Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
the firemen who saved our house.
The sunshine that is out this morning
the macy's parade
our lovely children no matter how silly and crazy they may be
living in a country with the greatest freedoms in the world.
family who is dear to us.
strong morals and values
laughing at ourselves
choclate chip cookies fresh from the oven
puppies and kittens
the changing seasons each with a wonderous beauty only god could create
classic old holiday movies
Snoopy and Charlie Brown:-)
a hot cup of tea with friends
a good book by the fireplace
learning new things with the kids and on my own.
peace from the living god
leftover turkey and stuffing -YUM!
our countries rich heritage and history and the gift to teach it to our children and to be able to take them toplaces so they can see it.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
as I sit here on thanksgiving eve, I am thinking of all the things to be thakful for this year.
1. the love of our lord and savior Jesus Christ, who gave us all eternal life in his salvaton and grace.
2. all our children, as silly and crazy as they are:-)
3. the friends and neighbors and policemen who helped us find Adam the night he was missing.
4. our church- nothing more to say there-.
5. our country and the soliders everywhere who fight or have fought so we can be free.
6. our new family member -Ms Ruby-:-)
7. cheering on our favorite football team- The Ravens-.
8. for providing for us in times of need.
9. for our homeshcool community, who remind us we are not alone and our kids will turn out fine.
I know theres many more but for now I leave it there.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
was last night at Kids First Swim. it went very well she had lots of friends and family to share her night with her, and she loves the pool, this one is very warm and soothing so its a good place to go to have a fall party and still have a lot of summer type fun:-).
Pop and Grandma came over afterwards and met Ms.Ruby, who is becoming a huge pat of the family she is not shy and hiding anymore, she is all over the place and is quite at home now, and at midnight quite playful, so she is a bit of a night owl:-) Hope this leads to night time mouse hunting as we have one somewhere in the kitchen and I can;t stand it.
We also watched Grace open her gifts she got some nice things a couple of dolls and pet shop stuff, and some neat animal type things- sea monkeys and a frog habitat. So it should be a fun living classroom this winter:-)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
we had a tea time this afternoon, with homemade vanilla scones and whipped creme-homemade as well- Madeline had green tea, me my decaf, and Grace and Adam had hot coco, Shawn had juice. Adam helped me whip the creme for the scones he turned on the mixer for me:-) And he and Grace helped lick the beater:-) I love doing tea with them, and love baking with them
We also had our first snow flurries, this afternoon, which made for a blustery day, so it was a good day for some cozy tea and baking - which we have been doing alot lately-. The kids did go out tonight and run around like crazy in the flurries ,I am sure the neighbors think we are crazy,but sometimes the advantage to being home schooled is you can play outside in the evening and not worry about homework or getting up too early the next day:-)We spent the rest of the night reading various books, the kids brought to me, everyone listened- even daddy and Madeline-. WE have the fire going with a pot simmering with cinnamon and cloves so it is a very cozy snugly fall feeling night/day.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
It is a chilly brisk fall day today. WE are watching the Ravens lose to the Giants- unfortunately-. The kids are loving all over Ruby, and playing some board games. I am roasting a prk tenderloin with garic and roesemay and thyme, and it is smelling amazing int he house. The fireplace is giving off a cozy warmth, it is a nice snuggely day.I am going to bake some scones and hot coco after dinner tonight .
Madeline just got back from a church outing to deliver food,blankets, and coats to the homeless in the city, she is quiet says she feels good about helping those people. But she seems to be in deep thought about the people she saw, maybe its the fact they are so thakful for a cup of bean soup and a scarf, and thats all they have, when we have so much. It does make you thnk about folks with mcuh bigger problems then yours. I pray this is someth8ing she does through the winter this year and the lord uses it to reach in her heart and soul and fill her with his love ,compassion, and grace for those around her. She is a good apple:-) And she is becoming quite the young women, I know she will do amazing things in her life. I kow how blessed we are to know here and be able to see her go out and become her:-)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
is Ruby, a beautiful brown striped tabby kitten , we adopted her today from Defenders of Animal Rights, she seeems to be setteling in nicely. she is cureld in bed iwth the gilrs now, i believe she will be a very spoiled kitty. Hopefully her and Bandit will come to like each other a bit.They are doing ok, still hissing and barking at each other, but I think by next week they will get used to one another. Yes our lives have become much happier and fuller and exciting, thats for sure. My hope is Ruby is a mouser in the making so we can keep the varmits out of here.