Sunday, August 21, 2016

Scripture Sunday

The following scripture is from my reading this morning...

"And now, because of the covenant which ye have made ye shall be called the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters; for behold, this day he hath spiritually begotten you; for ye say that your hearts are changed through faith on his name; therefore, ye are born of him and have become his sons and his daughters.  And under this head ye are made free, and there is no other head whereby ye can be made free.  There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives."  ~ Mosiah 5:7-8

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A week of Rest???

The kids had a break from lessons this past week.  They played, read, played, made messes, played, watched some movies, played, used their imaginations, played and did some chores.  They had a good rest this week.

Scott and Mike (a local who is helping us with our house project) worked on Sam's room.  They insulated the walls, put electric in her room, placed plywood on her floor and put some sheet rock on the walls.  The house is slowly coming along.

As for me, work was work. Although today was the absolute auction.  It's always fun to be a part of this as it is one of the highlights of my job.  I enjoy watching the auctioneers and the people bidding.  A good time for all.

Was there any rest this week?  A little bit.  The kids are ready to get back to their regular scheduled too ;)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Scripture Sunday

Posting a little late as I did not get on the computer yesterday...

"Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves-to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life.  Wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to the will of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and remember, after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in and through the grace of God that ye are saved." ~ 2 Nephi 23-24

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Week 5 and 6 Wrap-up

The past two weeks have been very good in the learning department.  The kids completed their second bridge in Life of Fred and I am very happy that they are beginning to understand the dynamics of Algebra.  They passed their latest test from Mystery of History Vol 2 and have learned quite a bit from Pentecost to Bark-Kokhba (leader that was part of the 2nd Jewish Revolt in A.D. 135).  Zoology is coming along just fine.  I think they will be completing their perspective books by the end of the next 6 week block.  Vocabulary has been interesting to observe.  In the past 6 weeks, the kids have learned 25 vocabulary words.  They have looked up the definitions, used the thesaurus, made sentences using the words, and alphabetized them.  My favorite part of the vocabulary exercises have been reading the sentences. 

Yesterday, we ended the 6 week block with a field trip to the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton, VT: 
(picture from the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial Historic Sites from

We took Sister McCuiston and Sister Galbraith with us.  After visiting the site, we took the sisters to Denny's for lunch.  We all had a good time.

Next week is a "break" week for the kids.