2010

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2011 Plans

Happy new year from all of us! For some reason, I am really looking forward to this year. Not that 2010 was a bad year at all, but there is something about making my list of goals for the year that sort of gets me giddy. Must be my weird type A personality! Anyhow, here’s

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It’s that time again. Let’s see how well I did with accomplishing my goals in 2010: *Learn to knit: Have tackled and succeeded in learning finger knitting as well as loom knitting. I was able to knit nearly 20 hats for Christmas gifts and I’m still making more! I was also given the awesome gift

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Getting ready...

I think it’s safe to say we are officially on Christmas break. I had good intentions of planning regular lessons this week but chose to go a different route. We’ve declared it “arts & crafts” week and aside from lots of extra reading that is exactly what it has been. Creating and mess-making. A much-deserved

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Here's what we're doing in....

Science: Nature study and the exploration/appreciation of God’s creations are such a huge part of our daily life that science just flows right into our lessons without much trying on my part. We do use a “science curriculum” if you want to call it that. However, aside from doing the lessons/experiments that are in that

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Here's what we're doing in....

Geography/History: This year we are studying early American History. I really want to use Story of the World but I’m holding off for another year or two. I just don’t think Lilly is quite ready. I also have some decent American History materials on hand from my former teaching days that I want to put

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I surrender!

Well my dear friends, here you go! Just when I was starting to think I could stop blogging all together and no one would notice, I get grief from friends who want to know what is going on around here! Apparently, people like getting a glimpse into our lives. ~~ So here’s the deal: I’m

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Milestone

Toby after having his first tooth pulled. The first one he lost had to be pulled out.It just wasn’t getting loose enough to pull ourselves no matter how hard we tried and the new tooth was not being very patient. Unfortuantely, it looks like the next one is having the same issue so we may

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The Pioneer Life

With the unusually warm and mild fall we’ve had, it’s hard to believe it’s the middle of November. When the cold first finally hit though we did get the wood burning stove prepped for the new season. I’m not sure who was more excited to get out the “sewing basket” this year, me or the

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All dressed up with places to go

Halloween 2010: The pirate and the princess. A couple of days later, for All Saints Day: St. Christopher(The Christ Bearer) and St. Therese of Lisieux(The Little Flower). There is a reason why Toby is carrying the baby(The Christ Child) on his shoulder, and he did this all the way into church and the entire way

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Fall Fun

Fun seems like a really tame word to describe how the fall has been for us but I don’t have time to search a thesaurus and in case anyone is actually still reading this blog I hope to keep my posts a little shorter before I scare you away too! I believe this is our