Yesterday we were studying food chains and decomposers in our science lesson. We were marveling at how God's creation is a natural recycling system. We are often in awe of God as we learn new things in school that shows His creativity and thoughtfulness to us. And then, (with boys) this somehow turned into a discussion on how to build the best outhouse. As they were each explaining their designs - some rather ingenius, I thought - John happened to walk by. So, he got in on the planning too. (If we ever have to live without plumbing, I think these guys have our potty needs covered!) Then, this discussion ended up with all of us in the bathroom getting a plumbing lesson from John. That was practical school! No, we didn't have time to draw out our food chains, etc, but I have a feeling that they learned a lot more this way. And I was reminded about how grateful I am that John works at home and is available to join in on things like this!!
Oh, and I've just got to write about our "mmmmmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm" moment last night! For Pow Wow time (that's our evening family devotion before the kids go to bed, usually complete with snacks and work rewards, etc - fun!) we all settled in the living room where John had built a glowing fire. It was our first fire of the season - always a fun event at our house! It was actually cold enough for a fire in October this year! Then almost everyone curled up with one of our (numerous, John would say) soft, cozy blankets and listened as John read to us the next chapter in the Kingdom Series by Chuck Black. (Awesome books!) It was really cute to hear all the contented sighs and sweet comments about how great this was. And it was! Thank you, Lord, for such sweet times together!