Friday, December 5, 2014

Got what I wanted.....

Through our short time homeschooling I have finally realized I am getting just what I wanted for myself.  I used to say I would love to go to school full time if it weren't for the cost and testing I would!!!  I have enjoyed the art of learning most of my life.  I enjoyed it so much I went to college for a few more than 4 years.  Although I enjoyed learning and understood most of the subjects in college, I didn't do well being tested and my grades showed I rarely got great results.  As a High School student I took AP classes and never had to try much to achieve decent grades. 

We did not come to the decision to home school our children quickly or without hesitation.  I think I knew before our oldest son started kindergarten that it was something I should do.  But selfishly I was looking forward to the time both our kids would be in school and I could have MY time.  The first year he was in school we struggled with a few things, the top contenders were getting up and moving in the morning, the bad attitude he was developing and he seemed to be bored while at school.  The next year we faced the same issues on-top of being told he needs 'more' and he wont get it 'in school' for another year or two.  That was the being of our search to find where to get the 'more' he needed.  After weeks of searching and discussing the options I watched this video of Logan at a TED conference about his 'Hackschooling' and realized I had to home school our children if I ever wanted them to ever reach his full potential.  

Since I've had talked to many mothers lately about homeschooling and wondering if it's something they should do with their children.  I truly believe that anyone can do it, I know I didn't and NEVER thought I WOULD!!  Just in the short few months we have seen so many positives and honestly can't think of a negative.  Our oldest would say he does miss playing at recess with his friends, but understands that he gets to do so much more now.  So now as a family we see learning in every area of our lives.  The learning never stops and Google has answered many of our random questions.  So God has blessed me with another way to continue learning for quit a few more years!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The letter P

We pronounced that we would party with P tonight. We started with pepperoni and pork sausage pizza, POWERade, Dr Pepper, sweet peppers, peanuts, pretzels, popcorn and pumpkin pie in our pajamas. We continued our party with pumpkin carvings and polished the night off watching Mr Poppers Penguins!!


Friday, October 24, 2014


Took a day to just enjoy life all around...

We went for a hike and saw the life in nature and enjoyed the company of each other. Coming to the realization that life is too short to wait. With having a funeral to attend every 2-3 months for over the last year, we are making the best of the life God has given us. We are looking to where God wants us to move.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

First year of Homeschooling

Well it's hard to believe that we have already finished our first quarter.  It has flown by, which is a good thing!! We have each had good days and bad days.  I have to say for the most part there have only been a few bad ones!! Issac is flying through math and will begin working on multiplication next week.  He has been doing great with all the addition and subtraction we give him, so we're looking forward to moving on to more challenging work!  We both struggle with English, I'm learning right along with him for parts of it. But we are moving along.  One thing we both learned about were onomatopoeia's are words that writers use to express the sound you are reading!   He is enjoying reading now that he's found he enjoys chapter books and has found joy in finishing a whole book.
Aaron is enjoying his homework too

 One of his English assignments he enjoyed learning how to follow directions.
Mastered doing work on the go!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Baseball practice

Issac has been able to play with a fall league in Batesville and has been doing great!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cinder Sinffer Birthday Party!

First ride with Dad

Asher getting his plate

The Three Amigos!! 


Time for Happy Birthday to Aaron!!
and his favorite part... All his Presents!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Aaron's Day

First stop was breakfast at The Gathering.  Then a quick stop at Grandma and Grandpas.

Then we were off to Chucky Cheese's for some fun games and prizes!!

Then next door for a sweet treat at Orange Leaf!!

Than after some shopping....

Home for a gift from mom and dad

Thursday, October 9, 2014

My baby is 4

It's hard to believe that 4 years ago we were a family of three for just a few hours before our latest addition.  This boy loves God, his brother and sugar!!  And he is a sweet one!! Looking forward to many more years with this spunky little boy.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Mirror mirror in my sons

The biggest frustration I gather from my children's behavior is that they are just like me. Their bad attitudes, laziness and language is just like a reflection in the mirror. It upsets me because those are the things I don't like about myself and I find it difficult to discipline when I am just as guilty. But it is teaching me to want to be more like our heavenly Father. He loves it when we are a reflection of his grace , love and compassion.



Monday, October 6, 2014

Silly time

Ouch that hurt
Attempting a group selfie
Shmoochy face

Our little cookie monster enjoying his last Sunday as a 3 year old and Issac with some pumpkin pie!