Sunday, October 31, 2010

Continually grateful...

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222. Christian fellowship

223. Laughter

224. Moments of understanding

225. Birthdays

226. Going home.

227. Builder home early on Saturday, gets a long nap.

228. Family worship

229. Friends who are excited to see us.

230. Moose on the road warning.

231. Children are growing in wisdom and knowledge.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

SnapShot Summary ~ October 30, 2010 Week 4

Monday, October 25 was declared a SNOW DAY.  Marme had lots to do to wrap up the plans for the last 2 weeks of this term's lessons and prepare for our assessment later this week.

The Snow Day was a delight and a success.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 we worked hard and got our lessons mostly done before we headed to a friend's birthday celebration.  More snow fun, lots of girly laughter, good food and fellowship.

This evening was such a gift.  Our girls have so missed their friends, their cousins and grandparents.  These new friendships have been very slowly developing, but with the news that we will be in the area for 2 more years, there seems to be a bit more bonding going on.

Wednesday, October 27
We head into town to pick up mail and find WIFI at THE coffee shop in town, so that I can try to not go over my data limit this month. 
We put in two pins ~ one for us, and one for the place where I was born and mostly grew up, just becuase there was a big empty place all over tornado alley. 
Haha. I just read over that, I meant empty of pins, not that Tornado Alley is empty. Okay, the Coconut Mocha, free wifi and that comment has me giggling...

Thursday, October 28, 2010
No pictures today.  The sun was fully hidden yet again, behind clouds and thick fog.  We did pick up our posters of the Trees and of the Birds of Western North American from Canada Post.  They are laying out flat under some books, so we can get them pinned up!

Friday, October 29, 2010

A trip to town to pick up Chica's glasses.  A morning full of lesson wrap ups.  I did poorly at getting our history readings done this week.  But we finished Science for the term and I can have some fun with history "double time" next week.

Here is a photo from the Chainsaw Carving Collection in town.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sketch Tuesday, Something with Antenna

Chica's Ants

Petal Rose's Field of Flowers, Visited by a Bee

Mae's Lovely Flower and Scouting Bee
Marme's joined in the sketching, referring to a Draw Write Now book.

 To join us, or to see other children's FINE art, click here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Endless Gifts

Continuous thanksgiving...#211-220 in my endless list of Father given gifts.

211. The rain of grace in the early morning.

212. Grace.

213. First Snow

214. Latin & Spanish Verb Conjugations conversation while driving.

215. Excellent Vet Care

216. Good Books

217. Firewood

218. Clean Water

219. Washing Machine and Dryer, in my house.

220. Family Prayer Hugs

221. A friendly card of love.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Refreshing Orange Creamers

Marme's Orange Creamer

3 Oranges
2 cups 1/2 & 1/2
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
a few ice cubes

Add oranges into a blender with remaining ingredients. Blend until ice is crushed. Enjoy!

Snapshot Summary Week #3 ~ October 23

Monday evening, October 18,, the girls work on their sketches for Sketch Tuesday.  This is a new favorite activity, giving the girls a way to share their artwork, and appreciate the work of others.
The pup is getting somewhat better, but does end up at the Vet's office again.  This time, he also recieves "puppy shots" and over the next few days becomes very sick and we fear we may be loosing him.

A photo doesn't do it justice.

Tuesday, October 19 Chica is mesmerized by the sunrise.

Once or twice a week, during our trip to town to pick up mail, we go past the Rec Centre to see how things are going.  This day was a screamin' excitin' day!  The slide installation has begun!

The first pumpkins I've seen in stores up here, sitting with some pretty pieces I found on clearance at the Safeway in Dawson Creek.

The Beaver Lodge at the Mill Pond.  A very different scene than we've seen since we have arrived.

Three more flowers found

That pretty smiling girl made Marme a daisy chain bracelet.

We didn't know that this walk/ride was the last before the snow was to start.

We finally set to work painting these pretty little pumpkins.

A little glitter.  of course.

And what could we possibly do with these pretty apples?
And these?

No pictures, but oh were those caramel apples good.  And a balm to these homesick Colorado girls.  We have sorely missed the longer sunnier summer slide into fall of home.  These little things were fun.

Friday, October 22, 2010

This Moment ~ October 22, 2010

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments at Soul Mama.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sketch Tuesday ~ Something You Might See at an Art Museum

A scene from Heidi by Mae

A Viewing of the Mona Lisa, by Chica

A Fir Tree landscape by Petal Rose

To see other fine art by sweet children or to join us for Sketch Tuesday, click here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Wonder of It All

Just a handful of weeks ago, the wasps flew, stung
 even after we had sprayed and knocked down nests from the eaves of the house,
Coming up the hill from the trees, that hid their "base."
Now the trees are bare, and Builder takes a walk with the two youngest. 
And, crunching on the dried leaves of earlier camouflage, they find it.
The abandoned NEST.

But rather than fear and disgust,
After the numerous painful welts, tears,

Comes awe, a wonder...

And this morning I think,
we don't have to understand it,
we don't have to deny the pain

To acknowledge the wonder of it all.

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#203 to 210 on my List of Everyday Thank Yous to the Father of Lights.

203. Recess

204. A hubby who will look at the schedule with me and with his gentle wisdom, steer me.

205. A freezer full of wild game, from a neighbor.

206. Poetic voices in through the windows.

207. Productive day at work for Builder.

208. Huge, abandoned paper wasp nest treasure.

209. Safe ride home at dusk, with wildlife along the highway.

210. The puppy is almost back to his active puppy self. Eating & drinking and wagging his tail this morning!