Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It's official...

I am a home school student.

Ok, school at home, not home school.

Classes start for me today with Ashford University.

One day down... four years left.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Cuddle time anyone?

This was the scene last night as we were heading to bed. Allie and J-Bird going to sleep. Allie normally sleeps with him. Sometimes she switches it up and sleeps with the girls but I don't think she gets the cuddle time she gets with J-Bird.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Just three words

I stole this from Leeann cause it looked like funI don't know what to blog about!

What I am doing: blogging and email
What I’m proud of today: up on time
What I’m thinking about: the day ahead
Who is home: kids, me, dog
Plans tonight: plans? what's that?
My weekend was: too long ago
What’s for dinner: don't know yet
Feelings about love: comfortable, accepted, complete
Feelings about life: busy, trying, joyful
What I need: have it all
What I want: house on river
What I have: way too much
My pet peeve: tartiness, clutter, fighting
My guilty pleasure: spending on me
What you don’t know about me: shh, don't tell
What I can hear: kids eating cereal
What I can smell: just my candles
My style: jeans, shirt, boring
My hairdo: long and curly
My outfit: same as always
My mood: content and ready
The weather today: I don't know
Thoughts on parenting: hard but great
Thoughts on marriage: hard but great :-)
Thoughts on politics: no one good
Thoughts on celebrity gossip: who really cares
Thoughts on beauty: eye of beholder
Thoughts on sleep: wish I could
Thoughts on writing: great cathartic release
My favorite appliance: pellet stove count?
My favorite car: not realistic, ever
My favorite splurge: out to eat
My favorite beauty secret: gel, then shake
My favorite treat: vanilla ice cream
My favorite everyday pleasure: blogging and email
Ten years ago: only 2 kids
Five years ago: schooling 2 kids
One year ago: nothings really changed
One year from now: expecting the same
Five years from now: working from home
Ten years from now: nearly empty nest :-(
I’m famous for: only imaginary fame
I’ll never be famous for: anything, thank goodness
Who I am: me, myself, I
Who I hope to be: not someone else
What I’m thankful for: my gazillion blessings

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Spring break no more

Spring break is over. We took last week off of school and spent the time going through the house. Each room got cleaned up and I spent the majority of my time in the classroom. I did this for a couple reasons.

This winter the classroom has been used as a catch all. It was unorganized and cluttered. This is where the computers are in our house and therefore we spend a lot of time in this room. With six people living in the house this can be a big indicator of what rooms are the messiest.

Also I am ordering next years curriculum this week. In fact, tomorrow I am getting 5 boxes of stuff and I should have all or nearly all of it by the end of next week. Since I need to be ready to receive, organize, and make available these items, I needed to make sure the classroom was clean.

It's better than Christmas to me. All the new materials, the new ways to get my kids thinking for themselves. I LOVE getting new school supplies! And it's even better when I will be reimbursed for it.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Princess Rara

Knight took Rara merchandising this morning. They had gotten done with the Little Debbies and were working on Tombstone pizza's. Knight left Rara to go get another load (kids are not allowed in the back room). While Knight was in the back Rara decided to make herself a throne out of the empty pizza boxes.
So this is what royalty looks like at work (thank goodness for camera phones!)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Here are thirteen things my kids learn

1. Be kind to everyone. Everyone is struggling as bad...or worse than you are.

2. Live your faith. Don't compromise. Don't get in a position where you have to make the tough choices. But live your faith with love for others.

3. You have a choice on how you handle things. It is so much better to smile, but it is ok to cry also.

4. You always have time to be kind. Nothing you do is so important that you become nasty towards others.

5. You are blessed. You have a family that loves you, food on your table, blankets and sheets on your own bed.

6. Enjoy your family. You have siblings, parents, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. And that's just the start of them. They are all really great people. Take time to let them know you care.

7. It is never to late (or early) to admit your mistake. Ask for forgiveness. Sincerely

8. Is is never to late (or early) to forgive. You don't need to wait for someone to ask. Just do it. Include yourself in that.

9. You can hold a lot more with an open hand than a closed fist. Be giving. Share. You will be blessed beyond anything you could ever do otherwise.

10. Resentment and bitterness only hurts you. Most of the time the other person doesn't even know you are upset. Let it go.

11. Your way is not the only way. Lots of other people live a different way, think a different thought, dream a different dream. That doesn't mean they are bad. It means there is diversity on earth. Enjoy it.

12. Joy is not the same as happiness. Happiness is dependent on the moment and circumstances. Joy is dependent on nothing but having true peace in Him despite your surroundings. Desire joy in your life.

13. Nobody is around forever. Enjoy them now, while they are here. And let them know how you feel.

I'm not saying I live all of this everyday. But I do hope that somehow they can learn, even through my mistakes.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

God's April Fools Joke

He's laughing, saying "and you thought it was spring..." I think the official total was somewhere around 7 inches of new snow last night.