I am generally not content with a blog post unless it describes every detail which I intend to convey to the utmost of credit.

So – we finally have an updated HomeschoolBlogger.  It seems to have learned a thing or two about detail from HomesteadBlogger.  I believe I am nearly recovered from the utter resounding difference of this set up.  I appreciate it regardless of any slight hinderment whatsoever.  But my precious Palotino Linotype font is gone!   What I have will have to suffice (and I am not ignorant to a few tricks in the book of webdesign as it is).

I will share a little "Gold, Frankincense and Myrhh" we have experienced recently…

As for glittering Gold, Rachel and I have been trying our minds at the Jamestown 400 National Treasure Hunt.  Joseph and Abigail have helped too.  We have found a lot of clues, but the challenge lies in connecting them all.  Once I get passed the hieroglyphic translation entirely, we should be on to something.

This evening we are attending a Christmas party (yes, the entire family!).  It is an event being held by the Sons of the Confederacy (being Southerners, we have Confederate ancestors, of course).  Civil War history is so fascinating.

As for lively Frankincense, Advent celebration has been as lovely as ever this year.  Our Christmas picture for this year was a reasonable success.  We attended our friend, Evan’s performance in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever recently.  It was a cleverly amusing portrayal of fun and flaw that always shows up in a Christmas Pageant – no matter how hard everyone tries.  I’ve been in five little Christmas Pageants myself, mind you ("I’m always Mary" – that’s a running feminine brag line, isn’t it?).

As for bitter Myrhh, Mary’s 8-month old cat, Pearl, died mysteriously today.  This morning I found her in the kennel when I was on my way to feed the chickens.  She seemed nearly paralyzed, her head and neck trembling.  Mitzi, her grandmother, curled up next to her as though she was trying to comfort her.  From the drooling and tremors the cause is assumed to have been poisoning.  Joseph, Abigail, Mary, David and I handled the burying.

Here is our chosen Christmas picture of the year:

The Read Children - December 2006  

"…GLORIOUS NOW BEHOLD HIM ARISE, KING AND GOD AND SACRIFICE…"

MERRY CHRISTMAS,

~Amanda~

 

Comments

Monday, December 18, 2006 – Untitled Comment

Posted by Jocelyndixon
Amanda
I know what you mean in your comment. It is very scary to know the End Days are coming. I hope I am will be prepared.

As for goats, we have 2 and they are Nubians. One white and the other brown. Like I said, they are easy to care for. The only thing I don’t like is clipping their hooves, it grosses me out.

Love, Ms. Jocelyn
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 – Hello

Posted by PinkFlamingo
Interesting post, how you tied in the Wise Men’s gifts with the recent events of your life! I’m sorry to hear about your sister’s kitty. My cat died this past October, so I know how she feels.
I hope you have a great day and a wonderful Christmas!