Friday, January 22, 2016

Sweet dogs

With the super cold weather and threat of snow and ice these two big babies are snuggled up for a long winters night!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Black Thursday Shopping

This year I stayed home on Thanksgiving but my girls and a sweet friend Ashlynne went out and conquered the crowds!  Making memories and getting the deals!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy 43rd Birthday!

My husband celebrated his 43rd birthday the day before Thanksgiving!  We are so blessed to have him!  He is a great husband and father!  We love you to the moon and back!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Jackson earns his 2nd yellow stripe!

Jack has been taking Karate this year and he truly enjoys it.  This was his 2nd stripe test and he pasted!!  We will belt test in December and if he passes he will become a yellow belt.  So excited for him!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy 10th Birthday!

My baby is 10!!!  That is so hard to believe.  I am so very thankful for all that he is!  He brings joy and laughter to our family.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Jackson's New Puppy

Meet Cole Asher Speed...for Jackson's 10th birthday he asked for a puppy.  We found someone giving away puppies and enter Cole to our lives.  He is a big snuggle bug.  Jackson is taken with him and doing a good job of learning all that comes from pet ownership.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

True and False about our Homeschool

1. Homeschoolers always wear denim jumpers.
False....there was a time in the 80's when I was a kid that they were popular but my kids and I prefer pj's on most days.  Unless we have to leave the house.  Co-op day and Karate days we get up and dress but other than that it's pj's all day.

2. Homeschoolers sleep till noon. children would love too, but we do better to get up and get school started no later than 8:30 - 9:00 so we can finish up before lunch or at latest early afternoon.

3. Homeschoolers have strange schedules.
True...this one is strange to school kids and families.  We can bend the rules to stay up to catch a late documentary, or see an eclipse.  Do school late in the day because we have morning plans.  Life comes first because we recognize the education in all things.  So we are not tied to the 8 to 2:30 time frame.  This seems to mess most with those who do not homeschool.

Friday, October 30, 2015

My morning girn

A conversation overheard between my daughter and a friend. Both happen to be fairly tall as young ladies go. 

Dd: It seems to me that tall boys like short girls.

Friend: It also seems that short boys like short girls. 

Dd: So where does that leave us tall girls? 

There was a brief pause...
And then that was followed up with...

Dd:  I guess that leaves us tall girls with cats. 

And lots of giggles. I love teenagers.