Sunday Slowdown

All my pictures lately are on Sundays.
Sundays are full and blessed and are some weeks are our slow down, recharge time.

These 5th graders are my favorite right now.  They are funny and participate 
(as much as most 11 year olds will) 
 they are kind to one another, and are learning the word of God together (often times me,too).

We did a nickel drop demo on a lesson with God doing the Impossible for us.

We also are working on some snowflake decorations for the room.

We came home a tried out some pics for our Christmas card.
They were a flop for the card, but we laughed a giggled and I love
some of the genuine expressions I captured with the ol IPHONE
(notice spit from Joe's mouth, eeeeewwww)
Just keeping it real, some were more charming than this...I'll post them soon.

We snuggled in for an afternoon at home.
Joe and I made cinnamon ornaments at home.

Loving doing this, love the smell of our home afterward.
Love that we are creating Christmas season memories 
to last a lifetime.

They dried a few days a we hung them on the tree with care!
There are been a balloon around our house for a few weeks (from a Sunday school lesson)
and we have enjoyed endless moments punching it around, timing how long we can keep it in the air,
playing volleyball and just laughing at each others antics.

The BB gun came out again for an afternoon of target practice.
DH hit one of the cups....look at Joe's reaction.

The kitty (Junior Number 2) and I just snuggled and watched.

Clipped some evergreen from the back yard and holly sprigs from front yard, 
love this time of year.

Checking out our hits on the target.

We went to hanging of the greens with the Walkers at the Methodist Church.
It was so pretty, Blake and Ricki had a speaking part so glad we were there
(not sure why I don't have pictures, probably because it was church)

And we ended at our friends' home just hanging out watching football
and hashing out the latest fantasy football trades.

They have a new dog and Joe was scared silly of it.
The tiny thing barked like a giant bulldog, we laughed at Joe
as he eased into the dog being there.

Look at him laughing at himself, bless his heart.  He tried,
but the dog would tear into him as soon as he relaxed a little.
Finally, everyone got used to one another - we laughed all the while.