The School Marathon
Each year, the Knights of Columbus sponsor a marathon for non-public education. Students collect money and prayer intentions. The marathon begins with an all school Mass (the prayer intentions are written on a large mural and prayed over during Mass), followed by lunch, and then the marathon. Grades K-3 walk through town, and grades 4-12 walk 4.2 miles around Winsted Lake. This year, the students raised over $46,000. The day was filled with fun and lots of school pride. I feel blessed that my children belong to this amazing community of people who support Catholic education. A huge "Thank You" to all who sponsored these students!
All Hallows Eve
I'm not a huge fan of Halloween, but my kids look forward to dressing up, getting candy, and watching the beloved, "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown."
|Pumpkin as "Belle"|
|Sweet Pea as a Cowgirl. I have to give a shout-out to JillyBean for this adorable and durable outfit. It has clothed 3 of our 4 girls and is still looking great!|
|Gummi as "Jasmine"|
|Cucumber as "Mother Teresa"|
|Our Halloween Crafts; bats and ghosts made from egg cartons.|
|Pumpkin watching Charlie Brown.|
|The kids had a non-uniform day and could wear black and orange to school.|
Our daily life has been pretty routine lately. The kids go to school, they practice their instruments, the boys play basketball and Sundays are basically Mass, crock-pot dinners and football. I'm very content these days, which is a pretty great place to be.