Showing posts from April, 2011

Growing Ducks

The ducks are growing.... They sure are cute and fun to watch.

Resurrection/Easter Weekend

I hope everyone is having a nice Resurrection/Easter weekend. We have been reading books and watching movies about Jesus death and resurrection.

He is despised and rejected of men;a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgression, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:3-5(KJV)

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree. Galatians 3:13(KJV)

You should also read Psalms 103. Jesus has redeemed us spirit, soul and body. Do you believe this?

Happy Easter to you!

A Collection of Art

Here is a collection of art from Carissa during the month of March and April. I think she did a pretty good job. She does enjoy drawing. I don't have to ask her twice to do art.

Practicing the Piano

I happened to film Carissa while she was practicing on the piano today.


I started a detox yesterday. I try to detox twice a year. It is not easy to detox but it does make me feel better. Dr. Marshall has some detox programs at I've been using some of his products for about 7 years now. Have you ever tried to detox? I believe that detoxing helps you to keep your body healthy.

I will be reading about the Vegan lifestyle soon. I have been thinking about eating raw foods for awhile, ever since I bought a Vita Mix. I am going to try to pick up some Vegan books up at the library tomorrow.

UPDATE: It has been 7 months since I had my Atlas adjustment. I am still doing very good. It is so good not to be in constant pain and to have headaches everyday. I think that the adjustment has benefited me greatly.

A Documentary

I watched a good documentary yesterday about organic food. It is called Food Beware. It is a french documentary with English subtitles. Here is what the back of the DVD says:

For the first time ever, children are growing up less healthy than their parents. As the rate of cancer, infertility, and other illnesses linked to environmental factors climbs ever upward each year, we must ask ourselves: why is this happening? Can modern society feed itself without contaminating land and livestock?

Food Beware visits a small village in the mountains of France, where the town's mayor has decided to make the school lunch menu organic, with much of the food grown locally. Will this experiment in safe food work?

This documentary features interviews with children, parents, teachers, health care workers, farmers, elected officials, scientists, and researchers. We learn about the abuses of the food industry, the challenges, rewards of safe food production, and the practical solutions that we can all…

What Is On My Mind

I am listening to John Michael Talbot today. His music ministers to me. Brian and I actually saw him in concert in the mid 90's, when we lived in California. You can hear his music here or here His music is soothing to the soul.

Quiet Reflections part 1 is here, if you want to listen to his music. I love music that the moves my spirit. How do you like John Michael Talbot's music?

Have a blessed Sunday.

Celebrating Another Year Completed

Here is a dress that Carissa made for Presentation Night. I only helped her with the collar and buttons.

Shane is so excited to start his 2nd grade math book. He actually came upstairs this morning while I was washing my face and asked if I could correct his math. Well, I was a little shocked because I told him that he would start his new book on Monday. He did a total of 7 pages of math today. I tell you, this kid really enjoys school. At the rate he is going he will be in 3rd grade math in August and he starts 2nd grade in August.

Here is a page of his language arts that he completed. Shane had to unscramble the sentence and then had to read & write the correct sentence.

Last night was Presentation Night. This is a night that the local home school kids come together and present their accomplishments from the school year. Carissa shared 2 poems that she wrote and a table full of all her sewing & crocheting creations. Many children participated. It was nice to see a variety of ta…


A peach blossom

The peach tree

The apple tree

Here are some pictures I took yesterday of our peach tree and apple tree that are blossoming. I cannot wait to have fresh fruit growing on these trees. In fact, I would like to plant some more trees.

Brian planted these trees last April while his parents were visiting us. Brian has said, "every time I look at these trees, I remember planting them with my Dad". What a memory to have...

Make memories while planting trees or a garden with your family this spring. Happy planting!

Little Ducky

I think our ducks are so cute. Nathan really enjoys taking care of them. Ah, but who wouldn't?

These Peking ducks are sure getting big.

This little brown guy is adorable.

A Birthday

Shane turned 7 on Sunday. The only thing he requested from his parents for his birthday was an ice cream cake and for his mom to make some homemade lemonade. This request was simple enough...but we surprised him by taking him to a fun center the day before his birthday.

Shane received many birthday cards.

Nathan having fun.

Everyone had fun at Shane's birthday party.
The place had 3 obstacle courses, a bounce house, and 2 different maze tunnels with ball pits. You should have seen how much the boys sweated.

Here is a shovel and a Mickey pillow case for Shane. I made the pillow case for him. We bought him this shovel, to help around the outside. We also bought him a kite.

Shane bought some Lego's with his birthday money.

Shane got a fishing pole from his friend William. He wanted to go fishing on his birthday but Brian was too sick to take him. He asked to go to Mr. Gerry's house to go fishing. I said, he does not have a lake. Shane said, "he has a river". We will have …

A Book Review

I just finished reading a book called Upgrade10 Secrets to the Best Education for Your Child by Kevin Swanson. Here are some things he said in the book: Education is not neutral. The minds and souls of children are at stake. If we refuse to give our children an education that is firmly rooted in a biblical worldview, eventually we will lose our families, our churches, and our cultural, economic, and political institutions. They will drop into the ash heaps of history.
The words of God must be a part of every aspect of the child's life. It should be the desire of all parents that they communicate their faith to the next generation. Are your children receiving a basically humanist education thirty hours per week and a Christian education for two hours on Sunday?

The goal of education is not to increase knowledge, but to learn to properly apply knowledge in the living of life. About 90 percent of life is relationships, and about 90 percent of relationships are family relationships. Rel…

Reflecting On My Children

Well, my plate is full these days. I am writing this post today to help me, when I am in need of a little refreshment.

The school year will be ending soon but it does not matter, since we home school all year long in this home. I have been noticing a few things about my children. They are showing signs that will direct them toward their future. I've read books about this but I am just realizing it is happening within my children.

Our oldest will not be taking the college route. She has stated that she wants to be a wife, mom, homemaker, and to home school her children. She enjoys anything that has to do with sewing. She is a very independent learner. I just have to tell her what I expect from her and she gets it done. She is very easy to home school. She is an avid reader and reads high school level books. I have to watch what books I leave around the house because she will read every book I bring into our home. I am surprised with how many Latin words she knows. Math and science ar…


This is a very interesting topic. I don't think many women and girls really think about what they wear. Men are definitely effected by what women and girls wear.

Watch this interesting perspective from men on modesty. Click here.

I know I have changed the way I dress within the past year. My daughter is the one that helped me to change my thoughts on modesty. I remember when my daughter came to me and said that she does not want to wear pants anymore. I am glad that Carissa has a heart to be modest. What is your daughter learning from you?

Ladies, what do your clothes say about you? Click here to view a message about this.

I am not here to judge anyone but to share information with a motive of love. May the Holy Spirit speak to us as we choose our clothing.


Shane's creature

Jarrett's creature

Here are some play-doh creations that the boys made. They are so funny. The little ones love to play with play-doh. I need to buy some more of it. "Oh no", the boys only have 2 containers of it left.