Friday, October 22, 2010

Homeschool Field Trip..

We enjoyed a fun field trip this morning with our group to a private museum called A Place to Remember.

It was an amazing place, very professional. The family had put quite a bit of time and money into it. The kids even remarked that it reminded them of an exhibit at EPCOT (Disney World in Florida). There was a house set up with furniture (from the turn of the century) along with a gas station, 95 year old model-t in pristine condition, replica of a school room, lots of farm implements, a shanty (or shack which early settlers in Iowa would have lived in ), a gun collection, loom & quilt collection and many more things.

Our homeschool group generally takes 3 field trips in the Fall and 3 in the Spring, along with a presentation fair at the end of the year. We usually take our Iowa Basic Skills tests in March, but this year we will be taking them in November. We do this over 2 Friday mornings with all the moms as proctors. We have been blessed both in Florida & in Iowa to be a part of wonderful, Godly groups.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Days go by..

They seem to fly so quickly this time of year. We have had excellent weather for Iowa in October. The local farmers are happy...they are harvesting like mad-men. I sometimes miss the farm this time of year, harvest was always exciting. Breakdowns were no fun, though, neither was rain.

Jesse is on his 8 days off and we are working on the old house. Hoping to put it on the market by the end of the month, so lots of painting, scrubbing, fixing to do.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Anna Rose..

turned 2 last week! We celebrated at Southwood Park today with family....also celebrating my dd, Julia, who will be 15 on Oct.23. 2 & 15, both such milestone years. I am so blessed and honored to be their mom, so thankful that God has given me this privilege.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Fun..

It was definitely not "Fallish" weather for our pumpkin patch visit on Saturday (89 degrees), but we had fun anyway (the bugs were our main nemesis...Asian beetles, no-see-ums & mosquitoes ate us up). We enjoyed a hayride, little kid sized corn maze and even a possum in a cage!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What are we to teach our children?

This is a great post from Generation Cedar:

Homeschooling:What are we to teach our Children?

She speaks of R.C. Sproul Jr. and his book When you Rise Up:

" He describes the three G’s–what the Christian’s goals of education should be: teaching our children who God is, what God has done, and what He requires of us."

Fall photos @ Fowler's

Monday, October 4, 2010

Grocery day...

Majorly. We hit Sam's and Fareway for most of this month's groceries. I am loving the extra cupboard space I have for the big stuff.

It is a gorgeous October day...warm and sunny. The trees are starting to change, I love it!

Thomas was evaluated today for being tongue-tied. The surgeon said it was very mild and recommended that we not do anything...yay! It was stressful for Thomas and he cried, even though the surgeon just looked at his tongue with a mirror.

I have been pondering living in God's will. It is so restful when we live each day and not worry about what is coming or what will come. I think of this in relation to Colton, a lot. He is trying to decide what he will do with his life. I pray about this lots,too. I have said before and will say it again. Just want him to glorify God in whatever he does...whether it be work at McD's or a husband, etc. That is what I desire for all of my kids. I have also been thinking about the wee one that I lost and wondering if God will bless us again. I am 41 next month! Wow, I certainly don't feel any different then I did 10 years ago...well, maybe just a bit. I desire to be happy and content in all circumstances.