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Month: February 2012

Getting Organized Before the Move

Posted in Homemaking, and Military Life

With each move comes the need for purging the extras that we no longer need and organizing the items that we do need. Since we have orders overseas, I’ve decided not to wait until the last minute to start the process. Plus, this move requires a more brutal purging process for our household items which means taking a closer look at what we really need. We don’t want to pay to store items we don’t need. We also don’t want to waste our precious overseas weight allowance on “stuff” we don’t really need. Our IKEA Trofast system is one of…

Ferguson Lake & Rescue One Memorial

Posted in Family, Military Life, Outdoor Adventures, and Photography

Daddy decided that we would take a short off-roading trip on Saturday afternoon, so we quickly loaded up the truck and headed out. While we had been to the general area before, we had never made it all the way back to Ferguson Lake. Ferguson Lake road snakes through the Imperial long-term visitor area where many snowbirds stay during the winter months and weaves through Senator Wash and some of the Chocolate Mountains until you arrive at the end of the road. There is nothing, but beautiful scenery, hiking trails, and wildlife once you arrive. Climbing to the top… Thankfully,…

The World of Animals

Posted in Homeschooling, and Reviews

Brief Book Description: The World of Animals investigates and describes the anatomy, behavior, and habitats of over 1,000 animals. From microscopic worms and insects to reptiles, birds, and mammals, this book will provide children with an insight into the incredible range of life in God’s wonderful world. Book Details: Reading level: Ages 8 and up Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Master Books (September 23, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0890516170 ISBN-13: 978-0890516171 Retail Price: $24.99 U.S. Our Thoughts: The World of Animals is a full color, hard cover book packed with information and stunning photos. (Think DK/Usborne books but without evolution.) The front…

The World of Science

Posted in Homeschooling, and Reviews

Brief Book Description: World of Science explores God’s creation all around us, from the furthest start in the Universe to the smallest atom under our feet. Through six accessible sections, children will gain an understanding of the importance of science in an every-changing world. Book Details: Hardcover: 248 pages Publisher: Master Books (September 23, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0890516189 ISBN-13: 978-0890516188 Retail Price: $24.99 U.S. Our Thoughts: World of Science is a large creation world view science book filled with over 800 illustrations and full-color photographs.  Munchkin has always enjoyed the Usborne and DK books, but their one downfall was…