We are curriculum free for now, and most things are patched together with yard sale and thrift store finds which makes for an extremely affordable education and lots of room for trial and error.
I thought I would break down our year and share some of our favorite things that worked well for us – I am sure I am forgetting some important things, so will update if I remember something. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…
Aren’t these duct tape bow ties fabulous? I took the boys with me to a youth group event last evening and the girls entertained themselves making duct tape crafts – which included these fantastic bow ties they sent my boys home with.
Two colors of duct tape per tie and a little bit of folding is all that’s involved. They go all the way around their neck and seal with a small piece of tape, though I am considering adding Velcro to it as that little piece of tape keeps catching in their hair. || Read more
Could you tell me the way to Somewhere -
I have heard of a place called Somewhere-
But I know not where it can be. || Read more
All week my boys were discussing the upcoming evening – at one point they said that the last night of Awana was always better than Christmas. That’s some high praise right there!
It was a fun evening and I took way too many pictures. Here are a few of the fabulous people and the fun times ~
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Paul’s been gone for awhile with training stuff and he had to come back to town for something and was able to come see us. All of our hearts are happy and full now. || Read more
Excerpts from the poem Her Words by Anna Hempstead Branch
For mother’s everywhere – by birth or by heart – who inspire children the world over with beautiful words of Truth, of grace, of forgiveness – both the giving type and the seeking type.
Glorious and majestic are His deeds,
and His righteousness endures forever.
He has caused His wonders to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
He provides food for those who fear Him;
He remembers His covenant forever.
He has shown His people the power of His works,
giving them the lands of other nations.
The works of His hands are faithful and just;
all His precepts are trustworthy.
They are established for ever and ever,
enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
He provided redemption for His people;
He ordained his covenant forever—
holy and awesome is His name.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow His precepts have good understanding.
To Him belongs eternal praise.
As you know, I have been working through the process of crafting out our homeschool space for the years to come. I have been working with what we already own and grabbing pieces from other rooms to pull together our homeschool space in line with the vision I have for it and our needs.
I looked around the room the other day and realized it had a lot of chairs in it. 6 to be exact. And each one is unique. || Read more
Roly-Poly’s are plentiful – until you actually want to find one for science! I am reading the boys Backyard Wonders right now and we wanted to find one of these interesting crustaceans to get a closer look after we had learned a little bit more about them… it took us awhile and we could only find one! || Read more
A friend brought this salad to a potluck and the bowl was scraped clean and several people requested the recipe. I have made it several times since then for company and each time it’s been remarked on – it’s a delicious blend of flavors and the oil and lemon dressing is perfection. It is easy to pull together and has been added to my regular roster of rotated company dishes. || Read more