Thursday, February 25, 2010

Today's the day!

Well, today's the day!! This will, ( God willing), be the last time I wake up with fuzzy vision!! I'm so excited!! This will be such a dramatic change for me!

Also wanted to share that my son is now saying "HI" and waving!! It is so cute!! I attempted to get it on video but always remember to try after he has had enough HI for right now!! SO, will try again when I can, it's so cute you gotta see it!!

Have a blessed day everyone!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Kayla's Basketball Video

Here is the video I promised. Just mostly her running back and forth but it gives ya an idea of what it's like:) God bless!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Busy Life

Sorry it's been so long since I posted!! Life has been super busy lately for all of us and it shows no signs of slowing down!! This week on Thursday is my lasik surgery. PLEASE pray for everything to work out with that!! There is also a homeschooling event earlier that day, so I will be doing alittle cramming this week to make up for that busy day away:) Ben's surgery is next week on March the 5th so your continued prayers for that one is very much appriciated!

The girls have started back with there old curriculum , "Mystery of History" which I LOVE!! We will be working through the second semester of the first book. This curriculum weaves biblical history with other history taking place in the same time period. The girls really enjoy it and I have been using a friends helpful hint and sneaking it in during lunch!! Thanks Shelley!!!

Also this week they started there new bible study on proverbs 31, new geography on north America and continuing there new English. I think they are really enjoying these books and I am SO glad cause so am I!!

Kayla's basketball game on Saturday went SO well!!! The team did a really good job, and Kayla made her first basket of the season!!! YOU GO GIRL!! To dairy queen to celebrate we go!! I will get some video of the game up here soon, though not of her awesome shot:(

Been A LOT of snow up in these parts lately! So a lot of shoveling and salting going on here. PLUS, with the weather bad, the kids and I get to join my hubby at is "all weather" job in easton:) We really enjoy working together as a family so that has been a huge blessing!!

God has been so good to us and it's amazing to see! The more we turn over our hearts and our lives to Him, the more he pours out his love and blessings on us. He is so Faithful to take care of us!! Praise the Lord! And Praise the Lord for all our wonderful friends and family who have blessed us through this difficult winter. We love you all so much and we are so thankful for your friendship and support!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Static fun

This is Ben's first static electricity experience! He was smiling up a storm! The pics aren't the best but you can get the idea:)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My life today

Hi all. Today was an eventful day! School went really well today. We're working on our new Holling C. Hollings book "Tree in the Trail" about a cottonwood tree's life on the Santa Fe trail. The girls just LOVE his books! Also, math actually went really well today!! PTL!! (Praise the Lord!:) Kayla started tackling multiplying fractions today, which is actually way easier then adding or subtracting them!! LOL SO, she is FULLY STOKED about that!! After school, we got the mail and our new curriculum had finally made it!! YEAH!!! The girls will be starting a new bible study from all about the proverbs 31 woman as well as a new and exciting geography book where they will learn all about North America! FUN FUN! We also started a new English today called "English for the thoughtful child". I'm real excited about this one as well! We also will be doing Life of Fredas a supplement for math. All these items follow a way of homeschooling developed by Charlotte Mason. You can read about her HERE as well as many other places on the net.
After all that excitement, the family left to Kansas city. The kiddo's stayed with the in-laws ( Thanks again wonderful in-laws!) Jason and I then went to a appointment to see if I am a candidate for lasik eye surgery..... and I am!!!!!!!! Looks like next week I will ( GOD WILLING!) be getting the surgery and my eyes will be all fixed up!! Thank you Jesus for our tax return!!!!!!:) We have been wanting and praying for this for such a long time and finally the time is here! PLEASE pray for the surgery, I'm am alittle nervous, but I KNOW God is in control!!
Next, after a quick stop at Panera Bread ( BRREEEAAAAD IS MY CHOCOLATE!!! LOVE IT! ) Jason and I went and saw AVATAR 3D..... at this point I am suppose to be telling you how WONDERFUL and FANTASTIC and AWESOME this movie was..... and there were certainly things about the movie that were all those things. BUT, it was hard to enjoy them while being bashed over the head about how horrible humans are, how irresponsible we are, how we are earth haters, how we would rather be some other race then be human, how we will destroy the earth, how we should stop having so many kids that consume all the nature resources etc etc etc etc..............GOOOD GRACIOUS!!! I am SO tired of this never ending theme among Hollywood these days...these years!! From Disney movies on up it is always SOMETHING about how horrible we all are and how we should all die to save the planet!!!!! ARGGGG!!! FRUSTRATING!!! NOW, all that said, I really enjoyed how cool the planet was and the love story ( although very predictable) was sweet and the special effects were really cool!!! Just disappointing that another movie which had so much cool potential was again ruined by go green preaching! Don't get me wrong, I love the earth! But NOT more then I love God's people... By the way, did you know that all the people currently living in the world could only fill the city of Jacksonville Florida!!! Seriously! If everyone stood in there own square foot space, all the people in the whole world would fill the city of Jacksonville, Florida!! So, geuss we arn't covering the earth quite as much as some might think. That blew my mind. By the way, we learned that today while doing some science, watching a DVD called "Beginning's". Here is the web sight about the DVD. Very cool info on this one!!! So, that was a day in the life of me today. How was your day??

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Funny Faces and Chinese Food!!

As we slowly come out of financial strain, we are finally able to enjoy a night out at a real restaurant!! China buffet here we come!! Now for a series of funny faces!

This was the inspiration for the funny faces!! Kayla decided she wanted to try a muscle so that she could save the shell!! I don't think she will be doing this again!

Smile for the camera!!! His first orange! LOL

This is just strait up cooookie Sammy with her sweet treat in hand!

Silly daddy putten down some soft serve!

And then there's me, caught off guard!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Math Curriculum PLEA!!

I am asking all of you who homeschool to share what you use for Math and why you do or do not like it!! I am looking for a new math curriculum next year for my kiddos and would love to hear what y'all think about the curriculum you use!! THANKS!!! Please take a minute and comment about your fave math curriculum!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentines Party!

Today was the eagerly awaited Valentines Homeschoolers party at the bowling alley!! The girls really enjoyed bowling with some of there friends and all the SWEET valentines they received!

Sam getting ready to go!


Haven fun!

Ben's dancen to the music!

Sugar kicked in!!!

Daddy pokes his head in to say HI and Bye before work!

Time to blog!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

snow Snow SNOW! And MATH!! ?

Us Leavenworthers woke up to a beautiful coat of fluffy white snow yesterday morning. I just had to take a few pictures.

Now having said that, most homeschoolers know that there are no true snow days in homeschool!!!! MWWWHHHHAAAAAA!! ( evil homeschoolin mama laugh....heheheh..and snicker:) SO, Math commences:

Now in an effort to lighten that math mood, my kooky kid finds her ever present silly side!! Thank you Lord for creating kookiness!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dinner last night.... that I missed!! :(

While I was snoozing most of the day yesterday, my husband was cooking and cooking and cooking!! The day before he had baked 3 loaves of bread and today he made all of that bread into yummy french toast!! (note, I did not take this pic, Jason did, I think I've turned him into a blogger after all!!) After they all ate some for dinner, the rest got packaged away for easy french toast breakfasts later on in the week! Thank you God for my husband, he rocks!!!! Thought I would throw in a super cute pic of Cowboy Ben!

I'm back

Sorry everyone. I've been sick but now I'm back. Trying to catch up. I had SO many things I was gonna do yesterday, so today is double duty! I'm so thankful to my 8 year old daughter who took care of both me and Kayla and Ben yesterday. Yesterday evening I was told by my husband, "Samantha called my mom and was talking to her about her day. She told her " I feel like a single mom!!" I just had to laugh, I'm sure she did!! Thank you God for my Sammy wammy! More tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A visit to the farm!

Today we finally were able to make it over to my friend Robin's house to visit her new Kids:) These two little goatees were SOOOoooo cute!! I got A LOT of pics of the girls with them, but they almost all came out pretty fuzzy with those wiggling goats! Here are a few of them that made the cut:

This is my SWEET friend Robin holdin my SWEET boy Ben!

This is the only close up of them holding the goatees that was clear!

Anyone for chicken tonight??

Rockin the Jumper!

In a effort to work on my modesty level, I have been venturing out from my usual jeans and a t-shirt to try something a little more feminine. My very dear friend shared some of her wardrobe with me to help me on my way!! So here is me rockin the jumper!!! :) It's not jeans and a t-shirt, but it is JEAN and a t-shirt!! LOL


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