Tag: homeschool break

Countdown to the New Year…

Highlights from our break…

10…

A special visit from "Grey Oma and Opa" and Aunt Jennie.  So much fun!
A special visit from “Grey Oma and Opa” and Aunt Jennie. So much fun!

9…
Celebrating Ti's 9th Birthday!!!
Celebrating Ti’s 9th Birthday!!!

8…
Titus also got to go on his first night swim with the manta rays (and Dad, of course)
Titus also got to go on his first night swim with the manta rays (and Dad, of course)

7…
Sleeping out on the lanai during the Geminid Meteor showers.  We saw tons of shooting stars!
Sleeping out on the lanai during the Geminid Meteor showers. We saw tons of shooting stars!

6…
Building a "snowman" on the beach!
Building a “snowman” on the beach!

5…
Having 25 of our neighbors over for pancakes and fun.
Having 25 of our neighbors over for pancakes and fun.

4…
Caroling for the tourists in Kona Village before the candlelight service at the oldest church in Hawaii
Caroling for the tourists in Kona Village before the candlelight service at the oldest church in Hawaii

3…
Cinnamon rolls on the beach Christmas morning
Cinnamon rolls on the beach Christmas morning

2…
Another special visit, this time from "Black Oma and Opa"
Another special visit, this time from “Black Oma and Opa”

1…
Getting ready for fireworks on our beach New Years Eve.  The stock pile grows daily...
Getting ready for fireworks on our beach New Years Eve. The stock pile grows daily…

It’s almost Happy New Year and then it’s back to homeschooling business on the 7th.

Just a Reminder…

We’re on break right now, but I wanted to share a few things this week.
#1- There are lot’s of people out looking at Christmas lights this time of year and many miss one of the most spectacular light shows of all —The Geminid Meteor Showers which should be peaking tonight. So get out there and look up. No store-bought tree or decked-out rooftop could ever compare to the brilliance of God’s night sky. Follow this link for more info on where and when to observe.http://www.amsmeteors.org/2012/12/viewing-the-geminid-meteor-shower-in-2012/

Yet another great use for old calendars...
Yet another great use for old calendars…

#2- The ladies at the deli counter of our local Asian food market created some fun decorations that we took immediate notice of because of their celestial theme. So here’s our attempt at some Calendar Page Stars as we say goodbye to this year and prepare to usher in the next.
The finished product...
The finished product…

#3- With so much emphasis on the birth of Christ we sometimes forget the other message of Advent which is that He is coming again, and next time not as a helpless baby but as Creator and King of the Universe. Here’s some special memory work we’re focussing on during our break:
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR.”
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come, let the one who desires take the water of life without price… He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. COME, LORD JESUS! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. AMEN.” -Revelation 22:16-21