Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Homeschool Mom

I found this picture today. It is a logo for a t-shirt! I came across this website today that sells homeschool apparel. I was so glad to find this site! The site www.shopgreatproducts.com. I am excited to someday get some of their products. They even have homeschool bumper stickers for you cars. It is great to find a website that supports homeschoolers!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Life's little moments!

This is something I am starting: Moments to Remember Mondays!! I will post funny, silly, and wonderful moments from our past week. And other highlights as well. If you have a "moment to remember" feel free to share!

My Gaby baby is getting so big! But not too big that she can dump out all the dishes and fit in the basket!!

Flavi took his tia Sara's ipod and and stuck it in his pocket. She had a little speaker she plugged into it. He was walking around with it listening to Switchfoot!! Doesn't he look COOL!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Why I'm Loving Homeschool.....

We took a field trip to the park the other day. It was the most fun we have had together in a while with no distractions, just us. We started out in the play ground and let the kids just run and play and make new friends. I love watching them invent new games and imagine they are apart of a story as they play.
This particular park we were at is fairly large with paths and trails and lakes. So we decided when we were done playing to go for a walk. And then our "walk" turned into an adventurous hike! We found a beach to play on where we got to see a blue tailed lizard, we found some pretty wooden bridges to cross, looked at fish, watched some butterflies ( which one landed on me and the kids thought that was really cool) and our big discovery was finding crab apples. The kids had never seen them before so they became a fun learning tool on how God makes different way for trees to produce their seeds. After that we found a nice picnic place in the shade and they put together a puppet show for me out of sticks and leaves. Then we ended our wonderful hike by climbing a huge hill!
This is why I love homeschooling. To get to spend time with my children and show them the wonderful things God has made and given us in this life and be able to share with them in the learning experience.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

School is now in session.

This week we have started our first week of homeschool. It is going really well! We haven't gotten our curriculum yet but we have some workbooks we have started in. It's a lot of fun doing our workbooks, having Bible time, story time, typing and so much more. Each day brings something new for us. I feel so blessed to do this for my children.

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Fun Filled Weekend

God blessed our weekend with good fun times with friends and family. This weekend marked 25 years for my dad being pastor of their church. The Lord has really blessed my parents in their ministry. I am very proud of my parents and their devotion to Gods people and the church! Great job dad and mom love you a lot!!
As part of the celebration, my dads church had a party at a local park. The kids and I had a wonderful time riding ponies, taking a train ride and paddle boat rides!! It was a great time celebrating my parents and seeing everyone who came out to support them!!
Another high light for me this weekend was running a 5k race with some of my good friends from my MOPS group! Even though I didn't finish first (which I knew would never happen!!) I had a great time! I finished the race with a personal best time and thanked the Lord I actually finished!!!
I have so many reasons to be thankful for what God has given me there are to many to count!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Visit from Cousins

Every summer my husbands cousin and his family come up to visit us from El Paso TX. And in return we go to visit them over thanksgiving. Every time they come we seem to have more fun than the last time. Thought this year they seem to have picked the hottest week of the month but that didn't stop us from having a bunch of fun!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Great Giveaway

I just came across this giveaway provided by a great site I follow- The Young Wide's Guide. The giveaway is for a clothing site that provides modest clothing to women who want to follow God's way on dressing modest and still look good.They are called Mikarose! I love their looks and styles. You can follow Jami Leigh on her blog at youngwifesguide.com and check out the dresses at Mikarose.com

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Joys of Being 14 Months

Gaby turned 14 months at the beginning of August. It's amazing to watch her grow and learn about the world around her. I am always amazed at how fast my children grow. I am so grateful for the children the Lord has given us.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


It's amazing how the Lord can put something on your heart that you thought you would never do. And how He has the power to change our minds for the plans he has for our lives!

I had always said I would never homeschool and more power to those women who did homeschool. But it's funny how the Lord works. And how His plans are never my own. With some changes happening in our family life with my husband becoming the pastor of our church and our neighborhood elementary school closing, the Lord was working on my heart.

A few months ago homeschooling was all I could think about. I thought it was a crazy idea! So I started looking into it and became more interested in it. I did lots of praying about it and the feeling I need to homeschool my children didn't go away. So my husband and I talked and decided it was something we would try this year to see how it goes.

Well, not to my surprise the more and more we look into it the more the kids and I are eager to get classes started!! We have found some homeschool groups to be apart of and have set up a little classroom in our basement. It's all coming together very nicely!! I am so excited to become my children's teacher. I have decided to go with the A Beka school books. They are a Christian based homeschool curriculum. Which I think is very important in teaching our children to put God in every aspect of our lives!

Here are a few pics of our classroom. I will post more updates as school gets started.