Monday, October 30, 2006

A Whole Way of Life
By: Michael Pearl
The number of homeschoolers is rapidly increasing. Home-schooling is not just an alternative educational procedure; it is one of many expressions of a whole way of life.
As homeschooling parents, you have taken charge of your life to give God his rightful place in training your children. To teach biology in an environment that denies the Author of life is like eating an egg and denying the chicken. Such a process is stupefying—degrading to the intellect. To teach history apart from God is to praise the sculpture and deny the sculptor. To learn science and mathematics apart from the omnipotent God is to throw out the computer and do your computations with a roulette wheel. To teach children to read and then outlaw the reading of the only book written by the God called the Word is like giving a blind man sight and then outlawing seeing.
The public school expelled God from the class room, but when the immorality became a threat to personal satisfaction, as well as personal safety, they started talking about values. They will not get their values back any more than a man will get peaches from a tree he cut up for firewood.
We are not rebels; quite the opposite; we are just the minority who refuse to join a rebellion against God and the truth. We are taking our children to the tree of life growing beside the fountain of knowledge to be refreshed by the Author of life. We will not stoop for anything less. We will not compromise. We will not allow state testing to dictate our curriculum. They have made their position on God and morality clear. We are making our position clear. We will not attend their party, dance to their tune, or employ their fiddler.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

What Are You Into This Month?

This Month...

The Book I Am Really Into : The Power of A Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian.

Magazine I Really Liked: The ONLY magazine I read cover to cover...Mothering.

TV Show Worth Watching: We don't do TV, and I never was really "into" one. Oh! wait, I used to watch Dr. Phil. That guy!!!! Loved his honesty, and frankness. Is he still on?

Movie I’ve Seen (In or Out of a theater): Jeremy and I recently watched The Lake House. I like movies with happy endings!!

The CD I Can’t Stop Listening To: Boy, I could use some new ones. I have a nice one that I usually put on repeat, we listen to it while the kids do school. Hear my prayer, guitar reflections by Mathew Burtner. No words, just music...really nice.

The Candle I'm Loving: Golden Spiced Pear, Yankee Candle

Blog I Am Always Visiting: I always start out with Adventures in Babywearing (alphabetically she's at he top :) ), and move down my blog roll. Check them out!!!

What I'm Most Looking Forward To Next Month: Putting in our new coal-burner stove that is on order. In this big farmhouse, we froze our butts off the last couple years!!! So, once we are toasty...I can concentrate on the important Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

I'd love to hear what you are into this month.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

October 24, 2006

I thought, on this day, my 33rd birthday, I would pull out some old photo's.
Gotta love the 70's !!

Grandpa..I'm too little for Coor's

What kind of look is that mom?

A new baby doll for me? Hooray!!!
That's a pretty snazzy hat big brother!!

Grandma? Are you giving me a bottle or Coor's? (kidding!)

Monday, October 23, 2006

A busy, busy weekend....
The kittens are ready. This is our second and last litter of kittens. Momma is getting spayed very soon. There are 5 kittens. Two black with green eyes, two grey and white with blue eyes, and one calico with green eyes. Kitty anyone?

This is momma cat "Pepper" as in salt and pepper.

This Saturday was Jackson's first day deer hunting (with Daddy of course) He passed his hunters safety course while I was in Colorado.

Savannah cut her first tooth. She is trying to put everything in her mouth. I am considering starting her on some mashed banana. As she sits in my lap at the dinner table, she opens her mouth like a baby bird every time she sees the fork. It's pretty cute.

This is "Maggie". I think this is like the 3rd kitten my boys have named Maggie.
I have yet to figure out why my pics don't download in the right order. Oh well...I'm still learning.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1

Thursday, October 19, 2006

City Girl
The first photo is Savannah in the "love sack". Second photo is Savannah sleeping in, in Aunt Kelli's bed. The third photo is my older brother Tim holding Savannah, at his home in Broomfield. The last 2 pictures, are the view from my sisters loft in downtown Denver. She has an amazing view of downtown, and the mountains.

A Much Needed Vacation...
Thanks to my younger sister, Kelli. We had a blast eating out, shopping, taking looooooong walks in the city, etc... and then we headed for the mountains. It was the perfect day for it.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Guess where I have been for almost a week??
Savannah and I took a VERY last minute trip to Colorado. We flew out of Indy, into Denver, last Friday. My younger sister, and her convincing ways.... she called me last Thursday and said "come to Denver for the weekend" I said "This weekend??? Are you kidding???" She said "Don't say no!?!" in a most pitiful voice. How could I say no to that? I have been wanting to go anyway... so we did, the very next day.

Of course we had to go to Grandma and Grandpa's house (in Cheyenne, WY) they could meet their grandaughter for the first time. Boy were they surprised. I made everyone promise not to tell we were coming. Grandma was so surprised she cried!

We went to Keith (younger brother's) and Lisa's house to visit. These are my most adorable nephew's, Ryan and Derek. They are polishing up on their big-brother skills for their new baby sister that will be born in December :)

More photo's and stuff about my trip tomorrow. I need sleep.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Bet You would have never thought:

1. I prefer the clothes-line to the dryer
2. I used to be in the US NAVY.
3. I was an Air Traffic Controller for 5 years
4. Today my favorite color is blue.
5. I am almost 33 years old.
6. I have 3 boys, and 1 girl.
7. We don’t have a television, by choice
8. My son Adrian was water-birthed, at home.
9. I LOVE home birth.
10. I hope to become a home birth midwife, when I grow up.
11. Geography is my all-time favorite subject.
12. When I was little I wanted to be a doctor or a marine biologist.
13. I love to cook.
14. I love to eat.
15. I am learning how to can fruits/vege’s
16. I wear a size 8 shoe.
17. I have 2 tatoo’s
18. I love Coke, but I gave it up.
19. I love gardening, flowers and vegetables.
20. I have an herb garden.
21. I wish I had the time and dedication to cloth diaper.
22. I buy chlorine-free disposables instead.
23. I was a Hooters girl
24. I love babies
25. My favorite Yankee Candle Scent is Harvest
26. I love homemade or handmade gifts.
27. I love to sleep.
28. I hate tomatoes.
29. I used to cry when my Dad tried to make me eat them.
30. My Dad still calls me “sis”
31. I love everything country.
32. I love country music.
33. I am Swedish on my mother’s side.
34. I have blackfoot Indian on my dad’s side
35. I hate shopping, except online
36. I love summer.
37. I wish I lived somewhere tropical.
38. I wish I lived in Aspen Colorado.
39. I have really long toes.
40. I was almost kidnapped when I was 7
41. I played the violin for many years.
42. I regret never learning to play piano
43. I want to learn to sew
44. I make my own baby food, (not for Savannah yet)
45. I wish I was 20 pounds lighter
46. I used to be a cheerleader
47. It is really hard to think of 100 things about me….
48. I love lavender-vanilla fabric softener
49. I love Pilates
50. I have never tried Yoga
51. I used to be bleach blond
52. I wore fake nails for years
53. Clutter makes me insane
54. I want a log cabin
55. I love horses
56. I have a problem with over-mowing the lawn
57. I own a John Deere tractor
58. I can’t imagine my life before my kids
59. I would love to adopt
60. I want to educate everyone on natural childbirth, whether they like
It or not.
61. I LOVE chocolate anything
62. I love Chipotle
63. I love Panera Bread
64. I love Mexican food
65. I love seafood.
66. Am I done yet?
67. I lived in New Orleans for 5 years
68. I was a military wife
69. I have been through 2 hurricanes
70. My first 2 wheeler bike was Orange Crush orange
71. I have 1 sister and 3 brothers
72. My older brother Randy died of M.D. when he was 18
73. I miss never knowing him.
74. I love long skirts!!!
75. I love denim
76. I miss home
77. I love oriental rugs
78. I only read non-fiction, always have…
79. I wish I read my bible more
80. I love bubble baths
81. I took a bubble bath EVERY night when I was pregnant with
82. I named all my kids after US cities,
83. If I ever have another daughter her name will be Charlotte
84. I want to be a really, really good mother
85. I never wear fingernail polish, except on my toes
86. I grew up Lutheran
87, I now attend a Baptist church, and love it
88. I love Jesus
89. I home school my kids, and always will
90. I am glad I’m almost to 100
91. I am not good at public speaking
92. The year I graduated high school.
93. I had a serious head injury in 1992, water skiing accident.
94. I love hiking
95. I love camping
96. I love water sports
97. I want to learn how to wakeboard
98. I own a gun, and am not afraid to use it
99. I have seen a ghost
100. Whew! Made it. Ok, 1 more fact: Hubby says I have OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)

YOU have been tagged. You must write 100 things about you, and post them on your blog, or email them to me!!! It’s hard!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Happy 9th Birthday Jackson
Dear Jackson,
Happy 9th Birthday my first born! You have grown into such a wonderful young man. I'm so very proud of you.
Love, Momma

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Head over to Steph's blog, adventuresinbabywearing and sign up for her contest! She's giving away a worship cd that her BIL is putting out. It's called Eric Shawn Live Worship-Have your way. Mention that I sent you, so I can get extra entries!! Please!!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Home Sick
Even though I moved away from Colorado in 1992, it is still home. I do consider Indiana "home" because Jeremy and my kids make wherever i am.."home". But lately I have been homesick for Colorado. I miss my parents, (which now live in Cheyenne, WY) I miss my sister, and my brothers. I miss aspen trees, and 16,000ft. mountains. I miss the beautiful fall colors, that are most spectacular there. I miss hiking, and camping. I miss a warm fireplace on a cold, snowy day. I miss home.