Friday, August 31, 2012

Revival!

The last 3 weeks we have been in a revival at church.
~It has been amazing!~
God has changed lives
He saved 31 souls from a burning hell!
{We have gotten so much help from Him}
~The Holy Ghost was there with us every night~
We will never forget what we have experienced.
There wasn't time for watching tv or playing on the computer.
Every day revolved around "what time are we leaving for church?"
{It was nice to put all the worldly stuff aside and just worship Him.}
~Our son Jaron got saved!~
It was awesome to see some praise the Lord for their first time.
Watching the Holy Ghost work was AWESOME!
[Honestly]
It wasn't easy taking 4 boys to church every night for 3 weeks past their bedtime.
Gas prices were rising and we were running out of money.
But I would do it all over again! It was so worth it!
~I am so glad God changed my desires.~
{I serve Him because I want to, not because I "have" to.}
~That's REVIVAL!~

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Why should I worry?

One day I want to learn how to play the piano and sing this song!
~It's absolutley BEAUTIFUL~

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

This is how we do it...

Homeschooling the boys is great because we can create our own projects and electives. The boys do most of their main subjects on the computers but then we do other things like nature walks, art projects, music class, educational videos and more!

 
Justus wanted to be like his brother....
They painted their skateboard ramp.....that's ART
They enjoy using their skateboard ramp almost every day....that's PE
And Daddy showed Jacob how to take off a flat tire and put on the spare....that's AUTO SHOP (or something)

Thank God for allowing me to stay home with our boys and teach "Train them up in the way they should go"

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Who needs Halloween?

We don 't celebrate halloween as I explained before but we do have costumes and the boys enjoy dressing up all the time for fun! So when we were watching Toy Story the other day they decided to get into character!





Jacob and Justus didn't dress up but they still had fun watching their brothers.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Eat Mor Chikin!

I took the boys to Chic Fil A for "Cow Appreciation Day". But we didn't go all out just drew some black spots on some white shirts. It got them all free happy meals! So here's a few pictures~ENJOY!


By the way I do love to support Christian companies like Chic Fil A and the stand that the owner makes by keeping his company closed on Sundays and not supporting same sex marriage. What a blessing to know there are still some Christians left out there in the corporate world.

Team Work!

I took this video last week and cannot remember why they were doing this but I had to (stand on top of the coffee table) and capture it on camera! One of those rare moments when they were all playing nice together.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

~Justus has goals too~

He loves to climb on everything and one day while I was right there in the kitchen I turned around and this is how I found him! He pushed the barstool over directly under the fan and was trying to reach the chain to turn it on.


Yeah I just about had a heartattack! But after snapping a quit picture I rescued him from a nasty fall!

And once in a while I have found him playing with the little door under my oven "broiler" but never knew he was putting toys in there until I smelled that poor little kagaroo melting!!! Glad the ping pong ball wasn't melted.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Switched On Schoolhouse

I started the boys homeschooling August 1st. Jacob is doing Switched On Schoolhouse and he loves it! I am so happy with it. I joined an online class the other night to learn more about it's features. I can make Jaron's report card through the program even though he's not using the curriculum yet. He is currently doing Time4Learning online. But I just input the lessons I want him to do each day and when he completes them I insert his grades so it keeps records for me. So nice to be organized and glad to know that I can reuse the same curriculum for up to 5 children. So every year I'll buy another grade level and just pass them down as we go.

I can create my own calendar and keep up with activities we do that count as "Educational". It keeps a running total of "school days" so we make sure we are meeting the state requirements.

I am so thankful I can teach our children at home and keep them close to me and incorporate the Bible in our daily lessons. I plan on using this program for years to come and I hope you will consider it too for your children. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me. I have included an advertisment for Switched On Schoolhouse on the right side of this blog.