Monday, October 30, 2006

nothing to blog

I really have nothing to blog but I will say hello and all is well here, no violin today as our teacher is sick so just off to piano.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Seeing fruit

Sometimes I feel like we are not learning anything, and with one reluctant reader and a second who transposes letters, and writes backwards sometimes and struggles to sound out words, I wonder if we are ever getting through this all. BUT, I know we will, but it is always tough when one is muddling through! One more BUT, blessing #2 have began to love to write. She has really done well with copywork this year and copies everything. Tonight she is sitting at the table writing sentences with the words she knows. Some of them make no sense but she is writing and spelling correctly!!!! I really needed this tonight.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Our snow is finally here

Greetings from the now snowy Alaska!!! We have had fun out in the snow the past two days. I think they were our there for two hours after school today, now two are watching Monday night football and one is with me drawing with markers(she does not like football as much as the others, or she really likes me) and we are all warming up with some hot cocoa.

School resumed as normal this morning. All are doing well and moving forward as they should be.

May the Lord find us faithful.


Friday, October 20, 2006


I was thinking about this last night before I fell asleep. We live in a small neighborhood and there are three other young children in our neighbor that are close to the ages of our children. They came over last night. Now, they all attend school and both parents work so they are all gone all day. Quite often some of these children will be at our house for 3-5 hours on a Saturday. These children were over last night for a short visit, and all I could think is that they had been in school all day, away from the parents and they were out around the neighborhood all evening. What kind of life is that? I am SOOOOOOO thankful to be home and that my children are home. Do you know, my children never ask to go to the neighbors? Which is fine with me. Then this lead to another thought, even though we homeschool our family is busy, not too busy but busy. I remember as a child going to a friend's grandmothers house and spending the whole day in the mountains playing we were not in a hurry, our Mom's were stay at home moms and even though we went to school we were home all summer and they took time to visit and life was not as rushed.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

An unconnected day

We had a totally unconnected day. There was a line cut somewhere and we had no long distance or internet yesterday. That was different! It was not too bad except I needed to pay bills and I do that online!!! But we are up a going this morning again. We had a good day yesterday despite the fact that Mom is still having a challenge getting used to piano and violin. It is not stressful, I will have to get used to the length of it all and I am sooooo thankful that they are on the same day and back to back. Only one trip for lessons. So, I will adjust soon enough.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Busy Week

We have had a very busy week and I am glad tomorrow is Saturday. I do have two blessings who will be home with me tomorrow and they are looking forward to some cooking/baking time. One of the blessings had a birthday a couple of weeks ago and she purchased some cooking utensils to add to the girls growing collection of cook/bake/utensil ware. So, we will do some baking tomorrow while the males in our family are out enjoying the great outdoors.

School is falling into a fairly steady routine. I still am having a battle with feeling as though I have enough time at home. I try to do errands on Monday and Friday and stay home the other 3 days. We are schooling 5 days a week this year with Friday being a Bible/Math/Reading day only. So far it has worked out well and we have taken a few Fridays.

I have also decided to do only Science or History. So, I think a few weeks of Science, then a few weeks of history, etc.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Back on line

We still have dial up and I was unable to log on last night or today, but my husband found the small thing I missed and we are back up and going. So, this will be a quick blog tonight. We are all doing well, today was a catch up day from missing Monday, I feel really frazzled but tomorrow is another day and all will be well.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Monday, October 9, 2006

Columbus Day

My husband had today off so he and blessing #1 had a guy day and the girls and I had a girl day.  My husband is very wonderful at making time to do the Father/Son thing. Blessing #1 and Dad went grouse hunting. #1 bought a new gun last week so he had to get out and use it today. He got his first grouse, so we had grouse with our dinner. The girls and I did a Sam's Club run and the girls had their first piano lesson, the off to violin.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Friday, October 6, 2006

Reading aloud

I have had a tough time all summer reading aloud. It just seems we have never had enough time. Well, we two read alouds going now. One for the younger and one for the elder. But, they all come running when it is read aloud time no matter what the book. So, I am thoroughly loving getting back to reading aloud consistently. The librarians see us weekly now!!

May the Lord find us faithful.

Thursday, October 5, 2006

School days

It has been a great desire of mine to have a family that watches very little to no television. Now, we are football fans and I do like to watch the occasional hgtv show or food network show. BUT, we are very careful with what we watch and I watch with remote in hand to block out the commercials. All that said to say this, last school year we used to settle in at 4:00 to watch a certain program. The school work was finished, dinner was cooking, and I was tired. I was determined not to do that this year. I am so glad I have stuck to it. My blessings are all sitting around the dining room table while dinner is cooking and coloring or drawing. It is a peaceful, quite time in our home. Aaahhhh!! I love it. The conversation is pleasant and all is well, I am calm, this is one of those things I have waited a long time for.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Monday, October 2, 2006

Monday morning

As I sit here having my guacamole for lunch, I have to say it has been a good morning so far. We do not get going earlier enough for me, but as it gets colder we seem to get up earlier, because we go to bed earlier. All snug in our warm beds with a fire blazing in the wood stove!!! I am looking forward to that! I know some of you think it is crazy. But winter slows us down. I really think about where we go and when. Why go out three days a week to run errands when it is cold outside. I steamline errands to our music lessons day and Fridays, when my husband is off from work and he can drive me around and we tag team shop, etc. It is not necessary but nice.

Now for our day. Blessing #3, my slow starter only has two subjects left before we are off to violin. And they should go quickly.I have an errand to run before so we will when all is finished. I have a chicken roasting in the oven and I will peel some potatoes and get them boiling before I leave. I am not used to later music lessons we have always had early afternoon lessons.

May the Lord find us faithful.