Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Disappointment :(

So today I decided to take the kids and go watch the "circus parade" here in Denver. It was advertised on the news and on some webpages and it sounded really fun. All the hoopla is to celebrate the 50 year (I think) anniversary of Barnum and Bailey circus. Apparently they are touring in their big long train and everything. Well anyway, we got parked and picked out a good spot on the parade route and were there pretty early. It was supposed to start about 1 or 1:30 this afternoon. Oh yeah, and it is still stinking hot here...92 degrees today! So the kiddos and I waited and waited...and waited and waited...then someone told us that it was going to be a little later. So we waited some more and waited some more. Three whole hours after we arrived, we heard it was coming. We were getting excited! What animals would we see? How big of a parade would it be? How about this? About ten lousy elephants walking briskly by...no major entourage, no other hoopla, no nothin'. People all around us couldn't believe that we waited that long just to see a few elephants race by. SO disappointing! The three-year-old began to cry and the six-year-old just looked at me and asked, "That's it?!" Oh well. At least it gave us something to do all afternoon. :) But it was definitely a bummer after we waited and waited and sweat and sweltered in the hot sun for three hours. Well, it's a story they can tell their kids one day, I guess. :) Too bad they weren't passing out free circus tickets to those of us who stuck it out! Again, oh well. But we are going to the circus in just a few days...our consolation prizes. :) We're going to surprise the kids and not tell them until the day of. It will be so much fun and they will be so excited! I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Beginnings

Wow, it has been such a terribly long time since I have posted anything! Things have been so busy here lately. We began homeschooling the end of August and it is going well. I really do enjoy finding out how my first grader's mind works (sometimes it's kind of scary ;). We are using the Colorado Virtual Academy, or K12 Online, program and we really like it. You should check it out. So that has been one of our big "new" things. Another has been finding a new church. We just joined one that we absolutely fell in love with. The members of this body were welcoming the moment we entered the doors and they haven't stopped. In fact, they keep reaching out to us and getting to know us. It's great! I know, I know. That's how a church should be, but that's not how all churches behave. So we are so grateful that God has allowed us to find and become a part of this local body of believers. They have already been a great blessing to us in ways they will never even know. God is so good...all the time. Well, that's it for now. I'm finding the time to write this as I'm a bit under the weather, so off to sleep so I'll be all better when I wake up in the morning. :)