls’ creativity this past week….

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One of my projects for the week….

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And, just because it was a little bit windy here today….

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That’s it for us.  Matt got side-lined in Fort Lauderdale tonight (Friday).  Lord willing, we’ll be driving to KC on Saturday to pick him up.  We’re all very ready to see him.  All the girls have missed their daddy, but Miss A particularly so.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

For His Glory ~

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