Sunday, January 21, 2007

Snowy Sunday

A beautiful day!!!!
This is the first measurable snowfall that we have received this year. Norman has requested that the boys and I stay safely at home because the roads are a little nasty. We are happy to comply :) I am sure the boys will spend most of the day making snowmen and throwing snowballs.

I have only a little fringe left to put on Aunt B's latest shawl. I also completed a "furry" scarf for myself. I have a cute little pair of socks on needles right now. I also printed out a baby pattern.....not for the baby, but an ITEM for the baby...........I would rather not say what as the receiver may be reading this blog. In fact I have several baby gifts to making in the near future :)

I guess that things have been pretty quiet around here and appear to be remaining so...I love quiet winter days!!!!!


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

January's goings on

January has been a very busy month for us so far. I anticipate that the rest of the year will be as well. I laughed when people told me how busy I would be as my children got older because I couldn't imagine being any busier than I already was.........I was getting NO sleep with Norman working so far away from home and a baby and a seemed never ending.......but now sometimes I long for those LOOOOONG days at home with nowhere to go ;)
School is going good. If we stay on this track, we may get a small break this summer after all. I had told Norman that we were just going to work through the summer, taking time off for camp and any trips, but I think that we may be able to swing a couple of weeks off in addition to those. The boys need to keep up the good work though.

We went on a field trip to the Crawford County Historical Society and the Oblong Oil Field Museum. The Historical society is in a big old hospital. The building is very neat. I think that I enjoyed looking at it as much as anything.

Winter finally arrived here with some cold air and a little snow yesterday. I let the boys play outside in the flurries in the morning with the promise of completed school work later. They held up their end of the bargain and we finished our day with some time at the library last night. Gregory is beginning to read chapter books :)

Would you believe that our Christmas tree is still up????? I told you I have been busy :) We are hoping to get it taken down this week. I was kidding Norman about putting bunny ornaments on it for can tell that he is a MAN....he thought that it sounded like a great idea!

We also celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary on Jan. 13th. We were able to go out for nice dinner (TGI Friday's) and a movie......

I am almost finished with another shawl for Aunt B. I have half of the fringe left to put on. I will try to finish it on Saturday. I started the cutest little pink scarf for myself. It is made out of eyelash yarn and a base yarn. I made several others and gave them away for Christmas gifts, but this one is for me. I have 5 baby gifts that I need to get done sometime this year.....with more to come I am sure :) I think that I am going to try a least a couple of sweaters/jackets rather than my standard blankets. We will see.....if the first one goes bad I will go back to blankets :)

We will be starting our first round of fertility treatments soon. Please keep us in your prayers as we pray to recieve more of God's precious little blessings.


Latin Centered Curriculum Review

I did a review of the Latin Centered Curriculum for TEACH magazine and it can be found HERE if you are interested. Whether or not you check out the review I encourage you to take a look at TEACH magazine. This is a great resource for homemakers and homeschoolers. The homepage is HERE.

Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year's Resolutions

As promised, here are my resolutions for the 2007. Although not necessarily written down, one of them is to be more prompt with my posting :)

1. Daily quiet time
2. Memorize 1 Bible verse a week - I am thinking of starting with Proverbs 31
3. Exercise at least 2 times a week - I will alternate with walking, Tae Bo and Pilates
4. Establish a cleaning routine and habits via flylady - I have been working on this for the last week.

I hope that with these new resolutions I will be able to more efficiently and effectively run my household and serve my family.

Here's to a wonderful 2007!