Tuesday, July 30, 2013

School Year Blogging

Well, I'm back to blogging.

I guess I tend to take breaks every so often.... I'll work on that.

So, this will be our second...well, third full homeschool year. Very exciting for us! We are starting next week. We have been preparing to be back to our school routine for the last couple weeks so hopefully it wont take too much to be back into it!

This year we have  a Second grader, First grader, a preschooler (who wishes he was a kindergartener) a big toddler and a baby on the verge of toddlerhood... Whew! I'm tired just typing that! I fully expect our days to be completely full, but I think we are up for it.

I have been working on making plans to keep things as simple as possible: strong morning routine, rotating menu plan, chore helpers. I am sure it will take some adjusting, but I am excited. We are looking forward to being back to the school year schedule. The school cabinet is organized. The pencils and crayons are new. We are ready!

(I think I am more excited for the first day of school than the kids are!) 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Prayer Meeting

We've started a Tuesday night prayer meeting. We gather with another family, have dinner then worship the Lord and pray for our city. We're looking forward for the Lord to call hearts out of empty religion and understand the Lord's love for them and the relevance of His word in each of our lives. Right now, we are praying for Him to prepare the ground.

We pray for revival along the border here in TX, where many people are concerned with tradition and religion and some are in bondage to idol worship. We want to share the truth of the Word.

One thing that has been on my heart, specifically for religious people here is that they would understand the truth God has given us in His Bible. Many people have been lied to and told the Bible is not for them to read, or too hard to understand. I hope we can spread the message of God's love and His Word He has preserved for His people.

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
Acts 4:12

Pray with us if you like!

Love in Christ,

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 3/22-2/28

Again, I've been away a while, but I'm back, and it's Monday Tuesday, so here's the plan:

Monday:B- Cereal and blueberries
L- Leftover BBQ pork sandwich, sliced apples
D- Spaghetti, salad, mixed veggies
snack-fruit, seeds and nuts

Tues: B- Pancakes, PB and syrup
L- quesadillas, carrots and ranch
D- Adobo Pork, steamed rice, zucchini
snack- banana bread, fruit

Wed: B-Oatmeal
L- eggs and potatoes, tortillas
D- probably out (we'll be in town for church)
snack- dry cereal, banana bread

Thurs: B- Oatmeal/blueberry Muffins
L- Tuna melts, seasoned potato wedges
D- Chicken Floutas, lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream, rice & beans
snack-yogurt, carrots and ranch

Friday: B- Cereal
L- Chicken fried rice with stir-fry veggies
D- Soup, crackers and cheese
snack- smoothie, apples and PB

Sat: B-Cinnamon Toast
L-French bread pizza
D- Chili, corn bread
snack- seeds and nuts, fruit

This is going up a day late, but thank you Org Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday!

Monday, March 22, 2010


I often tend to take things too seriously... no really, I do. Most of my friends and family would tell you this is true (Well, maybe not some of my family, 'cause I think I got it from them!) My husband is a big jokester, so he's made me loosen up a little. Still, I have my serious moments, and the last week or so, I've been in an especially literal and serious mood.

All this to tell this story: Yesterday, I taught Sunday School at my little church. We usually have the same 5-7 children in the younger class (three of them mine), but we had two little boys, brothers, visiting. We were having our worship time and after the first few songs I began asking the children if they wanted to pick a song.

I asked the older of the brothers, "Would you like to pick a song?" the younger one quickly said to him, "Say, 'No,'" (which I took as "Say, No"-the title of the song). I replied with "I don't think I've heard that one, could you tell us how it goes?"

No sooner had the words escaped my lips, than I realized they weren't picking a song, but instead giving me a hard time and not picking a song. ::blush:: We had a little giggle and moved on, with me a little more relaxed.

But seriously, note to self: LOOSEN UP!