Monday, November 21, 2011
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Friday, November 18, 2011
Isn't that a whole lot of spuds? In case you didn't know, Big Lake's version of a local fair and parade each summer is called the Spud Fest.
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Monday, October 10, 2011
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Monday, August 1, 2011
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
We have been planting the garden and harvesting rhubarb. It always amazes me that the kids have no problem chowing down a couple pieces of the sour stuff. And no sour face!
The kids love getting involved in helping with the yard. (The two big ones are starting to resist, but I recall resisting a LOT of what my parents wanted me to do when I was 13 1/2). Evidently, from these pictures, it is very important to provide shade for Daddy while helping with the rhubarb.
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Friday, May 6, 2011
I have been just barely keeping up with the necessities of life around here the last couple of months. Between field trips, homeschooling, swimming lessons, piano lessons, Awana, youth group, church, soccer, switching winter clothes out, standardized testing, spring birthdays, and Carlie and Caleb being in a musical...well, I have hardly had the time to sit down! I am looking forward to some unscheduled time around home!
Despite the craziness, I have been finding myself more and more able to enter into God's rest and not be stressed out or overwhelmed. He truly is sufficient! And He brings joy to my heart through the little things in life.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Our homeschool family loves to play games. We play all sorts of games. Some of them are part of our school routine and others are just for the plain fun of it. We tend to play a couple of different games for a couple of weeks and then move on to something new or forgotten. (We have been playing Mancala lately. Remember that game? I think Aaron and I got it the year we got married!)
One game the kids love right now is Blink. They actually have been playing it regularly since Christmas, when Glory received it as a gift. It is a card game from the makers of Uno that claims to be the "world's fastest game". It is actually a really quick game so everybody gets a turn. The idea is to try to be the first to get rid of your pile of cards by matching the shape, amount of objects on a card, or the color. Lots of options for having a card that plays. The direction indicate ages 7+, but 5 year old Glory has had no trouble with it.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
-18 degrees Fahrenheit. That is what I saw on our thermometer when I got up on this sunny, yet frigid February morning. The weatherman posted the possible upcoming temps. 20's. 30's. The possibility and hope of 40's brings joy to my heart.
I don't usually mind winter a whole lot. We are mostly homebodies around here so I often don't even notice the temperature. This year, however, seems like it began early and has been especially loaded with snow, bitter cold, and illness.
So the promise of 30's and up for a stretch thrills me to the core.
Around the bend I can see rhubarb poking its head through the new grass. The flowers will be begging to be cut and put into canning jars on the middle of the table.
I can't wait.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Dry erase boards are one of my favorite homeschool helps. We have them in varying sizes with lots of choices of color in markers. We use them for all sorts of school-related things. I use a medium sized board when teaching Carlie and Caleb grammar. The kids (especially the youngers) love to use boards for spelling practice and tests. It seems to take a lot less effort to write on a dry erase board than on paper all of the time.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The girls look forward to Crazy Hair Night at Awana's all year long. This is the first year that Glory was old enough to be part of it. Somehow, her hair ended up being more cute that crazy, but she was still thrilled.
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