Wednesday, December 14, 2011

November 2011

O November, Matthew's favorite time of the year. College football, his birthday, warm cozy fires, turkey & pumpkin pie might be the reasons it is his favorite. We had a visit from our favorite people the Brownies and enjoyed some special time with them. We went on a field trip to the Wild Horse Sanctuary in Shingletown. Chesnie is in love with horses right now and keeps telling us she is ready to move so that we can get land so she can have a horse. There were 1,000 horses and she picked out the one she wanted. Family came up to celebrate Matthew's birthday. They also allowed Matthew and I to get away for a night. We spent the night in Dunsmuir at the Railroad Park Resort, visited Mt. Shasta and then saw a college football game in Weed. It was a great time together honoring Matthew. We went to Whiskeytown to see the spawning Kokanee Salmon. We saw them, saw eggs, found treasures and fished. It was a great science field trip and this is what we love about home schooling. My sister, brother in law and daughter were in town for Thanksgiving and we all went to San Francisco. We enjoyed a go kart tour of the city and saw parts of the city we had never seen. The best part of November was that Matthew interviewed for a teaching job on his birthday and found out a few weeks later that he got the job! We have waited 6 long years for an answer to our prayer and God couldn't have answered it in a better way. He is teaching at the girls school (we home school through a charter school). We get to see him on Wednesdays when the girls take classes and have lunch with him. We couldn't be more pleased.

Picnic lunch with Caleb and Samaria
Best friends
Best buddies (maybe future spouses?)
Saying prayer before dinner
The girls with their friends watching all the horses
Over 1,000 horses
The horse that Ches wants
All the girls in a hay fort
Matthew's birthday
Castle Crags in Dunsmuir
Our train

Half time
What an exciting game it was with triple overtime
Ches fishing
Father and daughter watching for fish
She can even fish with one arm
Roasting marshmellows with Auntie Catie
Swirly kite in SF
Auntie Catie and Ches in the go kart
Auncle Jamie and Mariah ready to roll
The beautiful golden gate bridge
Under the bridge
Peek a boo Ches, I see you
Matthew and I sportin some cool helmets in our go kart
Ches posing with the nutcracker
She got this hat in SF and wanted to sleep with, pooped out
Chesnie's hat is there but off of her head but her trusty cat that has been with her since she broke her arm is right in her face