Showing posts with label Link Up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Link Up. Show all posts

Thursday, February 19, 2015

See Me Homeschool

I was really excited to be given the day after Ash Wednesday for my 'blog hop' day.  I couldn't wait to take photos of us trundling off to Mass and all the rest that entails an unusual homeschool day for us (because we don't go to daily Mass, hopefully one day).  Well, a nasty cold started to take hold of me on Tuesday and Wednesday I woke up very sick.  I felt much MUCH better by the end of the day, but it completely re-arranged all our plans.  Pete took the kids to Mass at 6 pm, because despite feeling better I was worried about being contagious.  This is not a 'normal' homeschool day, but then again it is very 'normal' because we always have curve balls come into our day redirecting the way in which we do school.  We don't start with games of Monopoly though so that should be a sign that I didn't feel well at all.....I'll do my best to be quiet now and just share the photos.  
First though, for those of you who are new to my blog:
Noah and Jonah are all grown up and out on their own.  Noah is in Florida doing an internship at Florida Studio Theatre and Jonah is a Marine stationed in Norfolk, VA.
Isaac works part-time at a local bank while attending our local Community College for 2 years prior to leaving for a University.
Elijah, Simon Peter, and Tobias attend our local public schools.
and the youngest trio are homeschooling
Benjamin has Autism, so his school day is a bit different than Faith and Linus.

*disclaimer, this photo is from Tuesday - I forgot to take one during reading time*

Thank you so much to Theresa and Micaela for hosting this, please see this post for all the links and to join in see this post.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

See Me Homeschool Blog Hop

I am really happy to have been asked to join in the 'See Me Homeschool' blog hop hosted by Theresa at Ordinary Lovely and Micaela at California to Korea.  The blog hop started yesterday so I'm a little late sharing about this fun event (sorry).  The idea is to offer a glimpse into the day of a homeschooling family through pictures.  Since our family does a little bit of everything I will be showing pictures of that as well - sort of a 'day in the life'.  I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's posts. Please join in and link up at the See Me Homeschool Link UP!

Monday, February 16th -     Micaela @ California to Korea
                                             Theresa @ Ordinary Lovely

Tuesday, February 17th -     Kelly @ This Ain't The Lyceum
                                             Mary @ Better Than Eden

Wednesday, February 18th -  Ash Wednesday

Thursday, February 19th -   Kathy @ 9Peas

Friday, February 20th -        Annie @ Annery at Home

Monday, February 23rd -     Jessica @ Housewife Spice
                                              Erin @ Seven Little Australians and Counting

Tuesday, February 24th-      Dwija @ House Unseen

Wednesday, February 25th- Kendra @ Catholic All Year

Thursday, February 26th-    Gina @ Someday {hopefully}They'll Be Saints

Friday, February 27th-        Charlotte @ Waltzing Matilda

Thursday, May 15, 2014

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

~Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life~

~Every Thursday at Like Mother Like Daughter~

All the food I've been preparing from the 30 Day Vegan workshop has been just beautiful.  Lots of vibrant colors and fresh bright flavors.

I took the workshop before and enjoyed it, but I love all the tweaks Heather has made and the recipes are absolutely wonderful.  Pete and I agreed in the beginning that we had no plans to follow the Vegan diet completely but with our own adjustments (we are keeping fish, eggs, and butter) we love it.  Pete is also adding juice to his mornings along with me.  I've been drinking fresh vegetable juice for over 2 years now and it is good to listen to him share how much it helps him not crave the junk food throughout the day.  He also has not complained of being hungry during our first week of the workshop, so I hope his cholesterol is going down, down, down.  He has 90 days to get it down or else medication - we are working hard on it.  I'm also joining Heather's This Week In My Kitchen : Blog Hop along with the Pretty, Happy, Funny Real.  I hope you don't mind the double link up!

Deep breath and big sigh.  I could not be prouder of Noah, the baby who brought my heart into this world.  He accomplished something that I never did and it just makes my heart swell with respect, pride, name it.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stephen F. Austin University last Saturday.  
 If Pete and I look a little disheveled in this photo it is because we are.  We got up at 2:45 am to drive down and be there in time to load up his belongings before the graduation ceremony.  It was worth the trouble and everything went smoothly other than the fact that we are not spring chicks anymore and that kind of schedule leaves us a little weary.  Weary and wonderful was the day though.  

My bookends.  I know that large family life isn't for everyone.  This photo reminds me of why I feel so blessed by our large family.  The age difference here is 14 years, and yet they are brothers.  One looking up to the other in only the way a little brother can.  They make me very happy.

So here are the #4 Maniacal and #5 Blue Steel faces that they keep striking in order to deter me from taking photos - but it doesn't work.  

We stopped at Hushpuppies in Henderson, Tx on our way home from the graduation.  I love the look of complete satisfaction as #9 enjoys his hamburger.  We tried to persuade him to eat some Cajun style shrimp or fish but all he wanted was a hangaburger (we call them that because when Noah was a toddler that is how he said Hamburger).


Leila's book is just so wonderful, I have to plug it again.  You can buy it through Amazon 
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