Difficult Lessons

Tracy / December 10, 2012

but funny– It’s in fact, very funny. They sneak my camera and actually take these photos themselves. One day, they’ll see the humor here, as well! 🙂

Mommy Skills….

Tracy / November 2, 2012

Emma is learning. She doesn’t know it just yet, but these years are forming her heart and her mind for the years to come. The Lord willing, one day, Emma will have real babies of her very own. For now, she practices bathing her baby, just like she’s seen her mama bathe her own babies so many times before. Sweet…

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A Typical Day in a Not So Typical Home

Tracy / October 22, 2012

It’s Monday. I’ve thought all weekend about what my week should hold– the projects I would like to see done, letters that need to be written, life to be lived. 🙂 I do have a few things on my list, but, it’s nice for once to not have a schedule over-flowing with activities. It’s nice to have a moment to…

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Sunday Morning

Tracy / October 11, 2012

Paul has always said, “the person who wrote “Easy Like Sunday Morning”, did not have children to dress for church!”. A week ago Sunday, we were having one of THOSE days. You know the one where you start with the best of intentions and everything seems to go backwards from the moment your eyes open. To be honest, Saturday night,…

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Teach Your Child to Read– Phonics/Reading

http://www.LinesFromTheVine.com Phonics
Tracy / October 10, 2012

We are asked about the phonics curriculum we use quite often. Honestly, most things change from year to year, but we have managed to find a few “keepers”. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons remains our main phonics curriculum. Years ago, when we first started to think about homeschooling our children, this was suggested by my uncle…

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Goodbye to Summer

Tracy / September 29, 2012

I know the days of summer have come to an end, but we still had this little loose end to tie: Earlier in the season we had purchased popsicle molds with the promise of making pudding pops this year. We found ourselves with a little sliver of time in the day. It was great, ….just perfect really, for Timothy and…

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Joshua’s Trip and a Prayer Request

Tracy / September 29, 2012

Well, just when I’m celebrating a small milestone (which isn’t really small at all….just for a small person…), my oldest son is flying his way to California this morning for work. (Suitcase packed and ready….) As always, I would appreciate prayer for his safety. It’s a strange thing to be spread between two seasons of life this way. While many…

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Budding Violinist

Tracy / December 27, 2011

Emma just completed her first term in violin lessons! She’s been playing frequently….I’ll admit I’m humming that “eggs, eggs, eggs” song, all day, on most days.

Sharing News….

Tracy / December 27, 2011

We have had the most beautiful, and unexpected news this week. It would seem, that the Lord is blessing us with another baby in mid-August! Since our little one is only 6 months old, this will be by far, the closest babies we have had. These days, my hair is turning silver around the edges, and little lines have long…

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December 1, 2011

Tracy / December 2, 2011

I’ve had lots of help packing away our fall/Thanksgiving decorations. The children carefully went through the house gathering pumpkins, and fall wreaths. We sorted them on my bed and placed them into boxes to await next year. It’s always nice to have their help! It’s really nice to see the excitement growing as they realize it’s almost Christmas!! I’ve spent…

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November 30, 2011

Tracy / November 30, 2011

Another year seems to be coming to an end, my friends. I’m humbled to see the many faces, and places that have blessed my family, and my home in the past year. I’ve been spending time this week looking through this year’s photos. There are many tiny slices of life that I so easily forget. I’m thankful to have thought…

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