Medieval Camp

    Last year, Jake created “Medieval Camp,” in which kids from our homeschool group come to our back yard three consecutive Sunday afternoons and do medieval activities, led by Jake and his peers.     This year, there is a Viking theme.  His friends and he have been planning for months, and Ron has…

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Our Visit to the Beach

    The girls and I spent a few days at South Padre for spring break.  I crawled through winter, with that lovely trip as the carrot that got me through!  Then I just SAT and SLEPT for 4 days while the girls played, played, played! My view for 4 days: Annie as a MERMAID!…

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Russian Dancer

Here is our little dancer, in Russian Pointes! They have no “rolling” ability or flexibility in the shank: so she just “pops” up!  So lovely!! She has been ready to quit, but then her momentum returns.  It can be a tough environment!  But she is developing endurance of heart as well as of body.  I…

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A Sinking Boat

   I have felt like this pregnancy might sink me.  I am exhausted and not sure how I am going to get through the next 3 years.  I was really ready to be done.  I do not know how I am going to care for myself and my own needs in these years.    Yesterday…

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Clare’s Job When She Grows Up

   Clare and I have figured out what she is going to be when she grows up!  It is so precious.  She has decided that she would like to live on a farm and raise animals.  In so doing, she would like to use the masters degree in either child psychology or speech therapy that…

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Now that’s. . . motherhood!

   The kids and I were in Walmart yesterday.  Leigh was being as sweet as she could be, all dressed up in a church dress (Ash Wednesday).  Suddenly, she sneezed.  She cries, “UH OH!!!”  She has snot dripping out of her nose six inches long.  It was disgusting!  “Kleenex, kleenex!”  she begged.  None of us…

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Clare Giving Up “Being Mean” for Lent

   Over lunch, the kids were determining what they were going to give up for Lent.  Mary, chocolate.  Jake, ice cream.  Leigh, cake AND ice cream.      Clare, however, suggested “beans from her tacos,” and other ridiculous things.  Anything I suggested she rejected.  A kid said something to her and Clare SNAPPED back.  I…

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Healing

   This year for Lent, I am giving up trauma!  I have resolved to get the traumatic memories that I have actually healed!  I am really excited about it!  I have two leads with counselors, and a great book.     If anyone has any thoughts about The Healing Code, please let me know!  I…

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