Friday, September 11, 2009

Just one of God's kind provisions

The kids need help with writing this year. I love reading good writing but don't always know how to teach it or grade it. I hunted to find a curriculum that would fit us and stumbled on a name on a homeschool forum that I like. "Bravewriter." She was offering a course that would produce a individualized writing plan for each student and once a month would offer feedback on each of their writings. Perfect!

Now if that wasn't ideal enough, the Lord blessed more. In talking with the woman who puts together the writing plan, I found that she speaks French and lived in Mor. years ago! So the writing plans for my kids were unique in that they covered topics like "How do you make mint tea?" Wow! Thanks Lord for going above and beyond what I could imagine!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Summer Snapshots

Cowboy J--I love the boots!

I love silhouettes. Especially of my kids.

JP had a pet grasshopper tied on a string. I love boys and their tricks.

And I love twirling princesses.

God's beautiful handiwork (observed by 2 tired but determined hikers!)

We have had a wonderful and busy time this summer visiting family and friends throughout the continental U.S. Remember that song, "From the Atlantic to Pacific, gee the traffic is terrific"--I almost feel qualified to attest that that statement is mostly true. We went from Cleveland to Oklahoma to Arizona, back to Oklahoma and now currently in Chicago. We thank the Lord for the people we have seen and hugged and eaten with and laughed together and gleaned from... I think that we know some of the greatest people in the whole world.