December 14, 2017

A quick breather

This post was written some weeks ago and I'm just now getting around to posting it.

On the wings of joy, love, and adventure the fall has flown by! The week of Thanksgiving was a full week off for us here at Rupp Academy. It gave us a chance to catch our breath a little bit. Tomorrow the machine starts up again, but tonight I sit in my winter robe, while Daniel reads a digital copy of a book by a Chinese philosopher from the 1930s and our cat Moses rests against his leg.

Looking back over our fall I feel many things, chiefly gratitude. We miss our friends and families in America, as always, but overall, there isn't any other life I'd rather live, in any other place, with any other people. I'm so grateful to be able to say that! What a blessing that is.

What a way to live.

Riding the subway with my four little (or not so little) people.
Zion designed and the two of them built this wooden airplane. It took weeks! Zion is VERY particular with details:)
Joseph turned 1. His parents requested a chocolate cake. I played around with the fade. Quite nice I think!

Soccer season came and went. Lots of fun was had by all.

Even I got in on the fun!
Gene is a second-year scout this year so he's the one up-front demonstrating. That backpack doesn't swallow him up like it did last year.
He's tenderfoot rank now, and fast approaching 2nd class!
And Daniel, who wasn't a scout - and wasn't sure what he felt about scouts at first - is now the troop scoutmaster. Really cool.

Daddy quietly turned 38 in the privacy of our home :) 
While his brothers devour fantasy novels, Brave is a Hardy Boys fan. He likes the no-fuss adventure of it. Excessive drama turns him off (he's just like his father in that way).
On a trip to Hong Kong, we found her a street all her own. XOXO
Trick or Treating came and went. So did the candy.
The 500th anniversary of the posting of the 95 Theses on the chapel door at Wittenberg Castle!! We had a party on our roof, watched the movie LUTHER, and studied the Reformation. 

It was a good fall, overall.