Last Saturday was a fun, successful day!
The girls’ school varsity basketball team got third place at the state tournament. (Our daughters are the fourth and fifth players from the right, number 1 and number 2.)
Since our older daughter’s a senior, it was her final game, so it was nice for her to finish with a win!
Then our younger daughter competed with the school cheerleading squad in their state competition, and they got
Here she is in the middle of the other two sophomores on the squad.
If you want to watch the performance, I uploaded it here. In the first stunt, my daughter’s the flyer in the back. She’s in several of the stunts; I don’t know how she does the one where she falls straight back and the other girls catch her. Don’t think I’d ever reach the point where I was confident enough that they’d catch me!!
And now both daughters have started practicing with the girls’ soccer team at school, so we’re off and running to the next season.
On to some good posts from the past week…
Elizabeth shares the meaning of God’s name as Our Dwelling Place.
I love the list of phrases Kari shares as she encourages us to Impact Teenagers by Speaking Life.
Ashley lists Top 10 Things Kids Want from Their Parents.
I finished six books this month!! I was pretty excited about that!
Here are three non-fiction books I read.
Give Them Wings: Preparing for the Time Your Kids Leave Home by Carol Kuykendall is probably the best book I’ve read on preparing yourself for the empty nest. She included lots of practical examples, and assured readers that ultimately you will make it through the transition, and things can be great on the other side! Part of the book emphasized balancing expectations, which I really need help with (as evidenced by this week’s post). I’d recommend this book for any parent with a child in their last two years of high school or later.
Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Romance by Greg and Erin Smalley is one of the best marriage books I’ve read in awhile. It’s full of practical ways to keep your marriage on track.
Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray was thought-provoking and encouraging! I marked and underlined a number of passages. Know that it was originally published in 1895, so it’s definitely written in more of an old English style. I like that it was arranged in 31 short chapters, so I tried to read one each day of the month. He digs deep into what it means to abide in Christ by studying John 15 from many different angles.
I also read three fiction books.
Fatal Trust by Todd M. Johnson was a very entertaining legal mystery, one of my favorite genres at the moment.
The Domino Effect by Davis Bunn was about the investment banking industry and a world financial collapse, but I’m afraid that much of it was over my head!
I liked Elixir by the same author much better. It dealt with the pharmaceutical industry, but there
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!