Friday, October 28, 2011

365-301-303 Happy Weekend!

We are off on a road trip to our home town.  Going home to celebrate my sweet grandson's first birthday!  Wow! Time went by so fast!  We are also visiting with my parents, my sweet friends, and our home church.  Our church always holds a Harvest Festival as an alternative to Halloween.  It is used as an outreach.  My kids are excited to see their friends and they have some cute costumes to wear. This will be the first year that they are not working the booths, participating in the skits and playing in the band.  That will be bitter sweet.  
I have good and bad days with this move.  It has been so hard to be pulled away from my life at home.  I tell my husband that now, I can move anywhere.  I have no strings attached here! : ) Of course, that is now!
Have a blessed weekend and in everything keep Jesus first!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

365-298, 299 & 300!

Some signs of fall!  Really??
My girlie girl took the second picture.


Monday, October 24, 2011


At the beach we found these little beauties!  Ugh! These sand crabs hide in the sand and get to the size of about a silver dollar. U G L Y! Is all I can say.....


Sunday, October 23, 2011


At our photo shoot....
My girlie girl having fun with leaves!  Pretending that we are having fall!  

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven Ecclesiastes 3:1


Saturday, October 22, 2011

365-294 & 295 My Students

Here they are... the goof balls!  I decided to take some school pictures.  The kids were being goof balls and acting silly.

We are beginning our 8th week of school.  Yes, and I am just now getting around to getting this post out.  My boy is in 11th grade and my girlie girl is in 7th.

This year I changed it up a bit for my boy.
We are enrolled in the College Plus program.  He will be getting his basic college classes through CLEP testing out of the way and also get high school credit. Those classes are Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, Sociology, and Biology 2 for the first semester and more for second semester.
Writing Co-op
Math, we will be using Chalk Dust Algebra 2.
Bible, we are using NKJV and Thinking Like a Christian.  As well as many books to encourage a deeper walk with Jesus.  Also, College Plus has a great program called Life Purpose Training for students to stay focused on God during high school and college.

My girlie girl is plugging away in 7th grade.

We will continue on with Sonlight for History, Literature and Read Alouds.  I have always loved this program and I always seem to go back to it. I always think of doing something different but my heart always go back.
Math- Chalk Dust Pre-Algebra
Science- Apologia General Science
Bible- Bright Lights
Vocabulary-Wordly Wise
Spelling Power
Easy Grammar
Writing Co-op

Last week was busy with family in town.  We were off a little but this week I am determined to be back on track.


Thursday, October 20, 2011


An interesting tree that we found at the zoo.  Not sure what it is. Any ideas?  We are always joking that things actually live and grow here.  We came from the desert and we had to work really hard to get things to grow....


Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Fun fence....


Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I played around with the edit on this one....
I added some texture.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

365- 287-290

We went to the zoo over the weekend.  We ended up getting a zoo membership.  I have big dreams of taking my girlie girl there during the week and doing a nature journal for science and art.  Sounds like fun.  Now I just have to follow through and do it.

My grand kids are in town for the week.  We will be doing some site seeing and checking out the things to do in our area.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

365-285 & 286

Found some fall colors!  And stuck in the snow!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011


We stayed at our cabin for a day expecting to see the fall colors.  We had an unexpected surprise with all the snow!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011


More pictures from the farm!



Good Morning!

We are back!  It has been been awhile since I posted.  These pictures are sooc.  We went on a field trip to a farm before I had to fly home in a emergency.  I am so behind in posting.  I will try to get caught up this week.


Monday, October 10, 2011

1000 Gifts....

Wow!  It has been a long time since I posted!  I had a family emergency and had to fly home. Everything is better now and I should be home tomorrow.  Anyway, I have not had internet connection until now.  

After the last 10 days, I need to remember my blessings....

201. My Savior Lives and Loves Me!

202. My family.

203. Forgiveness- given and received

204. God's Word- never take this for granted!

205. My boy and girl stepping up and handling things at home when mom had to leave : ) Growth!

206. My hubby allowing me to run to the fire! Not a real fire but an emergency.

207. Seeing my kids and hubby after a long week away from them! 

208. Big long hugs for all of them!

209. You know the big long shaking back and forth kind! Even the 6 ft 2 boy did not mind! ( I think )

210. His Mercies are new every morning! Praise Jesus!

211. Healing

212. My girl putting out the harvest decorations without mommy even asking : )

Many Blessings.