Friday, November 26, 2010

my turkey baby

Wishing my high spirited daughter Grace a Happy 10Th Birthday.She is full of spunk, and loves those around her with a fierce passion. Always ready to defend those being taken advantage of, not afraid to stand her ground.She is a follower of Jesus and loves her Lord with all her might. Her zeal and feisty nature keep us on our toes and she is such a fun part of our family.

Love you Grace:-)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

praise and thanksgiving

as we prepare for a day of feasting an gathering with our families, I pause to remember all the blessings of the past year.

1. that God has allowed us to still be in our house, its still a struggle but he has provided for us

2. finding a new and wonderful church and renewing my joy in worship again.

3. for the four cords of wood given to us, which will heat us this winter. A reminder God was preparing and caring this for us before we even knew we needed it.

4. Wednesday night dinners at church which have taken a strain off of us, as we struggle along.

5. My moms weekly food delivery again to help us in this time of struggle.

6. friends who pray for and with us.

7. my health and well being.

8. four healthy strong happy children.Who remind me why I continue on each day.

9. my husbands company who found a way to keep him working while they where in between jobs. so we did not lose the paycheck or health insurance we need.

11. my girls getting to go to Boston this year with my parents.

12. Being able to visit Mt.Vernon on home school day.

13. laughter, and joy in the small things.

14. reconnecting with old friends

15. Peace and comfort knowing my God has it under control and not sure where this storm is taking us or when its going to end but he is in control and will continue to care for us.

16. for those Pilgrims so many years ago who followed a call to go and find a land to believe and worship Christ . They never questioned or lost faith even in the worst of struggles, they stood on faith . What a great example they are.

Not sure where this year is taking us, but, we will go forward with Gods guidance and faith. adn continue to count those blessings.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

girls just wanna have fun

The girls got new pj's for Halloween and started acting silly and posing for photos so couldn't resist. So fun to have a best friend in a sister.

I am so happy to see my girls becoming best friends sure they fight but all in all they really have a connection they will never have with anyone else.

tanagram fun

for Adam's math lesson one afternoon he spent it designing and playing with tanagrams,of course they are irresistible to everyone. Even his older sis Madeline joined in.

its a joy to see how the imagination and creativity work. learning is fun and everyone enjoys when we are free to discover.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Novembers Hymn

Give Thanks
With a Grateful Heart
Give thanks
To the Holy One
Give thanks
For he's Given
Jesus Christ, His son.

And now let the Weak Say
I am Strong
Let The Poor Say
I am Rich
Because Of What
The Lord Has Done
For us
Give Thanks

Friday, November 5, 2010

a visit to Mt.Vernon

We visited the home of our first president during a recent homeschooling day. It was a pretty fall day perfect for a field trip.

the house, the kitchen building and the beginning of the tour line. it moved pretty quickly today, and the docents where very informative and we where able to learn lots of interesting tidbits about our first president and his family.

the view of the Potomac River from the back porch I can imagine George and Martha spent many hours here having coffee and entertaining guests.

the back of the home. we where not able to take photos inside the house so just believe me it was just lovely. walking onto stairs that the founding fathers did was just an honor.

The upper gardens and some of the livestock on the farm- this is a working farm btw-.

The wharf, from here Washington's men would catch herring and other fish to feed the family. A home of a slave family, this one housed a slave named Priscilla and her six children.When Washington and Mrs. Washington died their slaves where freed.