That's right....time flies and before you know it a month has passed since your last blog and your Mom has reminded you to post something new. So, without further ado, here's an update on the Collins.
MAC has now completed his first seminary course. He mailed his final (which took him almost 3 hours to complete) last Friday and he actually starts a new class tomorrow. This class will be on Tuesday evenings for about 12 weeks, so he'll only be working 1/2 days again for quite a while on that day. Life just continues on as normal for me with nothing extremely exciting or newsworthy. We are super excited about our annual youth ski trip this weekend. When you take 125 teenagers in 3 Greyhound buses for 10 hour roadtrip to WV to ski for 2 days, it's always a blast! We leave in 4 days and can't wait :-)
Mikayla finished her rather intense ADD testing and all the paperwork has been returned to her psychologist, but we have not gotten the results back yet. She's doing so well in her FOCUS classes (gifted classes). They have formed a minis-society and she is learning about town charters, governments, business, etc. She and another boy have decided to open a pet shop and there's a county wide market in a few weeks where they can go and buy supplies for their business from other FOCUS classes in the county. She loves the hands-on interaction and being involved in group decisions that way.
We are getting ready to register Matthew in public school the 1st of March. It's a lottery system, so we have no idea where he'll end up, but we're praying that God will enable him to be in Mikayla's school. It'd make it easier on all of us! He continues to grow and ask more questions every day; sometimes, it's enough to make me scream. But he's extremely curious about everything, so at least he's learning.
Well, I know it's not a lot, but at least it's a blog post. I'll try to update a little more regularly in the future!