Thursday, September 23, 2010

Our Oldest Daughter's Notebooking Pages

     Our oldest daughter, Niki, found some of her old folders and 3-ring binders from the  2nd grade - her Senior year today.  We laughed until we cried, and reminiced about the good time we had schooling, even when the older kids were younger.  I have taken some pictures from her notebooks for memories and to show you some of her Notebooking work.  She is now 25, with 4 children of their own, and it was so fun to go back and look over all her old schoolwork!! 
     This is our 3rd oldest daughter, Ashley, and her boyfriend Perry.  Prayerfully, by this time next year, they will be husband and wife!!!  We are so excited and will be blessed to have him as a son-in-law!  He has a wonderful family who loves Ashley, and we know that she will be very cared for. 
     Perry's family lives only about 10 minutes away from us, and the kids plan to to purchase a house and live in this area around both families.  Perry has worked at the same job for 5 years, and is guaranteed another 5 years there as well.  He recently graduated from college with honors, and works in Avoca.  His family is a farming family and are very hard workers. Harvest is starting here, so he will be busy working all day, and coming home to work the fields in the evenings.  Ashley is already dreading not seeing his as much as she wants to.  That's part of being a farmer's wife, so I'm sure she can find plenty to keep herself busy.  She is still working at the hospital and truly enjoys it!  She has gotten excellent reports, and has met some wonderful people there.  She plans to continue working there as well, even once they are married.    

Charlotte Mason For Today

"If mothers could learn to do for themselves what they do for their children when these are overdone, we should have happier households. Let the mother go out to play!  If she would have the courage to let everything go when life becomes too tense, and just take a day, or half a day, out in the fields, or with a favourite book, or in a picture gallery looking long and well at just two or three pictures, or in bed, without the children, life would go on far more happily for both children and parents. The mother would then be able to hold herself in "wise passiveness' and would not fret her children by continual interference even of hand or eye - she would let them be." (Charlotte Mason quote)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Confidence is being sure that God will help you do His work, even when people think you can't do it!!

God began doing a good work in you, and I am sure He will continue it until it is finished when Jesus Christ comes again.  (Phil.1:6)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Charlotte Mason Made Easy 12-Week Course

For anyone who is interested in taking the 12-week Charlotte Mason course, the class is almost full!!!! So please, go to this site and sign up! It's really an awesome class and so interesting and advantageous!! Simply go to this site and sign up!