Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August in Review

I don't have any exciting pictures to post, just a recap of August.  We spent the first 10 day of August in Texas visiting our families.  A blog post will come from that visit once I get pictures from my sister in law.  This was the first time I didn't take the camera, hence no pictures.  Despite this, the kids and I had one of our best trips visiting with both families.  The kids got to spend lots of time with all their cousins and some second cousins.

After returning home from Texas, the kids had two days more days of summer before Alethia Academy started.  We started school on a Thursday to slowly get back into the grove.  This proved a wise decision, and we are now almost finished with week two.  Karis is breezing by with lots of math review, finishing the last of her reading curriculum, learning about dictation and harder grammar, and her favorite, learning cursive.  
Noah finished his letter sounds this week, and we will spend a few more months reviewing and making sure he truly gets them before he starts learning to put the sounds together.  I have been very impressed with his handwriting skills and patience to make all the letters look perfect.  His numbers are proving harder to write, but his knowledge of math facts and other math are the same as his sisters.  We started a new amazing History curriculum this year that the kids and I are enjoying immensely.  Science is also proving a fun and exciting subject as we study the human body.  I am so thankful to have friends that suggest good curriculum and some that write it themselves!

The kids and I have also been able to get to know our across the street neighbors this summer.  They are from India, and we have had them over many afternoons to play.  It has been a joy to share the gospel with them and their moms and to see my children serving and loving them.  I am praying for the Lord to open eyes and hearts to the gospel.

We are continuing to seek God's guidance in our seeking a new job in Texas and in awaiting our adoption.  Life for us is a waiting game, but I am thankful and confident in the One who holds the future in His hands.  His time frame and His peace are what continue to give me peace, joy, and strength to spend and be spent here as long as He has us in this wonderful place.

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