Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Chemistry and 4-H

The kids got to go to a Community College and do some experiments in the chemistry lab. They had a blast and learned a lot. It was a lot of fun. Don't they look great in their goggles? They did not love that part!
Emily had to do a presentation for 4-H. She was very nervous, but did a great job! She talked about the different mediums of art. She loves paints, pastels, water colors, chalk, colored pencils and so many others.

We have a very busy life and are enjoying every minute--well, relatively speaking. :) We have lots to keep minds and hands busy and are learning so much.
Lindsay's class that she has been doing these last few weeks separate from Emily has been on insects. Well, last week she learned about bees and has been terribly impressed with them. She talked half the way home on how bees carried pollen, how they did a little dance to tell the other bees where honey was and all sorts of other facts. She is growing so fast and it's hard to believe my baby is almost a first grader! Not sure I'm ready for that!!!
Well, I'll post more later. How much later, I don't know.....:) Trisha

Saturday, April 18, 2009

We have just returned from going to IHC in Ohio. We had a wonderful time. The Lord really helped some of the speakers and we were able to renew many friendships. My Grandma and Great Aunt were also there and played a large part in our decision to go. It was great to get to visit with them.
Oh Thursday, we went to the Creation Science Museum and had a blast with my brother and sis-on-law. It was very crowded and busy there, but there was so much to see. It is a fascinating place with beautiful wax figures and the full story of the Biblical account of Creation, the flood and other things. We hope to get to go back one of these days.
We got home Thursday Night and were glad to be back in our own beds! Sorry I am such a horrible blogger! Life is just too exciting sometimes to stop and come down to update it.:)
Trust all are doing well! Until next time, Trisha

Friday, April 3, 2009

Fun Week

We ended up leaving on Monday and went and spent the week in Michigan with my sister-in-law and mom. We had a blast and did a little running around. Mostly we just chilled and had some time to just do nothing. Of course, with 5 kids running around, nothing IS a relative word as there are so many things to do just to keep life operational.:)

As most of you know, our pastor has resigned and is moving to Alabama. We are in the process of finding a new one. That is NOT an easy task. We are going to miss the Jones' terribly! The kids were fast friends and cousins, and as homeschooling moms, Penny and I did sooo much together! It will be a big adjustment!

Let's see, other than that, we will be in school for atleast 4 more weeks, though most of the kids' work will be done by the first of May, a little of it will go into the second week of May. Then we will be done!!! I am soo looking forward to that!! It has been a good year, though! One of the best years I have ever had. Partly because we found a co-op that is doing the KONOS curriculum and the kids fell in love with it, consequently Mom did too!!! THey are so excited for what we will be doing next year that they have been poring over the book trying to get a head's up! They are so funny and I am so glad!

That is all I can think of. Hope you are all having a wonderful start to your weekends! Trisha