Congratulations Sam! {Homeschool Art}

Daniel Pauses for a Drink on the Way to Capernaum

It is with great pride that I am thrilled to announce that our Sammi has won FIRST PLACE in her age group for the Art for Homeschool,  Spring 2014 Art Show! Hi Sherri, Samantha received 1st place in her age group with her photograph depicting Daniel. Congratulations!!!!!!! A really beautiful photo. She…

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WW {3/20/13} Learning Something New

Part of a Charlotte Mason education includes the learning of handicrafts. Handicrafts are particular skills used to make decorative {and useful!} objects by hand. These include beading, drawing, knitting, pottery, scrapbooking, woodworking, and many, many more. Sammi has long had a desire to learn to sew and I have honestly…

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A Quick Trip Back in Time…

For starters, I apologize to you guys for the delay in posting… In spite of Danny’s job loss, we have been unusually busy. Lawrie’s playing baseball {courtesy of his Grandparents & Aunt Nikkie,) Sam’s been taking Archery lessons {courtesy of Aunt Shelly, } and we decided to participate in 2…

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A 10th Birthday to Remember

Now that things have quieted down a little here… I finished up the awesome 5 Day Series that I got to be a part of… and we’re starting to get back to life-moving-forward following the bomb that dropped on us just over a week ago… it’s time to get back…

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They’re Baaacccckkkkk!

They made it home! With all their limbs fully functioning and no visible scars! {JOKING!!!} The fun only continued last weekend though, because Pawpaw & Grammaw stayed for the weekend before heading back home.Saturday involved a.nother. toddler disaster… the third one in as many days to be exact… Yes… Ellie…

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Distracted… Who? Me?

I’ve gotten out of this chair 6 times in the last half hour.And not for the reasons you might think. I’ll bet your first thought was that it was the kids… right?Wrong.I’m actually operating at “half capacity” this week!::Sigh:: Yes, Sam & Lawrie are spending the week at their Grammaw…

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Wordless Wednesday: She Sees… {6/20/12}

Many of you may recall my posting last month about our Sammi’s struggle with reading… and about blessing of the finding out the answer to her struggle. Well, I am so thrilled to report how wonderful Sammi’s progress has been and how utterly wholly she has plunged herself into reading!…

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Wordless Wednesday: BALLGAME! {6/6/12}

We wrapped up another season of softball last night. Sammi’s 10 & Under team, The Phoenix, made a valiant effort toward the Championship, winning their first playoff game against the 8th place team and fought hard (though they ultimately came up short) against the 3rd place team. Not too shabby…

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Homeschooling Through Vision Problems

I started homeschooling when my oldest, Sammi, was 5 and ready for Kindergarten. That was back in 2007. She was the only person in my life that I’d ever attempted to teach to read. It did not go well. My first assumption, of course, was that I was just incapable…

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