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Where did the time go?

Here we are starting school for the 2012-2013 school year and my last post was FALL 2011!  WOW! Did I only blink my eyes or what!  One day I’ll get this blog up and running. Maybe.

We started school yesterday and I snapped a few quick pictures to chronicle our day.  T-Rev did not want to get going in the morning.  Now granted this IS 08:00 in the morning and he is usually up and running around by 07:00 every day.  He said the thought of school just made him tired.  Ummm….not sure how to take that considering I’m his teacher.

CB on the other hand was up bright and early.  He helped me get the school room ready for the day, watched as I made breakfast and was eagerly waiting at his desk when it was time to start.  Oh what a difference a few years make!  T-Rev was once like that. Sigh.

I made muffins and bacon for breakfast.

Still not awake…

A picture is worth a thousand words.  Look at the differences in their faces.  Too funny!

Lesson plans for the year.  I’m a little scared!  Excuse me while I go hide under my covers for the next 179 days.

I have been revamping the school room this year.  I’ll try to do another post on the room as a whole soon but something I did different this year was use these tables as desks.  I just couldn’t find anything that was big enough that each boy could spread out.  So I found these tables at Sam’s.  They each have one and I placed a plastic filing cabinet underneath each one.

I placed a cheap plastic silverware holder in the top drawer to hold school supplies.  Works way better than a pencil box!

The desks are in an L-shape.  That’s my chair on the other side.  Now I can toggle back and forth and we all have plenty of room.  (Ignore the mess on the shelves, it’s really not there…just a mirage I tell ya.)

One of our traditions is to have hot chocolate during the school day.  I make it the old-fashioned way using Hershey’s cocoa powder.  The boys love it!

Now he’s awake! 

Lord, please give me strength and energy for the upcoming year.  Please guide our days. Amen!

…and let there be plenty of coffee!!


Hi everyone,

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. My computer crashed several weeks ago. Something about the mother board….go figure. Well my wonderful husband surprised me the other night with a new computer. He had found a good deal on one and bought it for me. So now I’m back in the blogosphere.

We have some exciting news. T-Rev asked Jesus into his heart on June 12th! He is so excited! I cannot even express how I feel. To know that my son will be with me eternally is just…..overwhelming. The joy his father and I feel is immeasurable! I get teary eyed just thinking about it. We plan on having his baptism on August 31st. What a wonderful day that will be.

On a funny note….The day T-Rev accepted Jesus, we were talking about this being sort of a new birthday for him. He and I were discussing the concept of being born again. It amazed me just how much he understood. He just blows me away sometimes with his ability to “just get it”. Well anyway, Bubby was listenting to this and here is what followed:

Bubby: ” Will “T-Rev” get presents on this new birthday?

Me: “Not the kind that you can unwrap.”

T-Rev: “Yeah. My present is I get to live eternally with Jesus.” ( I kid you not, this is what came out of my 7 year old’s mouth. It just blows me away!)

Bubby: “Well, I don’t want one of those (kind of birthdays.)” He’s all about the presents at this age.

Other than that, not much has been going on around here. We pretty much spend our days outside. Either we are at a park or in our backyard with our neighbors. Lazy summer days are here!

I’ll post pictures later. Have a great 4th everyone!


Busy, busy, busy…..

Hi Everyone,

Sorry it’s been such a long delay in posts. We’ve had a very busy month of May. With field trips, end of school, birthdays, visitors and park days, we’ve barely found a moment to breathe. Below are some pics from the last several weeks.

Love to all,


Awanna Boys

Every Wednesday night, we go to Awannas. If you’re not familiar with Awannas, it is a program that teaches children scripture. They memorize a Bible verse weekly. Even Bubby has to learn a scripture every week. After they learn their verses, they recite it for their teacher and get checked off in their book. They earn patches or pins for their vests by reaching different levels. Below is a picture of the boys with their vests. They are very proud of their vests! I am very proud of them! It always amazes me when, out of the blue, they spout off a verse they’ve learned. I’m just now able to do that and I’m …… well let’s just say I’m getting up there in years. If you have Awannas where you live, I would highly recommend taking your children. It’s wonderful!

p.s. You would think I could have found a better background for this picture. Just ignore the box of Easter decorations behind them. It hasn’t found it’s way back home yet.

Hodge Podge

Well now that I’m in the blogging world, I thought I would try to figure out how to add pictures to my posts. I can’t very well use this as an online scrapbook/journal if I cannot post pictures can I? Let’s see if I can do this…..

Oh, there we go. Wow! This is cool! This is Bubby being……well Bubby.

This is a pic of the boys on Easter morning. Aren’t they handsome!?!

This is the boys sitting in the back of a fire truck. It’s not a very good pic, but now I can’t figure out how to get it off without deleting my entire post. And honestly, I’m just too lazy to do the whole thing over again.

This is T-Rev conquering his fear of the “Dreaded Rock Wall.” He had a bad experience when he was 5. He had gotten half way up the wall and couldn’t figure out how to get back down. He’s been afraid of climbing another one since then. On this day, a few weeks ago, he just decided he was tired of being afraid and took the bull by the horns and just did it. I was so proud of him.

This is a picture of their homeschool group at the Fire Station. Again, not a very good picture, but I don’t have time to figure out how to erase just the picture and not the entire post. My next pictures will be better I promise. I have to run now and take the boys to Awannas. Maybe I can do more when I get home. I still want to figure out how to put a slide show in my posts.