- We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. Mother Teresa
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About me…We are a Catholic homeschooling family of 5, plus 3 cats... :) Our kids are 19, 14, and 10. Our cats are Natalie, Charlie, and Peter. I am so thankful to be on this journey with my husband and children! We are protected and always surrounded by His wonderful grace! Thank you, Lord! I am forever grateful for this opportunity to spend with my children. Thank you to my husband for being my partner in this journey!
Today a friend, my daughter and I went for a nice walk on the walk/bike trail. My daughter enjoyed biking, while my friend and I walked the path. It was beautiful with a lot of trees and birds singing. We even found a nest with baby birds underneath a bridge.
We saw some beautiful flowers too!
This is also a good site:
It is that time! I cannot believe that my daughter will be in high school. I find that choosing books for this age is a bit more difficult. After searching through many Catholic curriculum choices, I chose this one for religion:
Introduction to Catholicism: A Complete Course
It is a part of the Didache series of religion books.
Amazon says that: Introduction to Catholicism, 2nd Edition, contains the same Catholic teaching found in the popular original textbook, with expanded topics. Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this text covers the basic tenets of the Faith and what it means to be Catholic; to include an additional 200+ pages, a new design layout, and additional pieces of full-color liturgical art. Topics include: The Holy Catholic Church The Blessed Trinity The Paschal Mystery The Blessed Virgin Mary The Sacraments and Prayer Christian Morality and the Universal Call to Holiness New chapter on Social Doctrine This textbook is published with ecclesiastical approval from the Archdiocese of Chicago.
More later on the other choices! God Bless!
I was a little curious about how that mountain got it’s name, so I did a little research! Google is my friend….
“There are various theories on the origin of the mountain’s name. Some believe that the name of the mountain comes from a bloody battle between the Cherokee and Creek Indians. Some people believe that it got its name from the reddish color of the lichen and Catawba growing near the summit.” From Wikipedia Photo credit:
I am getting back to the blog after a long time posting….Life has been a little hectic around here. We completed another year of homeschooling, but we are really learning all the time. It is just a way of life. I really enjoy being present with my children and watching them grow and learn. Thank you Lord for calling me. I will do my very best… :)
I found this link on Busy with Blessings blog:
Math Worksheets for Kids:
We took a day trip to the Colorado mountain foothills to explore, and we found a Nature Center that had many wildflowers. They were even labeled. We learned that the State flower is the Columbine, a beautiful pale blue to white, 3 inches long and bell shaped composed of 5 petals. We saw some blooming at the nature center. The name comes from the Latin word colum, for “dove”. The flower pedals resemble a group of birds in flight! How lovely is that? The columbine is important as a nectar source for hummingbirds and is a protected flower, so no picking them! :)