Thursday, July 23, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

What We're Up To


Next years learning

Our Homeschool Space



Big Homemade Bubbles

Cut and Paste

Bug Puzzles

Backyard Volcanoe

Chunky Lego


Journey's flowers

Potted Strawberries

Six pots of Tomatoes

A Baby

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Silent Noise

I am going to take a blog break at least for the month of July, possibly longer. I am finding I spend to much time on the Internet. It is creating this silent noise in my mind. The constant exposure to new ideas and new information is creating a noise that I need to get away from. It's all good stuff it just isn't all necessary stuff.

I hear myself telling the kids to wait a minute.....many minutes in a row. I am struggling to get some basic things done due to struggles we are having with one of our children. I am committed to my family and calling to be at home serving my family. I don't leave my physical house much but I am leaving too much via the world wide web. Things are intense around here and I am tempted to check out and the constant information and reading is sucking me in and tiring my mind. My energies need to be focused very simply....on each of my children and husband.

I am reading less books which is a big red flag for me. I find I am "browsing" in my thinking and processing lately. I have little mental energy or time alone to process. I need to hold the little time I do have wisely. I need to be talking to my husband, reading the word and gospel centered books not the Internet.

I will pop in to post things I want to remember about the kids or something I want to record after the initial withdrawal :o). I won't be frequenting other blogs on a regular basis right now. The writing is good for me.....ALL the reading online is what I need to shut down.

Have a great summer. I will be reading again when I have better control of the noise in my life.

I do still plan at some point to post about the changes I am making around here. I simply need to live them and not think about talking about them.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Canada Day

Today we went to the store to pick up some meat for the BBQ. We had to for go a trip to the beach with friends due to Eli not feeling well. So I told the kids to pick out any treat in the grocery store they would like.

They chose.......

Whole Grain Pepperidge Farm Goldfish


A loaf of French white bread.

I am not sure if I should pat myself on the back because they didn't choose candy, brownies or potato chips OR be mortified that my kids think white bread is a dessert.

Off to finish making this with strawberries for our Canada Day dinner.

One other thing. I can not believe I just paid $4.15 for a gallon of milk. It's not organic, unpasteurized....just plan ole milk. What are they feeding those cows.....golden kernels of wheat!