What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Museum time

Last week Matt finished off the last bit of his vacation time. He never became sick as a dog (like the last time he took off) and the weather wasn't horrible (like the last time) which ended up meaning we rarely saw him, so busy was he on house/garage/barn projects. That is one HUGE downfall to not going to vacation destinations, if you ask me.)

It was a casual week of me us waking up and lingering in each others' arms, where we ate EVERY meal together and got to go find him whenever the urge to play/chat/see him arose. Never-the-less, I begged (nay, demanded) that ONE day would be set aside JUST for the family--where NO work was allowed and the only thing on the agenda was being together.

That day happily coincided with the promise to take the children to a museum we pass on the way to church every week. The Museum of the Earth.

I knew there would be some worldview "issues" to contend with, but I had absolutely NO idea how steeped in evolution the place would turn out to be. I don't think there was a single thing there that was any less than a billion trillion gazillion years old. ;-)


It's incredibly unfortunate that beautiful fossils and relics are preserved in places such as these. I secretly wish "us Christians" could get our hands on a few and splatter the globe with truth-spreading historical and science museums. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?!

(Yes. I have heard about the Creation Museum. And yes: we are saving up!)

But-ONE JUST doesn't cut it if you ask me.

Thankfully (1), the children are not interested in reading the hundreds of propoganda signs (and neither were we) but were more interested in experiencing it all just for what was right there. Bits of our past. Secrets. Mysteries. Bones. Awe-inspiring creations of a the Master.

Also (Thankfully 2)-since we aren't big on dumbing things down, Corynn and Andrew already know the evolutionary position and the creationist position. They can explain it to you. They know what many scientists would have us believe. And they know not to believe it.

At six years old and three, the fact that we evolved from monkeys at best, ooze at worst, is already just plain laughable to them. Out of the mouths of babes.

And finally (Thankfully 3), we had this to read on the way there and I had done my homework HERE to answer any/all questions I could that might arise.

There was less dinosaur information there than I had expected, but what was there was fun.

Andrew got right into them.

But who wouldn't like T. Rex? (dead, of course.)

I think the high point of the visit was this guy, though:

A locally found Mastadon skeleton...read the sign! A guy found it in his backyard when he was expanding his pond! How stinkin' COOL is that?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

It is absolutely incredible to see. Amazing. Can you IMAGINE?

After the museum we just drove around. Holding hands. And talking. First, the whole family-but then the little people decided to snooze, so the bigger people got to do some heart-to-heart.

Maybe that was the highlight for me, afterall.

And completely off topic here: I have to say, I wish this were a room in my house. I would have FABULOUS pictures all the time! Oh, to dream.............


...they call me mommy... said...

I LOVE the picture of you and your man! :)

What a neat field trip!

Thanks for sharing! :)

PS-If you don't mind me asking, what (if any) curriculum do you use? :)
I use the Bible, a math & phonics workbook, & Five In A Row ...I'm REALLY loving learning and implementing Charlotte Mason's style of learning! :) We do a lot of reading and I'm trying to learn the whole nature journalling thing!

Bonnie said...

Ooh, that looks like fun! One draw back to living in the boonies, is that there is NOTHING like that anywhere nearby. Everything is over an hour away, and in the slums. Thank-you, no.

Peggy said...

That is so cool!! It is wonderful that you all got a day to spend together as a family!!

Apparently evolution was dicussed at school the other day and our boys were able to present creationism with interruption or condemnation from their teacher! The teacher is adamant about saying it is strictly a "theory" and we need to remember that!

Off the subject or rather because of the subject.. Would you or anyone you know be interested in Bob Jones 4th grade curriculum? Chris has requested that I give it away to someone who could use it. God blessed us with many curriculum gifts and we would like to pass the blessing on. We still use some homeschool curriculum even though the boys are in public school.

Devildogwife said...

I'm glad you had such a lovely day together as a family. I'm trying to catch up on all of the housework due to all of our outings this week. yikes! It was so worth it though. ;)

There are several little creation museums speckled here and there around the U.S. You just never hear about them.

Wendy said...

Your family outing looked like lots of fun! I love to have just Cory and I and the kids do something where there are no schedules to keep...those days are few and far between.

Nanci said...

Really neat field trip. Looks like you all had a really great time.

You know I love to go to places that take a while (more than an hour) to get there. No other duties can interupt and you are confined to a very small space in a van. It's a wonderful recipe for great family and spousal conversations when there's plenty of time for talking and nothing that can call you away (...well, unless you have to make a pitstop for one of the kids) :D

Glad you had such a good time.

Tracy said...

WHEN you get to go to the Creation Museum, we will most certainly have to meet up. Be it sooner or later, PLEASE let me know.

I'm with you on the evolution mumbo jumbo. We tend to skip reading many things even at the zoo because of it.

Seeing this recent picture of Matt with you makes me realize how much Andrew looks like his papa.