February 2008

Four weeks ago:

addison school

Three weeks ago:

isaac school 

Two weeks ago:

 Felicia school

 Up until this point, my children have always been homeschooled (except for a period of 2 months when they attended a Chilean school).  The original plan was to go back to homeschooling the three older children until this coming June and have Jacob attend pre-school three afternoons per week.  We thought it might have been too difficult of a transition to put the older children in public schools, especially while still adjusting to living back in the States.  However, it seems that during these last few years, our children have learned the art of quickly adapting to new situations. (more…)


on vacationAll the schools in this area are on winter break this week.  Because of that, my children are enjoying slower mornings, carefree days, and special activities.  So, between soccer practices, sleepovers, play times with friends, gymnastics camp, dinner dates with other families, and library visits, we have had the opportunity to spend time with friends, get to know new people, and even learn the streets of our new city. (more…)

Through all the changes and transitions, this song has been an encouragement to me.  Our God is timeless… and He is in control!  I am praising Him for that today.

TimelessALBUM:  Press On

ARTIST:  Selah

SONG:  Timeless (listen to preview)




(WARNING: Proud Mother Moment)

They came home from another soccer practice and, after taking off coats and washing hands, we headed right to the table to eat dinner.  We bowed our heads for prayer, and Max blessed the food, thanked the Lord for all He has given, and then ended his prayer, saying, “…and we thank you that Addison is now a Jr. Rhino!  Amen.”  We all opened our eyes, started clapping, and enjoyed his accomplishment together as a family.


CCcookiesFor the past two years, we have not had the opportunity to bite into a soft, delicious, homemade chocolate chip cookie made using the recipe that has been passed down in my family – at least they never tasted the way they used to.  Sure, we attempted many times, and, thinking that it was because of the shortening, we even had friends send down some Crisco or pack some in their luggage when they came to visit… but to no avail.  The cookies just did not come out the same as when we made them here. (more…)

Bible readOne of my new year’s resolutions this year was to memorize a different passage of Scripture each month of 2008.  My rule was that it could be an English passage that I already know, but that I would need to re-memorize it, this time in Spanish.

So, since the first month of 2008 is over (can you believe it??), and for accountability-sake (yes, you just became one of my memorization accountability partners:-), I am going to “recite” (type without looking in my Bible) the Spanish verses that, with the Lord’s help, I put to memory in January: (more…)