Thursday, February 26, 2009

Our Morning.........

This is Jacob learning to count money.

Jacob working on some math problems on the board. Who has a dry erase board in their kitchen? I do!

Caleb working in his handwriting notebook.

Caleb finishing his math worksheet.

M.R.E.'s for lunch. If you have brothers in the military, and little boys in your house. You are bound to eat an M.R.E. sometime. ( If I had to eat them all the time, I would definately lose weight!)

As you can see our mornings are pretty filled. My house is a wreck, laundry needs done, and dishes need washed but these moments will never come again!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Homeschool Field Trip

Yesterday, we took a field trip with our homeschool group to WVHU radio station in Huntington, West Virginia. Bro. Tom Roten was kind enough to give us a guided tour. The kids had fun learning about doing a radio broadcast and how they would sound on the radio. We then toured T-Shirt International Printing. They screen print shirts. It was really neat to see all the processed one shirt goes through. We got to see the process from the design to the finished product. The kids had a blast, and we were all worn out from the day, but fascinated by all we learned.

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Valentines Pictures

New Valentines Pictures added at bottom of page....

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My husband has a blog!

My husband Peter just got on the blogging bandwagon and now has a blog! It is The Black Regiment Chronicles Check it out!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"There is nothing in all the influences and surroundings of the home of tender childhood so small that it does not leave its touch of beauty or of marring upon life...Where a child grows up it carries in its character the subtle impressions of the home in which it lives."

- J.R. Miller "Homemaking"

"A Young Mother"....

I saw this posted on another blog and I thought it was so true!!!

They slay their own children!

(J. A. James, "To Young Mothers")

A mother should never forget that those little engaging
creatures which play about the room so gaily and so
innocently, with all the unconsciousness of childhood, are
young immortals--beings destined to eternity--creatures
placed on earth on probation for heaven--and that much
will depend upon her, whether the everlasting ages shall
be spent by them in torment--or in bliss!

This is an overwhelming thought!

All should realize the sublime idea that . . .
their houses are the schools for eternity;
their children the scholars;
themselves the teachers; and
evangelical religion the lesson.

Those parents who neglect the religious education
of their children, whatever else they may impart,
are more guilty than Herod!

He slew the children of others,
they slay their own children!

He slew only the body,
they slay the soul!

He slew them by hired assassins,
they slay their children themselves!

We shudder at the cruelties of those who sacrificed
their babes to Moloch. But how much more dreadful
an immolation do they practice, who offer up their
sons and daughters to Satan, by neglecting the
education of their souls, and leaving them to grow
up in ignorance of God and their eternal destiny!

Mothers! Your religion, if it is genuine, will teach you
at once the greatness of the work, and your own
insufficiency to perform it aright in your own strength.
Your business is to train immortal beings for God,
heaven, and eternity!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Caleb and Liberty....

This is a picture I took of Caleb and Liberty before church this morning. I thought it turned out really good!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Making your own Laundry Detergent

These days we need to save all the money we can. At our ladies meeting at church tonight we are discussing how to be thrifty. My mom and I have made our own laundry detergent for awhile now. A few people has asked me how to do it. I found this youtube video that explains the whole process. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Falling in love with scrapbooking again....

Last Friday night, I got invited to a scrapbooking crop at my friend Sarah's church. I had a blast. Sarah and I have been trying to get together for a couple months now. Sarah and I were best friends when we were little. We lost touch with each other over the years, but reconnected recently. It has been so much fun catching up! anywhoooo.....I dug through my scrapbook stuff and got out the essentials and headed to my mom's house, who was going to join me.

At the crop I finished about 6 pages! Yeah! I've really gotten hooked on it again! I've done about 8 pages since Friday. I also met some really great women. One of them was Tara. it is so great to meet people who are so nice and creative! I hope to scrap with them again soon!

What I Love my Husband # 3 - #12

3. He is a great provider for our family
4. He loves me for who I am.
5. He thinks I'm funny (even though he won't admit it)
6. He likes my cooking.
7. He makes me smile.
8. He makes me laugh!
9. He understands when I don't get all my work done that day.
10. He picked me.
11. He is an awesome father.
12. I want to grow old with him by my side!