Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday's Fave Five - 4/9

1. Easter Sunday spent with family. While we didn't make Sunrise Service, we did attend the church breakfast at 8am and Sunday School (which is new for our family - our boys are absolutely loving it!). Then we had a very dynamic service. Our former pastor talked (he has resigned and we're in the search for a new full-time pastor) and his sermon was titled "Jesus Christ, Super Hero." It was amazing. He shared the video I had posted here on Sunday. It's a song by Phillips, Craig, and Dean called Save the Day. Great song.

2. A wonderful Easter dinner again with family. If I recall right, we had eleven adults squeezed around my in-laws dining room table. It was tight. In fact, I sat back in my chair pushed away from the table and held my plate. It was the only way to manage! It was great though. Food, family, and fun. It was great to spend time with some we don't see a lot of.

3. Celebrating the birth of son #3. N9 actually had a birthday on Tuesday, but we celebrated with cake, pie, and ice-cream Sunday evening. 

He's holding a "voucher" from us stating we'd take him the next day to pick out a brand new bike. Plus I had planned to take them to see "How To Train Your Dragon" on Tuesday. He seems pretty happy with that!

After the movie on Tuesday - it was a great movie!

4. Baseball with the boys. I actually can't believe I'm including that in my "Fave Five." However, we're now on our third year of playing and I have to say I think I love it as much as I hate it. This year J6 is now old enough to play on the younger team. 

He seems pretty happy about it and he's also pretty oblivious out there. It should be interesting watching him. N9 has moved up to a different team (of course!) so that will make for a fuller schedule. He seems to be having fun as well. Enough that he seems to be floating on air....

5. My new homeschooling co-op. We've been homeschooling now for seven years. We'll begin our eighth year in the fall. Living in a rural part of the state, it is sometimes hard to connect with other homeschooling families. Right now I think I am only one of two families in my small town that homeschools (a new one is moving here soon - right to my street!). Considering how far many of us have to drive to do things, it can be difficult. However, homeschooling has been exploding at my church lately. A lot of new families with young children have begun schooling and they are eager to be involved and go on trips and have meetings and do stuff. It has been a tremendous blessing to me lately to be able to step back and be more of an informational or consultant as they take off on these new ventures. I don't feel like I have to plan everything. It's a nice and refreshing change. The co-op now meets every Wednesday for 2-1/2 hours and we are currently studying countries. It's been FUN!

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  1. Oh, I miss baseball! We had up to 4 kids at once in ball - which meant every. single. night. and weekend. for 4 months. Great times. It is totally worth the effort and sacrifice it takes.

    So glad more families in your area are starting to home school. It is important to have others who share your lifestyle.

    Happy birthday (belated) to your boy! Hope he enjoys his bike!

  2. Happy bday to your son! Looks like he had a great birthday!

    We had 12 at out Easter dinner too. Lots of people but lots of fun too.

    Loved the "oblivious" baseball picture. That is so true at that age but so funny too.

  3. Isn't it great to be part of a larger homeschooling community?

    Happy Birthday to your boy! I know he'll LOVE his new bike!

    Have a great weekend!


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