Thursday, May 28, 2009

Last week and this week

We have been enjoying the warm weather that we have been having here. Last weekend we got our garden in. Lots of potatoes planted, broccoli, celery, zucchini, one pumpkin plant,  green beans,peas, lettuce, spinach, strawberries and 6 tomato plants in the mini green house. We are looking forward to a banner garden harvest this fall. Oh, I was also blessed with a few raspberry plants and maybe even some more in a few days!! I have always wanted my own berry patch, so I am well on my way with a raspberry patch!!!!

School is going but is definitely on the back burner. We are very interested in what we can do outside. There are many summer projects that I need to tackle this summer and I plan on beginning on Tuesday with some of the bigger ones.


May the Lord find us faithful.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Last week

Last week was a good week (don't know how this one will be since allergies are making themselves known at full throttle). We are now officially on summer schedule...which means lessons three days a week with the main focus on math, spelling, science and history. I want to finish our science book before we go to the lower 48 this summer and Mystery of History Volume 1 will be finished hopefully by next week. That leaves Hideaways in History from Winter Promise to finish up. We are nearing the end of that as well (maybe 12 weeks to go).

What did we do last week? We had lessons on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Mrs. L coming on Thursday, Friday was a bad allergy day for all of us so it was a fairly down day. Our build this week was Catherine the Great's sleigh. For some reason I found the Russian History very interesting. Saturday brought a little trip into town for some new shoes for Blessing #2 who had no summer shoes and a trip to the green house for seed potatoes and a few vegetables. We have 25 bare root strawberry plants that my strawberry loving Blessing #1 is looking forward to caring for. I am looking forward to gardening since I pretty much missed out on it last summer.

Today's news: Blessing #3 punctured her head with a nail. How you may ask? Well, we have  some firewood storage boxes built and she was playing under it and stood up too far and at the wrong place. I don't blame the blessings for enjoying playing there, they are just the right size for little people to use for houses but they will have to go elsewhere to set up housekeeping after this. She is fine and it wasn't deep but it still hurt and I was super thankful that Dad was here to take care of that episode. She and I and baby blessing stayed home from church tonight which is good because I feel as though I have cement in my nasal passages. Open leaves, open fast!!! Tree allergies are horrible but should move on quickly enough. It has also been warmer the past two days with highs in the low 70's this week!!!!!


May the Lord find us faithful.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Give Away

Here are the details:

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This is a $259 program (and believe me it’s worth every penny!)
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This would be great, I am thinking about ordering Rosetta Stone for next year, wouldn't it be great if I won this instead?

May the Lord find us faithful.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day was a great and family and I didn't have to cook or do dishes.

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Especially with this new dishwasher that was freshly installed on Saturday. I have yet to fill it myself yet....I am going to do so as soon as I finish this post (girl blessings are emptying it as I type)

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Blessing #3 and Me

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Blessing #2 and Me, I don't know where Blessing #1 was when we were taking pictures....I think he was already waiting in the van. He looked his usual Spiffy Sunday self though, handsome as always. Blessing #3 volunteered to wear my corasage at church as I could not wear it with the baby. Oh, that baby blessing is growing so fast and is just so cute.


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May the Lord find us faithful.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Two weeks ago our build was the Taj Mahal, then that Sunday we had a missionary from India at church. I love that kind of thing, you should have seen Blessing #3's face when she saw the Taj Mahal on the slide show.


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Last week was the Curriculum Fair so no build...Mrs.L did come and she and the Blessings made cupcakes and since it was 75 degrees we took a tromp through the trees to see a beaver house that the Blessings found and then we sat on the swing and chatted ( a really good day)


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Baby Blessing needed some clothes so we found some at a garage sale and a local online for sale cost of everything you see here? $31.50 (found by my husband)

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Yes, we don't use our "school desk" inside, we use it outside!! My husband may use it for something later on but for now it holds my laundry basket!

Our Baby Blessing is growing so quickly, he now has wheels. He can't go anywhere but he now has wheels!

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Having older siblings is great...listening to a little history.

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This week's build was the Mayflower.

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But, the higlight of the week was this:

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Do you recognize this woman? Yep, you guessed it Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was in Fort Yukon today checking out the flooding on the Yukon River, guess who was also in Fort Yukon today? Yep, my wonderful husband, he took this picture and then had someone else take this one.

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Sarah Palin is the real deal Alaskan, see that dirt on her shoes? You can't wear high heels where she traveled to today.

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May the Lord find us faithful.