Wednesday, August 31, 2011


His spelling paper today says it all. :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Week 2

Well we survived the first week and are now in the second week of homeschool.

I love that my kids get hands on learning at home..

I'm glad that they get to discover the world around them...

And of course I love that we get to spend cool fall mornings learning together.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My First Earthquake

So yesterday we had an earthquake!! Sad part..I was outside and did not really feel it. I was putting the kids in the car to go to the dollar store. And I just felt dizzy. When I got to the dollar store everyone was talking about how there had just been an earthquake! I tried calling my family and the phones weren't working. I did finally get a hold of my sister and she said they had been sitting in the living room when the whole house started shaking. My husband was outside at work and didn't feel it, but my dad was standing by his dump truck and the whole thing started shaking..It was nuts. Facebook was going crazy :) and the news was talking about it. Although they seem to be focusing on DC..not the place where there's more damage..I know that there are some people living in emergency housing, houses were damaged and some high rise apartments have been condemmed and everyone forced to leave, so keep them in your prayers.
 So glad it wasn't any worse and that everyone is OK.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First Day

Well it's that time of year again!

Yesterday we started school here. He is doing great. The first day he was trying to come up with all these excuses as to why he had to take a break. His hand was tired, his throat was sore, he had a bad (fake) cough...But then he realized how much fun it really is! Today went great.

And little miss is having fun doing all kinds of little projects. Just trying to keep her busy and learning. Next year we will start her in Kindergarten.
Looking forward to an awesome school year!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Why we homeschool

   I strongly believe that what we put into our kids minds now, will greatly affect what they do and say later. And honestly there is not much in the public school system that I want put into my kids. If the God they serve is not allowed to be prayed to, worshiped, talked about and read about there, then I don't want my kids there. It's as simple as that, The bible says that we as parents are to train up our children in the way they should go. I want them to go in HIS way. So I am staying home and making sure that everything they learn has the truth of God behind it. They could go to school and learn science and be lied to during their whole education, told that it was a big bang that formed the universe, or I can teach them the truth. They could go to school and learn the language and attitude of those around them. Or I can be their example. Some say that this isn't good for the children, that thy are being sheltered. That they can't be a witness.  Yes I am sheltering them, but it's good for them. You wouldn't send your six year old into the army would you? You wouldn't send your twenty year old strait out to the battlefield unless he has had some form of training first. So why do you expect me to send my children out into this spiritual battlefield??  Shouldn't I train them for battle first?

BUT if I do train them up, if they do prepare for battle. One day they will be equipped to go out and really make a difference in this world.

Psalm 127 

3 Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;
so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
they shall not be ashamed,
but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Foster Care adoption Commercial

I just thought this was so cute..

Looking forward to one day being the adoptive parent of a precious little blessing from God.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The One You Need

This song is a must listen to for any parent!!!

I pray that each of my children find that one thing that they need in their life. Jesus.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The books are here!

Look what has finally arrived!!

It's about time to start another great year of learning!

I loved the look on his face in this one!  He said his books are too heavy!  :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

School days are coming!

I cannot believe how fast summer has flown by!!

The nights are getting cooler. A relief after all this heat.

It's almost time to begin our second year of homeschooling. A little boy will be going to first grade!

 And it's making me excited. Excited for fall...excited for new possibilities, new learning. And excited to start PRIDE training!

This morning the kids decided to pick me a bouquet of the tall flowing grass behind our house..perfect bouquet for the table of a mama ready for fall!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

We are adopting!

                        EVERY CHILD DESERVES A LOVING HOME

So this is the big news!
With much prayer we have decided that we are going to try and adopt from foster care, through the foster adopt program...

We understand that there is legal risk, and we may not get to adopt the first child placed with us.
But we are just going to put it in HIS hands and see where this goes! There are so many children all over the world who need someone to love them, we want to change that for at least one. We are sooo excited, and also a little nervous. We have called the DHHR and have our package, and we will be starting PRIDE classes in September. After these classes, and we understand all the process, we will then get a homestudy done.

We will be updating this blog often on the journey,  and would love you to follow.

This is a BIG decision, and we would love any advise/encouragement from anyone who knows the process!
Including any advice on how you shared the news with your family :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Call

So I just made a pretty important phone call!!! :)
More news later. I have errands to run..


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