Nick had a TaeKwonDo testing today for his green stripe for his belt. Although he has done it before, I cringe when he has to break boards. I was so proud of him. He has really worked very hard and he truly loves this. Nick had total focus today. Getting ready to break the board…… [read more]
Archives for July 2007
This was a comment made to me by a music teacher in my younger days. Maybe it was my piano teacher, or when I took up the French Horn. This sticks in my mind so well now that Mikayla is playing 3 instruments. She loves it, but I have gotta admit, the trumpet isn’t my… [read more]
My daughter comes from a long line of stubborn, passsionate women. She also gets her compassion and her big heart from this line. Not to mention her great looks! This is a picture of Great-Grandma, Grandma, Mother, and Daughter. Not a bad bunch!
Well, it was an interesting evening. We dined on a delicious roast (thank you, Nancy!) and the kids went to clear a spot in our back yard for tent camping tonight. As hubby and I cleared the table and got ready to do the dishes, we realized that something (or rather SOMEONE) was missing. We… [read more]
Rather Painfully… While learning to play on a friend’s trumpet, Mikayla has helped me to come to that conclusion. She has decided that she wants to play in the school summer band. She will get her own trumpet this weekend and start Monday. Oh, boy! I had a headache all day after she played around.… [read more]
Today is my birthday….I never imagined that I would be this old. Yet, I feel younger than I ever have. I have a stack of books piled about a mile high, waiting to be gone through and lesson plans made. My homeschool year is going to take off officially in a few weeks. My birthday… [read more]
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I saw this quote on a friend’s blog and thought that it was so relevant for today. My parents have finally made up their minds to move back to South Dakota. They have… [read more]
15 adults, 11 kids. We had a BLAST!! I was worried about running out of food, but we had more than enough and we will be eating hot dogs and watermelon for a week. BUDDY CHECK!! Now, dunk your buddy! The pool kept all 8 older kids busy for hours! Nick really enjoyed his cheetos!… [read more]
We tried digging our old patio up today to get some new bricks down and we found the old septic tank for the house. Karl thought that it looked at least 60 years old. Good thing for us that it was empty! We were able to put the cover back on and load the dirt… [read more]
This is an example of Mikayla’s artwork. She loves to draw and she loves horses! I don’t know where she gets her talent from. I am only able to draw stick men!