My Current Memory Verse

My Current Memory Verse: My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. ~Psalm 121:2~

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I vanished for a while!

I apologize for anyone who was reading my blog last May when I up and vanished. I am still here. I just needed some time with my husband. I realized last May that my evenings were being consumed by the computer. So here I sit in the middle of the afternoon typing to you.

I have been enjoying the BEST school year I've ever had! Heart of Dakota is definitely the right fit for me and my kids!! Now if I could only find the right Math....I'm not so sure Singapore is the right fit. I think I'll be diving back into Saxon next year. We will see what happens at the end of the year.

I did decide to do another word for the year....with a twist. I think I'm going to do a word and a phrase. Focus is my word and my phrase is Live in the Moment. I thought about combining them to be Focus on Living in the Moment. What do you think? Any suggestions? Hope to hear from some of you again. I'll try to do better. I'm hoping to get the hang of this whole blogging thing. There is a conference in the DC area for Christian bloggers that homeschool. Maybe that would help me learn how to do this thing better and still maintain my family. I'd love to connect with other homeschoolers who love to blog too....even if they are not professionals at it!! :-)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Geting Ready for 2011-2012 School Year!!!

So excited to have figured out my schedule for next year tonight! I will be using Heart of Dakota with both of my kids next year and am having trouble making myself wait until July to start! So for now I can post what I've accomplished tonight and dream about when we actually get to start.

July 11- Aug.5 HOD, Latin for Children Ch.1-4
Aug.15- Sept.9 HOD, LFC Ch.5-8
Sept.19- Sept.30 HOD, LFC Ch.9-10
Oct.10- Nov.18 HOD, LFC Ch.11-16
Nov.28- Dec.16 HOD, LFC Ch.17-19
Jan.3- Jan.27 HOD, LFC Ch.20-23
Feb.6- Mar.2 HOD, LFC Ch.24-27
Mar.12- Apr.5 HOD, LFC Ch.28-31
Apr.16- May 18 HOD, LFC Ch.32-33

I still need to figure out which Math curriculum to use for my dd and where to place her in R&S for LA, other than that and finding a few odds and ends we'll be needing and I should be ready!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Praising God!

Two years ago my dh learned that his job would be cut at the end of June '09. Today Is The Day he starts a full time position with a God honoring ministry! The first song that came into my mind as soon as he told me was Our God Is Greater.

Then searching for a song that I would post on facebook to tell everyone our praises, I ran acroos one of the songs that has meant so much to me over the past two years and found it has new meaning for me today.

We are praising God for ALL He has taught us these past two years! I am so proud of my sweet husband and how he has let Christ shine through him with his unwavering faith. I am so blessed to be married to this wonderful man!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


We are waiting this week to see if my husband gets hired on full-time at a job he has been working at temporarily since the end of October. We are praying that God will only open doors that He wants us to go through. We have been unemployed since the end of June 2009 and have been living by His provisions alone. Which we always have, we just never realized it until now. God is so kind and faithful! He has taught me so much during this time and right now He is teaching me even more about waiting! I would have thought that by now that I would have learned quite a bit about waiting, apparently not enough yet!! Here's the song and scripture God is using right now in my life.

Yet those who wait for the LORD
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
Isaiah 40:31

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I survived the convention....barely!

Do you ever have one of those days where your kids prove to be smarter than you?
There I was the day after my birthday out of town with girlfriends at a homeschool convention and the stomach bug attacks me.... and HARD! Once I was able to lay down for a while, I was a little upset that my weekend was not going the way I had planned. I had the chance to talk to my kids and my dd says
"I'm so sorry that you got sick on your trip Mommy."
me: "I know, I am too."
dd: "But God has a purpose for it."
me: speechless for a moment...then "You're right."
dd: "What were you suppose to do today?"
me: "I was suppose to go to the convention and book fair."
dd: "Maybe there was something there that you weren't suppose to buy."
The conversation went on for a while after that, but the next day when I was able to go to the book fair, I kept hearing her sweet voice and avoided buying all kinds of things that were not necessary for us to do school. Thank you God for speaking the truth to me through my sweet girl!
I have purchased most of my curriculum for next year and will be using Heart of Dakota with both kids. Little Hearts for His Glory for ds who will be 5 and Preparing Hearts for His Glory for dd who will be 9. Still trying to determine what to use for Language Arts, Math, and Foreign Language (if we start it this year) for dd.
I'll try to post again soon. Hope you have a blessed day.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fabulous 40!!

My birthday happened since I last blogged, so now I am the big 40!! I'm so excited!! As a young girl I use to think that women in their 40's were so beautiful and now I'm there!!!! YEAH!! Sorry this is going to be so short, I have lots of cleaning to do today. I'm also leaving for the convention today!! So I need to get packing. Have a wonderful day blessed by the Almighty!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Getting Ready!

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. I've been preparing to go to a homeschool convention. So, I've been looking at ALL of the exhibitors who will be there and speakers so that when I arrive I'm prepared and not overwhelmed. I'd much rather be overwhelmed at home first and have a pretty good idea of the things I'd like to do and see when I get there.

Things have been going well with school here. I've fallen in love with FLL4. My dd loves it too! She is doing very well with it!! Ds is getting his letter sounds down and sometimes even creating words with our homemade flash card.

I've seen people on forums ask what do you love. So I'd thought I'd ask my sweet homeschool followers and anyone who homeschools and stops by to tell me, what curriculum items do you love and what have you tried and not loved? Please include the why you love it or the why you don't love it. Thanks!! I hope to get some wonderful ideas from you before heading to convention. :-) Very selfish of me I know, but I love listening to the experiences of others and gaining wisdom from them. Have a blessed day!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Prayer request

If anyone reads this I'd like to ask you to please take a second and pray for me. I enjoy blogging, however, I'm terrible at putting my words down. Apparently no one ever did narration work with me to help me put my thoughts down on paper. So I stumble over the things I'd like to say and just pray that people will understand my ramblings and be able to hear my heart. I appreciate any of you who take the time to read my ramblings. Please know that my desire is to glorify my Lord and Savior here and I'd love for anyone who stops by to join in here and comment about your day or your experiences with God or homeschooling. And if I say something here that you disagree with, please feel free to let me know. I'm still a work in progress and never want to say anything outside of what God would have me say and never want to contradict His Word. So, the prayer request is that I would only speak truth and glorify God through this blog! Thanks to those of you who said a prayer for me. May God bless each and every person who happens upon this blog.