Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Homeschool decisions

It's that time of year. I'm looking all over the internet for curriculum ideas.

My boy is going into third grade!!!

 And my daughter will be in the first grade!!!

Any favorite curriculum suggestions?????

 I have really been thinking I will go with switched on schoolhouse for my third grader. Supplementing it with some hands on things. And cursive writing worksheets. The only thing is that it seems quite pricy......Would love any suggestions!!!!!!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Life now

I know the blog has been lacking posts lately. Things have been crazy around here. There hasn't been much time at home.

We have been busy with things like therapy, doctor appointments, cleaning houses, decorating the church for vbs, soccer, vbs in the evening for the kiddo's and TRYING to finish up the last little bit of the school year.

 It's been pretty busy.


School is now officially out for the summer, soccer is over, and vbs is done!!!
 I have time to blog!!

 Of course now it's time to do some deep cleaning here at home. But I am so excited that summer break has arrived. I think I may be more excited then the kids!  Tomorrow morning we are going to our local theater for a free movie. It's now time to plan trips to the park, library, and other fun summer places.

      And it's time to get back to blogging.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A picture is worth a thousand words

Thought I would just share some instagram pics with you guys. Rory's flag day outfit, finishing up school books, a new letter from the boy we sponsor in Rwanda, and the last soccer game of the season. Hope you have a great Fathers Day weekend!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Adoption picnic

Yesterday we had a busy fun day. We had soccer games, fun with friends, and went to our adoption agencies annual picnic. Which turned out to be a blast! There was lots of free food, and games. They had a cake walk where hubby won us a cake. And also had one of our adoption friends give us a few cakes her kids had won. Tonights plans are eating cake! :) They had great prizes for the kids. Alex and Rory both got one  they love. There was free girl scout cookies, and lots of time spent playing on the merry-go-round. A great day. I wish that I had brought my camera or that my phone battery wasn't just about dead when I got there! Oh one more thing, hubby and I also got to talk with the lady we are waiting on in regards to our homestudy. She said we are just about done. And that very soon we will get the email with the homestudy for us to review. Can someone say excited? I am so ready to have this thing finished!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Why I miss him in June

I  miss him the most in June and August. August because that's when we lost him. On a hot August day the memories come back as thick as the humidity.

But in June I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because the first time either one of us were carried outside of that hospital for our first breath of fresh air, it was into the bright sunny days of June. We would spend June as kids outside playing in the junkyard, sitting on the porch swing, riding bikes, and playing with the neighbor kids.

 June is when I feel the most alive. To me the weather in June is perfect. In June I never wear shoes (unless it's an absolute must),  love working in the garden, and can't think of anything better then sitting in the passengers seat, windows down, feet on the dashboard, radio all the way up. And that reminds me of him.

 It was right around the end of May beginning of June that he bought that horrible motorcycle. I remember I had just gotten my little red convertible. We met at moms to show them off to each other. That bright yellow bike was loaded in the back of his truck.

 Another memory, his big red truck. Were at moms again, and he's showing it off.  He asked me if he could take me for a ride. I said yes. My last ride with my big brother.

Oh if we could only know what lies ahead.

I would have changed only one thing. I would have made it last just a little bit longer.

 He was so excited about his new toy, so proud to show it off. Men and trucks. He rolled down the windows cranked up the music and pulled out of the driveway. We rode down Double Church going Lord knows how fast. He would hit every hill with a little extra gas and give a scream as the truck would hit the air. Me with white knuckles. Ever since he started driving me that's how it was done. You just hang on to anything you can and hope for the best.  The whole time he would have a crazy smile on his face and would keep looking over. I think he was trying to judge just how close to terror I was and if he could possibly go a little faster.

 The radio was playing his most recent, favorite CD. Kenny Chesney greatest hits. I have that CD now and know what songs were played that day. He turned on the songs that he said were the best ones. We drove to the gas station and he turned the radio up even louder, pumping gas while singing "Fall in Love". Then drove back to moms smiling from ear to ear. It was maybe ten, fifteen minutes out of my life. It was him in his element, new car, someone to show it to, summer air, and country music. And one of the million reasons why I miss him in June.

If you would like to listen to the song please go to the top of my blog and pause the music player.


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