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Month: September 2008

The Stuff of Dreams……

I’ve been tagged by Keli, so I’m supposed to share 7 things about myself and then tag 7 others.  I’m terrible at following rules and very technically challenged so forgive my ‘butcherin’  of this ‘taggin’ .   Without further adieu,  I give you 7 things from my dreams:  I start my dreamy day in ‘my’covered […] Read more…

Sunday grace……..

There are so many things to love about this guy.   He’s rugged, funny,  smart,   loves football and fishing and good scotch,  can name nearly every tree in nature,  reads theology books,  can water ski and snow ski like a pro,  likes classical music and Pearl Jam,  and  occasionally loses his temper.   He’s […] Read more…

Midday Bookclub marches on………

This group of women is smart,  talented,  inspiring,   and just plain fun to be around.   Thus,  if you like to read classical literature….. and like to learn and be challenged……and like to be surrounded by strong,  opinionated,  sweet ladies…..then you should join us.    And if we’re too far away for you,  then […] Read more…

Maiden Voyage……

Dedicated to parents of teenagers with newly begotten drivers’ licenses: Dear Lord,  lead us towards those we are waiting for,  those who are waiting for us!May all our movements,  all their movements,  be guided by your Light….and transfigured by your joy.    Lonely and tired,  crushed by the separations…and sorrows of earth,  we feel the […] Read more…

Why we memorize…………

The following excerpt is taken from a paper by Andrew Pudewa called “Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization”.  This part of our homeschool day where we memorize poems, scripture, catechisms, etc.  is one of my favorites.   It simply amazes me how much kids excel at memory work.   I’ve included a video of my girls […] Read more…

Fall Decorating 101…….

Start by baking some pumpkin bread (use your favorite pumpkin bread recipe) and then add one cup of butterscotch chips per loaf of bread.  It’s to die for….and then your house smells nice and ‘fall-like’ while you decorate……Recruit your small children to paint pumpkins for you using apples…..and flour sacks and plenty of creativity……Jazz up […] Read more…

A Cross Country Meet from the Eyes of a Six Year Old…..translated "We’re going to the park and McDonald’s"

“Emme,  come look at all the snacks,   you wanna some poptarts?”“You wanna play on the monkey bars?”meanwhile,  Caiti shows off her new pinkilicious running spikes and tells us how they make her run soooo much faster and feel soooo glamorous…..despite the fact that the girls are oblivious to the fact that people are actually […] Read more…

Dedicated to Jamie Knoxville- On my knees for ya!   The ‘Monday’ prayer from the Lutheran Prayer Book; Lord, in this morning hour I come boldly to Your throne of grace in full assurance that there I shall obtain mercy and find grace and help in time of trouble.  I need Your help and Your […] Read more…