Thursday, January 01, 2015

2015 Michael & Kids' Reading List

A sampling of what the kids and Michael are reading.....

Stacia (9)
Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport - Book 1 - Laura Lee Hope
Sarah, Plain and Tall - Patricia MacLachlan
Sarah Whitcher's Story - Elizabeth Yates
The Bobbsey Twins Adventure in the Country - Laura Lee Hope
The Big Wave - Pearl S. Buck
A Picture Book of Davy Crockett - David A. Adler
The Cabin Faced West - Jean Fritz
Bound for Oregon - Jean Van Leeuwen
Bonanza Girl
Birdie's Lighthouse - Deborah Hopkinson
Araminta's Paint Box - Karen Ackerman

Zander (12)
Les' Miserables - adapted by Monica Kulling
Davy Crockett - Constance Rourke
Kingdom's Dawn - Chuck Black
Kingdom's Hope - Chuck Black
Kingdom's Edge - Chuck Black
Oliver Twist - abridged
Kingdom's Quest - Chuck Black
On to Oregon - Honore Morrow
Behind Rebel Lines - Seymour Reit

Nolan (15)
Les' Miserables - Victor Hugo
The Scarlet Letter - C.S. Lewis
Swiss Family Friendly Robinson - Johann David Wyss
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austin
The Dragon Spell Series - Danita K. Paul
The Ranger's Apprentice Series - John A Flanagan
Tom Swift Books
Billy Budd - Herman Melville
Samuel F. B. Morse - John Hudson Tiner
Brotherband Chronicals - John Flannagan

Arielle (17)
Einstein's Refrigerator - Steve Silverman
A Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain
The Chosen - Chaim Potok
Teresa of Calcutta - Jan Watson
Cost of Discipleship - Deitrich Bonhoeffer
Veiled Freedom - Jeanette Windle
The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams
Congo Dawn - Jeannette Windle
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Crucible - Arthur Miller
Lilies of the Field - Leslie Barrit
Cry of the Beloved Country - Alan Paton
Broom and Gloom - Christy Barritt

Michael (Dad)
The Holy Wild - Mark Buchannan
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkein
The Secret Of the Cave - Hardy Boys - Franklin Dixon
Tom Swift Books
The Rest of God - Mark Buchannan
Rumors of God - Darren Whitehead

Choosing Joy!
©2015 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

2015 Family Read Alouds

Island of the Blue Dolphin - Scott O'Dell
George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol's Orphans - Benge
David Copperfield - Abridge - Charles Dickens
Moccasin Trail - Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China - Janet and Geoff Benge
Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy - Rhoda Blumberg
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun - Rhoda Blumberg
The Door in the Dragon's Throat - Frank Peretti
The Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis
Escape from the Slave Traders - Dave & Neta Jackson
Hero Tales vol 1 - Dave and Neta Jackson

Lots of books I forgot to list!

Choosing Joy!
©2015 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

8th Day of Christmas

How about our Ducks? 59 - 20. I'd say they are "physical" enough to be in the Rose Bowl. LOL

We were all very aware this was one of our two final days with family in our home.  I wasn't sure what we would do with the day - but I got up early and put in a turkey (my turkeys take 12 - 16 hours to cook) and waited to hear the plans.

Josiah said it well when he said he didn't need to run around and see everything - the best part was just hanging out together at home. All agreed - so we hung out.

Arielle helped Stacia put together her new Lego set. Stacia has thanked me five or six times today for the set. This was our gift to her.


 I'm so happy we were able to stream the Rose Bowl and did not have to split up with the Duck Fans racing around town looking for a spot to watch it. LOL While the game played some watched, some played gin rummy and watched, some decorated sugar cookies.

I loved being able to put the final touches on dinner and watch the final quarter of the game at the same time.

Michael and I wanted to be sure we got alone time with each of the older Gherkins and so we scheduled "Pastoral Assistance Visits" with each.  So very Air Force - but it works. This gave them time to ask us any questions they had for us - this tends to happen when Parental Units begin to talk about moving overseas with younger siblings.  This also gave us time to check in with each one, hear anything they wanted to discuss in private and pray for each one individually.  Good times. The "interviews" were scheduled for 10 minutes but some took considerably longer. We'll catch up with Josiah today.

It was reminiscent of old times to find this when we were done with visits for the night....all in one room....late at night....yep - fun times.

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...