Friday, December 22, 2017

December 19, 2017 ~ Our Day in Photos

Since we began living at my mom and dad's house in August, I have thought many times about capturing a little bit of our daily life through photos. We decided to take photos of our day this past Tuesday and make a "Day in Photos" post to document a little bit of our lives while here in the USA.  We hope you enjoy seeing snapshots of our day!

I woke up before everyone, early enough to have some quiet time to myself to pray, read the Bible, and read this awesome book, and all by the Christmas tree!

Sophia is dressed and ready for school. A before school photo by the Christmas tree.  Can you see my sister's cat climbing the tree?  Sophia wanted to get a photo with him climbing behind her.

I spent part of my morning working on our finances, plugging in numbers and keeping our expenses recorded.

Jessie did some reading and educational activities during the morning hours.

Josiah spent his morning playing around, and getting into things, which is typical of Josiah now.  He is tall enough to reach counters and table tops and open drawers, and he gets into everything!  We have to keep our eyes on him. 

I went to eat lunch with Sophia at her elementary school!

 Santa and Mrs. Claus just happened to drop by the lunch room for a visit too!

Sophia organizing a special treat for her class at the end of lunch.

She also shared some brownies with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  It was so sweet of her!

Meanwhile at home, Felipe was giving lunch to Josiah and Jessie, then Jessie caught the bus for school.

 Back at Sophia's school, I participated in a writing celebration in Sophia's class.  A lot of other parents came in for the celebration too.  Sophia wrote an informational book about owls,

Josiah had some outdoor playtime with Daddy!

And then some indoor time hanging out.  Felipe and Josiah were watching a service from our church back home in Brazil.  We are excited to return to Calvary in Sao Paulo soon! 

After getting home from Sophia's school, Felipe and I went out to run some errands.  Felipe and I took turns going into various places, while Josiah napped in his car seat. 

After running errands for about 2 hours, we rushed home just in time for the bus to arrive. 

Josiah greets the girls each day with a hug!  He is always happy when they get home from school!

Felipe helped my dad take the trash to the dump. 

 Sophia doing her daily reading and homework assignment.

Snuggle time!

And dinner time!

To end our day we went to my newphews' band concert.

We are in a busy season now, preparing for our return to Brazil.  We are thankful for this special time in the USA, but we are looking forward to going home. In just nine days we travel to Brazil!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Our Full & Busy Fall!

This fall our lives have been extremely FULL and BUSY! 

We have been busy with all kinds of good things like:
 having meaningful conversations, times of Bible study,
 hours of preparation for speaking opportunities,
 long hours in the car (sometimes late into the night),
 precious opportunities of sharing at various churches and gatherings,
 time spent playing outside, experiencing fun fall outings and seeing colorful leaves,
 special occasions with family (birthdays, holidays, and watching our nephews' marching band),
visiting friends and being visited, and the list could go on and on...

Although we have been busy, it has been an extremely special time for our family. 
It has not been a slow season by any means!

We are trying to make the most of our precious time in the USA (especially weekends), and the Lord is using this season to stretch, sanctify, teach, and grow us up in Him.  We are so thankful for His faithfulness to us!

In this post I am sharing photos of our adventures during recent weeks. We are truly savoring and enjoying the season of fall.  We do not have fall in Brazil, so it is such a treat to be here during this beautiful season which reveals the greatness and creativity of our amazing God.

Enjoy seeing these snapshots of our lives!