Cool Morning in School!

This morning, after my quiet time, I started a book:

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A good friend recommended it to me, and I loved chapter one.  Simple, but a great help.  And I was excited to share with my kids.  I wrote notes on the chalkboard, and they were copying them on their own and seemed very interested in what we were learning…..Number of books in the Bible, how many in Old Testament, how many in New Testament and how each book is broken down.

THEN, we did Science and moved on to History.  Well, in History, wouldn’t you know that we were reading about the prophet Isaiah!  As I was reading, I got so excited!  The author of our curriculum was sharing how the book of Isaiah mirrors the Bible in how it is set up.

Just like the Bible, there are 66 chapters in Isaiah.  39 of the chapters (number of Old Testament books) are about Law and Covenant and the last 27 chapters of Isaiah (number of New Testament books) are about the coming of Jesus.  Very cool!  I know the divisions are not inerrant, like the actual words of scripture, but this bit of info was interesting, nonetheless.  And a great way to remember what we learned this morning in Bible time!

So I was encouraged this morning when our lessons overlapped like that.  It’s the little things that keep me going during this time of year when we would all rather stay in our pajamas all day and bake cookies and listen to Christmas music or go shopping for gifts!

Three more days until our Winter Break begins!!!!! (But who is counting?)



Thanksgiving 2015

We were in Augusta this year for Thanksgiving with my family, and we had a wonderful visit.  I took a lot of pictures, yet I didn’t snap one of my sisters and me.  boo!  I remembered the day after Thanksgiving when we all felt swollen and tired….so we opted out of a picture…we will keep the memories alive instead!

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Red Velvet Cake, anyone?


Who looks like mom and dad?

The sweetest part of Thanksgiving was a little assignment my mom had the cousins do.  Each cousin wrote why they were thankful for on other cousin that Sweety had assigned to them earlier in the month.  It was sooo sweet.


Here are the “essays.”

There were also crafts to eat…the most fun kind!

We came home on Friday and went straight to Scottsdale Farm to get our wreath for Christmas!  I have always wanted a magnolia wreath.  I love it!  We already had our tree up and decorated and had all of our nativity scenes set up, so coming home was fun and got us in the mood for Christmas.IMG_2539

On Saturday we were able to celebrate Uncle Jason turning 40!


What a great week!  We have one more week of school and then we are OFF!