Yes, our first, full trimester is ending as we speak. We just have 2 days left, and most of this week consists of fiestas in our classes along with some learning here and there. We are glad. Our brains and emotions need a break. Isn’t that how school usually is for everyone? We are happy to have made it this far, and we honestly believe our next (and final) trimester will fly by even faster than this one has.
Lately, we’ve just been enjoying our life here while continuing to experience the excitement that comes with living under Christ. Just this past Sunday, our teammate, Wes, was in charge of our worship thoughts, and he encouraged us all to think through what it means for God’s Kingdom to be here on earth. My first thought was that the Kingdom of God comes to earth every day in different forms. Now, I realize Jesus will return to earth some day in a way he has not come yet, but I believe we see a glimpse of God’s Kingdom every day. In Creation around us, when someone encourages us, when our children pray, when someone meets Jesus for the first time, when a child is born, in the ways we treat one another, in the unexpected blessings we receive…and so many more things.
All of these things are so wonderful and amazing to witness, and yet don’t you await the day when God’s Kingdom is fully at our fingertips? Like…when he comes and takes us home? I am definitely ready for that. Life here is so great at times, but even when we multiply those great times by 1 million, I know it can’t compare. I need to focus on that a little more this week.
Here’s a glimpse of the little things we’ve been up to in photo form. Hope everyone has a fantastic week!
Singing in a Christmas Program…0-4 yrs. group. Cailyn is sitting next to her great friend, Lucy. (oh…and i was quite disappointed that she came with her paci in her mouth…how in the world was she supposed to sing like that? well…she didn’t exactly sing, but she might have!)
Eating popsicles with those crazy Fletcher kids! 🙂
Practicing tracing our fingers with crayons…
(and, no. those yellow flowers are not a part of a coloring book for those who haven’t yet seen our kitchen theme in previous pictures. they are definitely the design on our table…yes, you can all feel sorry for us now!)
And posing for pictures in the park…
Ok, one last thing.
Cailyn turned 18m on the 6th, so I thought I would post a picture for everyone to compare looks. As we all know, she looks like her dad. yeah, yeah, yeah. My mom sent me some pictures of me when I was around her age, so I thought it would be fun to compare. I have no idea how old I really am in those pictures, but it seems close from what I can tell…so, feel free to tell us what you think!