Friday, October 20, 2017


The past six weeks have whizzed by. Between teaching co-op classes and working as a writing coach for Brave Writer, I've had little free time.

But we've had some fun!

Randy and I got outdoors a bit…

Hiking at the Big South Fork

I visited my girl in Nashville one weekend...

Randy and Duncan had some hiking (20 mile hike), whitewater rafting, and mountain biking adventures…

Duncan finished his Eagle Scout project and went to spend a week on my brother's orchard in NY…

Duncan about to head off on his first solo flight

Laurel and her boyfriend came home for a nice long fall break…

Baking dessert for us

Laurel and Hunter hiking at Charlie's Bunion

And, well, wow! I'm only just now pausing to take a breath after these first six weeks of the semester! Dad also spent a week in New York, so I spent lots of extra time with Mom. Jesse started graduate school this semester, so we haven't seen him very much. He did pop in for dinner one night when Laurel was here, though.

Randy's brother and his wife came up for a short visit for his Mom's birthday, and we always adore spending time with them. They are selling their house in Charlotte and moving to Florida, and we will dearly miss having them just a few hours away. :(

I have one more week off until I start my next six-week Brave Writer class. I've been getting all kinds of things done around the house, including *gasp* reducing our book collection. We took about 4 boxes of books to our local used book store today!

School is going great for Duncan. His schedule is a bit light this year so far, so that's been nice. He has his Eagle Scout Board of Review coming up this week, so we should be announcing his Eagle rank soon!

And that's what's happening in our own Small world.

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