Back to School

I love that dollar section at Target!! Here’s what I picked up last night for the school room: Did you find something different? If you know of a good deal on back to school supplies, please let us know!

July 30, 2010

So while the older boys are planning their camp out in the backyard, it’s Friday night and the littles are planning a camp out of their own in the library floor: What is so magical about tent sheets and floor sleeping? I remember loving it when I was younger too…I just don’t think my back loves it too much these…

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Jacob and Matthew

My growing boys are stretching their wings– Matthew and Jacob asked to camp in the backyard tonight. I can’t imagine they will sleep well in the heat, but I know that they will have a good time. Boys have such a sense of adventure! It’s hard at times, for a momma to let go and let her sons be men…

Just an Update

We’ve unpacked our boxes- each and every one! It’s something I never thought would happen- I’m so glad it’s done! At this point, we’re organizing our school day, creating laundry routines, and refocusing efforts on making things generally more efficient. In this area, I imagine I’ll be spending more time. These details require tweaking, as I’m sure you know. So,…

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Walking Shoes…Again.

*Thank you* Barbara, Marcy and Aunt Judy for your response about my shoes. I’m guessing since all of you seem to think that’s why my feet are hurting, I’m going to have to buy some new shoes and see if that will help. My New Balance shoes aren’t more than three months old and the same size and style I’ve…

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Birthday Blessings

Thank you for the numerous birthday greetings this week! You all helped make my week extra-special. I had the best birthday– Here are some highlights… Gifts and cards from the children…all planned with such care! …and amongst others, a really beautiful teapot cozy and coasters: these were handmade by my sweet Mom. It was definitely a birthday to remember!!

July 22nd, 2010

I started this week with grand plans… We’re finishing two (count ’em TWO) websites. One is just for homeschoolers, the other for our church– We’re almost done with the church site, and the other at least has a header graphic (thanks to Courtney). One of my biggest plans, was to finish really fleshing out family goals for the older children…

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One quick note–our newest, favorite place has got to be the Aldi’s! Beth, and my Aunt Denise told me I would have no regrets and boy, I don’t!! As a general rule, breakfast here should be a quarter or less per person, as should lunch. Dinner usually averages around 50 cents per person. This allows me to feed everyone a…

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On Walking….

I’ve been walking, walking, walking. Nine miles a week…it literally is uphill BOTH ways (and hubby thought I was joking!). I’ve dropped 30 pounds and two pants sizes. I feel better than I’ve felt in years. I’ve lost the baby weight from babies 2-10 (is that sad, or what???). So here’s the problem– my feet hurt! They actually ache!! Last…

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