Monday, December 29, 2008


After all the mishaps, Christmas, visiting and business of the holiday season, we actually got a full days school in today! I was ever so grateful! Meadow wasn't very cooperative but in the end she gave in. Sky done wonderfully and my voice adjusted to the reading aloud. It just felt SO good to get school done. The girls didn't want to start back until next week but since we missed a week with my brother's accident I just didn't feel I could wait another week.

It was a good day!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas is Almost Here! 2008

Goodness it's hard to believe that there are only 6 more days until Christmas! I have finished up all of the shopping except for a gift card. I'm so thankful! The last few weeks have been busy and hectic and I'll be glad when the *rush* is over and I can relax. Our Christmas Play is Sunday morning and the preparations have been long but rewarding. I've asked the Lord for a spirit of might so that I can be full of patience, humbleness, kindness and love through the holidays.

School schedule is gone. The girls have been doing fair amounts of reading and math but nothing to brag about. I've just committed myself to not worrying about school or schedules and to enjoy the holidays with family and friends embracing Christ this season. Trusting that the Lord restores lost time and all will be caught up soon enough!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Moving along

Schooling well but not covering as much as I would like. The holidays threw me for a loop. We spent the time with my father and mother in law, helping to cook, clean and other chores they needed help with. It was an enjoyable but tiring experience.

It's so hard to keep schedule and get things done through the holidays. So many things pop up unexpectedly. But we finished this week all but a little reading in history which I do hope to get done before Monday so we can catch up on things.

We just finished the book Almost Home from the Daughters of the Faith Series, A Story Based on the Life of the Mayflower's Mary Chilton. It was awesome and really enhanced our depth of understanding for what the Pilgrims went through. It gives you such a great appreciation for what others went through to build America. Our freedoms didn't come free and they paid a high price.

The other subjects were finished in a timely manner and the girls are doing pretty well working on their own. Our Apologia science continues to move along very very slowly. Dd has just finished the 3rd module. TT is moving along great and continues to be a success. I cannot express how grateful I am for this program and cannot wait to be able to start Meadow in it. We made horn books this week, learned more about Frans Shubert. The girls aren't developing much of a taste for classical music but are recognizing some of the musics from Disney films, which is a plus.

Scripture memorization is coming along well. They have James 1:1-11 down. No new scriptures this week just practice.

We will add a new hymn next week. Probably a Christmas Carol.

We didn't make the skate with our homeschool group or the Christmas play at the Homestead. I was just too pooped to do the running and wanted to finish our school. Schedules were messed up this week as we were up late many night and therefore slept late too. One night I had to drive to my best friends house to pick up her 4 littles so that she could go and visit her grandmother in the hospital. It was late and unexpected and we didn't get tucked into bed until almost 2 am.

We finished up week 5 of MFW today. I had a migraine so much of the read alouds had to be done by the girls.

Tonight we watched the new American Girl Movie "Kit Kittredge". It was very moving and touched my little Meadow and gave her a new appreciation for money and material things. It was just what she needed. I'll have to make sure this is added to our library.

Hopefully the make over will be finished soon. I'm excited to have a new look here. :)

I pray that your Thanksgiving was blessed.