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Friday, August 28, 2015

School Year favorites 2015

I have done this for the past several years with my kids and we love looking back over the favorites that they had and see how things have changed over a year or two. I like seeing how they have grown in their likes in some areas, while other things have stayed the same. It is a fun little interview to do, and it only takes a minute. I used my iPhone app again this year to add the words to the pictures. I made it so quick and easy! Enjoy the favorites for 2015...




You can see our school year favorites from last year here.


Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom.  After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.  After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.  When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”
 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”[f]  But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.  And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Time at the lake!

This past weekend, we were invited to a friend's birthday party at a nearby lake. After the party, we walked and geocached near the lake. It was so pretty with the time of day being close to dusk, and with the beautiful sunset. Our sunsets have been very orange here because of all of the fires in the western states (Washington, Idaho and California) and we can see some smoke and haze here too. Usually our skies are so blue... we're praying for those in the west dealing with the fires. We pray God's safety for the firefighters and those nearby the fires, threatening homes.

Enjoy the pictures!
 There was a sailboat on the lake, we loved watching it!
 Just pretty views and sky...

 I loved seeing the cat tails by the irrigation canal leading to the lake...
Aahhh... we could have stayed here all day! It was so relaxing! The kids enjoyed swimming in the lake, even though it was cold. Every time we go there, we think, "Why don't we come here more often?!"

What about you? Is there a place you have been recently where you want to return to more often?


Matthew 13:46-48
“Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away.

Mark 1:15-17
As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.  “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

Luke 8:22-24
One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.  The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”
He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Box day 2015!

For homeschoolers, we don't have a "registration day" or "Meet your Teacher" night. One of the exciting days for us in preparation of the new school year is "Box Day." It is the day when our new curriculum that we ordered comes by UPS. We love to see the new books we will be reading, topics we will study and learn about, peruse the read-aloud books, look at the science hands-on pieces for experiments. It fills us with anticipation for the homeschool year to come!
The box of new items for Caleb and Mallory from My Father's World (1850 to Modern Times).
Rebekah was looking forward to opening her box. She likes to look at the new books as much as I do!
She peruses her history books and Bible/ Christian character books... she will also study Government/ Civics this year. I still need to order her math...
She only has ONE more box day for next year... she is beginning her junior year of high school! (How did she get to be so old?!)


Isaiah 61:1-3
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Chicago trip...

Last week, we flew to Chicago for my Grandpa's funeral. We had a good time seeing lots of family, despite the sad circumstances. I really enjoyed seeing my aunts, uncles and cousins that I had not seen in many years. I also loved seeing my brother and his wife, whom I'd not seen in five years!
 The kids were so excited for us to fly on an airplane, and wanted us to take pictures for them, so this is one at the airport before we took off-- at sunrise!
 In the air above the clouds...
 I am related to almost all of these people, love my big family...
 Me with my sister-in-law at the wake...
 My uncle giving a speech at the funeral, loved hearing his stories!
 My cousin spoke (three of them did, but I only got a photo of two), and he had great "Remember when..." stories that he shared. He cried in part of his touching speech, and made all of us tear up!
 My cousin talked about how she and her daughter visited them a lot in the past year, and the relationship that was forged was quite special.
 Our daughter Rebekah also spoke at the funeral, and she shared some sweet stories that I told her about my Grandpa and her together. She used her iPhone for the speech, such a generation gap! (The others all used paper)
 These are my cousins all together (missing four) after the funeral. So great to see them, love them ALL!
 Our family, missing one of my brothers...
 My brother and his wife brought us to the airport-- loved spending time with them!
Happy to see the Colorado mountains again on the way home!



Proverbs 27:10
Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you— better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.

Acts 10:2
He (Cornelius) and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.

1 Timothy 3:4
He (an overseer) must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect.
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