March 25th, 2015
I have been focusing more lately on savoring all of those beautiful little moments that make up life and last Sunday was filled with them.
We visited the Deep Fork Wildlife Refuge in Okmulgee after church.
The sun was shining, the kids ran, it was beautiful.
Nick and I held hands as we walked on the Railroad Trail to the River Overlook.
I just kept sighing.
That moment was perfect.
This man is amazing.
We came home and the air filled with the sounds of kids laughing as the day faded away.
Of course the day was filled with normal stuff also, correction, fighting, and so on, but I feel like that stuff just makes the beautiful moments stand out even more.
Kids playing on a rope swing while the sun sets behind them.
I did not want to go inside and make dinner.
I felt like I would miss something.
Life is filled with so many beautiful moments, I want to cherish as many as I can.
March 19th, 2015
My Cedar Bench is done! (well almost)
He finished it up on the weekend!
He got the plans from The New Yankee Workshop, here.
Ours looks different because I wanted him to leave the live edge(the bark) wherever possible.
It is beautiful!
Now I have a comfortable place to sit while the kids play on the fort and zipline!
Beautiful job baby!
March 17th, 2015
To go along with our study of Hero of Alexandria we learned about Jesus the and the early church.
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At first I thought we would just read the bible but just reading one chapter after another of the new testament was not working.
So I bought “Case for Christ for Kids (Case for… Series for Kids)” by Lee Stobel
We had really enjoyed “Case for a Creator for Kids (Case for… Series for Kids)” by Lee Stobel for our Creation Study.
Case for Christ for kids was a great book!
It laid out the argument against Christ and used logic to look at the fallacies in a kid friendly way.
Both of his kids books we have read have been a great intro into Apologetics.
The Adventures in Odyssey has several audio shows about Jesus as well that would be great for this study.
For the history of the Early Church we read, “The Ides of April (Ray, Mary, Roman Empire Sequence.)” and “Beyond the Desert Gate” by Mary Ray, “Attack at the Arena (AIO Imagination Station Books Book 2)” an imagination station book,
and “For the Temple A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem” by G.A. Henty(which you can get free for your kindle).
His books seem to be more geared towards 10+, but my oldest(8yrs old) enjoys them.
They are just a bit more of a challenge for him.
I also bought “Spartacus (Young Reading Series Two)” by Russell Punter since it was during that time period.