Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Catching Up

Shew - Boys left Friday.

Saturday was a PWOC facilitator workshop. Ten of us met to continue building unity in our teaching team and to sharpen our skills as teachers.  It was a wonderful morning - I was tired when it was done. Our VP Spiritual Life has just moved and so I headed up this workshop.

Sunday we went to two services, Sunday School, lunch and saw Dawn Treader again. I slept through different parts of it and now think I've seen the whole thing. I was a bit teary eyed as I remembered we'd been doing the exact thing a week earlier with our big guys.

Monday was school,  PWOC meetings for a Sweet Night that we are planning for deployed spouses, and Bible Study Monday night.

Tuesday was PWOC all day. Arielle, Stacia and I went to Bible study. The boys stayed home and worked on school. We had lunch with a friend, as we waited for Mike to be done and give us a ride home. He never got done. I borrowed Renee's van and ran errands. Arielle got school done and went to drama and we all came home.

Today - feels like a New Year in many ways. Due to all the traveling and homecomings in Oct - Jan (and I wouldn't change any of them), the younger ones are a bit behind in school. We didn't get a good solid start this year on school. BUT that is not a huge problem. We used to always begin our school year in January and it works for our family. The older two are at least 10 weeks ahead of us.... LOL

 Zander wanted to finish his Learn N Folder for Zoology 2. The booklets were done and he finished assembling it. We've downloaded the new files for Zoology 3. 

This technique combines lapbooking and notebooking in a way that we really love. It takes into account my folding challenges. LOL 

The kids have begun this year's snow fortress. I love the tower. When our landlord plows our subdivision we'll be able to add on. 

Younger four and I went on a nature walk after lunch. We saw  hawks, pheasants and our favorite.....



I wonder if our pond will freeze solid enough for ice skating? 


 Zander and Stacia were very impressed with the icecycles. 

It's snowing again. We came home to hot chocolate. We read some more from the Landmark book titled, Wright Brothers. You KNOW reading a story about brothers 4 years apart in age, with a minister for a father, who asked questions and liked to invent things is a HUGE hit with Nolan and Zander. 

Arielle has researched and baked some gluten free peanut butter cookies....smell good....I can't quite believe they'll work with no flour...but we shall see. I really like the results of having she and Nolan studying Jeannie Fulbright's, Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology. They even made the menu for this week. 

I'm going to do some research on how to create MP4 files that can be shared on the Internet. Looking towards shrinking Asia Region. 

I've got a veggie soup simmering...and am about to make Gyudon...I love being able to stay home and HIBERNATE on snowy winter days! 

Choosing Joy!
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~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

3 comments:

Linda said...

Those ponies are so cute! It's great the older ones CAN work on their own, and it just doesn't matter as much for the younger ones, as you know!

Renee said...

as always your family is busy having fun..... maybe it's my old eyes but this font is difficult to read esp on the brown background.

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

True, Linda.