Archive for July, 2012

Math Essentials~Schoolhouse Crew Review

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

  Recently, James told me that he really likes Algebra and Geometry. (Who does this child belong to anyway?!) When I received the opportunity to review Math Essentials, we chose Pre-Algebra Concepts and we also received Decimals and Percents. From Math Essentials site: MAKE MATH FUN AND BUILD SELF-ESTEEM The key to this program’s success […]

Beautiful Marriages

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

I read this on the blog about Ian and Larisssa (I posted a video about them before. They married even though Ian had been in a terrible accident.) It encouraged me this morning. I’m pretty sure it applies to us too. “But it seems, in our tiny little experience of marriage so far, that those […]


Friday, July 20th, 2012

Forgiveness is not that stripe which says, “I will forgive, but not forget.” It is not to bury the hatchet with the handle sticking out of the ground, so you can grasp it the minute you want it. –D. L. Moody

Easy Amish Pickles~Repost

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Another yummy recipe from the Amish cookbook. My cucumber vine is plentiful and I’ve eaten too many cucumber sandwiches lately so I had to find something to do with them. I’ll say that the Amish recipes aren’t the most healthy you can eat, but they sure are good! I halved this recipe. I put everything […]

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Monday, July 16th, 2012

I am going to be watching my 2 baby nephews (2 1/2 and almost 1) this coming week while my brother and his wife are on a missions trip. My computer will be in the shop and hopefully ready for me at the end of the week. So, you may or may not hear from […]

Sticking With It

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

I’m still exercising and eating low carb. This Saturday makes 10 weeks (or is it 11?) of consistent exercise. I feel great although I’m not sure that the results are that visible. My belly and arm flab is tenacious! I’ve been doing Walk Away The Pounds as well as Jillian’s 30 Day Shred. Level 2 […]

On Time

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The other day, James and I were talking about something that happened several years ago. I went to a photography class and my friend Joy stayed with James. She was traveling through the area visiting churches to share her ministry and staying with us a few days. I was only going to be gone for […]


Monday, July 9th, 2012

My computer is not working. The power light comes on but there is nothing there. I’m praying it’s fixable but I’m going to be super sporadic around here this week and possibly next!   Sorry! (Thanks to my friend for letting me log on at her house!)

When Sin Looks Better Than God~Francis Chan

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

    I listened to this (most of it!) today and wanted to share it with you. He’s an excellent author but also and excellent speaker. One part that stuck with me all day is his comment about angels. He said something like, They must look at us and say  WHOA! You’re walking away from […]

Chronicles of State History Notebook Hewitt Homeschooling~Review

Friday, July 6th, 2012

  I received the opportunity to review Hewitt Homeschooling Chronicles of State History notebook. Hewitt Homeschooling‘s about section shares this information about their company~ Our emphasis includes combining excellent academics with character development, instilling the work ethic, and developing a spirit of community service in the next generation. With a current client base of over […]