Our speaker last week was Caroline Boykin, author of "The Well-Versed Family". Her message was about the importance of raising kids of faith through scripture memorization. I loved her! She spoke of passing on wisdom and comfort to our children by teaching them bible verses. It is a way to equip our children with something meaningful to take with them as they head into the world. So this month, Afton and I are working on a verse about using kind words. If you want, join in with us and work on this verse too.
"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1
We are using some hand motions to help with this one. (stirring with our hand) Afton loves to practice saying the verse at night while I rub her back. She put it into action the other day when Jeff's voice got a bit serious, she said "Daddy are you stirring up some anger!" But it seriously has helped her remember to use a kind voice with her sister.
Things are still moving at a fast pace around here. Miss Maisy got another ear infection last week. So this Friday, she will be having a little surgery to insert tubes into her ears. I am nervous about it and also excited, I know that it will immediately help her feel better and keep her from getting infections. I am also hoping she will sleep better as well.
We ventured out to Main Street Days. We went early on Friday (got in free) and had a good time eating corn dogs, riding the carnival rides, and listening to music.
|I love that sweet look on her face...|
|Afton loves everything about the 'fair', but mostly the popcorn.|
|Can my girls be any blonder?!|
Beyond all of that, we have all been crafty around here. Jeff and I make a pretty good team when it comes to decor etc. I think of an idea and he does all the hard work to make it happen!
Here is a look at the before and after of "Sophia" my new desk chair. I am posting the details of her make-over on Crafty Texas Girls. Pop on over there if you are interested in all the staple and hot-glue-gun fun!