Friday, September 13, 2013

Every morning His mercies are new.

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23
Good Morning to ya, from the Buckman house!
It has been a rip-roarin', whirlwind of a past few days, and that momentum is just gonna keep on rollin'.
We are currently packing up for a little vacation with our family in Pennsylvania, and absolutely can't wait. You might remember our vacation last year, at the Amish Farm. (If you get started at that link, just keep hitting "newer" at the bottom of the page to get to the posts from the rest of the vacation. I think they're fun, anyway...)
We are going to the same place to stay with our friends, once again, but this time... my sister and her husband and the oldest of their two children (from Denmark) will be staying with us also! Yay!!
Before we leave for our trip, we are celebrating the new school year with a Safari themed party at Bryan's parents house. This Back to School Party is an annual event that they host. Every year it's a different party theme, and it's tons of fun. And this year, it'll be exactly what the kids need to get all of their energy out before we hit the road!
Anyway, all of that being said, I am a bit scattered with all I have to do in the next two days, and because I find myself tapping these keys instead of doing it, this post might be a little scattered and rushed.
First up, my daughter, Lilly. She is doing really well. The swelling is gone from her ankle and the rest of her leg, her foot is just still a little puffy. She pretty much carries on as normal.
Thank you a million times over for your thoughts and prayers and concern. Thank you for all of the offers to bring food, and treats, and movies, and entertainment, and help with whatever we might need, and for the friends that stopped in to visit and those that brought dinner, etc... You guys have been truly amazing and our family is so blessed.  
This is the man that heroically killed that rattlesnake, and his beautiful family that came to visit us in the hospital and after Lilly got home.

Second, Bailey the dog... He is cute and sweet, and we love him. Two days ago, he started limping, and I just thought his timing really couldn't be worse. I checked him out in every way, short of shaving him to look for a wound of some sort, and found nothing amiss. He must have realized that I was too stressed for all that drama, because tonight he is back to normal. I think he is looking forward to a sweet family coming to take care of him in our absence. Maybe they will buy his limping charade...

Our land. We closed on it a week or two ago. There were moments when we thought we would build our dream home there, and moments that we thought we would be stuck with an unclear-able piece of land forever, but right now we are praising the Lord that it was a wise move to buy and sell, and a blessing to our family.
"I'd like to call this meeting to order."
The other night I came home from work to find these sitting on my kitchen counter. I just love my husband and children. That's all about that.
And lastly, Classical Conversations. CC is an adjunct to our homeschooling program. The children learn History, Science, Latin, Geography, Math, English Grammar, Art, Music Theory, and lots more, on top of what is already covered in our homeschool curriculum. The children also do a verbal presentation once a week, in front of their classmates, which is great for getting them used to public speaking early in life.
This morning, I kept Lilly with me, so she got to participate with the big kids too. Grady also has a class, but I have spent most of my time with Bella's class, so I don't have any pictures of him.

This morning in art, they worked on drawing pictures upside down.


After class (which is from 9am-12pm) everyone goes outside to eat a picnic style lunch, climb trees, poke sticks in ant piles, play football, catch grasshoppers, sit around and chat about life, and snake bite adventures, etc...

The kids memorize 161 History Timeline Facts, starting with the creation of the world, and ending with the Rising Tide of Freedom 2003-current, which relates to uprisings and protests in places such as Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, fighting for freedom from oppression.

 On this day, I mixed the first 21 timeline cards up, and had Bella & Grady work together to put them in order.

Have a great weekend.
Hug your loved ones extra tight,
because you never know when you'll be sitting in an ambulance praying to hear crying.
And I think that's all I've got to say.
My next post will probably be from the road, woot woot!!
Tally Ho!

1 comment:

  1. Great update and an amazing week! Wow! I don’t think I could do those flash cards! Yikes! Maybe you should bring them with for some fun to see who can do them! Challenge! :D
    Looking forward to your arrival and any time we get to build memories!
    Safe travels!