Friday, October 30, 2009

Guess not

I guess there isn't much to post about when there are sick people in the house. I don't take pictures because the sick people since they don't do much and I am too busy taking care of the sick people and disinfecting the house to take pictures of the non-sick people. Thankfully we have only had 1/2 of the people in our home sick and I pray that it stays that way.



May the Lord find us faithful.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Snow.....finally!!!! Snow!!!

You would think that someone who lives in Alaska would dread the snow, but we don't. Once it starts getting cold, we want the white stuff.

  •  Snow insulates the pipes and septic systems that run under ground,

  • Snow makes things look wintery and fresh, way better than brown and gray dead trees.

  • Snow in fun to play in

  • when it snows, the kids can ride snowmachines! and us big people, too!!!

  • we can watch winter movies

  • we drink hot cocoa after coming in from being out in the cold and snow




May the Lord find us faithful.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our week

We are getting back into the swing of things around here, this week was heavy on projects.

First was the building of the Palace of Versailles


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She wanted to shingle the roof

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Here is a battleshield  being made

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This week we also learned about Mt. Vesuvius and the Buried city of Pompeii, so we made a volcano.


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Blessing #2 made a tiny treat out of a book she had, this is "breakfast"

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Sister made one too.

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And, of course, here is a little guy, he is almost ready to walk.

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And, this is a picture that my Best Beloved took, no wonder he enjoys duck hunting, I would love to sit and look at the Alaska Range for a few hours. That is our dog, Emmy, fetching up a duck or maybe a goose, not sure. I have a plucked whole goose in my freezer, we are going to roast it up soon, or maybe to add to our Thanksgiving feast.

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May the Lord find us faithful.

Monday, October 12, 2009

What I saw


Red Fox Kits on Round Island



I just happened to look out the window this morning as a red fox walked right through our driveway. I have seen them in the wild but not in my driveway... Maybe it is the crazy warm weather we have had this past week, like in the upper 50's warm, completely unheard of for this time of year, this is usually the week that we get our "staying for the winter" snow. Oh, well, we will take all we can get of this before the snow and cold settle in.

Happy Monday.


May the Lord find us faithful.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Part of a School Day

I don't know if I could ever do a "day in the life" post, but here is a snipet of one of our days.

Here is blessing #3 working on her map of the first 13 colonies. The baby was gnawing on the spoon which is why it is on the desk...Oh, I need a desk organizer or doors, either will do.


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And thanks for noticing, she is in her pajamas. Actually, she was sick and still is, but she was well enough to do a little school work.  Another perk of homeschooling!

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We still have a few weeks of Hideaways in History from Winter Promise to finish up with her. She can do most of her notebooking and other activities all in one day and just listen to Story of the World the other days. We will be beginning the "builds' again next week. I think we had built this weeks build 'Lewis and Clark's canoe" this summer but didn't get the notebooking and reading finished. Next week, the Palace at Versailles....

The older two blessings had a low activity workload this week, which was a good thing as everyone is battling colds, they did have an activity to make heart shaped cookies after reading about Saint Valentine.

As you can see we don't have  a dress code around here for school. I believe in saving those few nicer things for when we leave the house, not for making cookies and playing outside, which they did later in the evening.

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Everyone around here is learning....this little guy is learning about balance, he is standing all the time now. He says hello!

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I was only able to get a picture of one piano "practicer" this day.

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Lots more happened on Monday but this is what I managed to capture inbetween feeding the baby, rocking the baby, cooking for us and baby, changing laundry loads, helping with math, spelling and english, etc. So, Dad come on up next month and see a real, honest to goodness homeschool.

Anyone using Workboxes? We just started and I hope to post on them when I get a little more organized with them but they are working great for our little homeschool.



May the Lord find us faithful.


I uploaded pictures last night and realized that we had already taken quite a few pictures already in October, which means we have been busy.

The men have been busy duck hunting

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I love this picture with the mountains in the background, I am not sure who is in the canoe.

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A young man and his green head.

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The girls usually go out for one short hunt, no ducks this evening.

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Did I say busy?

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But it is a real good busy!

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May the Lord find us faithful.