Friday, May 24, 2013

School Days

just wanted to put a couple pictures on line to preserve them for posterity. or whatever.
Farmer boy is absolutely going to get elective credits for car maintenance! Here is evidence that he was changing the oil in the van. Child labor at its finest!
The next picture is evidence that we did kindergarten work! We have loved using Five in a Row and are so grateful to friends who were willing to lend us not only FIAR books but the books that go with them!! What you see is a mass of story disks, for geography! This has been the easiest and most fun way to connect stories that otherwise could be totally unrelated.  I absolutely plan to do this again when Minnie starts "formal" education. =P

Sorry for the flash, no natural light in the hallway. This is showing two years of geography for the big boys. We used Richard Halliburton's Book of Marvels, the occident and the orient. This was recommended by the same amazing friend who lent us FIAR! Along with keeping journals of each place visited, we would put a pin in the map and keep a red thread going from place to place. There are 60 locations, 30 per year. some were too close for their own pin. I can't think about what the wall behind looks like!!

so just a little evidence of what school we managed to get through during these crazy times.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

On My Mind

I have spent way too much time on facebook lately. I never really spent much time at all there, but lately I find myself sucked in to reading everyone's updates. I have always been annoyed by the pointless updates about going to the store, what they are eating, etc. And don't even get me started on telling me you are at Disney, or whereever, "Thanks for the info" says the stalker who is breaking into your house because you wont be back for a week!!!!

So one thing that is heavy on my heart is this whole gay marriage stuff. I am gonna just say this, it doesn't matter whether or not it becomes legal. We already legally kill babies everyday, one million of them, every day. Murder is sin, homosexuality is sin. period. Mans laws do not override Gods laws. period. But, don't be surprised when pedophilia becomes legalized, then beastiality, because that is the path we are one. What? If you think homosexuals are born that way, and can't help their urges and should be free to express them, then you have no arguement against pedophiles who will say that they were born with those urges and cant help themselves and therefore should be free to express them. There is nothing new under the sun. These sins have been going on since the beginning of time, and will continue until God has had enough.

Then there is Easter, all over the internet, everyone is remembering Christ and how he died on the cross. Yep, once a year, lets make a big deal about it. We are commanded by Christ to remember him daily, and to ceremonially remember him every week. Every Sunday we are to go to the cross and remember how he died for our sins. We are all sinners in need of Him. I am not a holier than thou Christian. I need forgivness and grace. every. day. I am not up on a soap box preaching, I am down on my knees. Seeking God's mercy. I just want to say that celebrating Easter, or Christmas for that matter, are just feel good holidays, not really worshipping God the way he has commanded.

No matter what our nation does, or who our president is, or what laws are passed, or how hypocritical we can all be. No matter what, I have to choose how I live, you have to choose how you live. I am chosing to do my best to follow God's will, to live as close to Christ as I can get. Yes, I believe in the perfect completeness of the Bible, all of it. I am not perfect, not even close.

This may be the first time I am writing here about deep stuff, but I don't think it will be the last time. I am finding my voice and my courage to say what needs to be said.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Adoption Day

Finally! I can't even put words together yet, but I wanted to share a few pictures from today! We want to thank the judge, lawyer, and especially our adoption caseworker for all the hard work and time that it took to get to today.  We went out for ice cream afterwards to celebrate! Expect more pics and stories soon..... maybe :)