Archive for August, 2012

School Room

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Our school room is our dining room. We have a very small house and it’s hard to arrange the furniture because every room has a walking pattern to another room. The house is like a long rectangle with a couple rooms off the side and partial walls between rooms. Anyway, I’d love to arrange things […]

Facebook~Find Me?

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Something strange happened with my old Facebook page. It says if I want back in I can just scan in some ID–I think it’s legit because the info isn’t coming to me through email–it’s right on Facebook.   However, if I scan in my ID it doesn’t say Lizzie Norris….so…. I set up a new […]

Woodrow For President~Peter & Cheryl Barnes~Book Review TLC Book Tours

Monday, August 20th, 2012

With the election coming up this fall, I’ve been looking for resources for school so James (and I!) can understand this process better. I was asked to review this book and while it’s definitely a resource for younger children James and I both enjoyed learning from it. Woodrow for President by Peter & Cheryl Barnes […]

From Outside The Frame

Friday, August 17th, 2012

  A Proverbs treasure hunt–sounds fun. Easy chicken chimichangas–a favorite at our house. I like that they aren’t fried. Ideas for a family command center. I like the top one. A recipe for oven roasted tomato sauce Fluffy buttermilk biscuits Awesome free resources for piano teachers. I just found this last night~great stuff. Healthier homemade […]

So Different

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Our lives are so different these days. Sometimes, I find it hard to believe how completely different our life is this year. I’ve shared a few of our stories that remind us of our scars. We will never be free of  stories like that because my husband has a record. I’m thankful that I blogged […]

This Week

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

I enjoyed the time with my family. The babies are soooooo cute! (I’m not biased….). It was good to visit with my mom and dad too. Lee and James are supposed to be home Friday. I’m definitely starting to miss them, but I also really enjoy some solitary time. I’ve been hitting the thrift stores […]


Monday, August 13th, 2012

I’m going to visit with my parents who are staying with my brother and sister in law and the babies. They’re here for 2 weeks especially to meet my sweet little nephews. They live SOOOOO far away so we’re glad they are here. I will stay overnight, then I have to get home to vote […]

Thomas Jefferson Education~This Week In History~Schoolhouse Crew Review

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Rachel DeMille at Thomas Jefferson Education offers a wonderful feature you can subscribe to in order to enhance your homeschool–This Week In History. This week in history is accessible either on the website or in your inbox as an email! Super convenient and easy to use. I am from a history geek family, so I really […]

What I Did Today…

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Did I happen to mention that Lee and James are in the semi together this week?  They left on Monday and will be back some time next week. I really am not getting all the things done that I want to. I’m not sure why. I haven’t done a ton of cleaning or organizing. I […]

From Outside The Frame

Friday, August 10th, 2012

  Olympian Lolo Jones proves children of incarcerated parents can succeed!   Find your Olympic athlete match–funny!   Another inspiring Olympics story. I enjoyed reading this.   At church on Sunday, I learned a few more details about the Spafford family–It Is Well With My Soul–this link shows photos of the family as well as the […]