Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A New Chapter in Our Life

In June, my husband accepted a new job as an Assistant City Engineer.  As a result, we needed to relocate to a different city (closer to his new workplace…still within the same state).  We put our house up for sale and it was sold in a month.  We were so busy house-hunting and packing during June and July.  We stored our belongings in 2 PODS and stayed at my mother-in-law’s house for 2 1/2 weeks until we closed on our new home.  Last Thursday (July 31st) was the first day we moved into our new home.  We finally get an opportunity to experience country-living.  We have 1.76 acres of land and an incredible panoramic view here.  We feel so blessed!  The Lord beautifully worked out every step of the way for us to get this awesome home (it’s a long story :) ).

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot." Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
We all are very excited to see what God has in store for us in a new chapter of our life.  We’re glad to be able to always count on Him who never changes.  "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2

Monday, August 4, 2008

What We Did in 2007-2008

All three kids
- Bible study/Prayer Time: Bible, Firm Foundations: Creation to Christ, Remembering God’s Awesome Acts, and Bible Atlas
- Classical music and composers: Christian Kids Experience Composers (online study) by Maggie Hogan and Melissa Craig, Lives of the Musicians by Kathleen Krull, tons of CDs
- Read-alouds: Luther: Biography of a Reformer, Saint Patrick (Christian Liberty Press), Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends, etc.

My daughter (14): Grade 9
- Math: BJU Consumer math
- Science:  Apologia Physical Science
- Health: ABeka Health in Christian Perspective
- Literature: ABeka Themes in Literature, Exploring Christian Literature (Christian Liberty Press)
- Geography: ABeka World Geography in Christian Perspective
- Government/Civics: The Land of Fair Play (Christian Liberty Press), Generation Joshua (co-op)
- Speech: Defending the Faith (online) by JoJo Tabares
- Drama: co-op
- P.E. (basketball, badminton, volleyball, soccer): co-op
- Writing: Wordsmith (co-op)
- Art: drawing using various books
- Music: piano
- Language: Thai

My 9 yo son: Grade 5
- Math: Singapore Math 5A & 5B
- Science: ABeka Investigating God’s World,
- Health: ABeka Enjoying Good Health
- History and Geography: ABeka Old World History and Geography, 50 States (co-op)
- Language Arts: ABeka Language B, LLATL-The Purple Book
- Spelling: ABeka Spelling, Vocabulary, Poetry 5
- Reading: ABeka readers and various books including Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Trumpet of the Swan, Noah Webster
- Reading Comprehension: ABeka Read & Think 5, ABeka Adventures in Nature (Speed and Comprehension Reader)
- Cursive Handwriting: ABeka Penmanship Mastery II
- P.E. (basketball, badminton, volleyball, soccer): co-op
- Music: piano
- Typing: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing CDrom

My 6 yo son: Grade 1
- Math: ABeka Arithmetic 1, Singapore Math 1B
- Phonics: Letters and Sounds 1
- Reading: ABeka readers and various books
- Vocabulary: Explode the Code
- Penmanship: Words of Jesus (A Reason for Writing)
- Science: ABeka Discovering God’s World, BJU Science1
- Health: ABeka Health, Safety, Manners 1
- History: ABeka My America and My World, BJU Heritage Studies1
- Art: drawing using various books, Young Rembrandts drawing class
- Music: piano
- P.E.: soccer, basketball, running