Puzzles!!

So maybe I’m just plain crazy because it isn’t like I don’t have plenty to do around here, but we have become a puzzle family, and I am so happy about it. I have enjoyed puzzles for many years, but mostly at Thanksgiving or Christmas time. Well, this past Christmas we moved a chair upstairs to make room for our tree….I never loved the chair, so I decided we should leave the chair in its new place and put a table in the living room where the tree had been…”You know, so we can do puzzles together. ” Josh gave me his normal look when I want to change things around. It takes him a while to come around OR he just says no. I’ve recently learned that it’s better to ask for help moving everything back than ask if he thinks it is a good idea. Like a few months back I had him on the phone, mentioned I wanted to expand my family picture wall, heard him groan a bit and say something about doing it later. I enlisted Mack to help me move a book case out of the living room and got to hammering nails in the wall. When Josh came home, it was pretty much too late to turn back. And it turned out great, if you ask me. See, Josh tends to be a perfectionist. He likes thing done really, exactly right. I, on […]

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14th Anniversary❤️

Today is the day, 14 years ago, that Josh and I got married. It was a beautiful Saturday in January 2001. I loved everything about our wedding, especially the groom! I was reflecting on our 14 years and thought about our first months in St. Pete, FL. We lived in a one bedroom apartment and enjoyed the sunny, beautiful weather […]

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So she does listen to me!

Molly bought herself an iPod with Christmas money. I had previously noticed that she would take selfies on my phone a bit too often. I had a little talk with her about what it could mean when someone takes multiple selfies a day. I encouraged her to not take selfies, or at least make it a rare occasion. Sooo, this afternoon when I was working on a puzzle, I could hear Molly talking to her friends in the back yard. Molly had her iPod with her taking some pictures. I heard someone say something about a selfie and then Molly said, “I probably shouldn’t take selfies. My mom says it isn’t the best practice to take selfies everyday. Once a week is ok, but that’s probably enough. ” Cracked me up. At least she was listening!

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In Over My Head

Psalm 29 Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of the mighty, Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.  Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in holy array. The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders. The Lord is over many waters.  The voice of the Lord is powerful, The voice of the Lord is majestic.  The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; Yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.  He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, And Sirion like a wild ox.  The voice of the Lord hews out flames of fire.  The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.  The voice of the Lord makes the deer to calf and strips the forests bare; And in His temple everything says, “Glory!” Woa. Sounds pretty intense—trees breaking, thunder, flooding, lightning.  The forests are stripped bare.  Who is behind all of this?  And why won’t it just stop?  Well, it goes on to say, The Lord sat as King of the flood;  Yes, the Lord sits as King forever.  The Lord will give strength to His people.  The Lord will bless His people with peace. Reading this Psalm Tuesday morning was a beautiful thing.  I was reminded that when storms come into my life, I can be sure that The Lord is […]

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A Day in the Life of Dorminy Home School

I follow a lady on facebook with a page called Simple Homeschool. She often lets other families contribute by sharing what their days are like. You get anything and everything. It’s fun to read how other families homeschool. Sometimes I can relate to the moms that share…especially when their kids are super close in age, which I have found to be a blessing when home schooling, though it nearly killed me when they were toddlers! Sometimes I don’t relate at all…like when all the kids are in high school. Either way, I learn a little something from each family’s day. And last week a good friend of mine, Mary, came to see me and just through our time of chatting, I learned about a chart she uses. She sent me one she uses for her daughter, and I went to work creating my own for each of my kids. Sooo, here’s how today went for The Dorminy home school….and I say TODAY because if there is one thing I’ve learned, each day tends to be unique. Our routine is a loose one, that is for sure!! 6:00am- I woke up, spent time in The Word and prayer, I drank lots of coffee 7:30/7:45am-Kids start waking up, they usually make their own breakfast, but today I cooked bacon and cinnamon rolls We all talked at the table about random things and about how the day should go 8:20-I taught First Language […]

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I have for real helpers!

I spy two girlies that were excited to peel and cut up potatoes that we will eat for dinner! Now that does my heart good!!! They’ve come a long way to be able to use a knife and want to help. I’ve come a long way in actually letting them! We started using a chart this week that I made and will tweak every Sunday night. It’s been amazing at helping us all stay on track, while putting most of the responsibility of owning their day on the kids! I love it. And it shows me and each of them how much they do every day! I was greatly encouraged by seeing the chart in its final copy…we do a gracious plenty around here! And there’s a great game I would recommend to any elementary aged kids learning how to count money. It’s called “Money Bags.” Mack gives it two thumbs up. I’m a blessed mama and sure am thankful for my time with each of these kids!

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He is PERSONAL

At the end of last year I finished reading the Bible through for only the second time.  I did it for the first time when I was 36 years old, and I cannot tell you the benefit it was to my soul and my mind.  That is meant to be encouragement for anyone, but especially for someone younger….don’t put it […]

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