This Sunday, Miss Sherri Mizell, the junior high teacher at the grade school, did just that, so graciously accepting our invitation to eat lunch with us girls. The guys were still out for dorm weekend out. She braved our craziness, and we LOVED having her! She was a source of wisdom and laughter and just fun company.
|From L - R: Dimon (9th grade), Maya (12th), Aleyna (10th)|
Serena (12th), Miss Mizel, Ibrahim (he suffered through
lunch with us! *wink*), Katie (11th) and Joyce (11th)
The guys came back that evening, and it was good to see them. After being separated for a weekend, we were missing them.
|Chen (12th) brought back some hot food (think full-fire|
Jalepenos) from his weekend, and he convinced Maya (12th)
to brave the heat with him. Some pretty funny faces resulted. ;)
The week carried on fairly normally. It was midterm week, so several of the students had several tests. So crazy to think that they are halfway through the quarter. Time is whizzing by.
|Alek (9th) enjoying some hot|
chocolate WITH his marshmallows.
I think he likes marshmallows.
I think . . . ;)
Another highlight of the week was traveling to Scoby as a dorm to watch our volleyball girls play! Sadly, we lost our games, but there were definitely some intense plays. Saturday, they had a game in Frazer, and while they couldn't win their games overall, they did win 2 out of 5. So close!
|Serena (12th), Taylor, and McKaylah stand closest to the net, while Geneva, Caitlyn, and Dimon get ready near the back.|
Coach Orr, Alli, Maya (12th), Joyce (11th), Karoline, Aleyna (10th), and Silas (11th) watch on expectantly.
The rest of us joined the team for pizza in Scobey afterwards. Fun times!
|Waiting for some Scoby pizza.|
|Taking a break from their energetic conversations for a picture.|
Another big highlight of the week was sneaking into the school on Wednesday night as a group to surprise Mrs. Toews (our weekday supper cook as well as a dorm committee member) by decorating the kitchen with balloons and streamers and signs. It was her birthday on Thursday, and we have so much to celebrate with her life. We are so grateful for her!