Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Hope you ring in the new year with those you love.
May God bless the year to come for His glory and our growth.
Monday, December 29, 2008
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008
“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
Merry Christmas to each of you!
May God's gift of love affect every part of your life in this season and the coming year!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
It is very exciting to finally learn how to undo a stitch or two or rows and rows of stitches. My children have stopped asking, "Mom why are you undoing the whole thing?"
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
What's fun to do on a Thursday night in December?
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
After our wonderful dinner we decided to go to the coffee house. (we had never been there before.)
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
people who allowed them to perform were pleased.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Christmas Concert rehearsal is at the top of the list today.
The children, and good friend Nathan, will perform a thirty minute block of time at a local church.
What a joy to watch them give of their talents to the community at Christmas time.
The house has been filled with all things Christmas hymns and what a glorious sound that is.
Check back for pictures within the next couple of days.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
I decided it is a new month, no football, no educational co-ops, most activities slowed due to the wonderful season we are beginning, surely I will have time to visit this little space and leave a sweet remembrance of what is happening on our journey.
Ugh! I already messed up and it was only day TWO.
Remembering my original goal of documenting, for my children, in word and picture the ordinary happenings of life, it is comforting to know they will not be bothered by this mishap.
So, I would like to cash in my new mercy for today and carry on.
Today is cold, inside the house and out. It has been many years since we have had such a cold beginning to winter (or is it end to fall?). Be careful what you wish for.
A couple of us have had the stomach bug and several of us have colds.
Bring on the garlic and chicken soup. Dad has assured me we will not have a problem with vampires.
In the kitchen...a large pot of spaghetti and fresh bread.
Talk of Christmas cookies has begun.
Catching up on laundry after Thanksgiving travel.
Until tomorrow.....yes tomorrow!
Monday, December 01, 2008
Outside My Window...it is dark and the air is chilly.
I am thinking...I wish I had gone to get a Christmas tree today.
I am thankful for...family and time spent laughing and playing together.
From the learning rooms...we are correcting much work neglected from a very busy fall season.
From the kitchen...not much is happening...some of us have had the stomach flu.
I am wearing...jeans and very comfy shirt.
I am creating...a quilt!
I am going...to stay home~after two trips, of significant distance, in November.
I am reading...Message in a Bottle
I am hoping...for a relaxing and home bound December.
I am hearing...a lot of Christmas piano and string music.
Around the house...things are messy due to traveling over Thanksgiving.
One of my favorite things...is our bed. Our children commented recently, "You are addicted to your bed.", Yes we are!
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Each of these quilts has a story behind the fabric designer, "the artist" that created it and the wonderful Dana who but this opportunity together. So, what are you waiting for? Hop on over and put your name in the hat.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
I do not always know how to answer this question. I could list curriculum, give an account for the normal progression of daily activities, provide a list of reasons why the choice has been made to do this, or any number of other random answers.
Today, after the children were off to see what dad had cooked up for lunch, I stood and crossed the room. Much to my surprise, an answer to "what an ordinary day of school looks like at out house", was perfectly displayed across the floor.
This was the spot where we had been living this morning. These were the things the children had chosen to add to science and history.
Today our "desk" was a comfortable rug in our school room. A place to study Stonehenge, 7 continents, the Nile and Amazon Rivers, the tallest Mountains, and without my even realizing, ukulele, butterflies, cowboys, and motherhood. Oh, and someone was thirsty.
Just in case you were still wondering, I am not able answer what an ordinary day of home education looks like, but I can tell you that today it looked like this. It was a sweet reminder to, drink it in, enjoy them, for this journey will end before I am ready.
What did your home education journey look like today?
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
The Baptist Hymnal
Monday, October 27, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Outside my window...it is quiet and dark, at daybreak two deer were at the pond.
I am thinking...what a busy and full week this will be.
I am thankful for...fall, which seems to have finally arrived yesterday.
From the kitchen...pilau (pronounced per low), an ethnic meal from Dad's family. Jacob is giving a speech on it this morning. He needed enough for thirty classmates to taste.
I am wearing...sweats, remember fall finally arrived.
I am creating...a fall post and pumpkin butter.
I am going...to orchestra rehearsal (a most worthy way to spend my time).
I am reading...A Woman's Guide to Hormone Health: The Creator's Way For Managing Menopause, by Ron Eaker,MD.
I am hoping...that I can find answers and some solutions from this book I am reading.
I am hearing...the train in the cold still morning.
Around the house...things are a mess and need to be put back together.
One of my favorite things...a new day, His mercies are new also.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... cleaning, no school co-ops. Football practice, and orchestra are the only outings. The cool weather will inspire us to get busy, things are changing. A steadfastness to prayer for our great country. Eight days of constantly crying out that God will be merciful and turn the hearts of His people back to Him.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...
The girls, with cousin Libby, The 2007 Cotton Pickin' Fair, Gay, Georgia. A whole lot of fun was had by all!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
We are blessed to live in a state that allows homeschooled students the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities.
These are poor pictures at best, but they are the best I could manage.
Victory is sweet........41 point win!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
We began the day on about three feet (literally) of beach due to an angry hurricane ocean. After about two hours we had progressed to about five feet. This, of course, did not deter the children in there beach going experience. For those of us not swimming, this kept us very close to the children should anyone need rescuing. The flag on the pier is the American flag and the children were quick to point out they did not even bother flying one that indicates the surf conditions. Following are photos of us eking out the very last moments of out "official summer"
Taking a much needed break from an over active surf!
Dad treated us to Domino's for lunch and the day is progressing along quite nicely.
After lunch and a break, it's out to the chicken coop for some mending and cleaning. The new biddies will be here in a week and nesting must begin at home. With two old ladies (the only remaining chickens from the summer slaughter) we had to figure out what we were going to do with them before we took their space. They now have the large run on one side of the coop, complete with roost, food, water, and laying box. The chicks will go in the coop, completely enclosed, and this means I won't have them, or their mess, in the garage. I will miss those sweet little peeps every time open that door.
Work all done on the coop, the only remaining question of the day is, "What's for supper?"
I don't know, but this was supper last night. From the picture, as you can see, it was not only a very yummy Sunday Supper, but also a very Summer Supper. Man, I'm gonna miss summer!