Weekly Wrap Up ~ December 4th

>> Saturday, December 4, 2010

On the Heart and Mind:

I am feeling like I am being led out in the wilderness spiritually. I guess I need to learn to lean on the Lord extra hard. I have felt this before and ran from it but this time I think I will follow and grow where the Lord wants me to grow. I have said this before but I will say it again...I am thankful for my like minded SS'sIC for my support in this journey. It makes the road seem a little less hard.

On another note I am letting you all know that I am now going to be blogging here from now on. It has been something that I have been flip flopping back and forth on for a long time now. And I have now decided I need to be here. I hope you like my new template that my friend Tamara made. I know I need to update the pictures on the header but that will come when my DIL ( daughter in love) Essie helps me take some new ones. She is a AMAZING photographer. I am also hoping to get 2 to 3 posts a week. I am trying to get out of my blogging slump.

On the Home Front:

This week we have been doing a lot of just settling into our lessons and having fun in the snow. The boys have there tobogganing run made and Luke has gone on his first day of snowboarding today. I got my laptop back when my brother and mom visited. But the two other computers are down. ((sigh)) So that makes computer time a bit more challenging. Oh, Philip and Essie started work up at the ski hill today and that we are thankful for.

Learning and Life:

This year we are spending a lot of time in Language Arts. We have started using "Writing Strands" along with our other lessons. So far so good. I a hoping once we are done with book 2 and 3 then I will have Noah use "Wordsmith Apprentice". We are just loving the book " A Circle of Silver" by Maxine Trottier.

Plus this last week we are reading out loud from "A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays" by Robin Sampson and Linda Pierce while we light the Hanukkah candles

. I learned a lot about Hanukkah and the history. It was very enriching. We enjoyed jelly doughnuts during our readings. (deep fried foods is a connection to the oil that burned for the 8 days. Soon we will be making latkas one night and rosette cookies another night. *grin*)

My Craft Corner:

I haven't been knitting as much this week but I am knitting a scarf for the local charity. I am hoping to finish my Shalom cardigan maybe this week. ((happy dance)). My goal this winter i s to bust my stash. I am finding ways to use up all the odds and ends I have plus I found some yarn I bought to make me a sweater and I hope to start tackling that soon. I still need to tie in the loose strands ( my least favorite job.) So I am going to post pics here this week.

In The Kitchen:

Last week I made rosehip syrup for the first time and I hope to make more this week end. Plus last night for the first time I made cake doughnuts. My kids loved them so I think that means they were a winner recipe. Nicolas my youngest pulled out my purple cookbook that I hand write all our favorite recipes in and wants me to add it. That must mean it is a two thumbs up recipe. I am hoping to share both of these on the Friday Farmgirls meme.

On My Night Stand:

I feel at this time I am to put aside my other books (other than the Bible) to read ...

-"The Prayer That Changes Everything...The Hidden Power Of Praising God" by... Stormie Omartian

-"Those Who Trust The Lord Shall Not Be Disappointed " by... Peggy Joyce Ruth.

If you would like to join me in this meme, just write up your weekly summery , using mine or your own catogories. Then sign the Mr. Linky below I'd love to ready your Weekly Wrap Up summaries too. I hope to post mine each Saturday. This meme is a great way to be encouraged and encourage others in our journey of homeschooling.


Anonymous December 4, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

So you have officially given up on HSB? I still can't decide. Glad you have a template you like, it's very pretty.
Sounds like things are going well, hope it continues for you. :)


Anonymous December 4, 2010 at 10:46 AM  

Oh, you posted!!! Yipppeee!! Your Menorah is beautiful :) I've tried to visit your HSB blog but can't even get sites to load for two days now.

I hope you enjoy Blogger as much as I have! I have found it to be easiest platform.

Happy Hanukkah!

Illinois Lori December 4, 2010 at 5:35 PM  

Hi Mary-Girl! So glad you're going to try to blog a little more...I always love reading your posts! Rosehip syrup...that sounds really good. I have a lot of roses, and a couple of them make hips. I'm looking forward to reading that recipe and seeing a pic of it!

I loved chatting with you, Mary...you are in my prayers as you walk the road that God has chosen for you, and as you walk it in obedience to Christ. I am delighted to be counted amongst your friends...IRL :-)

Love and {{{HUGS}}},

Kidcraze December 5, 2010 at 12:55 PM  

You moved!!!!!!
I understand how hard that decision is to make.
I like your new template :) Very nice!

I am hoping to use the Biblical Holidays book in this next year. It has so many good things in it, but so far we've only done Passover and Purim. The holidays are so rich with meaning.

Wilderness time is a little scary, but there can be so much growth. Embrace each season as it comes to you. Seek and you shall find.

Blessings dear friend,

Jenn4him December 5, 2010 at 3:44 PM  

I love reading your about your week. I am going to write a wrap-up soon. I will even post it at Blogger and make the switch with you for good. :-)
I have always wanted to make donuts. Did you have to use a lot of oil?

wdworkman December 5, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

The new blog looks great. My HSB Blog went goofy last week too, but I have gotten up the courage to make a switch yet.
Janet W

Shani December 6, 2010 at 5:30 AM  

I love your WWU, Mary. The pictures are just lovely, and you always give me much to think about. I have not been feeling the flow of my days, nor has a routine been instituted. This time I have been spending has been one of healing so I've not berated myself, but I think the time is coming to try to find ME again in my home. :) Thank you for the gentle reminders. ((hugs))

I hope your week begins productively and that you find the joy in the everyday.
lots of love,

Katia December 6, 2010 at 11:32 AM  

Hi Mary,
Sorry, it took me a little awhile to get here. I had such a busy weekend.
Did you receive an e-mail form me?

How sweet to read you are celebrating Hanukkah. that is a gorgeous Hanukkah Menorah.

Kympossible December 6, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

I've been trying to post my weekly wrap-up and can't get on to homeschool blogger!!! I have been thinking about switching as well, and if it's down much longer, that may tip the scales for me. *sigh* Anyway - looks like you've had a great week! Lovely pictures, as always!


Christine December 10, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

Mary, I've just now read your weekly wrap-up! I was doing so well posting each week! I'm just too much of a perfectionist. Maybe I'll start on it today! Though I just posted about resting for the afternoon... Sitting at the computer is sort of resting, right??

It's good to read what the Lord is doing in your life. The photographer in me can't wait to see Essie's photos!!

Love to you today,

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