Monday, August 31, 2015

First Day of School Photos

We started school today.  Much like every other year we began in prayer and then began by each looking over our new books and jumping right in with both feet.  It went very well for our first day and both Allison and Jackson seem excited about this year.  In addition to our normal school books, we are adding co-op which for Allison will include Personal Finance and Georgia State history.  For Jackson it will include book club and Georgia state history.  We are all excited about adding this in this year.  We also will be adding Karate for Jackson twice a week and Allison will begin Piano lessons hopefully after Christmas.  A busy year for all but we are praying for a good solid year.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jackson gets his Karate uniform.

Jack was so excited to get his uniform.  He is really enjoying Karate.  Excuse the mess in the background we are getting smooth ceilings in the kitchen so things are a mess and crazy out of place.  ��

Vacation Pictures

We were blessed to spend last week in Destin Fl.  It is one of my family's favorite vacation spots.  The sugar sand beaches and emerald seas are just beautiful.  This year we rented a condo that was literally across the street from the beach which was convientint and nice.  I think it will be somewhere we stay again.  Enjoy our photos!  

Friday, August 7, 2015

Karate Kid

Yep see that one right there number 15.  That is Jackson at his second karate lesson and he is loving it.  I am so thankful he has found something he enjoys doing besides video games.  We are blessed that this school has a class just for homeschool kids on Mondays at 3 pm and again at 11:15 on Thursdays so Jackson gets two classes a week plus latter this month we will add back our homeschool co-op.  It does make for a busy year but I am truly looking forward to it! 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The worst year

Last year was the worst year I have had homeschooling.  The reasons why?  I am not quite sure.  Not enough follow through,  lack of schedule, lack of planning, tried and failed at the year around schedule, it was just a bad year.  

Don't get me wrong we all learned.  Subjects were completed.  It was just like pulling teeth and I detest the dentist.  We were all thankful to end last year.  And really glad to get into summer.  As a matter of fact although the planning bug has gotten me, I am hesitant about this year.  

However I have spent a lot of time in prayer and given my worries to my Lord.  I trust that homeschooling my children is something He has called me to do.  Am I perfect at it.....Um NO.  But I will continue to lean on Him.  This year as I have begun planning out our days, which will begin on August 24th, I have His peace and guidance.  Thankful for my Lord and my ever supportive husband,  I am trusting we will make it through another year.  

So I will continue to look ahead to the days to come with joy and anticipation!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Girls Day

These sweet, silly, and sassy 3 young ladies decided to take a day and enjoy a meal out and a pedi.  So we planned an afternoon and had lunch at Chili's and then headed out for Pedi's.  They all got their toes done and enjoyed a little pampering in the afternoon heat of July.  Love to watch these godly young ladies grow! 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Trip to Booth Western Museum

We joined our churches homeschool co-op group for another field trip.  This time we went to our local Booth Western Musuem for civil war day.  It was a lot of fun.  We saw many different displays of military arms and marching techniques.  Heard Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettsburg Address.  Also toured the Musuem and even saw a cannon fire.  We had lots of fun.  

Monday, April 6, 2015

Homeschool Co-Op Field Trip Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotion History

Info from their website: 
The Southern Museum has first opened in Kennesaw in 1972 as the Big Shanty Museum. This early iteration of what is today a Smithsonian Affiliate housed the steam locomotive General and was dedicated to telling the story of the April 12, 1862 “Great Locomotive Chase,” and event which briefly rose that engine and Kennesaw to prominence during the Civil War.
Over time the museum changed its name to the Kennesaw Civil War Museum and began to collect and interpret other artifacts from the War. The General, for obvious reasons, was still the main attraction at this humble facility. It wasn’t until the mid-1990s that the impressive locomotive-building collection of the Glover Machine Works of Marietta, GA became available that the museum was able to grow into what it has become today. Following a two-year renovation and expansion, the facility reopened in 2003 as the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. The nearly-50,000 square foot facility houses three permanent galleries – Railroads: Lifelines of the Civil War, Glover Machine Works: Casting a New South, and The Great Locomotive Chase – and is home to various temporary and travelling exhibits as well. In addition to this broader focus, the museum also became a member of the prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations Program. This program allows the Museum to host traveling Smithsonian exhibits, book Smithsonian historians for lectures and feature Smithsonian artifacts within its permanent collections.
In 2007 the museum expanded again with the opening of the Jolley Education Center, an 8,000 square foot facility devoted to educating and entertaining youth through railroad history. This area offers classroom space for programs and rentals, as well as separate space for the very young to safely play alongside their older siblings. The Jolley Education Center also houses a “40 & 8” Merci Boxcar, a gift from the French people to the state of Georgia following World War II.
The newest addition to the Southern Museum will come in 2015 with the opening of a new Research Center. This 8,200 square foot structure will house the museum’s large and ever-growing collection of archival material: documents which trace the growth and operations of some of the South’s largest railroads.
Always growing and always evolving, the Southern Museum offers something for the train lover or history buff in all of us! Come to Kennesaw and see this exciting facility for yourself!
We had a wonderful time playing and making new friends and catching up with old ones!   

Monday, March 2, 2015

My New Car

This is the first car that I have picked out all by myself.  My hubby went with me for advice and to ride along.  But this one is all mine.  I got the final say.  I was tired of the heavy SUV that I had in my Envoy and wanted to downsize.  So after much prayer and looking we went with my 2015 Nissan Altima Red.  Love it!  It is truly smarter than me!  My only requirements were that it was new, heated seats and a rear view camera.  Well this baby has that and so much more.  Thank you hubby I love it!