Saturday, November 8, 2014

From my Front Porch ~ November 8, 2014 (the Saturday edition!)

Welcome back to my weekly series, From my Front Porch, where I share updates from my home and family. My hope is that you'll fix yourself a cup of coffee or tea and imagine us sitting together on my front porch, chatting about life and catching up on the latest news!  I hope you'll join me each Friday on My Front Porch!  

I don't know how it's possible, but my life just seems to keep getting busier and busier!  :)  It has been hard lately to find time to sit and sip coffee with you on my front porch. Since I was unable to stop and visit for a spell yesterday, I thought I'd do a Saturday edition of Front Porch Friday!  :)

My week has been both extra full and extra special because my sister and three of her children were here visiting from Ohio! They just left yesterday, and my house feels empty without them here! It was a blessing to get to spend time with my sister having fun together and sharing our hearts!  Unfortunately, my sister is a night owl and I'm an early bird, and I kept falling asleep on her at night when she wanted to talk!!!  It is what it is . . . I'm wired to be up by 5:30 am and can't keep my eyes open after 9:30 or 10:00 pm!!  :)  {Sorry Rebecca!}

We started off with a bonfire on Monday night!  The night was chilly and roasted hot dogs, homemade chili, s'mores and hot chocolate were just the perfect thing!

Look how cute little Sarah is in the hat my Mom crocheted for her!  :)

The weather was beautiful this week ~ especially so for Ohioans! So, after mornings of homeschooling, we spent the afternoons at the beach!  Exploring Driftwood Beach while the boys fished was the highlight of the day on Tuesday.

Look at this cool shell I found!  I love how it looks like a butterfly!  

My sister and me ~ looking a little windblown!  :)

On Wednesday afternoon we explored a different beach!  

Unfortunately, the sand gnats were horrible that day, with the cooler temperatures!  Apparently, I'm allergic to the little torturers, because I get welts like these from their bites:  

Fortunately, I had remembered to take my Plexus Body Cream with us, and in about half an hour, these welts were gone!  I meant to take an After picture, but we got distracted by taking pictures of this:

Then, we had to rush home to get ready for church!  I loved worshipping with my sister!!  I could really get used to that!  :)

Thursday, I drug my sister along to our homeschool co-op for the bulk of the day!  After a photo op at a shrimping town nearby, we ended the day with Pizza and a movie!  

Friday centered around the round up of their stuff, packing up and leaving.  :(  Then, I gathered my crew and headed to the dentist for a round of appointments.  Thankfully, no one had cavities!  :)

So, that was my week.  How was yours??  

Thanks for stopping by my front porch for a visit! I'd love for you to take a moment to "sign my guest book" (leave a comment!) so I can know that you stopped by and enjoyed your visit!  Please join me again next Friday on my front porch!  

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