Monday, November 24, 2008

Lincoln on Thanksgiving

It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures
and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the LORD.

We know that by His divine law, nations, like individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world. May we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people?

We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown.

But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to, feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Soup Exchange!!

Hello all;

I think it a wonderful idea that we do a soup exchange this Friday. #1 soup is easy to make and freeze. You can make it and put it into a gallon ziplock bag and they will freeze flat, taking up less room.
#2 with it being the week before thanksgiving, I would love not to cook at all until sometime Wed.
So, Darla and I (Dana) are interested, if anyone else is, please bring a soup or 2 or 3 that we can swap!!
Mine will be corn chowder, I am going to try and bring 3.
questions? email me.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Quick and Dirty recipes

What are the quick standbys you rely on to get a meal on the table? Our family's easy favorite is called "Gayla's Soup," named after the friend who gave it to me, so I'll rename it for your guys:

Cyndi's Soup

1 lb ground beef, browned

2 cans minestrone (the larger ready-to-serve, not condensed, kinds such as Progresso or Campbells)

1 can Ranch Style beans (it's a brand, in case you've never heard of such a thing....I'd never heard of them until I moved to Osage County as a young bride)

1 can Rotel tomatoes (my kids like the mild version)

1 can water

Combine and cook all afternoon or all day in crock pot, or you can cook in a dutch oven for 2-3 hours at 325 degrees.

Serve with cornbread and a salad - voila, it's dinner! (or skip the salad - heck, there are a few vegetables in the soup and Rotel.) For larger families, you might need to double it. With my high school son, this barely feeds the six of us.

Post your family favorites in the comments section!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Produce On-line List and Ordering

Rob at Sooner Produce is working diligently to get us hooked up with an on-line order. Hang in there!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Welcome to CC~Tulsa

Hopefully, this will become a place we can go to find important info, post our scholars' work and share our family's latest educational news!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Family Presentation Schedule

Sept. 5 Prescott
Sept. 12 Bigler
Sept. 19 Anderson/Bates
Sept. 26 Craddock/Ford
Oct. 3 Beasley/Brown
Oct. 10 Fowler/Gatz

Fall Break

Oct. 24 Guajardo/Hightower
Oct. 31 Ingram/Jones
Nov. 7 Kane/Kane
Nov. 14 Kosanke/LaGorce
Nov. 21 Lynn/Magness

Semester Break

Jan. 9 Morris/Patocka
Jan. 16 Mayberry/Merrell
Jan. 23 Marti/Martin
Jan. 30 Payton/Pryor
Feb. 6 Ransdell/Ford
Feb. 13 Teague
Feb. 20 Schmeeckle/Jones
Feb. 27 Thorne/Craddock
Mar. 6 Wagner/Sabrina Kane
Mar. 13 Weaver
Spring Break

Mar. 27 Wilsterman
Apr. 3 Closing Practice
Good Friday

Apr. 17 Closing Practice


~ 2008/2009 School Year ~

Sep. 5
Sep. 12
Sep. 19
Sep. 26
Oct. 3
Oct. 10
Fall Break (No class Oct. 17)
Oct. 24
Oct. 31
Nov. 7
Nov. 14
Nov. 21

Semester Break

Jan. 9 - Foundations and Challenge Start
Jan. 16
Jan. 23
Jan. 30
Feb. 6
Feb. 13
Feb. 20
Feb. 27
Mar. 6
Mar. 13
March 20 - Spring Break - Foundations and Challenge off
Mar. 27
Apr. 3
April 10 - Good Friday, no Foundations
April 17 - Final day for Foundations
April 23 - Final day for Challenge

May 5 - Closing Ceremonies 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Entree Exchange

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Director's Notes