Sunday, November 30, 2008

Proverbs study for the family

A few weeks ago, maybe more... I bought a few books from Simply Charlotte Masons website. One of the books I bought was called Wisdom for Life

We begin this study tomorrow (Dec 1st), and it will take us 8 months to complete it. We will read a proverb every day and look for verses that give wisdom about a specific topic. For December the first topic I chose for us is My Relationship with God and His Word .

This will include:

  1. What God is Like
  2. What God does
  3. What His word can do
  4. How you should respond to His word
  5. The benefits of obeying God and His word.

I may add more things to look for as we go through, but for now we will keep it as is... Keeping it simple *Ü*

As we find verses that correspond with our monthly topic, we will write them in our notebooks along with the reference. We will then summarize what we have learned at the end of the month.

You can find out more about this book at Simply Charlotte Masons Website.

The books is best used for grades 7-12 or in my case 7Th grade- mom.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Just for a good laugh

I found this on MommyX12 blog I couldnt stop the giggling.... please watch for a good laugh!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to my Online Friends!!

Giving Thanks for you all~

Thanksgiving MySpace Comments and Graphics

Thanksgiving MySpace Layouts

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Before with littlekinz

Now w/littlekinz

Whats up buttercup!?

How is everyone! All 10 of you who read here! LOL I took an unplanned hiatus to clean and declutter... we were going to put our home up for sale and then 2 weeks later decided against it! So here I am...

I missed checking in to all my favorite blogs! You ladies are so much fun and its great to get glimpses into your lives. I look forward to getting caught up! My google reader says I have almost 400 unread posts from my favorite peeps... y'all been busy!! So.. I will be busy reading for a bit!

So happy about the blog awards!! My bloggy friend Darcy won for funniest homeschool blog and Jessica won best blog design!! congratulations!! I also voted for my friend Jennefer for best homeschool mom... she really is... Other than Darcy and Jessica Im not sure of all the outcome.... but I have a funny... I think I was the first one to vote!! I was at the home school blog awards site right at 9 o'clock Pacific time and the poll was open!! I do believe I was numero uno while voting *Ü* I felt special... and hope it wasn't cheating... because it was still the 9th here... but it was the 10th on the East Coast!! *Ü*

Besides boring cleaning and work... school has been going pretty good! RyLee is doing good in Latin. She received a 100 on her last exam! We are in the end of Chapter 5. I'm thinking they will break at or just after chapter 6 maybe 7?? I'm not sure when they will take a break and each chapter is covered in 2 weeks so we shall see.

Spanish is going well. I'm so glad the girls have each other to practice speaking and translating! What a blessing for them. I have lost all interest in learning but do try to practice some vocabulary with them.

On Friday I was able to catch up with an old friend.. shes not old,*Ü* but we have not really "seen" each other or visited for almost 5 years... I think that's about right... Well we met up last week at a local home school gathering... we were both asked (along with 4 others) to sit on a panel and answer home school related questions.... during the meeting we realized our daughters are in the same Spanish class! LOL I guess Im not that sharp *Ü* So she suggested we have coffee while the girls are in class... yaa!! Class is only an hour... but it was time well spent. I walked away encouraged and like I connected with an old friend... I cant wait for the next Spanish class!!

Math has been going well and we should be finished with Washington State History before January. Once the weather warms this spring we will take some field trips. Mt St Helen's is one and then East of the Mt. ( I hope) to visit a friend for a few days...

Logic is going good and will also be done before Jan. Christian has been working through IEW C and doing well. I love IEW. School feels a little on the light side... but its all good to me! My motto this year is keep it simple sweetie... and so far I am.

Jan we will begin TOG year 3 unit 3. I'm awaiting its arrival. *Ü* I cant wait to plan. I began using Simply Charlotte Masons planning book and dvd but had gaps because I don't have unit 3 yet. :( So I lent it to a friend while I'm waiting for unit 3 to arrive...

I am changing our school calendar to start in Jan... it just makes more sense. This might be Christians last year "home schooling" so I want to transition now since next year Ry will be in 8th grade... that way we are all set for High School... I chose semester type subjects ( WA history, Logic etc) So we could begin Jan with regular studies, including TOG....

Do you like the few pictures here?? They were taken by Christian. She has some talent in this area... she takes good pictures! The kids ( all 3 of mine) went to Seattle on Saturday with youth group for the annual PB and J sandwiches/sock and blanket mission. They go and hand out the goods while visiting, sharing and being a friend to the homeless in Seattle. It was RyLees first time and she would like to do it again. Its good for them to see how others live, it keeps the heart tender.

Here are a few more photos Christian took while in Seattle. I love em. She took over 300, but these have no faces. *Ü* Its a good hobby for her.

Hope this post finds you all well!! Happy almost Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Menu Monday

Did ya miss me last week??? *Ü* I have had a cold that just knocked me on my bum!! A week and a half I have had a head/chest cold that zapped my energy for 4 days and even after that I was still a sluggard... Then Dan and Ry got it... colds are vicious cycles...

Monday: BBQ Grilled chicken salad This was a big hit!! Its easy to make and fast... Mondays are busy around here... so this is a quick and easy one..

Tuesday: Homemade Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Wednesday: Something out

Thursday: Breakfast... pancakes, fresh fruit, chicken apple/Gouda sausage.

Friday: Emily's Tortilla soup

Saturday: Clam chowder and crackers *Ü*

Sunday: Roast with veggies and potato's

Well thats this week in a nut shell... hope you have a great week and the food turns out great!!

Dont forget to visit Im an Organizing Junkies blog for more great ideas!!

Its that time of year!! *Ü*

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Heartbeat Live November 11th~

Click the graphic above and go see whats in store! Its going to be encouraging and uplifting! You don't want to miss this...Amy Grant Baylss will be the first speaker! It will Tuesday November 11th at 3:00 CST.

Its new, Its hot, Its awesome online fellowship! Hope you can make it!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Vote 2008

I hope and pray you will take some time to watch this video. Its fantastic! Even if you have already voted... Today I sent in my ballot... so I have already.... but... I do believe this will give you food for thought...

I never planned on posting anything about politics, especially this election season, but this... after watching it.... I felt led to do so. It was engaging and very interesting. Below is a video recording of Bob McEwin former United States Congressman of Ohio.

Let me know what you think if you want....