Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tapestry Reminder!

Just a reminder that this is the last day to order Tapestry of Grace at the old price of $180. Tomorrow the price goes up to $225.
Year 1 Redesigned
Year 2 Redesigned
Year 3 Redesigned
Go to Egypt
Sail to the New World

My affiliate code is TOGDEW. You can type this in at the Save and Share code are at the bottom of the bookstore page. Please use this code if you are ordering and you don't have a code you are currently using. Thanks so much!

Friday, January 25, 2008

What is your favorite food?
Candy,Candy,Candy, and carrots.
What is your favorite book/author/or book series? Why?
Nancy drew. I love mystery's.
What is your favorite season? Why?
Winter, i do not like bugs and bees and 90 degree weather.
What is your favorite memory?
my brother jay-bird being born because i had been praying for a boy not a girl. ( i wish i prayed for a girl ) and my 10Th b-day the car broke down and we walk about a mile.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen--Leeann style

I saw this on Leeann's blog and thought it would be fun to play along.

13 Things I Want To Know About You

1. Would you eat spoiled food from the garbage, or go hungry?
Go hungry as long as I could. Eventually I would probably eat it, but I would have to be starving to death. Literally

2. Would you make one adult film, if it meant that you would never have to work again?
Absolutely not.

3. In your relationship, you find out that a baby has been conceived. One of you wants the baby, the other doesn't. Who has the right to choose?
The one that wants it. But they also have to take care of it in every way

4. You are in a serious accident in the middle of nowhere and you only chance of survival is to cut off your own arm. Would you do it?
I don't know. Because I would probably die anyway

5. Do you think it is important to tell the truth, or spare someones feelings?
I err on the side of grace. I don't necessarily lie, but truth does not always need to be said out loud. It's ok to just shut your trap

6. What is something you find yourself constantly thinking about?
The mess in my house

7. If your house was on fire, what is the one thing you would have to save (of course, I am assuming that all people/pets are safe)?
Car keys, cell phone, insurance papers. (No, not the pictures. That is why I use web albums.)

8. Forgive and forget? Or forget to forgive?
Forgive, but who ever really forgets?

9. Why are you best friends with your best friend?
Because we can be real with each other

10. Name one challenge you are faced with on a regular basis.

11. Do you think its possible to only love one person for the rest of your life?
In a perfect world, yes.

12. If you had the skills, what is your dream job?
Flipping houses

13. What is your favorite quote/saying/scripture?
“No bastard ever won a war dying for his country. You win a war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” — General George Patton I read this in Flags of our Fathers and thought it was great.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

So funny....

I just got this in an email and couldn't resist posting it.
These men have just finished placing solid steel pillars in concrete to stop vehicles from parking on the pavement outside a sports bar downtown. They are cleaning up at the end of the day.

How long do you think it took until they realized their mistake?

Wordless Wednesday--The Red Barron

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

2 things...

I saw this on Karen's blog and since my kids are not allowed on electronics because they destroyed the house yet again I thought I would use it. Thanks Karen!

2 things you like: laughter and music
2 things you hate: chaos and filth
2 things you want right now: tiki hut and sand
2 things you want in life: peace and joy
2 things you are doing right now: blogging and munching on gummy bears
2 things you'd rather be doing: flying to the tropics and sitting in a clean house
2 things you hear right now: radio and kids
2 things you smell right now: gummy bears and puppies
2 things that are right in front of you: computer monitor and J-Bells hand stealing gummy bears
2 things that are behind you: books and a window
2 things that make you happy: great humor and kids belly laughing
2 things that make you sad: ignorance and loneliness
2 things you think will happen tomorrow:company coming and cold weather
2 things you know will happen tomorrow: someone will be born and someone will die.
2 people you will tag: anyone and everyone

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Being thankful that Grandma pulled through surgery fine and hopefully we will have her around for many more years now, I got to thinking how often someone in our immediate family has been in the hospital in the last 1 1/2 to 2 years.

We had made a rule for 2008 that we were not going to do the hospital thing this year. But Grandma, being the rebel that she is, had to break the rule 15 days into the new year. Here's a glimpse of the prayers we have prayed.

1. Mom's heart issues

2. Mom's intestinal issues

3. Sister's first surgery

4. Sister's second surgery

5. Sister's third surgery

6. Step-dad's appendix

7. Rara's appendix

8. MIL first foot surgery

9. MIL second foot surgery (today at noon)

10. Mom's foot surgery

11. Grandma's heart

12. Nephew's minor surgery/ procedure

13. Grandpa's heart

*Not really posted by Knight. Posted by De*

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

When you are 8 years old, sick, and you have puppies, this is how you want to nap.

Monday, January 14, 2008

please pray for my gramdma Anderson. She Just had a hart attack and we do not know if she is saved.

Tapestry of Grace

For our main curriculum, we have chosen to use Tapestry of Grace. I am able to teach my kids all at the same time, and yet make it interesting and challenging for all levels. I have found it to be easily outlined, well organized, and very useful. I also like it that it is easy to personalize for our family.

That being said, I have also recently become somewhat of an affiliate. They have a program that if you share and tell your friends you can earn money off of your products you order. So that means that I'm not actually making money at this, but I can earn maybe some new books or materials. If you or someone you know is ordering, please use my code if you don't already have a code you are currently using.

By the way...if you are ordering the redesigned years, the price is going up $45 on February 1st. The current price is $180. It will be going up to $225. Now is a great time to order.

Tapestry of Grace Year 1 Redesigned

Tapestry of Grace Year 2 Redesigned

Tapestry of Grace Year 3 Redesigned

Go To Egypt

Sail to the New World

My affiliate code is TOGDEW. You can type this in at the Save and Share code are at the bottom of the bookstore page. Any questions, just ask.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

And then there were 3

Desti's puppy, Gracie, went home last night. A couple weeks before Christmas we received a phone call asking about the puppies and they eventually decided to claim the female puppy. It was a very long wait for Ms. Emma who had been wanting a puppy (she is the girl in the pink outfit at the bottom left)

The family came up last night to take her home. Emma seemed very happy with her puppy and although it is sorta sad to see her go, we still have 3 puppies that wake us up early, make messes, and are not quite potty trained. And I have a feeling Gracie will be spoiled. They even brought her a coat so she wouldn't get too cold outside.
The neatest thing about this, is that they are from Knights home town, and have offered to let us come see her. Desti and Emma have talked about being email pals, and Emma has agreed to send pictures so we can watch Gracie grow up.
One down 3 to go.
I thought i would blog because i have finally gotten over my grounding.
I am going on the route today
I wish i could stay home and play the wii.
I am done with my chores.
I am done with my room.
now what to do?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Favorite Friday

What is your favorite food?
I would probably say...macaroni and cheese

What is your favorite book/author/or book series? Why?
My favorite series is Dr Suess because they are funny.

What is your favorite season? Why?
Summer. Cause you can play more around. In winter you can go outside but you have to go inside to warm up.

What is your favorite memory?
Going to Action City to play Deal or no Deal

You are welcome to join me on Favorite Friday. Just let me know you did in the comments.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Even Though....

Even though...

...there are dishes in the sink...

...there is laundry ALWAYS waiting to be done...

...the kids rooms are not as clean as I would like...

...there is always paperwork to do or file...

...someone could make a dust castle in my house... windows go unwashed... kids may fight at times...

...there is constant noise, and I prefer quiet...

...convenience is traded for health in many meals...

...we have the rules posted, they do not get followed at times...

...we have the chores posted, they do not get done at times...

...I live in a state that stays below freezing WAY too long...

...this is still just another day in paradise.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

For the locals....

Marketplace brought in DaVanni's pizza and it's on sale. Yes, the same Davanni's from the cities. Definately worth the money for the pizza. It's better than's DaVanni's :-)

Friday, January 04, 2008

Favorite Friday

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is fruit. Because its healthy for you and it is good
What is your favorite book/author/or book series? Why?
My favorite series is Junie B Jones. because it is funny
What is your favorite season? Why?
summer because its hot and you don't haft to shovel
What is your favorite memory?
me and dad going out to eat by our self's

Introducing.....Favorite Friday!!!

Thinking about how to get the kids involved in blogging more, and therefor writing more, I am introducing Favorite Friday. Each month I will give my kids an assignment of listing their favorite ____ and why it is their favorite. Each Friday of the month each child will have their turn in the spotlight. I will also take the time to give you the preset favorites of each month in case you and/or your children would like to join us. I will also have a Mr Linky at the end of my child's post for those who join us. Come, on! It will be fun!

January's questions are....

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite book/author/or book series? Why?

What is your favorite season? Why?

What is your favorite memory?

Stay tuned to find out who is in the spotlight today and what their answers are....

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Fresh Starts

As the new year has started, there is a feeling of a fresh start here at home. We went back to our schedule, work, chores. You know, life.

Are you thinking "Why start a new year off working?"

Are you kidding?

Knight has been barely working since the 23rd. We have had nearly 10 days off schedule. Church services have been limited since they have canceled Sunday evening and Wednesday services.

I feel as if I have been floating aimlessly.

Not a good feeling for me.

So today, J-bell looks at me and says "I can't remember where we are supposed to be in math."

I tell her to look at where she left off.

She then informs me that she has not been keeping up with my schedule.

Then I look at Desti's. She's behind too.

Same with Rara.

J-bird is the only one caught up.

So for now, we are buckling down, getting caught up on school and chores. Therefore, I am shutting off the house phone. Cell is on for emergencies. Call if you must. I am happy to be there for you in an emergency. Otherwise, please give us a week.

On another note, did you notice the change in the sidebar?

I now have all the family able to contribute to the blog. I am hoping to get the kids writing more, and Knight at times has something to share. If it doesn't "sound" like me talking, take note of who the post is by.

Happy 2008. Here's to another fresh start