Our Family

Our Family
Benaiah, Justin, Melinda, Abishai, Keturah, and Jared

Monday, September 12, 2016

Day 254: Time keeps marching...

Ah, another stay at home relaxing Sunday!  Gotta love being able to go to church on Saturday nights!  And I did get the much needed Sunday afternoon nap, including a doozy of a dream the included wild animals in my house!  Much chaos is in my brain methinks.  Then it was off to Crave (youth group) and choir practice, while Abishai enjoyed watching the football game with Grandma and Grandpa.  Actually, he didn't care, just like this part of the Johnsons.  It is true, we aren't big sports fans unless it's the Olympics, and we did enjoy seeing the Charlottetown Islanders hockey team play.  But as Jared likes to say, "Will the sun rise tomorrow even if the Colts (or any sports team) wins or loses?  Yes, I believe it will."  It is a big deal here in Indy, I get that.  I enjoyed having the kids put on their Colts gear from over the years.  One of my most worn sweatshirts is a Colts hoodie from the year that they played in the Superbowl I believe.  But, we wear Islanders stuff too.

Moving on,...I did a lot of my weekly prep yesterday, so I was actually able to do some cooking for the week today.  I made some apple oatmeal paleo muffins for myself, made some sweet potatoes to eat later, as well as some chicken legs for tonight's supper and lunch for this week.  Some might not think that's a lot, but for someone with chronic issues, it's hard to stand and cook for any length of time.  You have to choose to either make something yummy OR do a homeschool day of lessons.

And, of course, it was the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centers in NYC, otherwise known as 9/11.  Our generation's living history, and to our kids, it's just another event in their history events.  I was surprised to find that it wasn't trending on Facebook posts today.  I didn't see a whole of "We Remembers" posts either.  Kind of sad that we care about football games and nerdy TV shows more than real events and people.  But there are some that remember, and pay tribute.  Jared's cousin Charles from Kentucky is one of them.  He builds this incredible models of ships and buildings.  He sent this picture to our family members of a 9/11 tribute that is now on display at Johnson University, where he attends.  He also served in the Navy for awhile on a submarine.  He sells his models on eBay and you can check him out on Facebook under "Models by Charles" the community page.  He can build customized models for you as well.  It's always fun seeing what he comes up with!  So, here's the picture he sent.

Photo Credit:Charles Bates The flag contains all the names of those who died in the 9/11 attacks.  It is currently on display at Johnson University.

Some leftover decorations flowing the beautiful breeze we had coming in the windows today.
Abishai washing his own hair!
Our little cheerleader at 17 months old before she got glasses!
Playing 9 square inside at youth group! Justin looks so little among all those teenagers!  He's the one with the new bright green dinosaur shirt he got from his Aunt and Uncle for his birthday.

Besides the typical outdoor bugs, it's perfect weather to enjoy our porch for once!  75 degrees and breezy!

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