Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Giving Thanks

Nearly 400 years ago the pilgrims sat down for a feast with their native neighbors to give thanks to God for surviving their first year in the "new world." This week we remember that first Thanksgiving. I pray that all those who are able will give thanks to God for surviving another year. We have different hardships. We do not have to worry about the same things they did. We have H1N1, they had the flu, or diphtheria, or small pox. We have vaccines for the worst of those diseases that claimed many of those pioneering folks of old, so our worries and fears are probably different than their were. Our prayer, however, should be the same: "Thank you, Lord!"

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

As the first quarter ends....

we find ourselves settling into a routine for the week. We still have a few logistical bumps here and there, but for the most part, we have things figured out. Each of the children is finding things a bit more challenging this year. The 9 year old and the 13 year old have each been "bumped up" a grade level. I did this in order to challenge them and see if they would rise to the occasion. For the most part, they are both doing a pretty good job. DS is really enjoying both his art and science classes at co-op. He does not particularly enjoy his writing class, as it is a challenge for him, but he is putting forth decent effort. DD is enjoying her art class, Apologetics class, Church history class, literature class, and "gym" class. She is doing the work for science, but it is not her favorite. Both of their grades are a little lower than they would be at a lower grade level, but that is because of the difficulty of the work expected from them.

Thank You for helping us to make a good start. Please be with us as we continue along this path You have set us on.