Sunday, August 28, 2005

Taking some time to myself before Shad has to leave. There is a lot to do in the next three months so I am trying to get things done a little every day. It's hard to believe that we will be living in San Francisco before Christmas. I am excited though.

We took a walk to the Orchard the other day and we found the largest zucchini I have ever seen and it cost me a whopping $0.40!!!! I love that place!

So the girls start school this week officially and I am so very glad that we don't have to fall into the whole "Back to school Sale" crap. What a rip off. Let's jack our prices up and then knock them down to what they would be if you bought them for full price so you feel like you are getting a deal. I have to admit that we do go out and buy up all of the crayons and markers we can find though. Okay, I am sad.

Because we are moving, we have to learn the new Home Schooling rules for California. They seem to me easy, but in such a liberal state, I am going to find some back up in the way of HSLDA as they seem to have a home schoolers back when in need.

I have to thank Amy for introducing me to home schooling. It brought MacKenzie and I together, and has just made my relationship so much better with my kids. I used to yell, and get frustrated and have melt downs, but now I listen, they listen, we communicate. Hailey tells me everything and I mean everything. They ask questions about everything and are interested in learning about all that they can. I love that! I learn along with them and we get to experience so much together. I know it isn't for everyone, but I sometimes think and wish it could be. One day they are all grown up and living their own lives away from us. I want to take advantage of the time I have with my children. I want to develop the best relationships I can with them before they are grown. It isn't always a cake walk, but mostly it is. Praise God for home schooling!

I will stop my soap box now. Time to fold some laundry. Oh Joy!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

I can do it!!!!!

So grandma has to go to the doctor today and guess who volunteered? Yep, I bet you would too if your grandma asked you to cut her toe nails. I took one look and said, "Gram, you need a toe doctor, not a grand-daughter."

Anyone want to buy a big screen TV for $2000? Please!?

I bought my girls some Bright Minds books for school. They rock! Great for home schoolers and in schoolers a like.

Today we have already learned about Vikings, and now we are about to do some loving on the grandma. Then it is going to be music practice, math, and critical thinking.

Holy crap, look at the time! I have to go!

Saturday, August 20, 2005

I had a dream about a really cool house that I wanted to take a picture of, but didn't have my camera.

Shad leaves very soon so there is a lot to get done in the next three months. I see a lot of dust, cleanser and paint in my future. I also see a lot of exercising and a diet as well. Anyone want to buy a house? How about go on a long walk?

The girls had a recital today and it was very good. They played beautifully and I am very proud of them. There is nothing like watching your children accomplish something they work so hard for.

My Jags kicked butt today. I knew they would. It is just the preseason but it was nice to watch them finally knowing that the season is upon us. I know, I have been brainwashed by my husband. It was destined to happen. :)

Monday, August 15, 2005


Yes, we received the letter today. The one we have waited four years for. I was excited, yet now I feel the slightest fear. Fear of the unknown. Our lives change every day, so why is this different? Could it be that we are about to sell our house, and move to a totally new area where we will know not one person? Oh, well, it could be that. It could be worse too.

I am happy about the move, yet sad that Shad will be gone for so long before we go. We have been through scarier times in our marriage. We will make it.

My mom is already on the guilt ban wagon about how she never gets to see her grandchildren. Funny. I totally won't go there with her. I am happy that it causes her concern. At least there is a heart in there some place. I was beginning to wonder.

So, time to do some planning.

Thursday, August 11, 2005


I have been sick for over a week now, but seem to be getting better finally. Getting sick really sucks.

We are still waiting to hear the final word on our moving situation, so that is a bit annoying. I found these really cool storage boxes for our movies that take up way less space, and am starting to get things way more organized with the intention of making our move (when it happens) much easier. I am about to do something that a few people will understand just how awesome it is. I am about to get rid of all of my cd collection. All 150 or so of them. I really don't know the true number because that would cause me to actually step into reality about it and that would be just icky!

I plan on selling them, and then donating the money to the Palmers in case you really had to know.

School is going good, although sickness allowed for laziness and now we are having a hard day of reality. The girls are struggling to finish their work. All I want is to get to Art. My favorite subject. Home schooling is the greatest feeling. Watching your children learn, watching them light up when they finally "get it" and seeing the happiness on their little faces, all proud of themselves. Just amazing.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Happy Birthdays and Realization

My daughter, my oldest daughter is 11 today. Wow, that was fast. I am proud of her, and love her even so much more today than ever if that is even possible.

This week has been a hard one filled with difficult problems and troubles, yet we seem to get through each day with so many blessings. I feel as though I am being prepared for the next three months. The three months that Shad will be gone.

Good things always come from the bad in some sort of way.

Monday, August 01, 2005


I am such a sad case. I read all of these blogs and think, what is the big deal? Some person makes a comment, spills his opinion and everyone freaks out. Perhaps that is because we are all guilty. Guilty of lacking in the loving others department, the mission department. Who knows. I only know how lacking I am in these areas. Yet God has a plan for us, and is going to move us to a new place with a chance to share our love of God. Awesome! I just hope I don't screw up too badly. I just want to love people, and not worry about the rest.

Perhaps I should just keep on keeping on and that is that. Yes, we watch too much t.v. too. Have you ever watchted the veggie one about the sports utility vehicle? Classic!