Holy Trinity

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit…Amen.  Today is Trinity Sunday.

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Today is also Father’s Day.  I am so thankful that my Father in heaven has my back, and always has.  Thank you, God!  :)

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It was a nice day for a walk!

Today a friend, my daughter and I went for a nice walk on the walk/bike trail. 10402743_10204432839847798_3518207731733882394_n 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.

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We also saw some snakes, not sure what kind they were, sunning themselves!10410401_10204432838847773_650886392486669185_n

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We saw some beautiful flowers too!

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There was also a bat house…10251907_10204432827167481_8161398064654413090_n

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Inspiration for Catholic Moms

IMG_20140524_174859220I think we all need inspiration and encouragement.  This novena I found here:

http://catholicmom.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Mothers-Novena3.pdf

 

This is also a good site:

http://www.catholicsistas.com/2013/02/16/10-steps-to-start-catholic-homeschooling/

Blessings!!

 

 

 

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Curriculum choices for high school

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!

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Hiking and resting…

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Hiking and camping!!

Speidergutter_ved_bålet_Boy_scouts_campingHere is a note from my sweet husband:
Greetings from Blood Mountain! Dinner is being cooked. Tents are pitched. Boys are in good spirits. Weather is windy, cool, and dry – perfect for camping!

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:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Speidergutter_ved_bålet_Boy_scouts_camping.jpg

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Science!!

Fun at our local Science Center!!!  Animation Labs!

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Piano recital May 2014

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Learning all the time…

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:

http://www.mathworksheets4kids.com/addition-facts.html

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Flowers, flowers, and more flowers!

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 Columbineflower columbineflowersignflower 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! :)

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