Wednesday, April 23, 2008

If you are reading this, you are invited

Evie and I will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo party and you are invited. Not sure where his current love of Mexico is coming from but I will run with it. Our schooling will be revolving around this party, so any tangible invitations that make it out, might not make it out in a timely manner. Thus our blogged invite:

Who: you (yes you!!!)
What: Chips and salsa and anything else you would like to contribute, games, fun
When: May 5 at 10:30 am
Where: Birchwood Park (bathroom, swings, basketball, large green field, covered eating)
Why: Another reason we love homeschooling

Please leave us a comment as to how many of you might be attending. Can't wait to see you!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Learning from David

Part of our rock study included David vs. Goliaith. A friend from MOPS was nice enough to offer what her children knew of slingshots. We brought a modern version of the lunch David brought to his brothers and the king at battle (bread and cheese) and oranges (for fun).

Not sure how the launching off the portch works into the Bible story . . .

Mordecai is the fine gentleman next to Evie. He has become an important person and friend. Everett loves to go there (I don't mind either!!!). He and Mordecai become human magnets the entire time. I love that he has a friends like that.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Who would not want more of this? Cornwall's last message was about where can you make a difference. There was a blank to be filled in in our notes addressing where our hearts have been lead or touched to "go and be" like Christ to others. I filled mine in with "orphans and basic human needs". My friend sitting next to me filled hers in the same way. She said it was one more reason why we are friends. =) Anyway, its been on my heart and mind and so now it is on my calender. I will be attending the orientation meeting for foster care and adoption. Ian was reluctant to say any kind of yes in fear of my heart being set on something. I understand where he is coming from, but I told him my goal was to complete the home study and be available to fill a need. The idea of an opportunity (or 2) literally knocking on our door and us not being able to open it due to legal paper work makes me sick to my stomach.

If you are in anyway interested, I will be attending the May 5 orientation meeting here in Bellingham from 5-9pm. I would love to go with friends! There is no commitment or expectation following the meeting. If you just want to come for some information (for now or later), please join me.

Monday, April 14, 2008

New Email

Here is our new email. We have been locked out, not ignoring you. We can not access our address book either so, please send us a note at (*This is not linking well, please send us a note another way)

Friday, April 11, 2008

My Favorite Time of Year

It's garage sale season!! Evie and I hit up a good one tonight. He scored a Spider Man "Triple Action Web Blaster" . . . for 50 cents! It shoots water, silly string, foam darts and suction cup missiles.

My new tea cup and all for another 50 cents

and our new larger coffee pot, with filters, for $1.

I am so excited! Let me know what you are looking for I would be happy to shop for you too.

10 Random things about me (+ 1 more)

I was tagged a while ago. Here are my 10 random and possible unknowns about myself:

1. I have a completion problem. I dread putting the laundry away, emptying the dishwasher, paying postage and sending a package. I am fine (and even joyful) to do things up until the last step.

2. I am one of seven siblings. 4 boys, 3 girls. I am the second youngest (and the shortest).

3. I love tomatoes, but hate sun dried tomatoes.

4. Childhood career dreams: Astronaut, lawyer in human services, moma.

5. My toenails MUST be painted. But never my fingernails.

6. I LOVE sports and racing. My parents took me to SIR (Seattle International Raceway) every summer. We always watched Monday night football. My mom says that when I was very young, anytime I saw someone running on TV (football or not), I would run up to it and yell "Get 'em, get 'em, get 'em". If it has a ball, puck or gears I'm in!!

7. I like to sew and crochet. Can not knit.

8. I am a horrible swimmer but love to white water river raft and dream of kayaking.

9. I hated reading as a child. It drives my mother crazy that I now have 50 items checked out of the library for the kids and I.

10. I can not cook beans, rice, or bread (until recently) with out modern technology i.e: bread maker, rice cooker, Cash and Carry's #10 can of black beans.

11. My favorite shopping spots are the Goodwill, Value Villiage, Target & garage sales.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Just another School day

What have we been up to? A little of this and a little of that. It is currently spring break but I am not sure if we are doing anything different than before. We practiced some letters with our pancake batter. Everett has a new favorite game called Number Chase. You lay all these cards out 1-50 and clues are given to guide you to the secret number. He is doing so well at it that he almost does not need any help.
Although, it is way more fun to team up with dad and play against mom.

Yesterday we went swimming with some friends. How could these children not love it. Isobel LOVES water and Everett LOVES hanging out with his buddies.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My "Altar"

I am reading many books right now. One of which is "Welcome Home Daddy". It is about traditional values for modern mothers. More loving God through honoring my husband and caring for our kids. In the first chapter it painted this picture: "I want to look at my kitchen sink as an altar, a place where the work I do for my family becomes a love offering poured out to God". I loved it! As I got up to look at my "altar" it was covered by those that I love and that love me. The window frames such a beautiful outside and I love it when the sun shines through it (when there is sun :)
Honestly, I only moved two things out of the way for this. There is a picture of Everett, Isobel and Ian. A few cards of friendship. Part of my tea cup collection. Some home school growing projects. And a plaque a friend gave me: "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world". Enjoy your day with your children.