Wednesday, May 31, 2006
The joy in the seeking
Sunday, May 28, 2006
A Happy Birthday
The Homeschooling class of 2006
With that I would love to share this quote from the NCHE Convention.
"I liked this: Somerville's wife had dreamed of opening a Christian pottery shop, but she gave that up to homeschool their children. However, he says, she still makes beautiful pottery... It's just that now she works with living clay."
It is the perfect reminder to the graduates of the sacrifices their parents have made for them. And a perfect reminder to the parents that what they think they are giving up, is just being used in a different manner than they imagined.
All my life (since I was 9 years old) I knew I wanted to be a writer and write about Missionaries going to far off places. I never knew I would be a missionary sent out by the church board, but by the military. Nor did I understand nor envision that the book I would write could only come about by laying down the dream and homeschooling our children. God really does understand the dreams in your heart, He puts them there. Sometimes they just take unexpected bends.
To the Homeschooling Class of 2006 May you follow the Bend God has for you and not the twists and turns the world throws at you. The road is narrow, Stick to Jesus' path for your life. Your dreams are bigger than you can imagine. Thank your parents by staying true to the truths they taught you.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Encouragement Along The Way
Reading their lives made me miss the everyday adventures of Homeschooling. I still enjoy the moments when the grandchildren are showing me they can read. Baking, sewing and gardening are joys that we all share together, in many ways, I still get to participate. And I really don't miss the tearful days when writing a simple diagram wasn't so simple and ten math problems took two hours to accomplish. But I do miss the conversations and the wonders we shared over those moments. Every time I hear someone say they aren't allowed to talk in class, I think of those moments of self-discovery when algebra becomes discipleship 101. Not talk in class, Heaven forbid! I don't know if Scott will see my comment left on his blog reminding him I own "Encouragement Along the Way", I am just so glad he used it and I could reminisce for an evening.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
3 weeks of crutches
So, I have the brace off as of yesterday and I am putting some pressure on it today. Hopefully it will heal as it should. But our vacation will never be what it should have been and for that they should apologize.
Friday, May 12, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
The Big Surprise!
There is no way to even begin to explain the Surprise these cards were to me. Heatherly really pulled this off and as I opened each card the words spilled out into my heart and you all won! Yes the goal of every birthday is to make Bubbe cry (happy tears). In Eureka Carolyn and Chris won with my Sisters Book. But here at the party You won! My Love Language is absolutely words of affirmation and your words did more than affirm. Thank you so very much. It will be a while before I can go to Lowe's, I have to stay off my knee for two-three weeks. but I will post what becomes of those little plastic cards. Thank you doesn't cover it!
The Birthday Girl
My Bubbe wants to join...
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Charlie's last known step
Here is the last picture we have of our beloved Charlie McFroggypants. It is believed that after rushing across highways, being lost in wild vegetation, racing off on a tractor, being offered up to Big Foot and being smashed in the pocket of my overalls he took a farewell photo at the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is his last known whereabouts. When our backs were turned, Charlie McFroggypants dove into the Bay and swam off with the fishes. This is not to say "He is Permanately Swimming with the Fishes" as some might have you believe. We are hopeful that we shall hear from him in the near future. Perhaps a postcard from Oregon or a snapshot in front of Mann's Chinese Theatre. We can only hope.
The Saga of Charlie McFroggypants
Oh How I mourned the loss of our dear friend! Mike, went back to the last known whereabouts of Charlie McFroggypants and searched for him far and wide. Even explaining to the homeless man (We died laughing in the car as Mike gestured that Charlie was six inches high!) But to no avail. He was no where to be found!
On his feet it says... Charlie McFroggypants If you find me take a picture and send me on my way. We hope to hear from our dear friend but until we do....We have the Three Bears!
Charlie did not come to dinner! Charlie McFroggypants is not at the tall ships! Chalie where are you? Charlie is not here, an inquisition is requested? Is he Murdered? The re-enactment shows he was alive after the fall! Sissy Bear, Loggy Lu and Berk Lee Thistlefoot decide to join the investigation and the vacation! Welcome the Three Bears!
the three bears
I know I love the Redwoods, but seeing them through the eyes of the three bears made this the best trip ever (I do miss Charlie so ): Watching my sisters run around creating memories was the best thing ever! How hard we all laughed! We each have our own bears at home now and I am sure they will be showing up in various pictures in the future.I hope you enjoyed our birthday trip as much as we did! What a Hoot!