First Week of School 2012

First Week of School 2012
First Week of School 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Philadelphia!

Dear friends & family...

Occasionally I want to update links, etc. on our page.

This weekend Chris and I are in Phili enjoying some time together when he is at a conference. I wanted to add WALLBUILDERS to our page, so thought I would say hi from here as well!

We had 3 families, & 3 separate drivers take care of the kids while we were gone! But it has been WONDERFUL. I miss everyone, but Chris and I feel like we're on honeymoon a little...

Katya - 16, is looking forward to adventures & clubs in school, driving soon, and a trip to Costa Rica with her choir at school. She has been a book worm this summer, and resting up for another school year.

Jaclyn - 14, is finishing up some subjects from last year, looking forward to possibly her last year at homeschool before PSEO on Northwestern campus. She still does lots of music and hockey.

Sophia - 13, will be in school in 7th grade for at least half days, unless she is ready for more. She played softball, and will be in soccer this fall. She loves to crochet, and play games.

Natasha - 12, is excited about school, played softball & soccer this fall. She will be in 6th grade full time. She likes to play volleyball outside with Katya, go to her friends & see their puppies, and play games.

Jonathan - 11, is hooked on baseball stats,  plays baseball, hockey, and soccer this fall. He is not excited to start school, but will get into the swing of things. He likes to play games with his siblings too.

Andre - 9, played baseball, is in football, and will be in hockey this fall. He is doing well, he is a good helper. He is slowly starting to read. He is always a happy little guy. He loves to play games.

James - 9, played baseball, is in football, and is trying goalie this year for hockey. So far so good. He is really starting to read.  He a quiet imaginative boy, with lots of smiles. He loves to play games too.

Chris & I are fine...we have lots of clean up to do on our new home, outdoors, and in our garage. Recently, Chris shampoo'd our carpets, so I'm slowly getting rid of the clutter (that he stacked in our bathroom so our bedroom was cleaner)..and that feels great! I am relaxing after 2 years of a new family life, so feel as though I can "dig in" more around the home a bit, despite spending a lot of time in the car driving too and fro.

God bless your 2012/13 School year! With love, Alesia & Chris

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Pray for those who persecute you....

Matt 5:11 "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven...."

Matt 5:44" But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of the Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.


Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear.....

Phil 4:5-9 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things.


2nd Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

We adopted 4 older siblings from Ukraine in 2010 and hope we can help.

We will share what we learn and help you when we can. There are great supports here on this page. Sometimes it's one day, moment and breath at a time. And you're not alone. Love, Alesia & Chris