Busy Hands

Gayley certainly is staying busy at school this month. She has such sweet friends she enjoys reading with, coloring, drawing, crafting, exercising, writing and all around playing with.


Who needs a duck dog? Sweet Archie overheard Trey was going on a duck hunt and is ready to go!

Jordan & Tessa’s Wedding

Jordan and Tessa are the first of Elijah’s core group of friends to get married. We have had Jordan at our house many many times watching football games, basketball games, just hanging out, Homecomings, Proms. Trey has had many hunting and fishing conversations with Jordan over the years as he and his Dad are avid freshwater fishermen. He’s a really good fella and has been a reliable friend to Elijah.

When Elijah worked at Jim-N-Nick’s he got Jordan and Tessa jobs there and they were a happy work crew. They would all hang out together often and eventually Jordan and Tessa fell in love. Naturally Elijah proudly claims to be Cupid. Their wedding was in a quaint pole barn and reception in another beautiful barn. The reception was so much fun and Gayley couldn’t wait to dance, she just had to get out on that dance floor! She made a new little friend/dance partner with the preacher’s son and they were quite entertaining ! Happy Wedding Jordan & Tessa!

Autumn Blaze

On my way into work this day I was stopped by the brilliant red blaze of these trees in front and behind our office. God is really showing off His amazing works!

Come, Little Leaves

” Come, little leaves, ” said the wind one day, 
” Come o’er the meadows with me and play; 
Put on your dresses of red and gold, 
For summer is gone and the days grow cold. “ 

Soon as the leaves heard the wind’s loud call, 
Down they came fluttering, one and all; 
Over the brown fields they danced and flew, 
Singing the glad little songs they knew. 

” Cricket, good-by, we’ve been friends so long, 
Little brook, sing us your farewell song; 
Say you are sorry to see us go; 
Ah, you will miss us, right well we know. 

” Dear little lambs in your fleecy fold, 
Mother will keep you from harm and cold; 
Fondly we watched you in vale and glade, 
Say, will you dream of our loving shade? “ 

Dancing and whirling, the little leaves went, 
Winter had called them, and they were content; 
Soon, fast asleep in their earthy beds, 
The snow laid a coverlid over their heads.


So our family finally saw Toy Story 4 and we loved it! We laughed so much together. Now we finally understand the new character, Forky. Today Gayley made her very own Forky and just like Bonnie in the movie she has played with and taken Forky everywhere! Love this sweetness and imagination.

Hair Chalk

Gayley has been asking to color her hair for the longest time and today I finally bought her hair chalk. She loves doing it herself but also request Mommy to do certain patterns so it’s a fun thing for us to do together. It doesn’t stain her hair and washes out easily and brings her so much delight. I think it’s rather pretty too!

October Times

Gayley sure has had a fun Birthday month at school. Everyday she comes home knowing more, sounding out more words, wanting to spell and write. She is definitely staying busy and truly learning.