September 30, 2008

I've been tagged!!

What Your Socks Say About You

You Are:

- Quite cuddly

- Downright adorable

- Truly kind

- Infinitely patient

September 29, 2008

Date Night

What a great night!! We had so much fun Saturday night and the movie was...well you will just have to go see it and find out for yourselves. I think sometimes we take our spouse for granted but I told Bryan that we needed to do this more often. I was ready for some much needed time with him. I am so thankful that God has sent me such a wonderful christian husband to spend my life with. So last night we were taking snapshots of us together and thought I would share one with you.


September 26, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. Leaves changing, cooler weather, and fall scented candles, are some of the things I'm most looking forward to in October.

2. Sometimes I just sit around and cry when I think of my dad.

3. I tell Bryanna that she can accomplish anything all the time and that's why there is a saying, "never say never"!

4. When I'm down, I like to shop.

5. At home with my kids is where you'll find me most often.

6. A rainy day is good for catching some extra sleep.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to spending time with my husband and his family, tomorrow my plans include a date with the hubby, we are going to see Fireproof and going out to eat (Yeah!!!) and Sunday, I want to go to church and rest a little!

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September 22, 2008

First Homeschool Group Meeting

We had our first meeting last Friday and we were kind nervous because we didnt know anyone and didnt know what to expect. Of course I was worried about how BW act. But guess what he was good and we had a great time. Bryanna liked it so much. It is kind of a small group but I liked it. It was kind of informal, some of the kids brought toys and played and talked with each other. They had snack and did some activities that we learned about when we went to Old Salem. Bryanna and BW made a blank book and decorated them and Bryanna wrote with a liquid ink and feather. Pretty Cool! She met 2 other girls one was her age but in 5th grade and the other was in 6th. But that was good they sat and talked a little. So our next field trip with them is to Alamance Battleground and we are looking forward to that. Also they will be making a clay art project in November and painting it in December. Being the craft people we are Bryanna was very excited about that. So much to look forward too!!!

September 19, 2008

Homeschool Group

Today we go to our first homeschool group meeting. Not sure what to expect but we are really excited about going. The hardest thing about going to something you have never been to is not knowing anybody but I think this will be really good for Bryanna and BW. Maybe I will post next time about the meeting and what we did.

September 18, 2008

Old Salem

So today I thought I would post about our Old Salem trip and show a few more pictures that I had. The first place we went to in Salem was the childrens museum, of course they didnt want to leave. I did manage to take a few pictures there. The kids are building in the pretend workshop in these pictures.



So we continued on and visited the gunsmith shop, old houses, bakery (my favorite place :p), and the old church. Everything was so neat. On this day they had some hands on activities for the kids and you know they were excited about that. I got so much into the history of things that I forgot about taking pictures. The bakery was so neat they told us about the oven and I was just in awe, cooking 80-90 loaves of bread at a time,wow! The kids got samples of ginger cookies in there and they were good. One of the houses we went to had a bed they could actually try out and I did get a picture of the kids in that.


They got to make african masks, do a watercolor painting, stamp with wood block stamps, and see how to make a blank book. Another thing we got to see was how to make a button out of just thread, one thing she and I may try sometime. I told Bryanna that I would like to go back around Christmas time and visit again.

September 10, 2008


Since I have been back from the beach I have had a hard time trying to get back in the routine of things, well I have just been quite lazy to tell the truth. Math has been awful, Bryanna just gets so upset and frustrated. Last week we were working on two digit multiplication and she just broke down crying and I was ready to break down to. But as the week went on she got the concept but still does not know her multiplication tables like I would like for her to. So instead of moving on to the next thing we just stopped working in her book and we are focused on learning the multiplication tables. Everything else is going good. History she learned about the Indians and the missionaries to the Indians. This chapter was not very long but she enjoyed it so much she was sad when she finished the chapter. So in November I told her we would do some more about Indians. On Friday we go on a field trip to Old Salem and we are excited. She has never been and I cant remember going. Hopefully I will be able to take pictures and post them next week.

September 2, 2008

What Sesame Street Personality Are You?

You Are Elmo

Sweet and innocent, you expect everyone to adore you. And they usually do!

You are usually feeling: Talkative. You've got tons of stories to tell. And when you aren't talking, you're laughing.

You are famous for: Being popular, though no one knows why. Middle aged women especially like you.

How you life your life: With an open heart. "Elmo loves you!"
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We're Back

We had so much fun on vacation. I said it wasnt really the things we did or where we went but the time we had together was the best. Going so late in the year we basically had the pool to ourselves and when we went to the beach it wasn't crowded either. Of course I took the camera but the battery died and guess who forgot the charger? So I had to buy a disposable camera and when I get them developed I hope to be able to post some pictures of our trip. The kids had so much fun with their daddy. If he was going outside for something BW would grab his leg and hold on and tell him not to leave. Now it is time to get back to reality and I am trying to get motivated this morning. We have to start school back today and I just can't seem to get it going.