Here's our latest family video taken over the last few days. Some shots were taken after visiting with friends in Lafayette, the others include our field trip with 4H to Artesian Springs in east Texas.
For the few of you that visit us here on "JJ", I'd like to know your thoughts on boys & guns. Let me share a bit more....
For many years, we have not allowed toy guns in our home. It seemed to promote violence & we wanted to prevent those disturbances in our environment. However, as our oldest son approaches his teenage years, we believe he needs to be prepared to protect & defend his family. He does have the maturity and understanding to take on the task of gun safety & practice shooting.
Honestly, I don't want to squash our sons natural design for defense by banning guns. At the same time, I don't want to encourage a ultra-militant attitude. Does this make sense?
So, what are your thoughts??
Paintball preparations at a 4H field trip
Papa & "the littles"
Earlier this week we took the 1/2 mile walk to our local library & enjoyed the fresh air & a bit of humidity on the way home. It is obvious that summer is around the corner and so is the heat.
I recently read that the sun's rays are the strongest between 10am-4pm & the length of your shadow indicates the intensity of the sun(shorter shadow is the highest intensity). So use caution as you enjoy the outdoor delights of this season.
Last week I finished reading the book I mentioned here on 5/5, No Impact Man, by Colin Beavan. I read so many wonderful facts & insights in this book, so I decided to jot page references, then type up the notes for future reference.
If you'd like to check out a few of the websites from the Appendix and/or a few quotes that popped out at me, then you can view the file below.
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Also, here is a clip we've watched during our lessons in the past & it was also mentioned in this book a few times.