Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Vacation

We always take two to two and a half weeks off of homeschooling for Christmas vacation. I always seem to have big plans of what I would like to do during that time. Christmas fun. Learning the faith through activities. I never seem to have enough time to get it all done. Though, maybe just doing life is learning, too.

Next week we will be back to the books again, but during this holiday time we have 3 birthdays to celebrate, one in which my son turned 13, besides celebrating Christmas and New Years.

During this holiday season my son and husband were able to adventure  on a winter scout camping trip. It was  a one night camp and most of the next day. They had alot of fun, did a lot of sledding, cooked over a wood stove, slept in bunk beds and just had fun.
Christmas time is a magical and busy time for us but we are enjoying it.

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Dear Lord help us to educate our family for your glory.

"Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it. For it devolves on parents to create a family atmosphere so animated with love and reverence for God and others that a well-rounded personal and social development will be fostered among children. Hence, the family is the first school of those social virtues which every society needs."--Gravissimum Educationis (one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council)

Helping and Loving Our Neighbor

Corporal works of Mercy
Feed the hungry

Give drink to the thirsty

Clothe the naked

Shelter the homeless

Visit the sick

Visit the imprisoned

Bury the dead

The Spiritual Works of Mercy
Admonish the sinner

Instruct the ignorant

Counsel the doubtful

Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently

Forgive all injuries

Pray for the living and the dead

Good Samaritain