“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.”
~Rich Mullins

Oct 23, 2010

A Summary of Our Recent Life

Well...I have tried to hold off on saying that "fall is here" until the weather actually feels like it...and it finally does! I have been running around in sweatshirts/jeans instead of t-shirts/shorts finally! I haven't pulled out my Carhartt jacket yet, though :) Still, when you're used to 109 degrees, 55 feels like freezing! Soooo, it is now "officially" fall and so I changed my blog background to something more "fallish."

I can't wait till Christmas...then I get to start putting lights up on our house. Christmas is my absolute most favorite time of year! Not so much Christmas Day as the whole month of December. We have a ton of decorations that we do our whole house in and so as soon as it gets towards the end of November, I will be posting pictures of a Christmas-y house! YAY!!!

Something exciting is going on here next Sunday (Oct 31st). A man named Lew Sterrett is going to be coming to our house to do church. We have had the opportunity multiple seems to see him and he is amazing. He is a horse trainer to the level of a Parelli, Clinton Anderson, or Chris Cox, but he is a Christian. The whole time he is working with the horse, he is comparing how the horse has to submit to it's human master in the same way our heart have to submit to our Master, Christ. The really incredible thing is that he will be working with a totally out-of-control 2 yr old, and the whole time, he is quoting Scripture, preaching, etc. When I'm working with a crazy horse, ALL my attention is on the horse...I don't know how he does it.

Anyways, our whole church will be coming to hear him, and then we will do lunch in our front yard. It should be an amazing time, and I am really excited.

As a result of him coming, we have been doing fun stuff like re-painting the front porch, fixing shade cloth at the barn, buying EZ-Up canopies, and more. Hopefully I will be able to post pictures afterwards.

A couple weeks ago, we started doing David Quine's High School Worldview Study with the R's and the K's. It is amazing! Right now, we are comparing the Judeo-Christian worldview with the Greco-Roman worldview. This means we are reading the Bible and summarizing passages from that as well as reading the Iliad (Homer) and doing the same. Wow...those Greek gods were some characters! Really messed up, let me tell ya! David is not too thrilled with the Iliad AT ALL..but then again, none of us are. Sabrina says it makes no sense, and Jessie is freaked out by the in-detail descriptions of how guys get killed. BUT..aside from all that, contrasting the two wv's is really good. All 6 of us kids are really loving it. (Except for I need to get better on summarizing!!!!....HA HA HA for those of you who know what I mean!)

After worldview, the K's usually stay for dinner which is usually pizza. Last week, we scraped all the old paint off of the front porch, so we can re-paint it. Then, after dinner, Brooke and I tried to sneak up and scare the girls (Anna, Jessie, Hope, Macie, Sabrina) who were on the front porch, but we couldn't because we were laughing too hard. I don't know why Brooke was laughing...I was laughing cause she was laughing :) Ahhh...it was late and we were crazy tired and rather delirious. And then, she and I tried to have a serious conversation back in my room, but were interrupted by the cold driving the 5 younger girls inside. No serious conversation from then on!!!

Right now, I am actually not at home. Mrs. F asked me to come do some photography at their Pilate Studio (work-out room, basically), and so I am now sitting in her office while she is finishing up stuff before she runs me home. Hadleigh & Laney are at our house with Anna & Jessie probably having the time of their life. They are sooooo cute!!!

Well, I should probably stop playing and go back to...guess what?!?!?...reading the Iliad!!! Did I mention that this study is VERY time consuming??



  1. Sounds like things are quite fun/eventful....exciting lately! hahaha

    Isn't it funny how sometimes there is no reason to be laughing but your laughing anyways because your friend is laughing? Do that all the time! lol

    I just have to tell you that...when I came to your blog I didn't even notice that we had the same background till you mentioned it then was like " O my wow!! " haha


  2. Oh My Lis.... Have fun with WWV. :) Just wait until you get to St. Augustine.... that is one dry book. :) The Iliad and Odysseus were adventurous at least...... :) The Aeneid was not as enjoyable though... :) Look at me... give you all a preview of the torture to come..... :) Haha JK OH WAIT... I forgot to mention none other than...... THE REPUBLIC. Which I actually enjoyed..... :) It is all about Plato's Ideal government..... pretty good actually.... He came a little closer to the truth. :) The book just gets a little heavy after a while. :)

    Really though, this curriculum will equip you like you wouldn't believe... Enjoy it and soak in as much as possible! :)

    God bless~Jacob

    PS... I like the new template... :)

  3. We are really enjoying it so far...despite the "interesting" reading we are having to do. My mom HATES the Iliad (says it doesn't make sense) and wants to know if your mom read it when you all did it. What year of WWV are you in? We have just started.


  4. Lisa,
    Tell your Mom........I tried :-) But didn't quite finish. I'd like to think it was time but...................On the positive note....I am so thankful for the text that helps you all through this incredibly "hard" study. Also....it get's better. I don't even get complaints anymore and Jacob says it's helped him stand his ground on some important issues. Yeah..It's paying off! Hang in there- you all do so well I think you'll do great! If your mom has any questions have her e-mail. We actually can't wait to get to the second syllabus.

    Mrs. G.

  5. Yes, we are enjoying it...despite the difficulties :) Thank you, and I will tell my mom :)


  6. It is a great curriculm...but the iliad is getting on all of our nerves :) David's especially..he HATES it. Very time consuming.