Sunday, June 12, 2011
Monday, July 19, 2010
Great job Hayley! We're proud of you.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The kids have had a great summer. We found a free pool to go to on the post and when we're not there, they enjoy swimming at our friend's the Schlessinger family's house. Andrew was in a play this summer called King Arthur's Quest. He was cast as a mini night. We ordered pictures, so when I get those I will post them. Colin and Jon went to scout camp last week and next week Hayley and I will fly to PA to visit my parents. We only have a week and it already jammed pack with fun activities. I will try to give a break down of activities as they occur.
After we get back, it will be time to start getting ready for school again. Connor and Colin will be doing on-line school again this year. Connor starts high school and seminary. Colin will be in 8th grade. I am still going to homeschool Hayley, Andrew and William, but will be doing my own curriculum with them, from things that I pulled from a variety of sources. This is my first year of doing it this way. I am a little nervous.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
We've just been busy with homeschooling lately. All of the kids have been in a virtual on-line program. It has been a little overwhelming, because I am trying to teach 5 kids 5 different curriculums all at the same time. Whew! So that is why for this up coming school year, I am going to be doing something different. Connor and Colin will still be doing a on-line virtual school next year. Just not the one we are currently doing. They will be switching to Connections Academy which has more of what they want and need. The rest of the kids will be homeschooled still, but I am going to do it myself and make my own curriculum for them! Wish me luck! My brain hurts from all of the researching but, I think I have finally narrowed it down to what I want to do! Yay! I'm thinking about starting my own homeschool blog, just so I can blab about my experiences.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Connor had his 6 month scoliosis check last week, and unfortunately the digression in his spine is a little more than what we had hoped for...ok a lot more. He has had an 18 percent increase in his curvature within the past 6 months. The normal for scoliosis patients is 10% in one year. Connor is going to be starting physical therapy and he is also going to have an MRI done for his back. The doctor wants to make sure that there is no other underlying cause for the rapid digression in Connor's scoliosis.
Please keep Connor in your prayers, while he is having to go through this ordeal.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
“Personal, sincere involvement in the scriptures produces faith, hope, and solutions to our daily challenges. Frequently reading, pondering, and applying the lessons of the scriptures, combined with prayer, become an irreplaceable part of gaining and sustaining a strong, vibrant testimony.”
Elder Donald L. Staheli, formerly of the Seventy, “Securing Our Testimonies,” Ensign, Nov. 2004, 39.
Jon was able to perform the ordination and my dad was able to be included in the circle. Connor was also present, since he will still be a deacon for two more months. The spirit was so strong there. It brought tears to my eyes. We now have three priesthood holders in our home. It is such a wonderful feeling. I hope that I can be the kind of mother to my sons that the Stripling Warriors mothers were to them.
I hope that Colin and Connor know how much I love them and am proud of the choices they have made this far in their lives to become worthy priesthood holders...and I look forward to seeing Colin passing the sacrament for the first time next week along side his brother. They are such good examples to their little brothers. I am very blessed to have them as part of our family.
I was trying to find a recent picture of Colin and stumbled across these, which were taken when we went to Tombstone this spring. I thought since after all the talking of Colin's good choices and example, these were a little humorous. I will post a picture soon of Colin in his new Sunday clothes he got for his birthday. :)