Weekly Nutshell


It’s been a while since I’ve posted a weekly nutshell. These are the highlights of this week here at Happy Hearts:

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Our week started with a science experiment. Simply put a raw egg in a dish covered with vinegar and see what happens. After only a few hours, our eggshell had started to dissolve.
After a couple of days, the vinegar had stripped away the eggshell leaving the egg naked. An egg is one cell so this is a good experiment when your kids are learning about cells, as Marcus is right now with his online science class.


On Tuesday we learned that Elder Richard G. Scott had passed away. This year three of our Twelve Apostles passed away. There will be new apostles introduced at this upcoming General Conference, October 3rd and 4th. I invite any of my readers to watch it, even if you are not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. General Conference is very special. It’s a time to listen to our living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and his counselors who make up the First Presidency, plus each member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, all righteous men who have all been called of God to be special witnesses of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Other church leaders speak as well and each talk is uplifting and delightful to the soul. The music is beautiful and you will hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing. There are four general sessions, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Each will be streamed live from LDS.org.


Wednesday was my birthday, so we cut our homeschool day short when my husband came home early from work to take us out to a late lunch/early dinner at Mimi’s Café. Then we walked around the mall and did a little shopping, mostly at Bath and Body Works, where both Marissa and I splurged on some fall scented pampering products. We couldn’t help ourselves! (And that’s why I can only shop there on occasion.) Back at home, we watched Disney’s newest Cinderella that recently came out on DVD/Blu-ray and indulged in chocolate cake. I was also spoiled with gorgeous flowers and a teddy bear from my husband, and three new Spooky Town buildings to add to my collection. 🙂


As part of our history studies this week, we’ve been following current events with Pope Francis on his U.S. visit. We’ve been learning the history of the popes as well as the life of Pope Francis.


More to come- Marcus will be making his own model of a cell this weekend. His sister wants to help him since it involves baking a round cake. Happy weekend to anyone reading this, and thank you for being here. It means a lot. 🙂


2 thoughts on “Weekly Nutshell

  1. Karen @ Homeschool Girls

    We did that experiment years ago and Keilee still talks about it. It was so cool. Happy late birthday. It sounds like you had a great day! We watched Pope Francis too. Keilee absolutely loves him. Have a great weekend!!

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