Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
I found this one on Etsy for $55. I'm not sure if I'll buy it or paint it myself. A few years ago our church had a large rummage sale and I acquired a pretty nice overhead projector for $5! We've mostly used it for things at the church, but I could use it here. With that verse being so long it would be pretty time consuming, but would be almost free. We shall see.........
I'll try to post pics as we get things done.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
All you need is 1 1/2 to 2 lbs of grapes and the corresponding flavor of fat-free, sugar-free jello. (i.e. red grapes, use regular grape flavor; white grapes, use white grape flavor).
Take your grapes off of the stem, rinse them, place them in a freezer size bag and pour the dry mix of jello in the bag. Close the bag and shake them up. Then you can just eat them or put them in the freezer for a hot day! YUMMO!!!!!
Monday, May 10, 2010
I feel great. I've been buying some new clothes, most of which have been dresses. I have worn very few dresses over the last few years because I felt they were very unflattering. Thankfully today's styles are much better cuts for my body and I'm enjoying the "dressing-up". Most of the dresses I have gotten have been REALLY good deals and are on the casual side, so I can wear them often. My hubby is super happy with all of them! I am beginning to be able to tell that I am losing. My waist is a bit smaller and my pants are a bit loose. I have some clothes that I love, so I'm gonna have to learn how to do alterations.
One of the reasons that I wanted to lose weight was to get some pressure off of my knees. I've had surgery on both of them due to a hereditary issue that was complicated by my bed-rests with my pregnancy. My first surgery was 6 1-2 years ago. That knee healed well. I still have occasional pain in it, but not too much and that is usually only while climbing. My 2nd surgery was 2 years ago and the surgery helped, but the damage was more extensive. I still have pain fairly often, my muscles have not regained their strength and there is still some noise in the joint (popping and grinding). If losing weight and exercising does not help this knee I may be in for another surgery. I am 33 years old and would love to be able to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs, exercise, etc. without pain or risk of further damage to the joint. Please pray with me for healing.
Have a blessed week!
Friday, May 7, 2010
It's a Nikon Coolpix L110. Our old one was a 3.2 megapixle with a 10x optical zoom. This one is a 12.1 megapixle with a 15x optical zoom. It also has a much bigger LCD screen. We picked up some new photo editing software at Sam's as well. I can't wait to get started with them both! This is a combo gift for hubby and I for Mother's and Father's day.
We always celebrate Mother's Day early. It helps us not have to fight the crowds at restaurants and we can celebrate my Mom on Mother's day. So, tonight we went shopping. I got 2 maxi dresses. I've wanted one for a while and just couldn't find what I wanted at a price I was willing to pay. I bought myself one (as a reward for working a LOT of hours the last few weeks) and the kids went in together and bought me one. I also got a few accessories at another store. I spent a whopping $5.50 on 4 items. Then we went to supper and the food was fabulous. Overall a very good Mother's day celebration!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I will be doing devotion, a Bible lesson and scripture memory with the 3 of them each morning. I may have them copy the verse, draw a picture from the lesson, do character vocabulary, etc.
Mason will be working on his handwriting and reading. He'll be doing copy work of word families and his full name (so maybe other people will be able to read it). He will also be working on reading some Bob Books and doing lessons on Starfall.
The girls will each be reading at least one chapter in an approved book each day. Then they will copy one paragraph from that chapter.
All 3 children will be completing States notebooks. They will gather information together then do worksheets. Mason will write the state name and capital, then draw the state, their bird, flag and flower. The girls will draw the bird, flag, and flower and will be filling out a page of info (capital, population, date of statehood, area, motto, climate, temperature, natural resources, industries, agriculture, exports and imports).
We have a great science book that briefly covers many areas of science. They will read one section each day and will have a couple of vocabulary words daily. They will also have occasional experiments.
For math they will all be working on memorization by using worksheets, songs, computer games and flash cards.
They will also be expected to do a better job on their chores (there Daddy has committed to checking them each day) and we will all work on household projects together in the evening. They should still have a few hours of free time every day and we should be well on our way to where we want to be within the next couple of weeks. We may stick with some form of this school schedule for at least parts of the summer. We always school in the summer, but not necessarily all week. Just depends on what else is going on. We will definitely take days off for fun stuff, but if it's too hot to be out or the weather is stormy or we're just not going anywhere we will do schoolwork. Doing it this way gives us plenty of extra days so we can take breaks whenever we need them instead of having to pre-schedule them. It works for us.....