Flashback, anyone?

THREE years ago, these were some of the pictures taken around here: Look like Mack got his love for taking pictures from his older sister, Ruby. This picture cracks me up!  What was she so upset about?  I don’t remember.  I know it wasn’t because she got in trouble for getting into my lipstick.  I distinctly remember not fussing, but […]

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Whirlwind

Well, the days are flying by, and I can’t find enough time to be creative with the blog.  That’s ok though…I’m sure the earth will keep on spinnin’. Let me try to remember a few things from around here: Molly turned 6!  Oh, yes she did.  We had the Barsh family over for dinner, cake & ice cream and some […]

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Getting into a routine

Wow.  We are in full swing and it is just the first day of home assignments!  The day has been good and very, very full.  We did do a little extra because we want to take Molly to the mall for getting her doll’s hair straightened and to pick up a cookie cake that she requested.  These are important things […]

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Whew

I laughed as I walked out of the school today and past a sea of minivans and stations wagons and suburbans.  I laughed because it still doesn’t even seem possible that I have a second grade child and a first grade child and a four year old AND that I would have any reason to be at a home school co-op  to listen to each of my girls teachers give an orientation of how this year might look for us.  How did I get here? Now don’t get me wrong, I am glad to be here, but I just can’t really process that I am actually doing this.  I don’t mean to be overly dramatic, I really don’t. I may have also been laughing because if I hadn’t laughed I would have cried. Not really. But maybe. I confidently sat through Molly’s class orientation.  Along with about 15 other moms, we received instruction on how to teach our 1st graders at home.  I remembered most everything from last year and was able to breathe comfortably and know I would make it through all of this.  I also thought of how extremely different my girls are.  Ruby would read and write like nobodies business, but please don’t make me tell you how most of our math days went.  Molly is different.  She loves numbers and seems to work well with them.  She doesn’t seem to love reading nearly as much as […]

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School Time

Wow.  It is really that time of year again…glue sticks, folders, construction paper, and uniforms.  Our Summer flew by.  We didn’t do much in the way of travel or “crazy fun,” but we did enjoy some time at the pool and a couple of trips to see family.  I liked being home, though I do hope some sort of beach get-away will be on our agenda next Summer.  This year we had plenty of change and ups and downs (mentally, spiritually, and emotionally) that I think a boring summer break was in order. I am going to be an assistant to a 3rd grade teacher at the kids school.  This is new to me, and I am a little nervous about how it will all work.  I am sure it will all come together just fine as the year rolls by.  The help with tuition is a positive. Ruby will be in 2nd grade.  Molly will be in 1st grade and little Mack will be in the 4 year old class at their school.  Any person who works there can have their younger-than-school-aged kids taken care of on the school days for free….quite a blessing.  Mack isn’t sure he wants to do this yet, but I am hoping after a little while he will love it.  He told me, “It’s just that I’m gonna miss you.”  Isn’t that adorable?  He’s been my shopping buddy and cleaning buddy for a year, […]

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