Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Monday at Home

“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” - Jane Austen



Monday is usually a home day for us. Not really sure why, but it has just always seemed to work out that way. After a busy weekend, Monday just has always been a day to get the laundry done and stay close to home.

Matthew started his orchard job today, so we won't be seeing him at home most of the day for the next few weeks. He drives a tractor during the apricot harvest. They start early in the morning (about 5:30am!) and are usually done around 2pm. He is usually pretty hot and tired by the time he gets home.


So today, Kelsey and I stayed home and were able to do a few fun things together...


Making and spending more money than we will ever see


Homemade Snickerdoodles...yum!



It is Monday, so there was laundry to be done



No sense of baking all the cookie dough, so we flash froze some to be baked later



Letter from Lina arrived!



We started taking all the pictures off of the project boards from Matthew's graduation...



...and started adding them to the album for him to keep


This letter was an extra surprise today! There was a letter addressed to Kevin from Compassion. There was nothing on the front of the letter indicating that it might be a letter from his correspondent child, Murimi, from Kenya. Back in November, we put some items together for Murimi and sent them to Kenya with our friends who are over there this year working with Agape Children's Ministry. They dropped the package off at the Compassion country office to be delivered to Murimi.

Along with a nice long letter, we received these 3 photographs of Murimi! The first picture shows Murimi holding the gallon size ziploc bag of items we sent over. The next picture shows Murimi wearing the t-shirt and shorts we bought for him and he is holding the 2 Hot Wheels cars that were in the package. The last picture at the bottom shows Murimi holding the snowman picture the my husband made for Murimi as well as the paper snowflakes on his head! What a special treat this was!

Did anything special happen on your Monday?


7 comments:

  1. Such a productive day at your house, and time to play a game, too. Bliss!

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    1. The game was 'interrupted' a few times so we could bake the cookies, eat lunch, and work on trying to finish the laundry. In the end, Kelsey bankrupted me! Hope you have some productive days at home this week!

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  2. I love that he put the paper snowflakes on his head! Kids sure are weird!

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    1. I know, how funny! We had to look at the picture a couple of times to really see that those were the paper snowflakes on his head...maybe he was pretending that it was snowing... :o)

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  3. I just love this... it warms my heart! How wonderful 3 pics! Just love it. thanks for sharing...


    grace~
    Teena

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    1. It sure was a delightful surprise to us!

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