Thursday, June 12, 2014

Closing this door, but opening a window

I am in the process of taking this blog down.  My mommy-homeschooler blogger days have come to an end.  There is a reason there aren't many blogs about teenagers and middle schoolers.  When your kids get to that age, you'll totally get what I'm talking about.  :)  I will only be homeschooling Aniston next year and I feel like I've said all I could about that subject.

I have started a new blog...  Have GPS, Will Travel.  It's a travel blog.  Mostly pictures, few commentary.  I will be posting new trips and over time, old trips.  I hope you visit me there!

Thanks for sticking with me all these years.  I appreciate it.  :)

My new blog address: havegpswilltravel.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Reads

I FINISHED THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN!  I FINISHED THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN!  

Finally.  

Actually, it's not very hard to read and if you are in the mood for early British history, I highly recommend it.

Moving on....

All books being read at the moment are for fun.  After suffering through Little Women (yes, I said suffering.  Part 1 was great!  Part 2 was not) and giving up on The Great Gatsby (for the second time), I want to read something light and fun.  My choices are all for minors.  You can't get much lighter than that!

1)  The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood.  I checked out the first three books from the library.


2) Home for the Holidays by Heather Vogel Frederick.  Book 5 in the series.  I LOVE THIS SERIES.  That is all.


3) Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter.  Alyssa went to a birthday party last month and the theme was "spies".  All the girls were given characters and they were supposed to stay in character all night.  Cute, huh?  Well, it turns out that idea came from a series of books about an all girls school where the girls are spies in training.  I checked out book one from the library for Alyssa, but she wasn't interested.  I ended up reading it and I think it's great fun!  I am on book two.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Tale of Two Sisters

This picture pretty much sums up the differences in my girls.  I'm not sure who I feel the sorriest for, Alyssa, for having to share a room with a messy sister, or Aniston, for having to share a room with a sister who complains about every stray sock and hairband.   Night and Day, these two:




Sisters. 

(A dynamic I don't understand.  I have a brother who is almost six years younger than I am.  I shared nothin' growin' up.  :)  

I pray for these two.  I pray they remain close and the best of friends.  I pray they rely on each other.  I pray they have a set of girls that are Night and Day, too.  But most of all, I pray that the love each other for the rest of their days.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

S-N-O-W

We had a beautiful snowfall last week, the kind you just have to play in.  Soft and fluffy and deep.  It was just perfect!  We stopped schoolwork as soon as we saw it.  Aniston just had to go play, she couldn't concentrate.  She is such a lover of snow.  It's because she was born in Michigan, she says.  :-)