Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This and That!

We are still waiting for some good news on our house but we have not heard anything yet, but we haven't heard any bad news either so that is a blessing. We are hoping that by the end of the week we will know if we will be getting the house and land. It has been appraised, and inspected. Now were just waiting for the underwriters for the bank to approve it all.

Over the weekend the children had the opportunity to meet Alton Brown of Good Eats and have him sign our cookbook. The children enjoy his show and find him to be very funny. He has a very interesting cooking show called Good Eats and you really can learn quite a bit of science from him as well.

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As I was looking at the pictures from the book signing I discovered that some how my son had a grown a mop on his head when I wasn't looking!!! Where did all that hair come from????? And why can't my hair grow like that???

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Well before we left the book signing at Costco we also picked up some hair clippers and gave everyone haircuts this weekend. And I was so happy to see my son again under all that hair!

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We are trying to keep busy in our home as we wait for news on the house. Right now our home is a temporary apartment that does not always feel much like home. But that is okay, we know we are in a temporary season and it is a real blessing to be busy at home and to strive to be content in what ever circumstances the Lord places our family in. It makes all the waiting bearable! The bible is a great comfort for this season. There are many people in the bible who have ended up in places where they have needed much patience to wait upon the Lord and in much more difficult a circumstances than our own for sure, and we draw much encouragement from the strength they have shown in their trials and the faithfulness of God that is always present.

Psalm 40:1
I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry


Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer


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We are also busy in school we started Volume 3 in our Weaver studies and the children begin with a character sketch of the lineage that came from Abraham and the covenant that God made with him. Last year in Volume 2 we covered the Exodus and we will now be studying in the books of Joshua, Judges and Ruth. For Social Studies we will begin in the Weaver with the Age of Exploration, and for science the topic will be ships, stellar navigation, and wind currents and for Noah who is in the supplement(weaver for grades 7-12) it goes into these topics with much detail. It all sounds so interesting to me and I am happy to be back into our Weaver studies, we have some good libraries nearby so that has been a blessing also that we have been enjoying.

Here are some snapshots of our This and That....
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James 5:7-8
Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near

5 comments:

  1. I really hope you hear some word soon on your house. What a great attitude you have about waiting. Even though we know it to be the right thing to do...sometimes it is hard to wait! But God's timing is BEST and PERFECT. What a blessed hope that is:)

    I couldn't help but notice your Tasha Tudor book. What a special lady she was. I have her cookbook!

    Enjoy your new curriculum!

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  2. Dear Heather,

    Here's hoping you hear some good news soon! I love the hair, before and after, pictures~too funny!

    It looks like everyone's busy, indeed. Thank goodness for libraries with Tasha Tudor books!

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  3. Dear Heather,

    Your blog looks beautiful! Hoping all works out with the house.

    How exciting that you got to meet Alton Brown... he has a great show. My favorite granola recipe came from him a long time ago.

    They say when God says something twice you better listen (although, best to listen the FIRST time he says it). Our pastor reminded us of Psalm 40 today and I just finished a draft for Thursday. And now I see verse one from the same Psalm here on your post.

    The verses you posted are so relevant to our current circumstances as well. It has been a blessing to see them.

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  4. Thanks for sharing those verses and thoughts. It was a huge encouragement to me. I am in the waiting process, too....in many areas of my life.:)

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  5. Your pictures are so lovely and your blog so refreshing! I love the jumper you are wearing!

    Hoping you hear something positive soon about your new house. I continue to keep you in my prayers.

    I just did a round of buzz cuts this weekend too! Sometimes I wish I could buzz mine! Hee hee!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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