I will not be able to make many, if any, posts this week. Check back this weekend for more Caston Chronicles, including the kids beginning tennis lessons this week, Schaeffer getting ready for spring soccer, and hopefully pics from Friday night's Father-Daughter Dance.
Check out Sarah Wynn's Peter Pan and Captain Hook drawing. It's Peter, Wendy, Michael, John, Tinker Bell, the Crocodile, Captain Hook, and his "friends." :0) A close up.
Today Ann Ferris performed beautifully at her winter piano recital, under the direction of her instructor, Mark Salcedo. Her piece was Hero's Dance by Ronald Bennet. Though you can't see it all in this picture, Ann Ferris is playing on a 9 foot grand that costs about 100 grand!Enjoy the video.
Stacy and Craig Pohl (with children, Karis and Aimee) joined us for supper on Tuesday of this week. They are on HMA (Home Mission Assignment) from Equador, where Craig serves with the PCA's Mission to the World! Craig was a leader in the singles group that I led when I was a seminary student working … Continue reading Vist from Pohls
On Wednesday, Kristy took the "big two" to a special stage presentation of "Teddy Roosevelt" at the Cobb Energy Center. Having just studied his life last week, the performance was perfect timing.
Here are some pics of Sarah Wynn's first snow from this past week. By the time we took the photos most of the snow had melted. But you get the idea.Georgia snow. Finger lickin' good! "Daddy, snow is good food." "If you're cute and you know it, stand in snow..."
This morning it began to snow again, and continued all day. City events and even worship services have all been canceled for tomorrow. We've got wood for the fire, hot chocolate to drink and the NFC/AFC championships to watch. Sounds like the ultimate PJ day! :0)Ann Ferris and Schaeffer played on the trampoline covered in … Continue reading More Snow!
Classical Conversations, our home-school coop, has cranked back up for the spring semester. Maybe we should call it the winter quarter, since we got snow last week and are expecting up to 7 inches tonight. Of course, being from Mississippi, we are used to false alarms when it comes to snow. We'll let you know … Continue reading Classical Conversations Going Strong Again
Last night we got a surprise when it began to snow... and snow... and snow. Eventually, about 2 inches fell. Not the 5 feet that my mother has in Idaho, but we'll take it!Check out that snowball... or, snow boulder!
Recently, the deer have begun to feel very comfortable hanging out around the house. On many days, I open the back door up or come home to find several smallish deer waiting for me. Ann Ferris and Schaefer went exploring a while back and found a really cool rippling creek about 40 yards behind the … Continue reading Deer everywhere: side yard, backyard and frontyard
Sarah Wynn turned 4 yesterday, Saturday, January 12. She is special for many reasons. One is that, as many of you know, we lost a son, Thomas Wilson, on January 9, 2002. We find it providential that the Lord gave us Sarah Wynn the same calendar week we said good-bye to Thomas. So with the … Continue reading Sarah Wynn’s Birthday- She’s 4!
After getting lost countless times, we are among the many Atlantans who have discovered that a auto GPS (Global Positioning System) is a requirement for driving in the megalopolis of Atlanta. Today we went over to Woodstock (GA, not NY!), about 35 miles West, N'west of our house. We NEVER would have made it without … Continue reading GPS Required
On Sunday morning, I found Sarah Wynn (in her "hanging out at home uniform") on the sofa having her personal worship time. Here she is reading from the Psalms in our pocket Bible. Evidently, she's in Psalm 63:4, "I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your name I will left up … Continue reading “In Your Name I Will Lift Up My Hands”
Let me introduce you to Ray Ortlund, Jr, whose friendship has been the source of great blessing for Kristy and me this past year. If you want some rich spiritual food for your soul, check out his new blog here. If you don't tag it as a "favorite," I may have to question your salvation! … Continue reading Meet Dr. Ray Ortlund, Jr.
Sunday afternoon Schaeffer and I met Joe McDonald, with his son, Coleman, for an afternoon fishing for trout on the Chattahoocchee River, which from spring to fall is stocked with 1,000 trout a week and is considered by many to be the best trout river in the southeast (temp is around 48-52 degrees year-round, since … Continue reading Trout fishing on the Chattahoochee
On Saturday night, we took the crew over to Patrick and Jennifer Johnson's home to cookout and play an 80's trivia game (Ex: which modern artist appeared on the 200th episode of the Love Boat, and in which year? Answer below). They'll be at our house on Monday to watch the BCS National Championship. For … Continue reading Cookout at the Johnson’s
The Castons celebrated Ann Ferris' New Years Eve b'day Dec. 30-Jan. 1 at the Burris Ministerial Cottage in Monteagle, TN. After I preached at Christ Community Church in Kennesaw/Acworth, GA, we drove up to Monteagle, where we had dinner at Crust (a very cool pizza and pasta joint). For New Year's we ate at Pappa … Continue reading Ann Ferris’ New Years Eve B’Day at Monteagle, TN