My Current Memory Verse

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

Monday, May 31, 2010

I Love a Good Book Fair!!

I praise God for allowing me the time to go to the book fair this past weekend. My precious friend was going to go with me Saturday, but on Friday morning she called and was unable to go. I was very sad and debated going alone. She encouraged me by reminding me that Friday was normally not as busy if I wanted to go ahead and go. Next thing you know I'm on my way, by myself! A few hours of me time sure was different (and nice)! (Oops! Are we allowed to say that?! LOL!)
While I was there I was unable to find anything that fit what I feel God would like me to teach my dd next year, so I left in tears feeling like I had failed my family.
The next morning I received a phone call from that same friend and she offered to watch my kids so that my husband could go with me!!! Thank you God for the gift of friends!! So off we went and strangely enough, he felt the same way I did! I guess I'll be praying a lot more about it and I may be creating my own curriculum for this next year. Pray hard for me if that's the way God chooses for me, even typing it makes me a little nervous! Math I will NOT be creating, but we would like something new for dd. Right now it seems to be the only thing she doesn't like about school! Hope everyone has a great tomorrow!!

Monday, May 24, 2010


For anyone who happened to read the parenting humor section of this blog today. I found it very offensive and have deleted the gadget! I apologize if it offended anyone else who happened upon my blog!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Looking back at 2009-2010 and on to 2010-2011!

Well, I was just looking at my possible curriculum for this past year and found that I did a lot of different things. I had listed Apologia Botany, Easy Grammar, Daily Grams, Saxon Math 2, and Story of the World. What I actually used was Saxon Math 2, Easy Grammar, Daily Grams, Apologia Astronomy, Mind Benders, Natural Speller, and Adventures in My Father's World. I was unable to buy anything other than Math and Grammar due to my dh being laid off. Well, God and friends are amazing! My sweet friend gave me Adventures in My Father's World. We have had a great year!!
I've learned a lot about myself through the homeschooling process. I started out with Bob Jones, then did a year of eclectic stuff, and am currently using MFW ADV. Some things I've learned about myself:
1- I'm not a prep ahead kind of girl! (Which really stinks when there is a cool hands on activity to do and you don't have the stuff!) Anyone know of a curriculum that includes the items for hands on activities????
2- I get bored when things are presented the same way each time! (Fill out the state sheet and read the back.) My dd, however, never said a word about it!
3- I like to complete a whole book, when I find a good one! (Once again dd never a peep!)
4- Some days I just don't want to teach! (I'd rather clean the house and relax with the kiddos reading a book.).....As I wrote that I realized I need to rethink some of my curriculum, so that this time will happen. Life is too short for it not to happen! Isn't that why we homeschool anyway?!
5- I really don't like to use props when I teach!! (Puppet on a stick and pretending to have a conversation with it! YUCK!!) Even dd didn't like this one!!
6- I love to watch my daughter "get it"! She lights up!!!
So I guess I need to find out what makes her "get it" so that we can both enjoy school!

I've also been told that she is more of a visual learner, so I'm going to try and incorporate more visual learning this year. Not sure exactly how yet, so any ideas would be welcomed.
So far my thoughts for next year are overwhelming.....too many ideas that need to be narrowed down. Thankfully I'll be going to a homeschool conference soon to get my hands on some of these items!
Here are some of my thoughts:
As you can see I'm still brainstorming!!! I'll have to write more later, I'm exhausted!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Prayer Request

Today I need to share an urgent prayer request! My friend Christy's adopted little 6 year old boy is having a very rare type of brain tumor removed tomorrow morning at 7am Central time. The surgery is suppose to last 6-8 hours. Please pray for the whole family. Trevor has 1 older brother, 1 younger brother, and 1 younger sister. The surgery will take place in Tennessee, but their home is in Georgia (ie. friends, family, and church family). Please pray if you happen to stop by here tonight or tomorrow for this sweet family. Thanks so much!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Testing is over!

My dd had her first testing done yesterday. She did great and we are very proud of her!

Tomorrow I'm having a curriculum chat day at my house with some friends. We'll be sharing the things we love and don't really care for that we have used in the past. I know it will be lots of fun!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wonderful Post

I just read a beautiful post and am going to share the link and then I have to go spend some time talking to God. Here it is, enjoy!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Finally a new post!

School has been going great! My dd has her first end of the year testing on Tuesday, so we are excited to see how she is doing! Or should I say how our curriculums are doing? ;) I'll post again when it's not so late. Probably after her testing!