This week our lives are in a whirl again. We found out where we are heading this summer, thanks to Big Army, it’s going to be even hotter than SC!! Can you guess where? Here are some clues:
- 2nd largest state in the union (both land wise and population wise)
- it is the only state that has an article for succession built into it’s Constitution
- we wrestled with Mexico over this state (or I should say the Independents in the state started it)
- The Alamo is there
- The flag looks like this:
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So now we start the whole PCS process all over again. I had a bad attitude about it last night, but am doing better today. There are many positives about this location: we can become residents (as military folks) and this gives the kids in-state tuition for the good colleges down there, we have never been to this state, there are lots of historic sites to see in this state, and a very good friend of mine from seminary days lives in Houston. The joy in your life is all about how you handle the circumstances…I’m working on it 😉
Keeping it short this week. Lots going on and now we are planning a definite location for the summer move. Have a great weekend everyone!!!
[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”2998″ align=”right” size=”medium” autoHeight=”true”] This week we began our study on the American Civil War. Such a sad moment in our history! In many battles, brother was indeed pitted against brother as siblings found themselves on opposing sides on the actual battlefield. This is one of the few weeks where I was just too lazy (busy???) to hunt down literature books for the kids. I pan on doing much better next week!
The kids did write secret codes as spies and had fun with it.
We watched some amazing videos this week and continues in our reading of Abe Lincolnl’s World. Excellent resource for this time period!! I would love to know if any of your kids have read Across Five Aprils? Some of the Amazon reviews said it was a boring book. Any thoughts??
- Abe Lincoln’s World
- Civil War For Kids
- Civil War series by Ken Burns. It was free for Amazon Prime members.
- Battle of the Ironclads. This movie was amazing!!! Loved the history, engineering, maps, and details about the battle given. The video was $1.99 for Prime members.
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Our summer move, for the older kiddos who are taking the location pretty hard, for new nephews coming, and for my father’s rotator cuff surgery. I would appreciate you adding these to your prayer list!!
Video to share…
You folks may not be into cars or know much about the Corvette, but back when we lived in KY I drove down to walk through the Corvette Museum. It was a beautiful place full of priceless, beautiful cars. There were even brand, spanking new Vettes waiting behind a XX, just waiting for their owner to come pick them up! If you picked the Vette up at the factory, there was a ceremony and cheering when you revved up your Corvette….oh, I can hear the ponies coming to life, can’t you??? So I was in tears when I saw the video of the sinkhole that opened up underneath the Museum portion of the building. Yes, I know there are worse things in life that ruined, pricy cars…but the history that was destroyed is sad too. Thankfully no one was hurt when the incident happened.
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