Be Ye Thankful

Happy Fall Y’all!  Hope you’re all enjoying a break from the study this week while you prepare to offer thanks with your families to our Heavenly Father.  To fill in the gap, here’s a flashback to our Hawaiian Thanksgiving 6 years ago.  I also wanted to take this time to look ahead at what we’ll be doing for the month of December.  Last year I shared an Advent devotional tradition with some of our extended family members and opened it up to others through a blog called Come Lord Jesus.  If you are looking for a way to lead your family through the Great Story of Redemption this holiday season, feel free to follow along.  For the next couple of weeks the entire contents of the devotional are available on the blog site and then starting December 1 the devotionals will be re-posted individually each day.  This sneak peak will allow you time to gather and prepare the little objects we use to assist in memorizing the family figures in Christ’s salvation story.  If you need help locating any of the items just leave a comment or drop me an email.   Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  And Come, Lord Jesus.

Extra Fishy Friday Factoid

So I know this is technically an astronomy blog but it appears The Land of the Midnight Sun is famous for more than its seasonal light extremes and displays. Apparently it’s pretty well known for its fish. And a few other critters besides. So with one day left in the Last Frontier here’s our critter count so far.

Spotted: Grizzly and Black Bears, Mountain Goats and Dall Sheep, Moose and Reindeer (aka caribou), Beluga Whales and Porpoise, Endangered Stellers Sea Lions and Harbor Seals, Otters and Beavers, Golden and Bald Eagles, Ptarmigans and Puffins, Sand Hill Cranes and Swans.

Caughted: 12 Rainbow Trout, 1 Northern Pike, 22 Arctic Grayling, 8 Ling Cod, and 16 Salmon

Notice we only have actual numerical tallies for the fish. We really only have clear pictures for the fish as well. And of fish pictures there are too many to count. Priorities, right?

But since this is technically an astronomy blog, here a few sunrise and sunset scenes to sum up our Great Alaska Adventure.

Goodbye Alaska. You were a thousand times more beautiful than we ever imagined.

Friday Factoid Week 5

Here’s some great news for those of you who have been struggling to keep up with the posts and Scripture readings.  You’re all getting a two week break!  So go ahead and catch up and in the mean-time we’ll be praying that God will continue to make Himself known.

And if you still really need your astronomy fix, here’s a flashback to what was going on in our Hawaiian homeschool 6 years ago this week.  And here’s another one for next week.