52 Lists in 52 Weeks #34

52 Lists in 52 Weeks

  List #34: Things I Most Look Forward to In Fall Cooler weather Fall home decor New blogging conference Picking apples for the first time Walking outside without sweating New history unit study in our homeschool Soup and sandwich day each week New (to me) yard sale clothes Photographing the beautiful fall colors Football … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #33

52 Lists in 52 Weeks

Can I be honest and say I'm tired of lists? Not making normal, everyday lists, but the ones I come up with for this feature. 52 weeks is a long time and a lot of lists. List #33 I love shopping at Aldi's but only go there about every six weeks. Their everyday prices are great and I stock up when I go there (which means I have heart failure at … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #32

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List #32: Tidbits for my College Son Go food shopping BEFORE your food runs out. Don't forget to ask for help, from adults and other students. Your family misses you every day. You can bring your laundry home. Skype is a wonderful thing :-) Go to the beach one weekend. Text your older sister sometimes. She misses you, … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #31

#31 List of Things I (try to) do Every DayMorning routine Talk to GodHomeschoolWork on my blogTalk to my married daughterDo devotions with kidsPost to PinterestRead to my kidsCheck out FacebookCook a mealConnect with an adoptive momTake a nap (yes, I try very hard to do this every day :-)Respond to emailsCheck schoolworkRead the newspaperText my … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #30 Unusual Searches Used to Find My Blog

List #30Searches people use to find my blog:long hairs son want ponytailcake room organizationnoah's first shavewearing daddy's tiemud funkids vacuuming the floorwhy are boys tallerhis earringsscrapbook table in my closethomeschool mom stickerthornsmarty walden, motorcyclefamily pictures in white shirtsmagic bulletbeth moore poem about … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #29

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List #29: Blog Memories This blog of mine has evolved quite a bit from its early days in 2008. Here's a list of posts that give insight into my crazy life! I'd love if you'd join me for a trip down memory lane! Very first blog post. I had no idea what I was getting into! Chick-Fil-A Cow Day #1. Still celebrating every summer. This year … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #28

52 Lists in 52 Weeks

#28 A List of Websites I visit most frequently: Is it bad that I visit my own (via reading stats and comments)? Pinterest Facebook I Take Joy (homeschooling mom and Bible teacher) Beauty and Bedlam (Jen is local and a fellow homeschool mom) Every Bitter Thing is Sweet (an adoptive mom who tugs at my heart every time) Between Naps on the … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #27

52 Lists in 52 Weeks

#27 Ways to Stay Creative and Inspired Pinterest: brilliant way to visually connect with ideas of every kind Go shopping at a craft/art store Read books that inspire you to reach for more Go shopping and look in stores you might not normally visit Look through Ikea, etc., websites: again, visual images can inspire Take a break: sometimes … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #26

#26 What I Actually Accomplished While my Kids were at CampHere's my original list and what I did/did not accomplish beside it!Sleep late. This is never a problem anyway because we are late risers at our house. And I can't sleep because of insomnia anyway. But I'm hoping maybe my body will feel sorry for me. Went to bed way too late each night, had … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #25

52 Lists in 52 Weeks

#25 What Would You do if You had a Free Day? (Otherwise known as, What am I doing next week?!!!) My youngest two children are going to camp next week. This is a big, big deal. One is going to the boys camp and one is going to the girls camp. About 5 miles apart. S went to overnight, 5 day camp last year with friends from our old church and she … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #24

# 24 Things to do over Summer:Take my kids to camp for 5 days!Open (and possibly even use) the Jillian Michaels exercise DVD's I got for my birthday two months ago!)Make homemade Oreo ice creamChange my blog over to Wordpress (now that scares me)Read Around the World in 80 Days and do geography unit study with the kidsClean the windows in the house … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #23

List #23: My FavoritesGod's unfailing lovemy kids getting excited about going to the librarymy rocking chaircelebrating 25 years with my husbandmy new Ipod Nanosongs that make me cryS's 70% improvement in math skills in 3 years on her testingrainy days curled up with a good book and a fuzzy blanketsleep, pure and uninterruptedmy scrapbooksthe sound … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #22

What I Love About Being Home After Vacationsleeping in my own bedgetting back to a routinemy own pots and pans and cooking utensilspets happy we're homemy mac desktop (how I love thee!)back to churchseeing the garden overflowing with goodnessmy rocking chairlight school schedulegoing to the librarymy freezer filled with frozen strawberrieshaving … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #21

Week #21What I Love About Beach Vacation*sitting on the deck watching the ocean*playing foosball*the ocean breezes blowing*eating and more eating*family photographs*Sequence, Risk and Quelf*reading a book*the Wright Brothers Memorial*sleeping in*ripple chips with french onion dip*all the family together*thrift store bargains*Dairy Queen … [Read more...]

52 LIsts in 52 Weeks #20

Week #20Things I love about the Internet:Information at my fingertips about any subjectUp to the second weather updatesFacebook and reconnecting with old friendsBlogs (oh, how I am loving the blogging world)Instant dictionary/thesaurusBeautiful photographsMaking new friends with shared trials and dreamsPrintable couponsEducational opportunities for … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #19

Week #19Things I'm Loving:cooler weather than normal for May"official" homeschooling is almost over for the yearthe beautiful deck and yard that my husband has worked so hard onthe sound of gently falling rainwriting about life, faith and parenting wounded childrenmy mac computer (get a mac and you'll never go back. It's true!!)my son coming home … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #18

52 Lists in 52 Weeks : #18Random Things I've Learned from being a Mom:Your faith is to be lived as well as taught.Be flexible.Take your shower before anyone gets up. If you wait, it's not going to happen.Must have Xanax for teaching driving (don't ask, just take my word for it).The house will never stay clean.Making your kids do chores at an early … [Read more...]

52 LIsts in 52 Weeks #17

Week #17Words or phrases that are uttered in my home daily:Are you serious?Put your fork down and take a breath.You're muttering.What is your plan for the day?Can we do Bible drill?School is about practicing life.Did you do your chore?We're going to read.Can I have a hug?What did he say?Are you okay?Did you finish your schoolwork?Can I have a … [Read more...]

My Favorites…….

God's unfailing lovemy kids getting excited about going to the librarymy rocking chaircelebrating 25 years with my husbandmy new Ipod Nanosongs that make me cryS's 70% improvement in math skills in 3 years on her testingrainy days curled up with a good book and a fuzzy blanketsleep, pure and uninterruptedmy scrapbooksthe sound of laughtera freshly … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #16

52 Lists in 52 Weeks

Week #16 If you had an enormous amount of money all of a sudden...what would you do with it? *  pay off all debt *  tithe 10 percent *  give anonymously to those I know who live unselfish lives and minister to others *  pay for college for my son and help my daughter buy some fun things for her new home *  provide horse back riding … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #15

52 Lists in 52 Weeks

List #15: What's on your declutter list? We have decided to have a yard sale this Saturday because the weather looks amazing. We held one two years ago, the first in a decade. It was iffy weather and by 10:30 AM the bottom fell out. And didn't stop for HOURS. It was awful. We took everything we could to Goodwill and threw away the rest. … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #13 and #14

52 Lists in 52 Weeks

Discovered this linky list site here so I'm going to join in. 7 Questions (List #13) 1. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Probably the ability to know what is true. Deciphering the truth would save a lot of wasted time spent wondering who is lying and what is truth in media. 2. If you could hold the … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #12

52 Lists in 52 Weeks

List 12: Fours 1. four places you've visited Greece Romania Spain Morocco 2. four things you wish you could get paid to do for a living Scrapbook Sing Write Direct choirs 3. four things you are looking forward to Seeing my son J at his college My 50th birthday Singing at Maundy Thursday service Learning more … [Read more...]

52 Lists in 52 Weeks #11

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List #11: The small, medium, and amazing things that happened throughout your week: That's an easy list because it was Orlando time! I was able to stretch outside my comfort zone, fly by myself, meet tons of new people and survive to tell the tale!  One of the amazing things about this weekend was my husband who keeps my youngest … [Read more...]