Friday, March 11, 2011

I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at home in my palace, contented and prosperous.

I am in week 4 of our Beth Moore study: Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy. I love it! I have been rather distracted from all our house stuff, so haven't really taken the time to fully emotionally engage in some of the days homework, but today I got to since the kids were gone to my mother in law's! In our Esther study last year, and now again in this Daniel study, I am relating more to the antagonist of the story than the hero :) The above verse really struck me since I have been so consumed with house stuff. I have been praying that the Lord would protect Steve and I from finding our contentment and security from this new house and that we would always find our peace in Him alone. As Beth Moore said on last week's video, it is better to learn this lesson "from the page" than going through anything remotely like what King Nebuchadnezzer went through to bring him to his knees! But how awesome it is to see that the Most High God granted King Neb the stump of the tree and its roots to stay in the ground so that he could finally give glory and praise to the ruler of Heaven and earth!

Weekly School Review

Amidst the moving craziness, we were able to have a pretty full week of school. We had fun dissecting owl pellets on Monday! "This is really fun, and I thought it was going to be boring," Zeke said. They loved finding the skulls in the pellets. Abby even found a bird skull! This activity is definitely not for the faint of heart. There was a slight odor to the pellets...and Abby even started having allergies to the fur in the pellets! But, Micah could participate, which he always appreciates and Eli was very festidious about cleaning off the bones!

On Tuesday, we had our co-op. I co-teach a "Michigan, My Michigan" class and got to put this lighthouse craft together for this week. The kids really liked it; even the two boys in our class who never want to do the craft participated in this one with no complaining :) We have learned that the kids really like playing games too--they stay much more engaged! Bingo, Jeapordy, and I am going to try Hang-Man next week!

Wednesday and Thursday we completed our schoolwork early for the Happy Molar household--by 1pm! The kids have done a good job working hard all morning so we can have time to run to the house or run errands for the house in the afternoon. Abby got to have a play date on Wednesday afternoon, and my MIL took the kids Thursday afternoon overnight! What a blessing! Steve and I spent 2 hours at the lighting store, had a nice dinner out and I got to attend a jazzercize class in the morning instead of at 7pm at night! I sent their English, math, bird lapbooks, Bible assignment and read-aloud along and my MIL was able to complete all the school work we had for Friday! She's a pro!
My mom is coming for a visit this week, so we will be taking the next 2 weeks of school off for her visit and our big move! And the next time I post a review, it will be from our new school room!

The half-move!

It has been quite the whirlwind in the Happy Molar world! On March 2nd, we closed on our new house--hurray! We are still just blown away that this is happening! On March 3rd, the painters moved in and we moved half of our "stuff" into the garage. We are waiting for the painting to be done, appliances to arrive (next week!), and new carpet (2 weeks) before we make the last big move. We have been busy buying light fixtures (A LOT of them!!!) and taking trips to the house once in awhile to answer a painting question, unload a mini-van full of boxes...

I will post some before and after pictures of the paint soon !