Saturday, April 11, 2009

Our Week

I wanted to give you all a bit of an update on our life. We are all settled into our new home and are enjoying it so much. Yesterday afternoon Sunshine and Vision had the most wonderful time working on building their own little fort. They didn't even want to come in for dinner they were enjoying themselves so much. A few days ago they packed a special little picnic and went a hiking/exploring. When they found a good spot they sat down and ate their special little picnic and then continued on their adventure. We had walkie-talkies to communicate with. Every once in a while we would talk to each other, mostly for Mama's sake to make sure they were okay. They are just having a grand time on this beautiful mountain. We are so thankful to the Lord for putting us here for this time. We don't know exactly how long we will live here but we want to enjoy it while we are here. Dh was gone to another state this whole week for his new job training. He loved it and can't wait to get doing it. It is with a decorative concrete business. We never knew that there was even such a thing as decorative concrete, but it is just amazing what they can do with this type of high-tech concrete. While at training they made a wall that looked just like a brick wall, colors and all. Paints and stains are used to make the colors. They do floors that can look like a marble floor, shower walls, counter-tops, and sinks. One of the really neat things about this to me is that dh will be able to use his artistic abilities. The owner is a Christian and we are so glad! The owner and hubby had a wonderful time together all week and are looking forward to working together. Sunshine and Vision have their first big concert coming up with their young orchestra. They are so excited and hopefully Mama won't blubber too much. ;-) Beloved is running all over and is just soooo smart. He loves for me to hold him...that is his favorite place to be. If we could just get the excema on his face all gone. We just recently celebrated the one year anniversary of the day we got him and how thankful we are for him. Sunshine told me that she doesn't know what she would do without him. Sunshine finished her last math lesson this week and Vision has two more lessons to go. I love the math that we are using. Sunshine is already doing algebra and she just finished 5th grade. We also just started a new science program and I think it is going to be wonderful. This was our first week. It is Apologia science and we are going to go through the Botany book. I must admit that I still have not found a satisfactory grammar program. We are thinking of trying Easy Grammar. Does anyone have any suggestions? Tomorrow we are having a special Easter breakfast at our church and then we are having people over after church for lunch. On Thursday evening our church got together and had communion together along with washing each other's feet. We also spent a long time singing to the Lord together. It was a special time thinking about all that Christ has done for us. May you all be blessed with more of Him as you remember His death and resurrection this weekend.

5 comments:

Nickel Mom said...

Hey...we are doing Apologia Science as well next year with our homeschool group. So many around here have done it and it sounds amazing! They all have great things to say about it! We're just doing Abeka curriculum again for our other subjects and we really enjoy the challenge of this curriculum! It's tough, but very good! Sounds like you're enjoying your new home! Happy Easter!!
ps...I would have to skip church the day you were washing feet! I don't allow anyone to touch my feet! hee! :)

Stephanie said...

So glad to have an update. It sounds like you are all doing really well! Would love to see pictures of Beloved. It sounds like he is getting so big! Can't even imagine how much Sunshine and Vision are growing up! Thanks for the update! Love you!

Joyful Mama said...

LOL...your p.s. made me laugh Betsy!

I wish I could post pictures Steph...we are going to have to wait until we get our new computer. Blog posts are nearly so much fun without pictures! ;-)

Joyful Mama said...

Ooops...I meant to say are NOT nearly so much fun without pictures.

Nickel Mom said...

I know...I wish I could get pedicures like other women. They sound so nice and relaxing, but I can NOT have anyone touch my feet....my rule! Maybe one day in heaven my feet won't be so ticklish (and I won't be so annal) and I'll have my feet washed and a pedicure! :)