An afternoon on Table Rock Lake

4 photos in this post. Unexpected blessings come, as the adjective describes, when least expected. One day last week a friend came to Richard and asked if we would like to go out on his boat the following afternoon. Thankfully we were all free and so were able to take him up on his offer. What a beautiful afternoon. The weather was PERFECT! Not too hot and not too cold. It was not long before the kids... read more

Proud of our two eldest girls

SO proud of Michelle and Jessie (daughter-in-law). Whilst they lead altogether very different lives, Richard and I are very proud of both of them. Michelle came to us a few weeks ago saying that she was thinking of purchasing a “new to her” camper. Richard said he had been thinking the same thing. Michelle had been saving up and when you live on the low Branson wages not to mention... read more

A gaggle of geese

2 photos in this post. When Caleb and Daniel went fishing this morning they discovered a gaggle of geese had arrived at the front pond. Whilst they do make a mess (good fertilizer), I love to see the wildlife around here. This afternoon Caleb, Hovis and I took a walk to see them. There were 28 geese by the pond. My guess is that they are taking a rest before heading farther south for the winter. They... read more

A day on the farm

Two photos in this post. Daniel works on a local farm two days a week providing him with vital practical skills. He loves it although he comes back exhausted! One day this week Hannah had another 3 hour assessment that both Richard and I needed (wanted) to be there for so we asked our friends if Caleb could go to the farm for the morning. When we texted them to say we were finished they asked if Caleb... read more

It’s been HOT!

Wow! Hard to believe that we have been back here for 10 days. We started school on Monday and it was ROUGH! Most of the curriculum I had planned and purchased worked except for Hannah’s literature/grammar. Oh my, I thought I had researched it thoroughly but whilst the first lesson was definitely on her level (that was the sample I had read) it progressed way too fast for her into grammar that she... read more