Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I am thinking...about what it looks like to be the wife and mother God wants me to be - not what the world expects it to look like or even what the church expects it to be - but what God wants
I am thankful for..The really fun day we had on Saturday!! Such a great time we had!!!
From the learning rooms...Starting our new units on Eyes and Ears and American Folklore
From the kitchen...We just finished buttermilk pancakes for breakfast - I'm finishing my menu for the week next.
Verse for today...Philippians 2: 5-7 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who being in the very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant (the part I'm working on)
I am creating...a birthday gift and my wrap - I went into a very fancy yarn shop this weekend - I almost had to ask for a tissue to wipe the drool off my face :0) It did inspire me to find more creating minutes in my day!!
I am going...Grocery shopping sometime today - not terribly excited to go - hopefully it will seem more fun later ;0)
I am reading...Philippians and Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann Ross - silly book
I am hoping...Esther's tooth comes through soon. It's just hanging around just making her fussy at night. I can feel how swollen her gums are - poor thing!!
I am hearing...Ruthie tidying the kitchen - the others getting out some coloring things
Around the house...Tidying up - a bit more cleaning up in my bedroom - a good floor sweeping and maybe if there's time a mopping
One of my favorite things...Long rides that start out early in the morning
A few plans for the rest of the week: A potluck Boy Scout Court of Honor on Thursday evening - I think Daniel has achieved a new rank - if he did, I get a new pin to add to my collection :0) For sure he's earned some new merit badges (sewing for me!!) He's working so hard to get Eagle!!
Here is a picture I'm sharing: another picture of the snow geese we saw on Saturday - the farm was so pretty and that distant line of white in front of it were hundreds more geese!!! I wish my camera could have captured the rugged Olympic Mountains that were behind all that - they were just gorgeous!!!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
A beautiful church on our drive
Then finally we came across a field that was the home to about 75 swans - they were beautiful!! So very graceful!!! They also will be flying away soon.
What a fabulous day we have had - God made so many wonderful, beautiful things and it is so great to get out and see them!!!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Abigail - my sweet little funnyface has the very best giggle in the world and keeps us entertained daily with the joy she shares with the world! What fun she is and I'm so glad God put her in our family!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Did you know he was an English boy who was enslaved by the Irish for many years during which he became saved - after he returned to England he became convicted to return and preach the gospel to the Irish. His obedience to God changed history. The Irish church became so strong that it was the force behind evangelizing all of Europe during the Dark Ages. A very important reason to remember St. Patrick for sure!!
We also are going to make Irish Soda Bread and watch Riverdance. We will top it off with an Irish dinner and green sherbet for dessert. Through all this fun today my message to the kids is that obedience to God's will can not only change our own life but many around us!!!
Here are some pictures of my daughter in her Irish Dance class
Monday, March 16, 2009
Outside my window... Grey rainy skies and a stiff breeze, it's going to be a stormy week
I am thinking...about my morning routine. I think it needs some changes for my days to run smoothly. Spring is a good time to make morning changes as it's starting to get lighter earlier - there's less temptation to stay all snuggled under the covers!!
I am thankful for..This brand new week with a clean slate - to start new. Last week was an icky week!
From the learning rooms...A St. Patrick's Day Unit. Learning all about Ireland - the culture, traditions, history and mapping it. We're also learning all about St. Patrick who was a passionate missionary who spread the gospel over much of Europe. It should be fun and interesting.
From the kitchen...the menu for the week is all planned - Yahoo - today I'm making our yogurt and granola. We're having hamburgers for dinner and tomorrow is an Irish dinner with green sherbet for dessert. Fun!!!
I am wearing...Denim skirt and cozy pink top
I am creating...my wrap with my pretty teal yarn. I haven't gotten very far but I have worked on it!!
I am going...Grocery shopping and to the fruit stand and then birthday gift shopping for a certain little girl whose big day is this week in our home!! (more on her later!!)
I am reading...Philippians and The Darcy's Give a Ball
I am hoping...That I can set a cheerful tone in my home this week. I haven't been very joyful lately and I want to change that. This is my current prayer and the change I'm desiring to to make in my life.
I am hearing...The kids playing with Esther in the living room - and coughing - they are all still a bit snuffly
Around the house...General tidy up and laundry - of course. I want to get my kitchen good today
One of my favorite things...Praise music and Hymns - I love both!!! They both have so much to offer and they both lift my heart and remind where my focus ought to be!!
A few plans for the rest of the week: We have a birthday this week so we are getting ready and then celebrating!!
Here is a picture I'm sharing: We woke up to giant snowflakes falling yesterday - they were just huge!!! - This mini snowstorm was followed by a major windstorm that knocked out our power for a time.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Anyway, a quick and effective snowstorm swept through our area yesterday and brought Winter back. I almost got out the Christmas music!! It was only about 20* outside last night! My poor primroses are shocked to death (literally) at the change in temperature.
The sun came out today but it's very, very cold.
So today after school the kids spent the day doing this:
Monday, March 9, 2009
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Friday, March 6, 2009
Today we were to find:
1. Something handmade
2. A picture of my kids
3. What is in my purse right now
I just finished this doily - it's the second one I've made. It's going to be given to our nursery lady at church. She is such a sweet gal. Since I don't leave my kids in the nursery - I've spent lots of time rocking and nursing babies in the nursery rocking chair and have really gotten to know her. I just want to thank her for a job that most people don't notice
And of course, it's filled with baby stuff. A crochet project for me and my wallet, keys, chapstick and mints. I will throw in a baby blanket on top of all that when I leave the house.
So I'm off to get ready for my homeschool co-op classes. I'm running late - gotta go. Have a great Friday!!!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
1. My favorite book
2. Something pointy
3. Something that makes me giggle
The book one was super hard for me. I love to read - do it all the time - and I have about a million favorites (Well maybe 300 :0)!! I love all the Little House books, the Mitford series, the Lord of the Rings, Narnia books, Jane Austin, Agatha Christie, most mysteries, adventure books, shampoo bottles if there's nothing else, really anything with words on it!!! To pick one is impossible - so I picked my favorite one recently read:
Anne of Green Gables - you can see how well loved it is!!
These scissors are sharp!! I use them for my crocheting and any other projects I'm doing. While they are a very nice pair and super handy, how they came to live at our house wasn't so fun. They are actually a souvenir from the local ER after my #2 son fell off his skateboard and needed stitches in his chin. Although if you asked him he wouldn't say he fell off - he would say he was doing an awesome trick and miscalculated his landing :0).
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
1. Find some pennies
2. Find something that gives me joy
3. Find some buttons
So here goes:
My penny jar in my pantry - it holds up my cookbooks. Where do all these pennies come from? Well, I'll show you:
I don't know why but every time I sweep my floor I end up sweeping up pennies. I don't know where they come from - maybe they have babies - but there they are without fail in my dust pan. So I pick them up and put them in the jar. One day I'm going to cash them in and get a pedicure!!
My lettuce patch:
So there's my scavenger hunt for today. My friend Simply Stork has more and she is a way better photographer than I am so she has really cool pictures!!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
1. Something with a story behind it:
2. Something that brings comfort:
3. Something that comes in small packages:
So here goes:
1. This was my first Depression Glass pitcher given to me by my husband. I had seen it in a sweet little antique store while we were on a camping trip on the coast (4 hours from home) about 12 years ago. I fell in love with it but being the frugal person that I am I would not spend so much on something just for me. Many months later he surprised me with it for my birthday. I was just shocked that he kept that secret for so long!!!