Friday, February 1, 2013

My Funny Little Guy

One of the things that I regret about having fallen off of the blogging wagon is the memories that I have failed to record.


This little guy DID make me laugh yesterday...

We were practicing his kindergarten sight words, and he got bored with the whole thing and said,
"I want to work on MANLY sight rocket and motorcycle"!

Can't blame him for trying to add a little excitement to the list, can I?

Also, when I picked him up in the carpool line yesterday, he tripped over his own two feet and fell down.  He was totally fine, but looked up to see how his "audience" was responding.

He was deciding whether to create a big show or not.

His teacher (a wonderful, spunky 20 year veteran teacher),  told him that he was fine, and to "hop up". She then laughingly informed me that he was the most dramatic boy that she had ever had!


We sooo know that he is dramatic...we experience this on a daily basis...but to have it confirmed...and to that degree...just wow!

Never a dull moment!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Back to School, Back to Work!

Aaaannnddd's been too long!

Fast forward to this year!  :)

Caylie is now a freshman in college at Ouachita Baptist University.  Corey and I, my mom and dad, as well as various aunts and uncles have all attended OBU, so the OBU legacy continues!

Carson began kindergarten this year, and Christian began high school.  I am substitute teaching at the school that they attend (the school that Caylie and Christian both used to go to before we started homeschooling), and so far, so good!

Just to be clear, I absolutely LOVED our homeschooling experience, and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world, but with Carson starting kindergarten in a family without other young siblings, we decided that going to school would be the best thing.  That decision then led to the decision for Christian to return to school, so I just followed along as well!

So...that brings us to where we are now.

Rush week at OBU was a couple of weeks ago.  Caylie is pledging EEE...the same social club that I was in.  As predicted, last week (pledge week) was a hard week for her, with so very many tasks to accomplish, but this week is already proving to be drastically different!  Corey and I, as well as my parents were all in social clubs at OBU, and we all have lots of great memories and continuing friendships from those days!  We hope that she will have similar great experiences!

Christian is doing well in his classes at school, and is also in off season training for football.  He works out with his football team constantly, and it is a good thing, because he eats like a horse, and is growing like a weed!  He and Corey are getting so close to being the same size!  AMAZING!

Carson just started his first season in Upward basketball.  Corey is his coach, and Christian is the assistant coach.  Their team is called the Mighty Hippos...fierce, huh?  So far he only had one game.  We have high hopes for a fun season!  :)

In other news, Corey has become an avid cyclist.  He has ridden in several different events (including one in San Antonio, Texas), and he loves it!  He has accumulated lots of bike gear, and when he's out on his bike, he is the real deal!  This picture was taken after he did "The Big Dam Bridge" 50 mile ride here in Little Rock this past spring.

Writing the Waves,

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Well, Hello Again...

And has been way too long.

I'm just going to act like it hasn't, and write about some of our most recent activities.  :)

We spent last week in Springfield, MO at the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Tournament.  There were thousands of homeschoolers there, and we had sooo much fun!  Corey's parents were able to attend with us, and that made it even more fun.

Christian's team did so well!  They ended up placing first in the 5A U14 boys division!  We were so proud of them, and soooo enjoyed watching the games and cheering for them.  It was so exciting!

On our way home from Springfield, we stopped to squeeze in a little bit more fun in Branson before calling it quits for Spring Break.

 The weather here has gotten so nice recently.

Yesterday, I took the boys to the park to do some school and have a little picnic.  I just love how fresh, green and colorful everything is in the spring!

Although it is really still too cool for the kids to start swimming, they always start wanting to jump in the pool and play around as soon as spring comes around.  Both boys have already played around in our pool, in very short little spurts, several times!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Our Summer Vacation

Yes, I know...I have again fallen off of the blog wagon, and have lots of catching up to do...hopefully soon.


We just returned from a fun summer vacation to California last week, and I am proud to say that I have already ordered a photo book with our pictures from Snapfish!

Yea for me...that NEVER happens!

Here is the link if you would like to check it out.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

It is well with my soul

Today, as I think about Easter, I am just so thankful for the hope that Christ has given us through his death and resurrection.

This is one of my favorite songs, and I love the story behind it.

So powerful.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Make A Difference!

I know that I have been missing in action for a while, but I have just been distracted by other things.  I hate that it happens, but it does.  Life just offers so many distractions from blogging!  :)

I will get back on board soon though.

I did want to write a quick post today linking to something that I read on Kelly's Korner this morning.

I'm sure that many of you have already read her post because it seems that most everyone reads Kelly's Korner, but if you have not, this post is worth reading...and worth acting on.

Friday, March 18, 2011

DIY Decor Links

Not too long ago, I learned how to bookmark blog posts that I loved, so that I could go back and access them at a later time.
I can't believe that it took me so long to discover this, and there is no telling how many wonderful posts I have read and forgotten about over the years, but no more! is my sweet friend now, and because of my new friend, I was able to quickly and easily find these great links to share with you today!  

I'm actually not a big DIY kind of girl, BUT, I love to save money, and these are some ideas that 

I am seriously wanting to make a drum shade like this one that Thrifty Decor Chick did!
It is exactly what we need to hang over our school table.  
She gives step by step instructions, and I think I just might be able to pull it off...for CHEAP!

That's in my budget!

And how about these pretty curtains that Kimba @ A Soft Place to Land pulled together?

You won't believe the bargain that you (or I!) will be able to get on these!
Looks like hanging the rods would be the hardest part!


And just for a little inspiration, take a look at this pretty space...

Check out Carrie at Buzzings of a Queen Bee, and see what this space looked like "before".
It is a rental home, so no major fix ups were involved.

She and her "distraction decorating" philosophy, show us how to get busy using what we have!

Take a look around her site...she transforms space after space!


And last, but not cute is this???

Jessica at Chapman Place has a tutorial on how to make one of these for your front door.
She has also done a heart for Valentines day.

I'm thinking that a big flower for spring would be fun!

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