Apologia Live Retreat Ticket GIVEAWAY!

RETREAT TICKET WINNER Please join me in congratulating Krystal Griffin!!  Random.org chose comment #23!  She has won the free ticket to the Apologia Live Retreat of her choice!!   Congrats Krystal!!! If you didn’t win – don’t fret – Apologia has some great registration deals going on!  Austin is coming up – so if you are thinking of going to that location – sign up soon!  That is where I will be attending – can’t wait to see you there!!! {Read More}

Scripture Sunday – 9/18/11

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.  Only let us hold true to what we have attained. {Read More}

Easy Canvas Prints Review & Giveaway

My review of Easy Canvas Prints is live today over at Hip Homeschool Moms!  Check it out and enter for a chance to win your very own free canvas print!

My Week in Photos ~ Camera Phone Friday ~ 9/2/11

  Library Books; Yay Setpember…temps are going down!!; Cats and Homeschool; Ahhh, coffee!; And more coffee – from my sweetheart! (who hates coffee by the way);  Neat sunset;  First day of ballet;  belly rub; Mother-Daughter girls night out (bowling & laser tag), while the boys enjoyed Father-Son boys night out!; Cool Sunrise; Rain (but none at my house );  Rangers, Rangers, Rangers, and more Rangers!  Went to Rangers games on Sat and Sun!!  With a great little Mercy Me concert {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday ~ Laundry Helpers

Have I ever mentioned how much I love having little laundry helpers? Well, they are pretty awesome!

My Week In Photos {Camera Phone Friday} ~ 8/26/11

1. Moms Smoothie Shop  2. Sister Kitties  3-8. Dallas Cowboys Stadium & Scrimmage  9-10. Cupcakes made my my little chef and I for end of summer party  11. Funny sign I saw at Hobby Lobby  12.  Christmas already at Hobby Lobby  13. Samson getting his cuddle time with T  14. Scratch my belly!  15. snuggling sisters  16.  breakfast!  17. How I used the squash from the garden  18.  My first three garden squash for dinner  19.  Our dobie, Samson  20. {Read More}

A Week of Organizing

One of the many perks of homeschooling: If I want to take off a week from “school” to do some home organizing while all the public school children head “back to school”  – I CAN! Oh the beauty of homeschooling.  Granted, organizing the kids rooms, the guest room, my room, the school room, etc….isn’t exactly FUN.  But hey, it needed to be done. And while we were “on break” – we weren’t really on break.  We were learning.  Learning how {Read More}

Enjoy Your Kids

As homeschool moms, and moms of little ones, we spend so much time with our kids.  We are with them 24/7 – 365!  But how much of that time is spent enjoying them? There is so much to do in a day, so much to accomplish for the week.  We have our homes to care for, keep up, and clean. Laundry, meal planning and preparations each day.  Spending time with the Lord each day (should of course attain our greatest {Read More}

Camera Phone Friday – 8/19/11

1.  Spent a couple days swimming this week (last week our pool is open on weekdays)  2. The kids on CrazyLegs at SixFlags  3. The kids on the swings at SixFlags  4. The kids w/Sylvester at 6Flags (last week they are open on weekdays too!)  5. The kids w/ Bugs at 6Flags  6. Six Flags  7.  It was a little toasty the day we went to 6Flags  8. All of us w/ Bugs  9. The kids recieved their first issue {Read More}

Calling All Homeschool Mamas!!

Have you heard the buzz yet about Apologia Live Retreats?!  Oh.my.word!  I am super excited and need to share this awesome event with you!! I had the opportunity to head to Austin to attend a luncheon in July with some of the amazing ladies of Apologia!  Going to the luncheon, I wasn’t quite sure what all I would hear or experience, but I gladly went, ready to hear more about the Apologia Live Retreat.  The ladies of Apologia who met {Read More}

THE Haircut!

For about 2 years now, Zoe has been asking us to allow her to chop off her gorgeous long hair! {Photo by: Mia Coelho – Compassion Photography} We held her off as long as we could, believing she just didn’t know what she was asking!!! 🙂 It’s not that she didn’t love her long hair…she did!!  Of course there were certain things about it she didn’t like.  She was just ready for a change. The time finally came that we decided {Read More}

Scripture Sunday – 8/7/11

“For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galations 6:8-9

An Unexpected Diagnosis

      This past winter and spring it’s possible you heard me talk, blog, tweet, or facebook pretty often about Zoe getting sick a LOT!  She spent the majority of the months of January and February – sick.  Sick with mostly, unexplained fevers.  But along with that also came some pneumonia, and from time to time a stomach bug or two.  The frequency of her sicknesses, along with the doctor not knowing a cause or reason for her to {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday ~ Sky Valley, GA

Scripture Sunday ~ 7/31/11

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13 ESV