The Braves' home opener is tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates with Tom Glavine as the starting pitcher for the Braves. Wish we could be there, but I have a guys Bible study on Monday nights. Anyway, there is a lot of excitement around here that the Braves might be back in the hunt for another … Continue reading Braves Home Opener vs. Pirates
BLOG NEWS FLASH: This is our 100th post. Not much in the larger world of blogging, but something for us to celebrate nonetheless! :0)On Sunday afternoon, Kristy and Ann Ferris attended Perimeter Church's Academy of the Arts ballet performance of Cinderella at the Wesleyan Auditorium. AF had several friends in the ballet, which made it … Continue reading Cinderella Ballet
Sarah Wynn stood over the floor vent today, the result being quite funny. At least she thought so! :0)
In yesterday's soccer game, Schaeffer scored his team's only goal, which lasted until mid-way through the second half, when the other team finally punched the ball in for the tie. Then, just before the final whistle (literally with 2 seconds to go in the game), an opposing player scored off of a really great kick … Continue reading Schaeffer’s Latest Game
Tonight Sarah Wynn read her first book. It is called simply, "Mat," the first in the Bob Book Series. We all celebrated with her, and, as you can see, SW is pretty fired up herself.
Today I hiked Amicalola Falls State Park (about 45 miles or sonorth of our house), known for Amicalola Falls, the tallest waterfall (729 feet) east of the Mississippi River. It was a bit hazy, so the "scenic pics" do not do the landscape justice. But the videos below give a sense of the big falls … Continue reading Amicalola Falls State Park
This past Wednesday, Kristy took Sarah Wynn with her to "The Homeschool Hangout" bookstore. Sarah Wynn loves playing with the puzzles and looking at the children's books. This week, she wanted to go as "Princess Sarah Wynn," with dress, gloves, red shoes and all. Here she is by and in her "carriage."
Late yesterday afternoon, as Kristy and the kids were pulling out of Perimeter, a truck made a u-turn and the two vehicles collided. A witness described what happened to the police, claiming that the truck made an illegal u-turn after Kristy had begun her turn. Anyway, we are thankful that no one was injured, although … Continue reading Fender Bender
Thursday, March 27, is a day of lament in the Caston home. Chikezie was Sarah Wynn's favorite participant on American Idol, but last night he sang his farewell. And don't worry, we have a DVR, so we are able to skip the commercials. If you have a TV but don't have a DVR or Tivo, … Continue reading So Long Chikezie
I recently read a book by Randy Frazee called Making Room for Life: Trading Chaotic Lifestyles for Connected Relationships. Although some of Frazee's exegetical points may not be airtight, his thesis is worth considering, not to mention a number of practical suggestions that he makes. Our family is in the process of making a number … Continue reading Making Room for Life
This is Dr. Jeffrey Gallups. He is the facial plastic surgeon who is monitoring Sarah Wynn's progress following the wound she sustained to her face last fall. Today we met with him for her six month check up, and he says she is doing well and that we're going to stay the course. According to … Continue reading Meet Dr. Jeffrey Gallups
Although both Ann Ferris and Schaeffer are pros at Four Square, today after Classical Conversations about 12 boys played Four Square in the rec room, and I got to witness Schaeffer rule in the King square (server position) for most of the game. Way to go King Schaeffer!EDITORIAL NOTE: Okay, Kristy has reminded me that … Continue reading King of Four Square
Today, after an awesome, awesome morning of gathered worship at Perimeter, we joined several families for a picnic, kite fly (it was a world class kite day!) and easter egg hunt in the city part of Alpharetta, GA (a northern suburb of Atlanta). Here are some highlights.Sarah Wynn counts her egg collection. Sarah Wynn and … Continue reading Easter Sunday: Worship, Picnics, Kites, Bubbles, Eggs, Etc.
On a perfect day for soccer (sunny and in the 70s), Schaeffer scored his team's only goal off of a fantastic center pass from teammate, Daniel. But in the end, it was not enough, and the Leopards fell from the ranks of the unbeaten. Undefeated seasons are hard to come by these days, aren't they? … Continue reading Schaeffer Scores, but Leopards Lose
Last night (Wednesday) friends from Jackson, MS, Jack and Libby Crawford, with their children, Adam, Vann, Thad and Sayley, came over to our house to eat and watch the Ole Miss UC-Santa Barbara NIT b'ball game. It may not be the BIG dance, but it's still a jig. Jack was my roommate at Ole Miss … Continue reading Crawfords Visit from Jackson, MS
Today I took Ann Ferris and Schaeffer for an orthodontist consultation. Ann Ferris is ready, and will get braces in the next few months. Schaeffer is still a year or two away. You can make out your checks to "The Caston Braces Fund." Unfortunately, gifts are not tax-deductible. :0)
Recently we saw 19 deer (15 doe and 4 bucks) in the next door neighbor's backyard eating the feed he puts out. The video doesn't do the scene justice (for you can only see about half the deer), but you'll get the idea. This was filmed from our bedroom window.
We're okay. Thanks for those of you who called out of concern. The truth is that some friends of ours from Mississippi were in more danger than we were. They were at the State game in the Georgia Dome, which took a good bit of damage from the storm. We were at home about 25 … Continue reading Tornado in D’town Atlanta
Today was Schaeffer's 10th birthday, which now means that we only have one left in single digits. We began the day with a breakfast of donuts and muffins, and gave him some of his gifts then. But waited until this afternoon for the "biggie," which was my old Fort Apache play set that I loved … Continue reading The Birthday Boy
Schaeffer turns ten years old tomorrow (3.15), but received a special "birthday box" from his Nini and Papa in Mississippi yesterday to begin an early b'day celebration. Let the party begin!
We spent most of the day in Dahlonega, GA, a small, college town (North Georgia College & State University) in the foothills/on the front range of the Blue Ridge Mountains about 50 miles or so north of Atlanta. It's a beautiful place with a quaint, historic downtown square filled with fun restaurants and shops. There … Continue reading Dahlonega, GA
Wow! Tonight, Laura Story Elvington (goes by Laura Story on iTunes), one of Periemter's two primary music/worship leaders, gave a free worship concert in conjunction with the release of her new CD, "Great God Who Saves." With full worship band and choir, along with 4,000 clapping hands, it was a night to remember! Laura is … Continue reading Laura Story Elvington CD Release Concert
Today was the Leopard's first game of the season. On a bitterly cold day, Schaeffer scored early in the second half to put his team up 1-0, and they never looked back. Here are few pics of the action.
The big two received their tennis t-shirts today. They take lessons on Tuesdays, but switched to Friday due to a rain-out this week. Schaeffer's first soccer game of the season is tomorrow. I hope to have some pics to post after the event.
This weekend we enjoyed visiting one of the parks in our area called Playtown Suwanee.