Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Here's Grace's room. She's always loved brown and pink. It's perfect for her. I love the polka dots!Last but not least is Emma. Her bed is not complete, but we're patiently waiting. It's the perfect color of pink for a princess!
Here's my little yellow sewing room. I have this vision of it looking like a bedroom in
Here's the study. Kind of blah right now.
The living room on Christmas morning!
Hopefully soon we'll have the house a little more decorated and pulled together. Maybe I'll post more pictures then. I have to say, I'm just happy to be here. We've waited so long and God has chosen to bless us beyond our wildest dreams. I'm so very content.
Here was the first book: Degas and the little dancer by Laurence Anholt. Part of our homeschool curriculum includes studying famous artists. What family of ballerinas would not look at Degas? This book was really sweet and gave a kind of personal glimpse of Degas. In the back was a brief history of Degas-perfect for a 6 year old.Who wouldn't want to read about mice living in a tree?? This was so cute! The mice have a special 'festival' to celebrate winter. In the process, two mice children discover some secret rooms beyond the attic. The Secret Staircase by Jill Barklem is just precious!
I do hope our friends show up next time we visit the library but just in case they don't we can can always make new friends in all the unread books!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Farming is such a big part of the area we visit in Canada. It seems everyone is connected to it in someway. Usually by the time we arrive in the fall all the crops have been harvested. This year was a bit different. Farmers were still staying up all night trying to harvest their crops. It seems that this summer had been very wet and cold. We were fortunate enough to get to ride in the combine with our buddy Firmin. I realize that doing this day in and day out must get old, but for us it was so much FUN!!
He and Sharon are so dear to us. I wish we had many more hours to spend with the two of them.
I can't imagine anyone visiting here and not falling in love...with the prairie and with the people.Heaven just has to be a little bit like Shoal Lake.