Wednesday, September 30, 2009

just a normal school day

Even Princesses have to do their schoolwork!
Prince Charming has been known to
make an appearance or two.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A lesson for us all

Your thoughts
Become Your words
Your words
Become your actions
Your actions
Become your habits
Your habits
Become your character
Your character
Reveals who you really are!!
I think this will be framed in my kids rooms very soon!

September is almost over, where did it go?

Got a couple of pictures for you on this second to last day of September... sitting here doing school work with the kids with the house open to the cool air (we got a "cold front" last night). This is truly one of my favorite times of the year.

Yes they are still in their pajamas but that is one of the beauties of homeschooling... less laundry some days :-) Our Christmas present to each other will be reworking the office but for now we are making do.

my fall "garden" is doing great, we've got two kinds of tomatoes and two kinds of peppers... I'm planning to work on the real beds this fall and winter so we will be set for spring and fall gardening for the rest of the time we are in this house.... growing your own food is so rewarding.
Praying that your day is a blessing to you and you are a blessing to others.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

batteries not included

it's kinda hard to take pictures every day when you lose your camera or forget to recharge the batteries or... well you get the picture, actually you don't do you...

so let's just plan on me hopping on here when I have the time and letting you know how life is going

4 weeks into school and we've had our ups and downs. For the most part the kids are doing great. Ethan is learning the value of taking notes and will have to work for a bit to get some of his grades up, I'm just glad we are learning that lesson now and not in Jr. High or High school. Serah is flying through 1st grade and I really think we will be into 2nd by the end of December. Next semester might take us a little while but even if we work in the summer some it won't take up too much time. We are slowly getting our schedule worked out, one car and mom adding the gym to our day can make things interesting but I really need the physical outlet.

Matt and I have taken some time to recharge ourselves as Christ followers, as a couple and as parents. God has been so good to us, meeting us where he needs us to be and really opening our eyes to new and exciting things for us. Our discussions have been so much deeper and challenging lately and I'm just eating it up.

I am enjoying the glimpses of where He is taking us and hope I can keep up with allowing you to come along for the ride.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

French Toast in the morning

Day 2: wonderful time reading John 1 this morning, great reminder to be willing to believe God when he sends a promise our way and the testimony of Mary and Elizabeth. Check out my personal blog to learn more about why this is special to me.

I came back in to feed the kids and was greeted with a request for something better than cereal... here is how I granted their wishes....
all the fixin's for french toast... I even splurged with 1/2 a piece myself.
It's gonna be a good day... now off to wrangle my scholars.

September and a change in the air...

my precious sis-in-love Bethany has challenged me to pick up my bible and found a wonderful plan that is a great slow start. September 1st found me on day 1. You can't tell but the bible is open to Psalm 1 and 2. Once upon a time I had Psalm 1 memorized and now I'm going to try it again... ask me sometime if I've got it down... I shouldn't be surprised by God's provision but I still am at times... my first day of reading coincided with a drop in temps around here. That might not sound like a big deal to you but we came within 4 days of breaking a record for Austin... 70 days of 100+ heat. The morning was so refreshing temps in the low 70's. It was just what I needed to begin my day with Him on the back porch. What a blessing.

365 days a year... in pictures or words

So a friend inspired me to do pictures of every day... I think this might be the only way I'll get something poste each week... so we are starting with September 1st... here we go