Thursday, September 21, 2006

Pics of the school room

I thought I would upload some pics of the school room. I am still working on getting that video to work. So, here is where we "usually" do seat work like math and writing. We do bible, read alouds, and sometimes history outside on the screened in porch. LA is usually done inside on the couch or floor. I use the whiteboard ALOT. It keeps
the littles from grabbing at me so that I can teach the oldder ones! You can see on one of the pic that I use a kitchen rooling cart as my desk in this room. Itworks great! That small desk is there for my son Toby because he felt left out.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

First Video?
See if this works


Ok, I am thinking about adding some video. It would just be me talking mostly. We got a new camera so I want to play with it....

Lose to Invest

I know the title sounds confusing so let me try and explain. Americans believe that investing is putting something into something else which produces something better than the thing you put in. All of this is supposed to be done with minimal effort. They believe that because they are “smart” it should come easy and quickly. Wrong! Even “smart” people have to sacrifice something to get something. Now, there is upon occasion blessings that come from the Father that we have nothing to do with. Being born into wealth, being very fertile, and being a genius(one that has knowledge above what can be taught). Nobody can really brag on those things because it has nothing to do with any sacrifices that person made. There are many things in our lives that could be called investments, though I don’t think most people look at them that way. For instance:
Spending time with your spouse
Raising your children
Teaching your children
Reading an educational book
Late nights working on a home business
Cleaning your house
Eating right
Let’s try to make some investments today!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Why we shouldn't plan beyond today....

Well, as you might have guessed, we have had experience with this lately. 2 events changed our plans this week. We were planning on going to my MIL's this weekend so that she could watch the kids and DH and I could get some time together. That didn't happen. Summer came down with a runny nose, fever, and vomiting. So much for the weekend. Then, on Sunday, I backed out of the garage and was not paying attention to what I was doing. I backed straight into DH's car! The parking gear does not work now. He had to put the emergency brakes on so that it wouldn't roll. I feel terrible about it. Not only that, but now we only have one car and the kids and I are the ones that are going to suffer. The consequences of not paying attention are great!
I was talking to Charlotte yesterday and she asked me why I shouldn't get in trouble for "not paying attention". I told her I am getting in trouble and its much worse than a spanking! She said "How?" I told her that now I have to stay home all day instead of being able to go out. And if we choose to get the car fixed, thats money that needs to be spent. She said "What about lying. You don't get in trouble if your an adult." (You have to understand that she is having a little problem with this herself lately) I said "Oh yes we do! If we get caught in our job lying, they could fire us! Also, if we have kids, then we teach them to lie and they will ultimately teach their children too. So, see we would have affected 2 families by lying! That is definately bad consequences!" She quieted after that.
I have learned this lesson of planning over the last couple of years so it doesn't bother me as much as it might have 5 years ago. I used to get upset over ANYTHING that didn't go as planned. But,we know that God is God. My knowledge only comes from experience and public school(which isn't much!) Therfore, I have no clue what he has in store for me from day to day. Sometimes I like his suprises, sometimes I don't. Ultimately, it doesn't matter. It may stink for a while but I know that I will learn something out of it because his planning is never worthless.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Moving in

Well, we are almost moved in. It's a good thing too because I hurt! Yesterday I spent alot of time putitng together some patio furniture. The table wasn't hard but the chairs, lets just say I was about ready to eat on the floor! Thekids were pretty good yesterday. I took the girls to their first brownies meeting for the year. They love it soo much. I took the three littlest ones to BarnesnNoble. I got to hang out with another homeschooling Mom. It was nice to talk and not worry about moving for a while. Alex is getting BIG!! He did good last night on his feedings. Lately he has not gotten up in the middle of the night and STAYED up. He just goes right back to sleep. I will have to upload some more pics today. I have a lot planned for today but will probably only accomplish about half. I am planning on staying at the house and organizing stuff. Everythings everywhere right now and its driving me and Jason batty.